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23 Dec 2009 - No comments
Reiach and Hall have been appointed to develop the National Nuclear Archive, a £15m facility in Wick, Caithness. This will host digital, paper and photographic records primarily concerning...
23 Dec 2009 - No comments
Dundee is to make fresh calls on Network Rail for an upgrade of its un-aesthetic rail halt after fresh passenger statistics revealed it to be the ninth busiest in Scotland. Local politicians...
23 Dec 2009 - No comments
A call has been made for more rail freight to be instated on underused tracks between Perth and Inverness in a bid to ease congestion on the A9, described as Scotland’s most deadly road. MSP...
23 Dec 2009 - No comments
Three supermarket chains are at loggerheads over development rights for new stores in the Angus town of Kirriemuir. This battle has intensified after the Community Council chairman stated that...
23 Dec 2009 - No comments
Plans to demolish a B listed Romanesque style church in Dundee have stoked controversy with a split in opinion between Historic Scotland and those who wish the site redeveloped. Parishioners...
22 Dec 2009 - No comments
Snow and ice have been contributing to traffic chaos across the country with the Met Office issuing warnings of heavy snowfall in Aberdeenshire, Lothian & Borders, Strathclyde and Dumfries &...
22 Dec 2009 - No comments
Coatbridge’s Time Capsule leisure centre is to undergo a £5m upgrade as local councillors seek to impress a new generation of fun seekers. The 18 year old facility has become something of a...
22 Dec 2009 - No comments
Glasgow’s winter time activities in George Square, currently dubbed with the catch all moniker of Winterfest, are to be renamed with the word Christmas featuring prominently. The move will...
22 Dec 2009 - No comments
Council owned buildings on Edinburgh’s Caltongate site could be given a temporary lease of life under plans currently being drawn up, including the C listed Canongate Ventures....
22 Dec 2009 - No comments
A trio of luxury school buildings are about to be unwrapped in Edinburgh this January 11 as replacement buildings for the city’s Tynecastle, St Augustine’s and Forrester High Schools....
21 Dec 2009 - No comments
Doubts have been cast upon Land Securities ambitious plan to double the size of Buchanan Galleries. An innovative financial model called tax increment finance is being looked at where money...
21 Dec 2009 - No comments
The road is now clear for the stalled Aberdeen bypass to start up after approval was granted by Scottish ministers for the road link. Ministers and local politicians were convinced by industry...
21 Dec 2009 - No comments
The British Airports Authority (BAA) has won an appeal against a Competition Commission (CC) order to sell three of its seven UK airports. Gatwick, Stansted and either Glasgow or Edinburgh...
21 Dec 2009 - No comments
A weekend of travel chaos on Eurotunnel, brought about by “fluffy” snowfall, is continuing with closure of a shuttle car service to new arrivals. This has left upwards of 1,000 passengers...
21 Dec 2009 - No comments
Global private equity firm the Carlyle Group and Bellhouse Joseph have welcomed the first tenants to their Tanfield office refurbishment in Edinburgh. AECOM, a provider of professional...
21 Dec 2009 - No comments
North Ayrshire Council and Irvine Bay Regeneration Company are to proceed with a £3.3m makeover for Bridgegate House, Irvine. Refurbishment work will see the tired a 1960’s commercial block...
18 Dec 2009 - No comments
Fallout from a decision to axe the Glasgow Airport Rail Link continues to ripple in political circles as MSPs debate the Scottish budget. Labour members are pushing for the link to be...
17 Dec 2009 - No comments
Way back in October I mentioned the predilection of Scottish Government director of planning, Jim McKinnon, for referring to Andres Duany as “the Tiger Woods of urban design,” a simile that you...
17 Dec 2009 - No comments
Michael Laird Architects have cooked up a novel riposte to oft voiced complaints of existing residents to new development in their area, that of restricted light and views. Having reflected...
17 Dec 2009 - No comments
The Scottish Design Awards are returning bigger and better this 2010 marking the start of a new decade of architectural and design endeavours. Indeed acknowledging the future now is something...
17 Dec 2009 - No comments
Astronomers have detected a likely water rich world so close to Earth that it can be seen with an amateur 16 inch telescope on the ground. Dubbed a “Super Earth” the planet, catchily...
17 Dec 2009 - No comments
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland has held their annual Fellows reception in the Clydeport Building, Glasgow. The bash was an opportunity for organisation trustees to sample at...
17 Dec 2009 - No comments
Graeme Massie Architects have won a competition to redesign the Old Harbour area of Reykjavic, Iceland, the practices third such success in the northern European outpost. One of the largest...
16 Dec 2009 - No comments
Stephen House, Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police, has called for a single police force serving Scotland. Amongst the ideas floated was for specialist units within individual forces to be...
16 Dec 2009 - No comments
A major blaze has torn through a recently refurbished tower block at Waddell Court in Glasgow. One elderly resident died in the fire which affected the tenth floor of the property in the early...
16 Dec 2009 - No comments
Fiona Hyslop, Scotland’s newly installed Minister for Culture and External Affairs, has launched into her new role by officially switching on a projection of archive film footage to the façade...
16 Dec 2009 - No comments
Scottish Power has stated that they will play their part in the fight against global warming “decarbonising” their fossil fuel plants. The energy provider is at the forefront of moves to...
16 Dec 2009 - No comments
Shelter are seeking to instil a touch of festive cheer to gloom cloaked streets this Christmas with the launch of an interactive home decoration website. Utilising the mechanics of Google...
16 Dec 2009 - No comments
Highland Council is to prepare a City Vision for Inverness over the next six months and is inviting the public to have their say with suggestions for prioritised action. To facilitate this...
15 Dec 2009 - No comments
The largest planning application in UK history has been submitted by Peel Group on former industrial land at Birkenhead Docks, Merseyside. Dubbed Wirral Waters by the property and...
15 Dec 2009 - No comments
Aberdeen’s Press & Journal has announced that it will no longer report upon the activities of protest group Tripping up Trump and their campaign to block plans for a massive golf course and...
15 Dec 2009 - No comments
Police officers in Nairn are settling into their brand new quarters after the towns £11.6m station opened for business. Northern Constabulary will occupy the station, built on the site of...
15 Dec 2009 - No comments
As part of their ongoing centenary celebrations marking 100 years since the completion of the Mackintosh Building The Glasgow School of Art have ran a “Mackintosh Symposium”, an opportunity for...
15 Dec 2009 - No comments
EDI has been granted a £62m lifeline by its backer, Edinburgh City Council, after the local authority bought up the developers investment assets. The firm is responsible for regeneration of...
15 Dec 2009 - No comments
Anderson Bell + Christie architects have outlined a low carbon vision for the Glasgow Steiner School as part of a repair and restore programme for the school’s listed buildings. This...
14 Dec 2009 - No comments
An unlikely web cam favourite has emerged in the form of Rutherglen High Street after the unglamorous Glasgow suburb was short-listed for the world’s most interesting web cam view. Surfers...
14 Dec 2009 - No comments
Paterson Architects have been commissioned to undertake a feasibility study for a large scale housing development in north east Edinburgh. Over 200 homes including ground floor maisonettes and...
14 Dec 2009 - No comments
Jewitt Arschavir & Wilkie and Alexander Stoddart have been selected by the William Gallagher Monument Charitable Trust to restore the eponymous memorial on Paisley’s High Street. Described...
14 Dec 2009 - No comments
Sub-contracts worth around £70m in relation to the National Indoor Sports Arena and Chris Hoy Velodrome are to go up for grabs this month and into the New Year. The bonanza comes as Glasgow...
14 Dec 2009 - No comments
The North Sea could play host to the “next oil industry” according to Professor Jim McDonald, principal of Strathclyde University. McDonald believes that by tapping the power of the sea...
11 Dec 2009 - No comments
Manson Architects have completed a rebrand from former monicker, Ian Burke Associates, as the practice enters the New Year. The move puts managing director Lindsay Manson firmly at the helm of...
11 Dec 2009 - No comments
Residents of the Pairc Estate on Lewis have voted to initiate Scotland’s first hostile estate takeover. A mammoth 75% of eligible voters are in favour of forcing the local land owner to sell...
11 Dec 2009 - No comments
Michael Laird Architects have been appointed as masterplanners for the Tamfourhill district of Falkirk. Laird are seeking to capitalise on assets in the area, including the Falkirk Wheel,...
11 Dec 2009 - No comments
John McAslan and Partners together with Allied London have teamed up with RIBA to launch an international student design competition for a music studio in Cite Soleil (Port au Prince), Haiti....
10 Dec 2009 - No comments
Britain’s second largest Ferris wheel has sent Edinburgh into a spin after plans were announced for a 120m tall replica to grace the Leith waterfront. Though huge even this girth would be...
10 Dec 2009 - No comments
Dire climatic projections have been published at the Copenhagen Climate summit as politicians, scientists and environmentalists scrabble to contain further growth in carbon dioxide emissions....
10 Dec 2009 - No comments
Keppie have risen to the opportunity of a rising China after securing its first ever commission in the proto superpower. The firm have been asked to design a community theatre as part of a...
10 Dec 2009 - No comments
Glenfinnan Station Museum has been awarded a Heritage Lottery grant of £195k in a bid to transport passengers on the West coast line through time as well as space by recreating the atmosphere of a...
10 Dec 2009 - No comments
Responding to fears that planning courses at Scottish universities are to see their funding slashed a Scottish Funding Council spokesperson said: "The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has been...
10 Dec 2009 - No comments
ANTA has completed a refurbishment of the Scottish Café and restaurant at the National Galleries of Scotland. Hand woven fabrics, solid oak and Caithness slate feature prominently, the...
10 Dec 2009 - No comments
HMP Low Moss is on a high after planning permission was granted for the erection of a new custodial facility. Designed by Holmes it is the first new prison to be built and operated by the...
9 Dec 2009 - No comments
3D is all the rage at the moment with Avatar set to pop out of our screens later this month. Going one better however are NuFormer Digital Media who bring a fresh perspective on lighting....
9 Dec 2009 - No comments
So, step up to the plate, Fiona Hyslop MSP, Scotland’s 10th Minister for Architecture, or should I say Minister for Culture and External Affairs with a wee bit of architecture thrown into the...
9 Dec 2009 - No comments
Will Alsop, newly ensconced at RMJM London , is set to bring a dash of colour to the South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre with the architect come artist putting on display a range of...
9 Dec 2009 - No comments
It’s finally here. After much deliberation, machination and effort the first ever edition of Urban Realm has hit the streets! Building on the success of Prospect Magazine Urban Realm brings...
9 Dec 2009 - No comments
The Scottish Funding Council are proposing to downgrade planning and architecture courses to level D funding, the lowest amount possible. Responding to the proposals the Royal Town Planning...
9 Dec 2009 - No comments
One part of the world still in thrall to giant retail malls is Kuwait where work is underway on the third phase of the cities largest shopping centre. Designed by Gensler for developer Manabee...
7 Dec 2009 - No comments
The Manchester office of Sheppard Robson is to lead the design team at the new Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Birley Fields campus in Hulme. The £120 million scheme will create a...
7 Dec 2009 - No comments
500 British homes are to undergo energy makeovers as part of a government trial testing ways to finance refurbishment of the country’s existing housing stock. Ed Miliband announced that a...
2 Dec 2009 - No comments
A little bit less vision, a little bit more action So, step up to the plate, Fiona Hyslop MSP, Scotland’s 10th Minister for Architecture, or should I say Minister for Culture and External...
1 Dec 2009 - No comments
Nine local authorities in England, several in the Yorkshire region, have been earmarked for development as the government unveils up to £10 million funding for the second wave of its eco-towns...

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