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27 Feb 2009 - No comments
Strathclyde Police are investing £5m in a new police station to serve the expanding communities of Renfrew, Braehead, Erskine, Inchinnan, Bishopton, and Glasgow Airport.   Officers aim to...
27 Feb 2009 - No comments
Thomas and Adamson have been appointed as project managers for a £37m refurbishment of the Royal Commonwealth Pool by Edinburgh City Council.  A job of particular import to the film as Frank...
27 Feb 2009 - No comments
Progress Property Development (PPD) are in negotiations with Glasgow City Council to construct an athletes village for the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Springfield Road, Glasgow. PPD have formed...
26 Feb 2009 - No comments
Anger has been expressed over Glasgow City Council’s plan to relocate travellers and show people from a site in Glasgow’s east end to a former school in Dalton, Cambuslang. The...
26 Feb 2009 - No comments
Glum news is being transmitted from FM Developments Edinburgh HQ, communicating news that administrators have been called in to oversee subsidiaries at the trouble hit developer. Failure of...
26 Feb 2009 - No comments
The St James Shopping Centre, long reviled as Edinburgh’s most maladjusted building, is to be demolished in favour of an £850m city quarter. City councillors voted to banish the concrete...
26 Feb 2009 - No comments
V&A director Mark Jones has promulgated the notion of a northern outpost for the venerable South Kensington institution, which has designs on broadening the scope of its collections across Britain....
26 Feb 2009 - No comments
Tinto Primary School is to be rebuilt by Anderson Bell + Christie for Glasgow City Council Education Services as a community hub for the Pollokshaws district of Glasgow. The beefed up school...
23 Feb 2009 - No comments
A famous 150 year old stable complex in the North of Glasgow, which housed the horses used for pulling barges along the Forth and Clyde canal, is to undergo a major transformation into a community...
23 Feb 2009 - No comments
Robinson Low Francis have been appointed by six of Scotland’s public sector organisations to provide a range of construction and property-related services including project management of the new...
23 Feb 2009 - No comments
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) are to invest £3bn developing its renewable energy portfolio and improving distribution networks. The recession busting sum will ensure the creation of...
23 Feb 2009 - No comments
You and me and rain on the roof I made brief reference to the Burrell Museum last week, the context being the City of Glasgow Council’s regular complaint that National Galleries in...
20 Feb 2009 - No comments
Pioneering work to bring renewable energy installations to listed, multi occupancy buildings begins this week with the installation of solar panels on the roofs of seven B listed Georgian social...
20 Feb 2009 - No comments
Signarama have risen to a challenge set by East Dunbartonshire Council and designed, manufactured and installed a sign to mark the start of Scotland’s most famous walk, “The West Highland...
20 Feb 2009 - No comments
Against a backdrop of dwindling flocks and a secularising society one congregation is daring to buck the trend. St Paul’s & St George’s Episcopal Church in Edinburgh has an expanding and...
20 Feb 2009 - No comments
Reid Jubb Brown Architecture have received planning permission for a multi-million pound 60 room hotel, retail and residential complex in the Sunniside area of Sunderland for Vision Developments....
20 Feb 2009 - No comments
Edinburgh's Princes Street tram works are on indefinate hiatus a day before work was due to start on the new line.  Despite the eleventh hour blow the famous arterial will still close from 0500 on...
19 Feb 2009 - No comments
Dunning Primary School has recently been refurbished and extended by Perth & Kinross Council (PKC), delivering a new-build school extension in conjunction with retention of an existing Victorian...
19 Feb 2009 - No comments
Pollokshields Conservation Area in Glasgow is well regarded as a particularly fine example of the “garden suburb” vision, sporting numerous bespoke villas.  Lawlor House, the newest addition...
18 Feb 2009 - No comments
JM Architects have secured planning approval for the new Hillhead Primary School on Gibson Street, Glasgow. Located within the heart of the west end conservation area, the school will...
18 Feb 2009 - No comments
Mike Russell, Scotland’s newly anointed Minister for Culture, settled into the ministerial hot seat today as host of an open forum which gave Scotland’s artistic and cultural community the...
17 Feb 2009 - No comments
easyHotel, a new low cost hotel concept from the ubiquitous orange Stelios Haji-Ioannou, looks set to debut on one Hill St, Glasgow. The franchise offers budget accommodation in city centre...
17 Feb 2009 - No comments
Glasgow’s pre-eminent public space, George Square, has long been saddled with questionable design decisions, notably paving with low quality red asphalt and an abortive “Café in the Square”...
17 Feb 2009 - No comments
Big Digital have gift wrapped a tenement gable in Linthouse in a late Christmas present to the area, this follows a recent storm in which the previous canvas caught the gale like a giant sail,...
17 Feb 2009 - No comments
Scottish Borders Council have invited tenders for a two storey, two classroom extension of precast concrete to the grade B listed Kelso High School.  The rooftop space will be faced in...
17 Feb 2009 - No comments
Home improvement retailer Wickes is embarking on a nationwide hunt to root out buildings across the country which are deserving of a “Building with Pride” accolade. Celebrity builder Tommy...
17 Feb 2009 - No comments
Ministers have approved plans for a hydro-electric power scheme at Inverar in North Perthshire. The plant, operated by Inverar Hydro Ltd, is projected to provide 1.2 megawatts of power, enough...
16 Feb 2009 - No comments
Holmes Architects have flitted to new premises on Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects.  The rooftop suite occupies a former Baths building which is now home to a mix...
16 Feb 2009 - No comments
The Scottish Government’s announcement that £60m is to be allocated to a Town Centre Regeneration Fund has ignited hope across Scotland that concrete change can be effected across a raft of...
16 Feb 2009 - No comments
Another day, another architecture minister So farewell then Linda Fabiani. Having survived two years in the job, you were the longest lasting of Scotland’s architecture ministers. You took to...
13 Feb 2009 - No comments
Stirling Management Centre have announced that Gillian Boyd, a final year textiles student at Edinburgh College of Art, has won a competition to design an interior look for the Centre. The...
13 Feb 2009 - No comments
A conference is to be held in Glasgow to explore opportunities for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.   In attendance will be Tom Bain, director of operations for Glasgow 2014; Ian Hooper, director...
13 Feb 2009 - No comments
RMJM have taken local inspiration for North Glasgow College, an educational facility spearheading the ongoing regeneration of the North Glasgow community.   Paul Stallan, European Design...
12 Feb 2009 - No comments
Newly formed 7N Architects didn't have long to wait for their first major success, unanimous planning committee support for Westfield. Westfield sports193 new affordable homes for Dunedin...
11 Feb 2009 - No comments
Seven members of Make’s former Edinburgh studio formed their own practice, 7N Architects, at the beginning of January. Led by Ewan Anderson the practice has already secured several long term...
10 Feb 2009 - No comments
3DReid have been appointed to the first hybrid PPP procurement project in Scotland by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) and private sector partner, Faithful and Gould. This...
10 Feb 2009 - No comments
It’s third time lucky for Bothwell Plaza as the tallest planned commercial building in Glasgow successfully secured planning permission at the third time of asking. The 60,000 square...
9 Feb 2009 - No comments
Paul Mugnaioni, a former chief of Glasgow District Council’s housing department turned property developer, has died suddenly at the age of 58. From 1981 Mugnaioni was at the helm of...
9 Feb 2009 - No comments
A planning application has been submitted for a new hotel at St Enoch Square, Glasgow, by North Ltd and Farrell & Clark. The development will require the demolition of a semi derelict...
9 Feb 2009 - No comments
Groundhog retention As far as I can see, this time of year is notable for only two things – Groundhog Day and the Architects Registration Board’s annual plunder of £86 from my bank...
9 Feb 2009 - No comments
RMJM and Frasers Property, the development arm of Singapore conglomerate Fraser & Neave, have submitted a recession busting plan for 327 flats for a site bounded by Carrick and Brown Streets on the...
9 Feb 2009 - No comments
The director of the British Museum, Neil McGregor, has called upon the Scottish Government to pull the purse strings to support Glasgow’s art galleries. Presently Glasgow is responsible for...
6 Feb 2009 - No comments
New Campus Glasgow Ltd has finalised the shortlist of five architect-led design teams who will develop a £300 million integrated campus over two sites for the 50,000 students and 2,000 staff of...
6 Feb 2009 - No comments
The curtain has been raised on Scotland’s oldest purpose built cinema, The Hippodrome, as it reopens to the public following a £2.15m restoration programme.   The unique A-listed round...
5 Feb 2009 - No comments
A project to replace high performance, single glazed timber windows with double glazed products has been Highly Commended by the judges of the BWF’s inaugural Project of the Year Award 2008....
5 Feb 2009 - No comments
Places for People have received planning permission for 34 new affordable homes in Craigmillar, following an extensive process of community consultation. The site borders the Thistle...
5 Feb 2009 - No comments
Govan is to rake in the millions from multiple new housing projects, taking the residential investment pipeline for the burgh to a respectable £66m. This tally was achieved after numerous...
4 Feb 2009 - No comments
Lee Boyd Architects extension to an existing visitor facility at the Wallace Monument is nearing completion.  The reception pavilion will house the Legends Coffee house, sporting dramatic vistas...
4 Feb 2009 - No comments
Smith Scott Mullan Associates have completed their restoration of the Grade A listed City Chambers in Edinburgh.   Notable refurbishment has been carried out upon the main Council chamber...
4 Feb 2009 - No comments
Rugby legend and renowned architect David Leslie has returned to work for the first time - two years after an accident that doctors feared would leave him paralysed. The father-of-three fell...
3 Feb 2009 - No comments
Surface ID have transformed a former pawnbrokers into a brand new Italian tapas-style restaurant in the heart of Glasgow’s West End, La Vita Spuntini, offering a new style of dining for the...
3 Feb 2009 - No comments
Does ‘partnership’ mean risk is equally shared? It’s a funny old world. Our world-saving Prime Minister has not been slow to berate the banks for over-involving themselves in complex...
2 Feb 2009 - No comments
Former Clyde shipyard chief executive, Vic Emery, has been appointed Chair of the New Glasgow Campus project. Mr Emery takes the lead role in the £300 + million project to create a...
2 Feb 2009 - No comments
Funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund has secured the future of Maryhill Burgh Halls.   A grant of £1m will restore the Halls and adjacent former police station, transforming both into a...
2 Feb 2009 - No comments
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Scotland have commenced fundraising for a full refurbishment and extension of St Andrew’s cathedral. St Andrew's Cathedral will be recipient to a phased...

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