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31 Mar 2009 - No comments
A revised planning application for 110 Queen St by Holmes Partnership and developers Valad has been approved by Glasgow City Council. Key changes to the scheme see two storeys lopped off the...
31 Mar 2009 - No comments
Science? Not as we know it, Jim. So, the Glasgow Science Centre is to axe “one in ten” (i.e. around 12) jobs in response to the economic downturn - to be honest, it’s hard to be surprised...
31 Mar 2009 - No comments
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland (RICS) have appointed the Duke of Buccleugh and Jim MacKinnon as honorary members. This recognises their contributions to the land,...
31 Mar 2009 - No comments
RMJM have teamed up with the Stephen Lawrence Trust to launch “Architecture for Everyone”, a search to uncover Britain’s best young design talent. Particular emphasis will be placed on...
31 Mar 2009 - No comments
Hot on the heels of Out There: Architecture Beyond Building, the international architecture exhibition at the Venice Biennale, comes No Reflections. This Scottish presentation at the...
30 Mar 2009 - No comments
Property marketing specialistas Five Square have unveiled an online showcase for the £20m refurbishment of Tanfield House, the former Standard Life headquarters in Edinburgh opposite the Botanic...
30 Mar 2009 - No comments
Prospect’s LEGO challenge has been given a fresh lease of life with the decision to put the models on public display here at Carnyx HQ. From today members of the public, yes you! Will have...
30 Mar 2009 - No comments
An off the beaten track lane, housing a row of small traders could be set for the chop after plans were put forward by Ruthven Property Partnership to demolish a series of shops and lock ups in...
30 Mar 2009 - No comments
The UK’s first “Bug” tourist attraction is taking shape at the Albert Docks, Liverpool, courtesy of construction and property consultants Thomas and Adamson, developed by Rogers Group...
24 Mar 2009 - No comments
Surveying the damage I couldn’t actually discover from the RICS website how many surveyors there are in the UK (no doubt the figure is there but, as usual, not obvious if you haven’t got...
24 Mar 2009 - No comments
PBN Property plan to renovate existing retail provision within the Savoy Centre and extend upon it with a mixed use hotel/commercial tower on the corner of Renfrew and Hope St's. Built atop a...
23 Mar 2009 - No comments
Glasgow as a city of contrast, grit and bustle lends itself well to the medium of photography, a fact demonstrated by the proliferation of photographers and artists from across the city....
23 Mar 2009 - No comments
The Clydebank crane, centrepiece of Clydebank Re-built’s efforts to re-imagine an ex industrial waterfront, has scooped two important gongs at the Civic Trust Awards, notably the inaugural...
23 Mar 2009 - No comments
Deramore have unveiled fresh imagery for a significant redevelopment of 121-123 Princes Street, designed by Archial the proposal stretches all the way through to Rose Street Lane. Premier Inn...
23 Mar 2009 - No comments
What ever your view of the Carbuncle Awards there is no doubt they serve to highlight the fact that too many of Scotland's town's are failing. So now, as well as identifing what has gone...
23 Mar 2009 - No comments
BAM Construction Ltd have been appointed by NHS Lothian for its £150m Children’s Hospital. Set to open in late 2012, hospital authorities are to take advantage of a poor economy by driving...
23 Mar 2009 - No comments
Mountgrange Capital is being administrated by Deloitte after Bank of Scotland withdrew its support for Caltongate, Edinburgh and Phoenix Park, Glasgow. The blow comes despite both schemes...
20 Mar 2009 - No comments
Staff at housing maintenance and service provider, Connaught, faced some glum news earlier this week with the announcement of major redundancies, the latest in a worsening overall employment...
20 Mar 2009 - No comments
Fresh from taking “Scotland to the world” at last summer’s Venice Biennale Nick Barley, Director of the Lighthouse, now wishes to bring “the world to Scotland.”  Dovetailing with that...
20 Mar 2009 - No comments
Edinburgh Council officials are set to block plans for Premier Property Group’s £40m Ratho Station development. It is understood that planners are unhappy with the loss of greenbelt land...
20 Mar 2009 - No comments
The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) has instigated an international competition to select the team who will design a major new teaching space opposite the Mackintosh Building in Garnethill, Glasgow. ...
20 Mar 2009 - No comments
Lee Boyd Architects are celebrating the successful completion of their Wallace Monument visitor centre, a £500k redevelopment of an existing outdated reception building for Stirling District...
19 Mar 2009 - No comments
Google’s long awaited Street View Service has finally arrived in the UK, allowing British users access to galleries of photographic images from across our major urban areas. Using Google’s...
19 Mar 2009 - No comments
Cranhill’s eye catching water tower has taken on a new complexion of late, brushing aside the cloak of darkness in a glowing repertoire of colour. By day the spindly concrete behemoth lurks...
19 Mar 2009 - No comments
The provisional results are in for Architecture Scotland’s inaugural LEGO challenge, set in motion at the Scottish Design Awards nominations event last night. Voting was brisk as...
19 Mar 2009 - No comments
Nominations for the Scottish Design Awards (SDA) 2009 have been revealed at an official launch shindig at the Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, viewable here in full.   Scotland's largest...
19 Mar 2009 - No comments
A 70ft section of Glasgow’s Great Eastern Hotel headed south today when a corner wall collapsed. Contractor CCG issued a statement advising that the building has now been stabilised and the...
18 Mar 2009 - No comments
Demolition is now underway at the infamous Owen Luder designed “Get Carter” car park in Gateshead.  Film fans the world over were wowed by Michael Cain’s antics in the unfinished...
18 Mar 2009 - No comments
A “treasured” mining museum has struck gold after striking a rich seam of Scottish Government benefaction. £1.3m in grant funding is to be provided to blunt the hanging axe of closure...
18 Mar 2009 - No comments
Cunard have officially unveiled their new Queen Elizabeth ocean liner, the second largest Cunard vessel ever to float.   Costed at a whopping £365m the vessel harks back to the romance of...
17 Mar 2009 - No comments
Public funding – mind the gap What is it about simple economics that supporters of PFI/PPP just don’t get? Politicians are particularly susceptible to the idea of getting buildings and...
17 Mar 2009 - No comments
The Scottish Government have devised a new means of skirting and reducing the frequent planning rows which can flare up on the back of contentious planning applications. Ministers believe the...
17 Mar 2009 - No comments
Mumford & Wood, manufacturers of premium quality timber windows and doorsets, have introduced a product design guide featuring both Conservation™ and Contemporary™ products.   The product...
17 Mar 2009 - No comments
There’s no place like home, or is there?  One Glaswegian retiree, Michael Slavin, looks set to find out when he embarks upon an epic journey retracing the footsteps of émigrés past when he...
17 Mar 2009 - No comments
hurleypalmerflatt have purchased ATCO Consulting, a building services firm based in Glasgow.   The expansion drive grants hurleypalmerflatt access to ATCO’s expertise in building services...
16 Mar 2009 - No comments
Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) have published a graphic demonstration of their free plug in to Google SketchUp, the popular 3D design tool.    A false colour slide depicts daylight...
16 Mar 2009 - No comments
Tram workers excavating Princes Street have uncovered three mysterious underground chambers, thought to date from the 18th century. The vaulted spaces, constructed of brick and stone, were...
16 Mar 2009 - No comments
South side residents are lending vociferous support to substantial £12.5m plans to re-open the Edwardian Govanhill Baths. Local campaign group, Govanhill Baths Community Trust, are behind...
16 Mar 2009 - No comments
The financial tsunami sweeping global capitalism has left Leith land values all washed up. The local market, buoyed until recently by the buy to let market, was flooded by waves of one and two...
13 Mar 2009 - No comments
Alfred Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) have won a design competition to refurbish Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre The AHMM team beat off stiff competition from Burrell Foley Fischer, Nord,...
13 Mar 2009 - No comments
Years spent hanging out of handily located office windows, yelling at workers to wear their hardhats, will come to an end this July when Aedas celebrate arrival of their latest baby, Cuprum....
12 Mar 2009 - No comments
A major tragedy in central Glasgow underlines why you should never move house by post. Architecture Scotland opened a cardboard box which should have contained an entry for a prestigious...
12 Mar 2009 - No comments
Thomas and Adamson, working as cost consultants and project managers on behalf of Unicorn Property Group for its 100,000 sq.ft office development, Dundee One, have secured The Scottish Police...
12 Mar 2009 - No comments
Kilmacolm boasts some of Scotland's best known examples of Arts & Crafts design, including the much celebrated Windy Hill by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Theis tradition is continued at a new housing...
11 Mar 2009 - No comments
The Scottish Design Awards have entered the end game now with conclusion of a positively exhaustive judging process. Our panel of experts wheedled and dealed over the course of a two day stay...
11 Mar 2009 - No comments
The Wrap’s latest bout of fire and brimstone has not been well received within the corridors of Architecture + Design Scotland.   David Hutchison, Communications and Research Manager at...
11 Mar 2009 - No comments
A team from Keppie surrendered a day off to paint a Glasgow flat in a bid to brighten up the lives of youngsters at a Barnardo's home. Barnardo's help young people make a smooth transition to...
11 Mar 2009 - No comments
Lindsay house, in the centre of Bathgate, is in line for an ambitious makeover to provide a library, community facilities and council offices. Staff are due to decant the poor quality...
11 Mar 2009 - No comments
The Wrap has hit back against Architecture + Design Scotland after having its knuckles rapped in a tempestuous spat over an Annual Report. The publication was thrust into the spotlight after...
10 Mar 2009 - No comments
Cranhill water tower will be bathed in light once more when a revamped lighting scheme for the Glaswegian landmark is switched on by Lord Provost Bob Winter in a push button ceremony scheduled for...
10 Mar 2009 - No comments
Highland Galvanizers have announced that they will be sponsoring the upcoming “Saving Down Towns” conference in Glenrothes in a bid to showcase the transformative potential of galvanizing....
10 Mar 2009 - No comments
Apologies before we begin – it’s a slightly truncated Wrap this week due to the file evaporating from my laptop before I had the chance to send it to the architecturescotland website. Although...
10 Mar 2009 - No comments
Artist Donald Urquhart is well versed in the disciplines of drawing and painting, diversifying these core skills in recent years with commissions in both landscape and architectural contexts....
9 Mar 2009 - No comments
Lion Chambers on Hope Street, Glasgow, must rank as one of the turn of the century's greatest architectural confections. A prototypical skyscraper of singularly eclectic taste built, house of...
9 Mar 2009 - No comments
Purcell Miller Tritton are cocking a snook at the national air of pessimism by pressing ahead with a new Edinburgh base. An impressive champagne reception at Edinburgh’s New Club, a very...
6 Mar 2009 - No comments
MCM Architects recent demise hasn’t been universally mourned within the industry it seems.  News of the quiet bust has filtered through to a frustrated John McManus of MCM Consultants who has...
6 Mar 2009 - No comments
Smith Scott Mullan Associates are groggily awaking this morning having held a successful jazz evening at their Edinburgh base. With free beer, nibbles and champers on offer the event was...
6 Mar 2009 - No comments
Glasgow’s most famous shipyard, Fairfields, is set fair for a residential makeover after detailed planning permission was recommended for approval by Glasgow City Council. Designed by...
6 Mar 2009 - No comments
Holmes have announced that the first two phases of their residential redevelopment of Hawkhead Hospital, Paisley, have completed. Comprising a three storey block with 18 flats and a two storey...
6 Mar 2009 - No comments
Mareel, the Lerwick based multimedia centre, will start on site within the next couple of months after Shetland Arts Council agreed a contract figure of £10m with local contractor DITT. The...
5 Mar 2009 - No comments
An official title has been put forward for Architecture Scotlands regeneration conference, to be held in the Rothes Hall, Glenrothes, on Monday April 27th. Saving Down Towns is a unique event...
5 Mar 2009 - No comments
HLM Architects, one of the largest practices in Scotland, is the top place to work in architecture and construction, according to a Sunday Times poll: The Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work for...
5 Mar 2009 - No comments
LEGO® UK have revealed fresh research which sheds light on how children’s future career paths can be elicited in formative years through play preferences - with architects having preferred...
5 Mar 2009 - No comments
Aberdeen based workplace design experts, Space Solutions, have clinched potentially their biggest ever contract after being appointed to a unique Framework Agreement with commercial landlord,...
4 Mar 2009 - No comments
Scotland’s newest architecture practice, 7N, has been born from adversity, the product of a fragmented parent, Make, as they migrate back to southern homelands. Today’s challenging and...
4 Mar 2009 - No comments
New hotel provision from Greystones Ltd is proposed to augment Glasgow's exponentially mushrooming stock on Jamaica Street, hot on the heels of Staybridge. Located at a long standing gap site of...
4 Mar 2009 - No comments
Plans for a substantial Marks and Spencer store in Easterhouse have been put on ice. It had been proposed to expand the existing retail offer at Glasgow Fort with an additional 175,000sq/ft of...
3 Mar 2009 - No comments
Outline planning permission has been granted by Glasgow City Council granted for an additional 330,000sqft of office space at the Skypark business park, including a substantial phased office block...
3 Mar 2009 - No comments
The latest product of a nationwide hotel boom is taking shape on prime waterfront property at the banks of the Water of Leith, Edinburgh. Developers insist that with the capital awash with...
3 Mar 2009 - No comments
Judging for the Scottish Design Awards 2009 has concluded, bringing to heady conclusion a marathon process of perusal, debate and comparison as our esteemed team of judges poured over an array of...
2 Mar 2009 - No comments
Europe’s largest data centre moved a step nearer today with news that Lockerbie Data Centres Ltd have organised a second exhibition of their plans for an £800m international centre in I.T....
2 Mar 2009 - No comments
Shed Productions have been announced as the latest tenant for The Hub at Pacific Quay.  Developed by Downtown Space the property was designed by Cooper Cromar.   The production company are...
2 Mar 2009 - No comments
The Roslin Institute are to build a new research centre at their Easter Bush campus in a collocation project involving the Scottish Agricultural College and the Royal Veterinary School of the...
2 Mar 2009 - No comments
Who dares wins It’s maybe a sign of the times, but too many architects seem to have too much time on their hands. I’m referring to the letters page in this week’s BD in which almost all...

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