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30 Apr 2009 - No comments
Environmental arts charity NVA and the Scottish Arts Council’s Mational Lottery – Public Arts Fund are to create a series of temporary and permanent artworks at St Peter’s Seminary and...
30 Apr 2009 - No comments
A long awaited review of Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) by the Scottish Government has re-iterated the need for a design body to promote good quality design. Amongst the...
30 Apr 2009 - No comments
Finance secretary John Swinney has launched an ePlanning system for online application, appeal, consultation, information and progress tracking. An £11.2m outlay is predicted to be recouped...
30 Apr 2009 - No comments
On the square Let’s go straight to furryboot city, the antediluvian political infrastructure of which the Wrap has had occasion to reflect on before. I’m afraid it’s another example of...
28 Apr 2009 - No comments
Reiach and Hall Architects have scooped a 2009 European Heritage Award for their Piers Arts Centre in Stromness, one of only 28 winners from across the continent. To be presented on the June 5...
28 Apr 2009 - No comments
Saving Down Towns, a day long conference looking at the regeneration of Glenrothes and New Cumnock provided some bright discussion amongst some 60 delegates on a dreich Monday. Organised in...
28 Apr 2009 - No comments
Thomas and Adamson’s Glasgow based building surveying team are working in Kiev to survey an area once occupied by the Orange Revolution. Independence Square was brought to international...
24 Apr 2009 - No comments
3DReid have submitted a planning application for the renovation and extension of John Smith House, 145-165 West Regent Street, Glasgow. Unite Union, owners of the property, wish to undertake a...
24 Apr 2009 - No comments
Carlton Rock are to submit plans to Aberdeen City Council for transformation of the cities Oakbank School into a £50m office complex. Three office blocks would be built in the grounds of the...
24 Apr 2009 - No comments
Edinburgh’s on the rocks tram project has been beset by fresh mishap after city leaders officially shelved the line from Granton to Roseburn, catchily monickered “Line 1b”. The...
23 Apr 2009 - No comments
HLM Architects have welcomed aboard a new Architectural Director in the form of Patrick Clark, former director of SMC Parr, hot on the heels of a move to more spacious accommodation on West Regent...
23 Apr 2009 - No comments
Substantial changes are to be made to Glasgow’s planning system for major applications, defined as being residential submissions of greater than 50 homes, commercial proposals exceeding...
23 Apr 2009 - No comments
Rural Design has unveiled their antithesis to the clichéd white Highland cottage, the Black Shed. Taking its cue from agricultural buildings which dot the picturesque landscape the small,...
23 Apr 2009 - No comments
The Digital Design Conference 2009 has kicked off in style with the publication of striking 3D visual snapshots of Rosslyn Chapel and Stirling Castle. Using laser technology surveyors can scan...
23 Apr 2009 - No comments
Dunoon’s most prominent building, the grade B listed Dunoon Burgh Hall, will re-open on May 2 with a program of activities including live music, highland dancing, a display of Glasgow Boys...
22 Apr 2009 - No comments
Outline approval for the largest project ever undertaken by Western Isles council on Stornoway, the Isle of Lewis has been granted despite warnings that the site lies on the edge of the safety zone...
22 Apr 2009 - No comments
Hotel Indigo have announced desire to join Glasgow’s lengthening queue of hotel proposals after spying opportunity in a derelict office block at 75 Waterloo Street. The former power station...
22 Apr 2009 - No comments
Selfridges ephemeral Trongate site may be languishing in indefinate ruin but the south side of the historic throughfare could be getting a much needed sprucing up thanks to plans presented by...
21 Apr 2009 - No comments
Campbell & Arnott have marked completion of their Stobhill Psychiatric Care Unit for adolescents.  The unit is split across a triumvirate of separate buildings comprising a residential suite...
21 Apr 2009 - No comments
VW Leisure Ltd and Dunard Design Ltd have submitted plans to build Scotland’s first large-scale leisure park to be powered by wind and geothermal energy.   Situated on a former sand and...
21 Apr 2009 - No comments
Tiger Developments £250m Haymarket scheme now looks more likely to witness construction following the announcement that supermarket and car park operators have been lined up as tenants. They...
20 Apr 2009 - No comments
Final preparations are now underway for the much anticipated Glenrothes conference, Saving Down Towns: In association with Highland Colour Coaters. An eclectic mix of urban design...
20 Apr 2009 - No comments
Dualchas opened their Templeton’s headquarters in style at the weekend by staging a true highland Ceildh at Glasgow Green, replete with a team of Skye based musicians flown down especially for...
17 Apr 2009 - No comments
Capella Group have unveiled revised plans for the next major expansion of the International Financial Services District (IFSD), Atlantic Square. Designed by GD Lodge architects (following...
17 Apr 2009 - No comments
Wise Property Care have received a Commended accolade in the Yell.com sponsored Innovation category of the Property Care Association (PCA) awards, held in Birmingham. The award recognises...
16 Apr 2009 - No comments
A Mockintosh style makeover is being considered by Council leader Stephen Purcell for Glasgow’s decrepit subway system.   Tunnel decay, speed restrictions, out dated ticketing, peeling...
16 Apr 2009 - No comments
Residents of Argyle and Bute have been given opportunity to grasp the first rung of the property ladder with the launch of two shared equity housing projects from Fyne Initiatives – a subsidiary...
16 Apr 2009 - No comments
Oliver Chapman Architects have scored a hat trick of success after RIBA’s shortlisting of their affordable housing scheme in the fishing port of Eyemouth, Berwickshire, for a regional award....
16 Apr 2009 - No comments
A fundraising initiative with a difference has been launched by Shelter Scotland and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. Specifically aimed at home-owners it grants members of...
16 Apr 2009 - No comments
Nightingale Associates have scooped a £150m contract to design Edinburgh’s new Royal Hospital for Sick Children, brushing aside the likes of BDP, Hypostyle and Keppie. Weighing in at...
15 Apr 2009 - No comments
Skye based Dualchas Building Design and Hebridean Contemporary Homes are to open a second office at the famous former carpet factory, Templeton on the Green, in order to better manage the expanding...
15 Apr 2009 - No comments
Work has commenced on the Scottish Crime Campus, Gartcosh, to designs by a collaborative partnership of bmj architects and gm+ad. The campus aims to bring together key law enforcement agencies...
15 Apr 2009 - No comments
Riach Partnership Ltd have released fresh images of their Ruthven Lane scheme, hot on the heels of planning and conservation area consent from Glasgow City Council. Located in the heart of...
15 Apr 2009 - No comments
Cre8architecture are celebrating a top 16 finish from a mammoth field of 610 entries in an international competition for The Art Fund Pavilion 2009. The pavilion is designed to resemble a...
14 Apr 2009 - No comments
Glasgow’s centre for the arts and creativity, Trongate 103, is nearing its September 2009 opening when eight Scottish arts organisations will set up shop. Amongst the organisations who will...
14 Apr 2009 - No comments
Fresh plans for a revamped Waverley Station have hit planning officers desks in Edinburgh.  Network Rails vision hinges upon a new clear glass roof, designed to allow natural light to flood...
14 Apr 2009 - No comments
Why bark when you can bite? Despite City Council protestations to the contrary, it can hardly be a surprise to anyone that things appear to have gone off the boil a bit on Edinburgh’s...
14 Apr 2009 - No comments
Crown Circus, the jewel in the crown of the west end, is celebrating its 150th anniversary in style having been remodelled by Page\Park on behalf of the Crown Circus Residents Association....
14 Apr 2009 - No comments
The former Cardowan Colliery, situated on the north-eastern outskirts of Glasgow, could witness the construction of some 270 houses if plans from Crowwood Grange Estates are brought to fruition....
10 Apr 2009 - No comments
Partial conservation of the derelict Caledonia Road church is proposed by the Alexander Thomson Society to establish a Thomson study centre, archive and exhibition for the public. An...
10 Apr 2009 - No comments
A proposal to erect hundreds of affordable homes on greenbelt land in Newton Mearns has elicited umbrage from local residents. Cairn Housing Association and Patterton SPV Ltd wish to construct...
10 Apr 2009 - No comments
Frasers Property have unveiled plans for a second Frasers Suites serviced residence in Edinburgh, hot on the heels of a mooted development on Glasgow’s waterfront. Broadway Malyan have...
9 Apr 2009 - No comments
NHS Lothian, the largest employer in the Lothians,  has announced plans to spend, spend, spend on hospitals, premises and equipment in £888m of largesse over the next 10 years. An active...
9 Apr 2009 - No comments
Scotland’s largest ongoing regeneration programme has been unveiled for Stranraer and Dumfries. Some £77m will be spent demolishing 400 of the regions worst homes, replacing them with 500...
9 Apr 2009 - No comments
"High Speed 2", no, not some corny Steven Seagall flick but rather an ambitious high speed rail link between London and Glasgow, is to be presented to ministers in the form of a detailed business...
9 Apr 2009 - No comments
Edinburgh City Council leaders have rebuffed an approach from the architect responsible for Edinburgh’s International Climbing Arena, David Taylor, to run the troubled complex. Councillors...
8 Apr 2009 - No comments
Eastlake Work Group have teamed up with BDP and Steelcase to design the new Cardiff Library, part of a wider masterplan for the redevelopment of Cardiff city centre in which Eastlake also have a...
8 Apr 2009 - No comments
Eager punters continue to flock to Saving Down Towns, in association with Highland Colour Coaters, each keen to make their voice heard at our day long feast of architecture, planning, design and...
8 Apr 2009 - No comments
Archial have been selected for a £60m NHS Lothian Framework, the main procurement route for all healthcare projects in Lothian over the next four years.   Anticipated works will encompass a...
8 Apr 2009 - No comments
Preparations for Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games have taken a significant step forward with the granting of full planning permission for the National Indoor Sports Arena (NISA) and Velodrome....
8 Apr 2009 - No comments
STO’s wall insulation system has been used on Aberdeen’s Union Plaza office complex for Stewart Milne Developments.   A contrasting dark glass and white render aesthetic was specified by...
8 Apr 2009 - No comments
Britain’s largest housing co-operative, Tenants First Housing (TFH), is launching a three year programme to develop carbon neutral housing. The scheme, described as a “Knowledge Transfer...
8 Apr 2009 - No comments
Scotland’s first full size indoor synthetic football pitch, the size of Hampden, has opened in Toryglen.   The £15.7m centre also houses a outdoor synthetic and grass pitches, a basketball...
7 Apr 2009 - No comments
Avid Glaswegian shoppers cannot fail to have noted the dramtic changes afoot at the St Enoch Centre as ambitious store bosses look to extend Buchanan Street into St Enoch Square. Works to...
7 Apr 2009 - No comments
Arcade Architects have remodelled the interior of a listed Victorian home to reconnect a modern family room and guest suite with the garden. Glazed timber screens sit under a canopy supported...
7 Apr 2009 - No comments
Thinking out of the box, or just out of the box? Like buses, you can go a long time without seeing anything in the Scotsman that is even vaguely about architecture and then – lo – two...
7 Apr 2009 - No comments
Arcade Architects have successfully extended Bankton Primary in Livingston for West Lothian Council by forming an enlarged hall to act as “heart” for the expanded school by accommodating...
7 Apr 2009 - No comments
The WRAP (No, not Wilson’s weekly variety but rather the Waste & Resources Action Programme) in conjunction with the Scottish Agricultural College and Forestry Commission Scotland have announced...
7 Apr 2009 - No comments
City Architecture Office have received detailed planning permission for change of use and new build on an historic site in the village of Pathhead.   The proposal for Tait and Thomson...
7 Apr 2009 - No comments
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) are to hold their annual convention in Dundee from May 14-16 to coincide with the Dundee Institute of Architects 125th anniversary...
7 Apr 2009 - No comments
John McAslan & Partners are to host an open day at the Burgh Hall, Dunoon on Saturday May 2 from 10:00 to 18:00. A day long extravaganza will showcase the value of the Burgh Halls to the local...
6 Apr 2009 - No comments
Peter Head, Arup’s international sustainability planner, heralds the onset of a new “ecological age of human civilisation” at the recent Scottish Council for Development and Industry Annual...
6 Apr 2009 - No comments
Trustees of the Riverside Museum Appeal (RMA) are soliciting public donations for Glasgow’s new Transport Museum as the structure begins to take shape. Support has already been received from...
6 Apr 2009 - No comments
Planning permission and listed building consent have been granted to Holmes for the transformation of Marischal College into a Aberdeen City Council’s headquarters. Works will see the second...
6 Apr 2009 - No comments
A recently uncovered stonemason’s sketch from the 13th century sheds light on the design process for medieval masons. Archaeologists at St Andrew’s cathedral have discovered a series of...
3 Apr 2009 - No comments
Transport operator First have submitted proposals from janus Architecture for a £25m headquarters and bus depot on Cathcart Road, in the south side of Glasgow. The move is intended to meet...
3 Apr 2009 - No comments
Fresh detail has been published on the make up of the Scottish Government’s £60m town centre regeneration fund. Eligible bodies for the cash, designed to regenerate local high streets, have...
3 Apr 2009 - No comments
The Rooflight Company are celebrating successful design and manufacture 81 frameless rooflights at Clay Field in Suffolk. Clay Field is the work of London-based RHM Architects who won the...
3 Apr 2009 - No comments
Richard Murphy Architects have submitted a 260 bed student housing scheme at Queens University, Belfast, for planning permission. Designed in collaboration with RPP Architects the scheme takes...
3 Apr 2009 - No comments
Aberdeen Football Club have announced that Loirston Loch in Nigg has been recommended as the preferred site for the club’s £38m new stadium. Pittodrie, home of the club since 1899, is in a...
3 Apr 2009 - No comments
Austin Smith:Lord (ASL) have secured planning permission for NHS Highland’s Migdale Hospital at Bonar Bridge, Central Sutherland. The £8m the facility replaces outmoded premises at the...
2 Apr 2009 - No comments
Works to revitalise Maryhill Locks by Elder & Cannon have stepped up a gear with the publication of masterplan proposals. Constituting the latest phase in an ambitious renewal of Glasgow’s...
2 Apr 2009 - No comments
SOOT, Save Our Old Town, are celebrating a pyric victory on the ashes of Caltongate after Mountgrange’s untimely demise having pursued a scorched earth aversion to big budget development in the...
2 Apr 2009 - No comments
JM Architects are celebrating today after being chosen to head up the design for a new £41.5m High School in Portobello, Edinburgh. This follows hot on the heels of planning approval for the...
2 Apr 2009 - No comments
Architecture & Design Scotland, fresh from savaging Bothwell Plaza, have switched their sights to RMJM’s Ayr campus for the University of the West of Scotland. Concerns were raised in...
1 Apr 2009 - No comments
The Glenrothes conference, in association with Highland Colour Coaters, steps up a gear this week with the publication of our official brochure, “Saving Down Towns”.  This details a full list...
1 Apr 2009 - No comments
Graven Images and Michael Graves Architects are to share more than a common name in future as they collaborate on the design for a new Missoni Hotel in Oman. Working closely with Italian...
1 Apr 2009 - No comments
Sod cutting has taken place at the Cottier Theatre, formerly Dowanhill Parish Church, marking the second phase of ongoing lottery funded efforts to transform the venue into a theatre, since first...
1 Apr 2009 - No comments
The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced a grant of £4.5m to upgrade the National Portrait Gallery, the first purpose built portrait gallery in the world. “Portrait of the Nation” will...
1 Apr 2009 - No comments
Plans for a new bus station on King Street, Glasgow, have been floated by Faber Maunsell in a bid tackle city centre congestion and relieve pressure from Buchanan Bus Station. The new bus hub...

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