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30 Jun 2009 - No comments
The Royal Institute of British Architects has appointed Harry Rich as its new Chief Executive, with effect from October 2009. Rich brings a wealth of experience to bear from Enterprise...
30 Jun 2009 - No comments
Springfield Properties brought the house down at the recent Scottish Homes Awards after scoring a hat trick of wins with Apartment of the Year, House of the Year and Conversion of the Year....
30 Jun 2009 - No comments
Glasgow’s newest hospital, the new Victoria Infirmary, has opened its doors to patients standing opposite and in contrast to the old at Battlefield Cross in the city’s south side. Designed...
30 Jun 2009 - No comments
Michael Laird Architects have unveiled a new look website and associated newsletter as a platform for the dissemination of practice news and goss to curious computer monitors everywhere. A...
30 Jun 2009 - No comments
With RMJM standing proud on the winners podium for the Commonwealth Games masterplan it is interesting to look at those schemes which fell at the final hurdle, for as gm+ad’s very own Alan Dunlop...
29 Jun 2009 - No comments
The first large scale conventional hydro electric power station to be built in the UK for over 50 years opens today, with StudioLR there to commemorate the occasion with the publication of a book...
29 Jun 2009 - No comments
Glasgow City Council have entered into a partnership with the GO Group to refurbish the former Bell Street Cleaning Depot into a Business Innovation Centre. Providing around 4,200sq/m of space...
29 Jun 2009 - No comments
Selfridges are to hold a community consultation event for proposed site improvements to their in hiatus retail development. The event precedes a planning application for the demolition of...
29 Jun 2009 - No comments
Glasgow City Council have agreed to enter into a partnership agreement with Firthport Ltd to bring forward development proposals for the Clyde waterfront between Stockwell Street and Saltmarket....
29 Jun 2009 - No comments
A high speed rail link connecting Scotland to London and expansion of a forest in the central belt have been deemed in the national interest with their inclusion on a National Planning Framework....
26 Jun 2009 - No comments
The Carbon Trust have published fresh research that serves to outline the benefits to companies and organisations of specifying a low carbon building. Three such recently built buildings:...
26 Jun 2009 - No comments
Hole in my Pocket have launched an initiative aimed at righting the wrongs of the expenses imbroglio with a competition inviting architects to draw up plans for taxpayer owned second home...
26 Jun 2009 - No comments
A development of 17 factory assembled homes in Kildary, Rosshire, by the Highland Housing Alliance with assistance from Highland Council and the Scottish Government has pioneered new methods in...
26 Jun 2009 - No comments
The British Council for School Environments have awarded Hazelwood School top marks for Inspiring Design and a Highly commended award as Best School Architect, despite Hazelwood representing the...
26 Jun 2009 - No comments
The Marketing, Advertising, Design Agency (MAD) have unveiled their eponymous table, a 10ft granite slab apparently levitating above the floor. Unfortunately MAD haven’t actually re-written...
25 Jun 2009 - No comments
The Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded a £1.5m grant to Paisley’s Townscape Heritage Initiative, a move aimed at the repair and re-use of historic buildings as a means of creating more appealing...
25 Jun 2009 - No comments
One Borders couple are living their dream of rural living in a wood clad home nestled amongst Scots pines and a tumbling waterfall having elected to build their own home on the secluded spot....
25 Jun 2009 - No comments
Timber and panel products distributor James Latham have celebrated the first anniversary of their Scottish depot at Eurocentral by supplementing the traditional birthday cake and party tricks with...
25 Jun 2009 - No comments
Glasgow’s Central Hotel is to become the centre of attention for Principal Hayley after the hotel and conference operator set their sites on the dilapidated gothic pile with a £20m investment...
24 Jun 2009 - No comments
East Lothian Council is to spend an additional £100m over the next five years in order to provide 1000 affordable homes. Currently the council is left with around 8,000 properties after 50%...
24 Jun 2009 - No comments
Famous sons and daughters of Dundee are lining up to support a new ad campaign aimed at promoting the home of jute, jam and journalism as a modern and ambitious city. It is hoped to modernise...
24 Jun 2009 - No comments
An abandoned village, forlorn relic of the 1970’s oil boom, is set to be demolished after thirty years of decay. The site has lain dormant as an urban explorers paradise In their haste...
24 Jun 2009 - No comments
Urban design – on steroids Yes, it’s the continuing story of Union Square and the intriguing slant the ayatollahs at Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future (ACSEF) have put on the idea of...
23 Jun 2009 - No comments
Glasgow City Council (GCC) have announced that the City Legacy Consortium comprising RMJM and developers CCG, Cruden, MacTaggart & Mickel and W.H. Malcolm are to design and deliver the Glasgow 2014...
23 Jun 2009 - No comments
Hazelwood School, gm+ad’s multi-multi-award winning special needs school has been picked up in China as the Glaswegian school continues its rolling global conquest. a+a Magazine awarded...
23 Jun 2009 - No comments
A new look arena has been unveiled at the Royal Highland showground, reversing previous plans to switch sites after Edinburgh Airport shelved plans to expand on the site. Loss of anticipated...
23 Jun 2009 - No comments
A triple treble is underway as a three pronged contest takes place over the next three months to land a £3m arts prize from a “mystery donor”. A gallery extension for Edinburgh’s...
23 Jun 2009 - No comments
The Edinburgh Architectural Association’s anniversary poll, celebrating Edinburgh’s architectural legacy of the past 150 years, is approaching the final furlong with a deadline extension to...
23 Jun 2009 - No comments
Michelin starred chef Paul Kitching has been getting busy in his kitchen, opening a £4.5m restaurant and guesthouse in Edinburgh with partner Katie O’Brien. Burns Design sympathetically...
22 Jun 2009 - No comments
Edinburgh City Council have undertaken restoration work to their main council debating chamber and stairwell. Smith Scott Mullan Associates worked on the scheme in collaboration with project...
22 Jun 2009 - No comments
A famous Harrogate restaurant and tearoom, Bettys, has received an extensive facelift from conservation and restoration experts William Anelay Ltd and architects Nicholas Associates. The pair...
22 Jun 2009 - No comments
Strathclyde University have announced that they are due to dispose of their huge student union on John Street, part of a long planned estates overhaul, as construction work continues apace on a...
22 Jun 2009 - No comments
A crystalline, centrepiece chandelier now dominates the entrance space of the Hilton, Reading after being commissioned by designers, Seifert. Manufactured by Chelsom the mass of cascading...
22 Jun 2009 - No comments
An international conference aiming to tackle such brain tickling conundrums as whether yellow hued classrooms assist the absorption of knowledge, how to design clothes that reflect the wearers mood...
19 Jun 2009 - No comments
Archial architects are working on The Grange Campus project in Kilmarnock, part of a £70 million East Ayrshire Schools PPP project. The project is being delivered by the First Class...
19 Jun 2009 - No comments
RICS have claimed a 30% increase in the number of rent reviews taking place as part of its Dispute Resolution Service in the last year as a result of the economic downturn. They said the most...
16 Jun 2009 - No comments
Fyne Home’s subsidiary company, Fyne Initiatives Ltd, has been commended in the Affordable Housing category at the 2009 Scottish Design Awards held recently in Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza hotel for...
16 Jun 2009 - No comments
The Open Official Hospitality has unveiled the Hospitality Village for this year’s event, fully staffed with "stylish hostesses" to cater for the corporate guests scheduled to attend the 138th...
16 Jun 2009 - No comments
Incheon International Airport in North Korea has been named the World’s Best Airport for 2009 in the World Airport Survey. The airport, which features a transportation interchange designed...
16 Jun 2009 - No comments
On the Make The downturn in UK architecture is perhaps most publicly reflected in the severe shedding of staff at the various London-based architectural magazines, but you’d think that...
16 Jun 2009 - No comments
Archial Architects has secured planning permission for what they describe as an "ambitious and elegant" development of 81 apartments alongside Inverness’s. The development will see the...
12 Jun 2009 - No comments
Speirs and Major Associates have scooped the IALD’s top honour at the Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design, for the second year on the trot. Judges were drawn back for more by...
12 Jun 2009 - No comments
The Rubble Club express is now at full tilt with an avalanche of bulldozed buildings brought bubbling forth from distraught fans and the occasional knife twisting critic! New members welcomed...
12 Jun 2009 - No comments
Ian Springford Architects have completed their re-modelling of a Grade A listed office building to accommodate a 187 bedroom four star hotel. The refurbishment marks a real blast from the past...
11 Jun 2009 - No comments
The Scottish Construction Centre have hosted the latest in a series of seminars aimed at illuminating the field of Whole Life Costing (WLC) to construction professionals. Designed as a conduit...
10 Jun 2009 - No comments
Bread for the board in the Bakehouse Regular Wrap readers will recall my review a few weeks go of the Scottish Government’s review of A+DS, a document that proved to be thick only with the...
10 Jun 2009 - No comments
Edinburgh’s tram scheme is being hit hard by the recession with developer contributions dwindling for the increasingly pricey transport solution. Edinburgh City Council had placed great hope...
10 Jun 2009 - No comments
Providing new meaning to the term streets paved with gold one alchemic Glasgow retailer is looking to transform gold to cash and send property prices down like lead with the cities latest pawn...
10 Jun 2009 - No comments
Four Edinburgh schools have been earmarked for closure.  The quartet of primary schools at Royston, Burdiehouse, Fort and Drumbrae have been hit by falling rolls, some now running as low as one...
9 Jun 2009 - No comments
HLM Architects £100m Victoria Hospital has thrown open its door to patients today, culmination of many years work to modernise healthcare in Glasgow’s south side. An emphasis will be placed...
9 Jun 2009 - No comments
A feasibility study into a new visitor centre at the river Ericht, designed to promote improvements to the twin towns covered by the Blairgowrie & Rattray Regeneration Company has been tabled by...
9 Jun 2009 - No comments
Pupils at a Banffshire Primary school are getting involved in the design of a new “gateway feature” on the eastern approach to their town. The public art has been commissioned by...
8 Jun 2009 - No comments
Sheffield based engineer Davey Markham is celebrating the opening of a new lift bridge in Gloucester, named High Orchard Bridge. The 300 tonne electro-hydraulic moveable deck rotates 69...
8 Jun 2009 - No comments
Tesco has opened the first in a new line of “greener” supermarkets in Dumfries today, claimed to have a carbon footprint 45% less than an ordinary supermarket with 80% of store waste being...
8 Jun 2009 - No comments
Henning Larssen Architects (HLA) are attributing their commission to design the Reykjavik Concert and Conference Centre in Iceland, due to complete this year, to the quality of their models. ...
8 Jun 2009 - No comments
Anderson Bell + Christie have submitted £11.5m proposals for mixed tenure housing and offices to Glasgow City Council on behalf of Elderpark Housing Association for the former St Anthony's School,...
5 Jun 2009 - No comments
A residential development designed by Studio DuB has just been completed in south Edinburgh for the Microloft Company Limited.   Edging onto the Craigmillar district, which is itself...
5 Jun 2009 - No comments
Eco-Mods Ltd are to showcase their “House Pod” on Sustainability Street at Interbuild, a major construction fair. Manufacture of the modular units is conducted off site in a factory...
5 Jun 2009 - No comments
The Rubble Club is building into an impressive mound with a number of new submissions, notably the Chungwha Picture Tubes factory from the Parr Partnership at Eurocentral. A notorious white...
5 Jun 2009 - No comments
Scottish Design Awards winner Fyne Homes have awarded maintenance contracts worth over £400k to three local Argyll and Bute firms. Building contractor George Hanson has been tasked with...
5 Jun 2009 - No comments
Aberdeen tycoon Sir Ian Wood has pledged £50m towards creation of a “new heart” for the city centre with Union Terrace Gardens. A feasibility study for raised gardens over the Denburn...
5 Jun 2009 - No comments
Making ends meet is a tough ask for many in the downturn but one artist is looking to do precisely that with the launch of a solo exhibition of drawings at "Schop" in Edinburgh. Dubbed...
4 Jun 2009 - No comments
Scottish ministers have been asked to pass judgement upon whether to demolish an historic cinema in Clerk Street, Edinburgh. Despite approval by Edinburgh City Council, Historic Scotland have...
4 Jun 2009 - No comments
A voluntary worker from Glasgow has been given the opportunity to join the ivy league Harvard University, one of six youngsters to do so under the “Architecture for Everyone” campaign...
4 Jun 2009 - No comments
A storm is brewing over Archial Architects revised plans on behalf of Rumney Manor Ltd, an investment vehicle for reclusive Lancashire billionaire Trevor Hemmings, to demolish the RMJM designed...
3 Jun 2009 - No comments
Trevor Hemmings, a leisure entrepreneur who owns the rights to Basil Brush and Postman pat amongst others, has launched a second attempt to demolish the former United Distillers and Scottish &...
3 Jun 2009 - No comments
Tilke GmbH, a German architecture firm famous for work on Formula 1 race circuits, are using 3D printing technology from Z Corporation to create precision colour models of building concepts and...
3 Jun 2009 - No comments
Elderpark Housing Association (EHA) and Anderson Bell Christie Architects are going back to school having lodged an application for the redevelopment of St Anthony’s, Govan Road, Glasgow....
3 Jun 2009 - No comments
Publication of a recent review into the policy and management of Architecture + Design Scotland (A+DS) has claimed a high profile casualty in today's other big resignation story, that of Sebastian...
2 Jun 2009 - No comments
Prospect’s LEGO auction closes tomorrow morning leaving canny LEGO procurers a matter of mere hours to snag themselves a bargain and provide some much needed funds for the National Autistic...
2 Jun 2009 - No comments
Just in case readers of last week’s Wrap are in any doubt, the picture of the goofy looking guy in the checkerboard suit posing in front of some Doric columns wasn’t me – Piers Gough received...
2 Jun 2009 - No comments
HLM have hosted a Charity Ball in association with Interserve at the Radisson Glasgow, raising £5000 for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. This is the second time HLM have hosted...
2 Jun 2009 - No comments
Caravanners more than most will be aquainted with that familiar British bugbear of the sodden Summer, for the flat topped metal hulks have the knack for transmitting the thunderous applause of...
2 Jun 2009 - No comments
A five year project to recreate hand carved replicas of the Stirling Heads, fine examples of Scottish Renaissance art, have been unveiled today by expert wood carver, John Donaldson. Forty oak...
1 Jun 2009 - No comments
Those embarrassed to be seen driving their Skoda’s around may be tempted by an elaborate paint job pioneered by art student Sara Watson at the University of Central Lancashire. Ditching...
1 Jun 2009 - No comments
An important clocktower in Dundee, sandwiched between the cities two surviving docks, Victoria and Camperdown, has been carefully restored by Unicorn Property Group to provide loft style living...
1 Jun 2009 - No comments
Archial Architects have completed the first phase of the £28m Langside College campus, one week ahead of schedule. The new facility creates a primary entrance space off Battlefield Road and...
1 Jun 2009 - No comments
Two became one on May 28 when Edinburgh City Council authorised the merger of EDI Group Ltd and Waterfront Edinburgh into a single entity, CEC Holdings Ltd. Both arms length property...

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