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31 Aug 2009 - No comments
The scent of nitro glycerine was in the air at Shawbridge on Sunday after Glasgow Housing Association pulled the plunger on the latest multis on their hit list, their fate sealed following a...
31 Aug 2009 - No comments
Glasgow City Council (GCC) have approved plans to sign up for the EU Covenant of Mayors, a commitment by signatory towns and cities to go beyond a current EU target of a 20% cut in CO2 emissions by...
31 Aug 2009 - No comments
The latest addition to the West of Scotland Science Park, the Venture Building, has been awarded a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. Designed by haa design for Speyroc Ltd the office pavilion is...
31 Aug 2009 - No comments
Archial Architects have undertaken a £1.2m transformation of Glasgow’s historic Trades Hall. Ground floor retail has been installed to generate fresh revenue streams for the A listed Robert...
31 Aug 2009 - No comments
Plans for the new Lanarkshire settlement of Owenstown have been questioned by planning consultants as less new town and more new sprawl, raising doubt as to whether Owen would appreciate his name...
28 Aug 2009 - No comments
Phantassie Heritage LLP and Rennie Meikle Ltd have submitted plans to East Lothian council for the redevelopment of Phantassie Steading in East Linton into a visitor attraction. Architects...
28 Aug 2009 - No comments
A team from Historic Scotland and Glasgow School of Art have begun to digitally scan New Lanark in 3D as part of the Scottish Government’s drive to digitally document the countries five World...
28 Aug 2009 - No comments
Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of ‘Architecture for Humanity’, has published an unreserved apology to Zaha Hadid after making an ill advised critique of the controversial architect at a debate in...
28 Aug 2009 - No comments
Urban Splash and Irvine Bay Regeneration Company Ltd welcomed nearly 200 people to their public consultation on plans for the redevelopment of Irvine Bay. Feedback forms completed at the event...
28 Aug 2009 - No comments
Innovative approaches to construction are nothing new from modular builds, prefabrication and an increasing adoption of timber.  One approach that hasn't yet taken off however is the use of...
28 Aug 2009 - No comments
The latest revised masterplan for Govan’s Southern General Hospital campus has hit planning officer’s desks. Being brought forward by architects HLM the adult hospital will take the form...
28 Aug 2009 - No comments
Milton Park in Egham, designed by Dunthorne Parker Architects, sports a dual finish from Cladding Solutions within an historic parkland setting. Anolok anodised aluminium was used, in three...
27 Aug 2009 - No comments
The seven short listed contenders vying for supremacy in Glasgow School of Art’s campus redevelopment plans have tabled their submissions to a select band of staff, students and alumni of the...
27 Aug 2009 - No comments
Archial Architects have completed a £12m extension to the Bon Accord Centre, Aberdeen. Commissioned by the Scottish Retail Property partnership the extension provides 50,000sq/ft of...
27 Aug 2009 - No comments
With the clock rapidly ticking down to an irreversible and accelerating shift in the world’s climate and hoped for solutions ranging from Fusion power to Hydrogen cars still decades off efforts...
26 Aug 2009 - No comments
The second in our two part retelling of the Future Scotland Sustainable places debate picks up with the Scottish parliament debating chamber still echoing to Germaine Greer’s opening salvo....
26 Aug 2009 - No comments
Archial Architects are proud of the inclusive nature of their newest school, the £70m Grange Academy in Kilmarnock. This combined campus of over 1,800 pupils brings together the Grange Academy and...
26 Aug 2009 - No comments
Collective Architecture have won Common of Houses, a competition to design: “state owned, temptation free” housing for MPs with a left wing vision of a network of local assemblies served by...
26 Aug 2009 - No comments
Network Rail, the company responsible for maintaining Britain’s rail infrastructure, is proposing to construct a £34bn high speed line to connect Glasgow and London in 2hrs and 16min by 2030....
26 Aug 2009 - No comments
Prospect 136 is here and we have a bumper issue for you this quarter with a tale of two cities as Aberdeen and Dundee grapple with very different regeneration challenges. Elsewhere we pay a visit...
25 Aug 2009 - No comments
Scotland’s motorway capital is to pour more concrete on its crown after a spate of road widening initiatives were okayed by Transport Scotland. These entail expanding to eight lanes the M73...
25 Aug 2009 - No comments
Elphinstone Group Ltd have entered into an agreement with Forth Valley College for the redevelopment of part of the former Stirling Auction Mart site at Kildean East, set to be transformed by...
25 Aug 2009 - No comments
Nails were bitten a few centimetres shorter this morning as Lighthouse staff, journo’s and creative types waited on tenterhooks for the deliberations of the Lighthouse board convened in dramatic...
25 Aug 2009 - No comments
An opening date of September 12 has been set for Trongate 103, the fledgling creative arts hub in Glasgow’s Merchant City. The soon to be home of Glasgow Print Studio, Street Level...
25 Aug 2009 - No comments
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) have been appointed as joint administrators to The Lighthouse Trust at the request of the directors. Responsible for running Scotland’s Centre for...
25 Aug 2009 - No comments
A new town of 8,000 homes is to be created in the South Lanarkshire countryside as a modern interpretation of Robert Owen’s nearby world heritage village of New Lanark. Managed and owned by...
24 Aug 2009 - No comments
haa design have been appointed to design the Edinburgh office of Hymans Robertson LLP. Making use of an elongated floor plan at no.1 Exchange Place, a string of meeting rooms will fan out from...
24 Aug 2009 - No comments
Imminent closure of Scotland’s centre for architecture and design, The Lighthouse, is on the cards this week after the door was closed on further public bail outs amid concerns over its financial...
24 Aug 2009 - No comments
Riverside Rubble I’ll start this week by sharing with you a web link sent to me by Willie Miller of WMUD ( http://youyouidiot.blogspot.com ) and to whom I am indebted for lightening an...
24 Aug 2009 - No comments
The Architecture Scotland Annual 2009 is finally here after an exciting 12 month gestation which has encompassed some genuine architectural accomplishments. From the comfort of your own lap...
24 Aug 2009 - No comments
Land rights present a thorny quagmire for the unwary as any nature lover caught on the wrong side of a “geroff moi larrnd” rollicking will attest. In attempting to clarify the situation...
21 Aug 2009 - No comments
The Future Scotland: Sustainable Places debate took off in uproarious fashion today with Australian feminist Germaine Greer weighing into the sustainability debate as only Germaine can.  ...
21 Aug 2009 - No comments
Following news of grave digging at Old Wellwynd Church in Airdrie the following proposal from GCA architecture + design has been unearthed. GCA are in process of transforming the sombre, grey...
20 Aug 2009 - No comments
New life is being brought to Airdrie Town centre after bodies were exhumed from a disused church by contractors building a new community centre. Old Wellwynd Church is being developed by North...
20 Aug 2009 - No comments
Gray’s School of Art graduate Libby Day has designed a collection of metal vessels entitled ‘Surfacing Complexity, Surfacing Simplicity’, on display at Aberdeen’s Art Centre until 22...
20 Aug 2009 - No comments
Glasgow City Council are taking a group of green fingered locals to court - for tidying up a rubbish strewn wasteland close to their homes. The council owned land had been left as a dumping...
20 Aug 2009 - No comments
Sir David Murray has unveiled his second big property deal this week in a collaboration with Archial architects in Southampton. Planning permission has been secured for the replacement of...
20 Aug 2009 - No comments
Moray Council have granted planning approval to a proposal by Robertson Homes and Scotia Homes (North) Ltd to erect 435 homes at Spynie, north of Elgin. Part of Elgin’s five year masterplan...
19 Aug 2009 - No comments
Oft pigeon holed by the public as an era of cheap, mass produced brutalism the post war era does in fact stretch to the present day and encompasses a broad range of styles from engineering...
18 Aug 2009 - No comments
Lodged plans for a residential led scheme on the banks of the Kelvin have stirred the ire of locals who claim the mooted plans put the future of a clutch of independent shops, including shisha pipe...
18 Aug 2009 - No comments
The next issue of Prospect is poised to go to press in the next few hours, a time of manic proofing, subbing and editing which for the first time ever you can be a part of. Yes web surfers...
18 Aug 2009 - No comments
Stephen Miles, currently a project architect with Anderson Bell + Christie, has established his own eponymous practice, Stephen Miles Architects (sma).   SMA has been established to focus...
18 Aug 2009 - No comments
Urban Splash in conjunction with Irvine Bay Regeneration Company has announced that it will hold a public consultation for the redevelopment of Irvine Harbour, Influenced by traditional...
17 Aug 2009 - No comments
Freight Design’s Marketing manager John McDonald, previously Director of Communications and Enterprises at the Lighthouse, is heading to Montreal to promote the Canadian Centre for Architecture...
17 Aug 2009 - No comments
The property downturn is passing Sir David Murray by as the Rangers boss splashes out £1.6m on his swanky pad in Edinburgh’s Murrayfield area. Weighing in at 23 rooms over three floors the...
14 Aug 2009 - No comments
Page\Park have received planning consent this week from Coventry City Council for a 500 room student residence for the University of Warwick. This RIBA competition winning scheme comprises of...
14 Aug 2009 - No comments
An in depth study of the architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh is to be conducted by The University of Glasgow after funding of almost £620k was secured from the Arts and Humanities Research...
13 Aug 2009 - No comments
Strathclyde University’s £36m Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, designed by Sheppard Robson, has topped out on Cathedral Street. Professor Graham Coombs, Head of the Institute...
13 Aug 2009 - No comments
A right old Barney It’s a good few years since one of the doyens of Scottish architecture, Izi Metzstein, came up with the idea of the Macallan Club, a loose grouping of architects who had...
12 Aug 2009 - No comments
A survey of Scotland’s local authorities conducted by Highland, one of Scotland’s leading galvanizing and colour powder coating firms, to uncover annual spend on the upkeep of railings,...
12 Aug 2009 - No comments
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) has unveiled an online database with information and images of more than 280,000 buildings. Members of the...
11 Aug 2009 - No comments
Glasgow bound motorists will have found the ongoing M74 engineering works difficult to miss with the largest mobile crane in Europe continuing to winch sections of blue steel into position above...
10 Aug 2009 - No comments
Those desperately in search of the sun this summer won't have to head to the Med thanks to a handy gizmo from Chemical Wedding (CW) – an iphone software developer – who have announced the...
10 Aug 2009 - No comments
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, is recipient of a new east wing courtesy of Rafael Vinoly Architects creating new space for the presentation and conservation of its collection of 19th and 20th...
10 Aug 2009 - No comments
Glasgow City Council have nominated Sir Robert McAlpine as their preferred construction contractor to deliver 3DReid’s National Indoor Sports Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome for the 2014...
7 Aug 2009 - No comments
Historic Scotland are to award nearly £1m of building repair grants to five endangered buildings including, Glasgow Art Club, the Royal Hospital Chapel at Gartnavel and 45 North Bridge Street....
7 Aug 2009 - No comments
A shared campus for Scotland’s Environmental and Rural Services has been formally opened at Golspie Business Park in the Highlands by Roseanna Cunningham. ‘The Links’ will bring together...
7 Aug 2009 - No comments
Holmes Partnership has unleashed the first image of their £116m Low Moss prison replacement in Bishopbriggs. Working with Carillion and the Scottish Prison Service the architects will act as lead...
6 Aug 2009 - No comments
A range of towns from across Scotland have secured funding from The Scottish Governments town centre regeneration fund, a £60m pot to reinvigorate troubled urban centres. Money was dolled out...
6 Aug 2009 - No comments
Revised plans for a controversial Tesco store are being proferred to the community of Partick after the retail behemoth was outfoxed by Glasgow Harbour, with plans for a rival store, who sneakily...
6 Aug 2009 - No comments
The fate of Gillespie Kidd and Coia’s A-listed residential blocks on the outskirts of Bearsden hangs in the balance after Muse developments put forward proposals to demolish the abandoned...
6 Aug 2009 - No comments
Thistle stung by debt A consortium of Partick Thistle fans have taken supporting the team to new heights by clubbing together to raise £1m for a property deal at the debt stricken club....
5 Aug 2009 - No comments
Keppie Design have submitted plans for a mix of office, retail, leisure, hotel and conference facilities to adjoin the Douglas Hotel on backcourts between Market Street and Shiprow at Aberdeen...
4 Aug 2009 - No comments
Work has commenced on a £12m construction training facility designed by Archial Architects for Aberdeen College. Containing workshops for joinery, brickwork, painting, decorating and plumbing...
4 Aug 2009 - No comments
Oliver Chapman Architects have been short listed for the Lifetime Home Awards, the only Scottish practice to do so. The broad brief called for an affordable home suitable for all ages to which...
4 Aug 2009 - No comments
This years Roses Design Awards, to be held in Nottingham on October 23, will play host to an “alternative” ceremony with the coronation of our king Rubble maestro taking place in tandem with...
3 Aug 2009 - No comments
Simpson and Brown have been appointed by Historic Scotland to prepare a guide for the restoration of castles and tower-houses. As co-author of the report S&B will outline best conservation...
3 Aug 2009 - No comments
Carvill (Scotland) Ltd have suspended their £17.4m Maxwell Rd in the south side of Glasgow, despite receiving planning approval. The scheme consists of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments, developed...
3 Aug 2009 - No comments
Gleniffer Estates PLC, Walker Group and Alexander Morton Homes have lodged plans with North Ayrshire Council for a £40m mixed use development on a former dog racing track on the periphery of...
3 Aug 2009 - No comments
Measure to improve Scotland’s planning system, and boost economic recovery, come into effect today. Changes afoot include the set up of local review bodies comprising councillors to review...

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