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29 Jan 2010 - No comments
Plans are in train to rescue Glasgow’s Caledonia Road Church from ruin in a £4.5m project to transform the site into a museum and gallery dedicated to the work of one of the city’s greatest...
29 Jan 2010 - No comments
Grampian Police have dusted off some unseen photos from their achives illustrating a dramatic period in the North East’s history. Dating from 1943 the images depict the aftermath of a German...
29 Jan 2010 - No comments
Manchester’s Urbis building is to close next month be transformed into a football museum. Currently the National Football Museum resides in Preston but it will be relocated to the famous...
29 Jan 2010 - No comments
Scientists have overcome a significant hurdle on the road to fusion power, according to a report in the journal Science. The US National Ignition Facility fired 192 laser beams at a cm sized...
29 Jan 2010 - No comments
South Ayrshire Council has commissioned Holmes Architects to design an extension to Heathfield Primary School after identifying an existing dining hall to be in need of replacement. Ayrshire...
29 Jan 2010 - No comments
Elder & Cannon have submitted proposals for a £4m block of 49 flats on the site of the former Rally Filling Station on Great Western Road Glasgow. The brownfield site has lain undeveloped for...
29 Jan 2010 - No comments
Morgan Professional Services, the design and engineering specialist, has been appointed by the University of Glasgow to undertake civil and structural engineering on a £3m research facility....
29 Jan 2010 - No comments
Trams and congestion charging are amongst two options being considered in a new report from Sustainable Glasgow, an initiative which aims to transform the city into one of Europe’s greenest....
28 Jan 2010 - No comments
Dutch architectural firm Group A have completed a home with a difference in Bussum, the Netherlands. The relatively mundane modernist white render home harbours one stand out feature, a...
28 Jan 2010 - No comments
England’s Planning Minister John Healey is to give local council’s new powers to curtail the growth of houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs). Some local authorities had voiced concern about...
28 Jan 2010 - No comments
BDP, working with architectural aluminium suppliers Kawneer, have completed a new civic centre for West Lothian. The building serves as headquarters for West Lothian Council and Lothian and...
28 Jan 2010 - No comments
In a three part odyssey on BBC2 critic and author Jonathan Meades has launched an exploration of Scottish culture with ‘Off Kilter’, a narrative which commences in Aberdeen. Aberdeen has...
28 Jan 2010 - No comments
3DReid have delivered their latest school for Clackmannanshire Schools Education Partnership, Lornshill Academy. Part of a wider £60m PPP delivery programme Lornshill accommodates 1,100...
28 Jan 2010 - No comments
Each New Year brings a fresh crop of architectural developments and so with 2010 now well and truly underway we are casting our eye across the land in search of significant enhancements to our...
27 Jan 2010 - No comments
Historic Scotland has applied their laser scanning technology, developed in conjunction with the Glasgow School of Arts Digital Design School, to Rosslyn Chapel. The technique creates a...
27 Jan 2010 - No comments
Carbuncle nominations are now flooding in with Inverness generating a welter of debate, both for and against. Councillor Alex Graham, Inverness Deputy Provost, mounted a spirited defence of...
27 Jan 2010 - No comments
Sustainable Glasgow, a consortium led by Strathclyde University, has published a strategy to transform Glasgow into one of Europe’s greenest cities by 2020. The feasibility study outlines...
27 Jan 2010 - No comments
Edinburgh World Heritage and the City of Edinburgh Council are teaming up to develop a lighting strategy for Edinburgh’s New Town. Measures being investigated include the replacement of...
27 Jan 2010 - No comments
Manchester United Footballer Gary Neville is ditching the ostentatious “new wealth” bling of the footballers caricature to pursue a more considered approach to his new home. Teaming up...
26 Jan 2010 - No comments
Archial Architects have been appointed to deliver a new entrance building and office at the Liverpool Innovation Park. Space North West commissioned the £3.8 million project , part of a joint...
26 Jan 2010 - No comments
FAT architects have cooked up a slice of dramatic TV-AM styled facadism for a planned BBC drama centre at Cardiff Bay. Ditching plastic egg cups for decorative pre-cast “gothic” and...
26 Jan 2010 - No comments
Allied Developments Ltd has submitted a 33 storey student accommodation tower for approval by Manchester’s planners. Designed by Hodder and Partners the tower will be located at 17 new...
26 Jan 2010 - No comments
West Lothian politicians are to lobby Scottish Ministers for £22m of funding toward the upgrade of the A801 Avon Gorge to motorway standard. Referred to as a “missing link” in the regions...
26 Jan 2010 - No comments
West Harris Trust has acquired 16,000 acres of government owned land in the Western isles after raising £70k from public bodies. The purchase will see the Trust promote Harris as a place to...
26 Jan 2010 - No comments
Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture, has announced that Karen Anderson is to become the new Chair of A+DS from April 1st 2010, succeeding current A+DS Chair Raymond Young CBE. The move marks...
25 Jan 2010 - No comments
Gleniffer Estates has been awarded planning permission for a new office and retail complex in Kinning Park, Glasgow. The developer was given the green light to convert a 1950’s brick built...
25 Jan 2010 - No comments
Artist Patricia Cain has won acclaim recently for an alternative approach to beauty, one that "catches places in the moment." It was the demolition of granary buildings at Glasgow Harbour,...
25 Jan 2010 - No comments
Sir Ian Wood, mastermind behind the ambitious (and controversial) proposal to cover over Union Terrace Gardens, has warned of a bleak future facing Scotland’s energy capital unless improvements...
25 Jan 2010 - No comments
England’s planning minister John Healy has issued updated guidance to local councils in an effort to protect back gardens from housing development. Referred to as “garden grabbing” the...
25 Jan 2010 - No comments
Work has started on site of the Craigshill Learning Disability Centre in Livingston, designed by macmon architects. The occasion was marked by SNP Councillor Isabel Hutton who took part in a...
25 Jan 2010 - No comments
A £180m air traffic control centre in Prestwick has moved to full operation today, culmination of a decades work to centralise control of UK airspace to two locations from four. Designed by...
22 Jan 2010 - No comments
We shouldn’t knock it or mock it, for it’s a rare, rare thing to see a story from the world of Scottish architecture occupying the front pages of the nation’s press. Yes, of course I’m...
22 Jan 2010 - No comments
First year students from Strathclyde University’s Architecture Department are to showcase their work at the Old Templeton carpet Factory on the weekend of January 23-24 from 10am – 4pm....
22 Jan 2010 - No comments
Glasgow School of Art is inviting a range of leading design experts to Glasgow’s George Square to discuss the importance of the urban public spaces to the health of a city.  The...
22 Jan 2010 - No comments
The housing crash might have been expected to bring about a rethink on the part of developers as to future business models.  But this is not necessarily the case at one of the UK’s leading house...
22 Jan 2010 - No comments
The clock is counting down the final hours of opportunity for submitting your grand designs to this years Scottish Design Awards.  A window which closes at 5pm today.  Fret not if...
22 Jan 2010 - No comments
Over the years the Carbuncles process has opened the eyes of citizens, leaders, visitors and businesses over the years, most recently in Glenrothes to the raw potential our town’s possess but...
21 Jan 2010 - No comments
A report commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has identified the space architect as one of 20 new jobs that could be created in 20 years time. Identifying promising...
21 Jan 2010 - No comments
Plans for Keppie's new midwife-led facility at Simpson’s Centre for Reproductive Health at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh have been released by NHS Lothian.   Sporting curved walls,...
21 Jan 2010 - No comments
A peace initiative chaired by Scottish Enterprise, acting as a mediator between the competing parties of Sir Ian Wood and Peacock Visual Arts, has floundered after Wood refused to countenance any...
21 Jan 2010 - No comments
Rubislaw Quarry, reputedly Europe’s deepest man made excavation, has been put up for sale by owners Bixen Ltd as they seek to find owners willing to get themselves in a hole. A snip at...
20 Jan 2010 - No comments
Inverness Airport has received clearance from Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey planning committee to construct a new business park. A site covering 250 hectares will be developed by a...
20 Jan 2010 - No comments
An Australian delegation is to meet Scottish Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop in an attempt to secure the future of HMS Adelaide as a museum in its Aussie namesake. Originally known as The City...
20 Jan 2010 - No comments
With construction work underway on the Chris Hoy Velodrome at Parkhead, Glasgow, Scotland’s largest Urban Regeneration Company, Clyde Gateway , is finding itself increasingly in the public...
19 Jan 2010 - No comments
Holmes architects have completed the remodelling of a string of mid-Victorian buildings on St Giles Street off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile for Fraser Suites. The conversion transforms the David...
19 Jan 2010 - No comments
Austin-Smith:Lord have received planning permission to construct a library and learning hub for the University of Edinburgh. Providing flexible study environments for students the centre is...
19 Jan 2010 - No comments
The European local authorities environmental organisation is extending their “Fishing for Litter” campaign to Argyll and Bute. Special bins have been installed at the ports of Rothesay and...
19 Jan 2010 - No comments
A fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of a 21-month old boy has heard recriminations fly from builder Kvaerner that the supplied balcony designs were “imprecise”.  Toddler Ben McCreath...
19 Jan 2010 - No comments
Architect Edgar Gonzalez of Brisac Gonzalez has traveled to Aberdeen in a bid to find potential middle ground in the ongoing struggle between Peacock Visual Arts and Aberdeen City and Shire...
19 Jan 2010 - No comments
Newby Management has reaffirmed their commitment to Glasgow’s Custom House Quay development by establishing a new consortium with Moorfield Real Estate.  This follows the bankruptcy of their...
18 Jan 2010 - No comments
Living Architecture has commenced construction of five villas which they hope will raise awareness amongst homebuyers of the possibilities presented by contemporary architecture. New build...
18 Jan 2010 - No comments
First Glasgow is touting a system of dedicated city centre bus lanes in a bid to tackle congestion. Under the plans these routes would be available for the exclusive use of buses for either 24...
18 Jan 2010 - No comments
In a surprise move Sir Fred Goodwin has been appointed as a senior adviser to RMJM in support of the firms international expansion, months after Will Alsop made a similar switch. In a...
18 Jan 2010 - No comments
Five Scottish projects have been shortlisted for the annual Civic Trust Awards, an event aiming to acknowledge projects which are culturally, socially or economically successful and which make an...
18 Jan 2010 - No comments
An economic divide between Britain’s cities is widening to a chasm according to a report from Independent think-tank, Centre for Cities . Areas able to draw upon a highly educated workforce...
18 Jan 2010 - No comments
Planning approval has been granted for Allies & Morrison’s £1.5bn redevelopment of Coventry City Centre. Friargate will occupy land opposite the city’s train station providing a physical...
15 Jan 2010 - No comments
Up to four locations for the permanent storage of nuclear waste are needed according to the Scottish government in a consultation exercise on the issue. The Scottish government believes that...
15 Jan 2010 - No comments
Keppie Design and Gareth Hoskins Architects have paired up to submit proposals to submit a £14m health and care centre for planning approval in Ballymena. Primary, intermediary, diagnostic...
15 Jan 2010 - No comments
Kevin McCloud, Channel four’s omnipresent architecture presenter has ditched the fields of middle England for an altogether more exotic venture. A jaunt to the sub continent to discover if there...
15 Jan 2010 - No comments
So, the gloves are now off, although not that you’d know it from the craven reporting of the opening of the eight week public consultation on Sir Ian Wood’s megalomaniac scheme for Union...
15 Jan 2010 - No comments
Steven Holl, architect of the Glasgow School of Art, has delivered a lecture at the Glasgow Film Theatre outlining his most recent work and influences though not, unfortunately, any detail on the...
14 Jan 2010 - No comments
Plans have been unveiled by the Liberal Democrats to bring a quarter of a million empty homes back into use. Under the plans grants would be made available to owners willing to convert their...
14 Jan 2010 - No comments
Thawing ice is exacerbating a growing pothole problem on the nation’s roads as the current cold snap takes its toll on the nations roads. Freezing conditions have taken their toll turning...
14 Jan 2010 - No comments
JM Architects have completed the Lowe House Health Centre in St Helens, Merseyside.  The primary care health centre brings together four individual GP practices with community services and an...
14 Jan 2010 - No comments
The remote island community of Eigg has scooped joint honours with an energy and transport project in the Brecon Beacons in a national challenge to boost local efforts to tackle climate change....
14 Jan 2010 - No comments
The shrinking nature of new build British housing will be apparent to any purchaser wishing to relocate their antique furniture but comparison with our Australian cousins shows just how...
14 Jan 2010 - No comments
The Scottish government is to end tenants right to buy in a move aimed at boosting the nations stock of council housing.  In East Lothian, an area emblematic of the challenges facing affordable...
13 Jan 2010 - No comments
Architect Gokay Deveci, professor at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, has designed Scotland’s first certified Passivhaus in Dunoon. ‘Tigh-Na-Cladach’ or ‘house by the...
13 Jan 2010 - No comments
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have come up with a simple and cheap process for the manufacture of solar cells which may boost their competitiveness and increase adoption. Working...
13 Jan 2010 - No comments
Groundworks have commenced on the site of Birmingham’s on a £193m Library of Birmingham designed by Mecanoo. The library is designed to be flexible to accommodate evolving digital...
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Things are looking up for Brighton’s waterfront with two very different observation platforms set to go head to head in a race to the top. Turner Associates have devised a 60m spokeless...
13 Jan 2010 - No comments
Lightbulbs everywhere could be switched off with the introduction of light emitting wallpaper, according to the Carbon Trust. A chemical coating applied to walls would bask rooms in an even...
13 Jan 2010 - No comments
Scottish energy minister Jim Mather has responded to criticism from campaigners of the recent approval of the Beauly to Denny power line by claiming that portions of the line “could” still be...
13 Jan 2010 - No comments
Imran Sakur, partner of Sara Properties, has been jailed after the High Court in Edinburgh found the property developer guilty of a murder plot. He will be sentenced on February nine Sakur was...
12 Jan 2010 - No comments
3DReid has issued a call for entries to all UK architecture schools in their fith annual quest to uncover Britain's best Part II student. All entries will be published online and an exhibition...
12 Jan 2010 - No comments
Angus Farquhar, a leading light in Scotland’s visual art community, has postulated ambitious plans to transform Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh into a dynamic light installation to mark the 2012...
12 Jan 2010 - No comments
An artist who seeks inspiration from Glaswegian building sites has won the Aspect prize for new painting after a series of studies depicting the interiors of unfinished buildings along the Clyde...
12 Jan 2010 - No comments
Aberdeen City and Shires Economic Future (ACSEF) have launched a public consultation over plans drawn up by architects Halliday Fraser Munro to create a new civic square for the city by raising...
12 Jan 2010 - No comments
Travelodge, the budget hotel chain, are instigating a significant £115m expansion programme which will see 26 new hotels built in areas including Aberdeen, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Hull. The...
11 Jan 2010 - No comments
Bulldozers could move on Manchester’s most famous street after ITV resumed talks with Peel Media to relocate TV favourite Coronation Street to the £600m Media City site. Instantly...
11 Jan 2010 - No comments
Ian Parsons, a small Edinburgh based conservation and historic buildings architect, is casting his eye to sunnier climes with ambition to rescue Cuba’s crumbling architectural legacy. The...
11 Jan 2010 - No comments
The Scottish Design Awards deadline for entries is fast approaching, falling on Friday January 22. That’s next week! There is still time however for last minute entrants to join our 2010...
11 Jan 2010 - No comments
Property and construction consultancy Robinson Low Francis have been appointed to provide cost management advice to the Helensburgh Chord project - Campbeltown, Helensburgh, Oban, Rothesay and...
11 Jan 2010 - No comments
Dundee City Council have launched an architecture competition for a “world class” £47m outpost of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Dubbed “V & Tay” the centre for art and design will...
11 Jan 2010 - No comments
Lego UK have partnered with some of the countries leading designers to produce a series of individual Lego creations. These will be auctioned off on eBay from Feb 15-25 to raise money for the...
11 Jan 2010 - No comments
Taylor Wimpey and Miller Homes have former army polo fields at Dreghorn, Edinburgh, in their sights despite planners deeming them to be of ‘great landscape value’ and being ruled out for...
11 Jan 2010 - No comments
Liverpool Central Library is on track for a £50m makeover as the Victorian institution spruces itself up for a new century.  Austin-Smith:Lord ambitious remodelling is expected to be...
8 Jan 2010 - No comments
A significant expansion of UK offshore wind power has been approved by the Crown Estate with development rights granted to energy companies in nine regions, including the Moray Firth and Firth of...
8 Jan 2010 - No comments
Retail specialists Engle have merged with tp bennett in a move designed to cement the combined practices position in retail and regeneration. Subsumed within the larger tp bennet, Engle will...
8 Jan 2010 - No comments
Complaints have been raised of continued problems with damp at Dundasvale Court, Glasgow, despite recent re-cladding works  carried out by Wates.  One resident said: “Glasgow Housing...
8 Jan 2010 - No comments
Ian Springford Architects have opened their latest Apex Hotel in London. Three floors were added to a remodelled 1960’s office building to fashion the five star, 89 bed hotel which includes...
8 Jan 2010 - No comments
Administrators have been called in by Lloyds Banking Group to handle the accounts of Kilmartin after the Edinburgh based property developer in a bid to recoup losses from the developers dwindling...
8 Jan 2010 - No comments
Edinburgh’s City Art Centre is to close its doors from late April to late July as it undergoes a £400k refit. The closure has consternated many of the cities art lovers as the gallery will...
7 Jan 2010 - No comments
An architectural competition has been launched for the Mid Cornwall Clay Country Eco-Town, one of four sites selected by the government as suitable for the development of a new breed of New Town....
7 Jan 2010 - No comments
Sheffield has established a design panel comprising some 31 people including BDP director Stephen Marshall to advise on all aspects of design including conservation and landscaping with a focus on...
7 Jan 2010 - No comments
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Historic Scotland (HS) have awarded funding to five churches and one cathedral which have been identified as under threat. Brechin Cathedral, St...
7 Jan 2010 - No comments
A planned housing development at East Fortune Airport has been grounded after East Lothian Council threw out the plans. Historic Lothian Protection & Development Ltd had sought to transform...
7 Jan 2010 - No comments
Plans have been lodged for hovercraft terminals either side of the Forth at Portobello and Kirkcaldy as part of a bid to launch a new commuter route between Fife and Edinburgh. Stagecoach hope...
6 Jan 2010 - No comments
Plans have been lodged for two separate developments on Edinburgh’s Princes Street by Primark and Parcotel. The work would see an easyHotel complete with bright orange signage and a...
6 Jan 2010 - No comments
East Kilbride is on course to tap into a wave of hotel mania with plans for a 98 bedroom edifice from the G1 Group, designed by gm+ad architects. A function room, bar and restaurant will...
6 Jan 2010 - No comments
A cross party group of twenty MPs and peers have called on all parties to commit to cap the UK population at 70 million. Projections indicate that the number of UK residents could exceed 70m...
6 Jan 2010 - No comments
Labour has expressed fears that recession will lead to delays and a “watering down” of the Scottish Crime Campus. Located in Gartcosh, North Lanarkshire, the £65m facility has been...
6 Jan 2010 - No comments
Scottish Government ministers are set to approve a new power transmission line from Beauly, west of Inverness to Denny near Falkirk, subject to conditions. Comprising some 600 pylons rising to...
5 Jan 2010 - No comments
The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, has been officially opened by the states ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Rising to a dizzying 828m the tower was built...
5 Jan 2010 - No comments
Photographer Ben Cooper has photographed Glasgow’s under construction transport museum and emerged with a preview of the under construction interior beneath that undulating canopy....
5 Jan 2010 - No comments
Snow Architects have been appointed to create a 102 bedroom hotel, multi storey car park and 11,500sq/ft of retail space within the Ropewalks conservation district of Liverpool. Occupying the...
5 Jan 2010 - No comments
A slice of Africa is to be transplanted to the north of England courtesy of a 34m tall biodome at Chester Zoo. Designed by Proctor and Matthews architects the £90m, EFTE clad structure could...
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Construction work is to commence this Wednesday on Glasgow’s National Indoor Sports Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Designed by 3DReid architects and built by Sir Robert McAlpine the...
5 Jan 2010 - No comments
An incoming Conservative government would create a “supermarket ombudsman” to resolve disputes between retailers and suppliers. It is intended that the post would enforce better labelling...

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