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29 Nov 2010 - No comments
Discussions between Apple and Edinburgh City Council over the construction of an Apple store on the city’s Princes Street are said to have been finalised. An outlet at 122-123 Princes...
29 Nov 2010 - No comments
At just 41 years old they have only just reached middle age but Glasgow’s most visible high rise housing estate is slowly being retired having been judged to have outlived its usefulness by...
26 Nov 2010 - No comments
macmon has commenced work on site of a primary care medical centre in Crawcrook, near Gateshead, part of a wider masterplan to regenerate the town. Developed by Ashley House PLC it will...
26 Nov 2010 - No comments
A £150m development by Tesco in Gateshead Town Centre has been approved by planners. Designed by 3DReid the scheme includes a town square, 45 retail units, offices, a 950 bed student village,...
26 Nov 2010 - No comments
The Edrington Group, owners of The Famous Grouse whisky has placed a giant wireframe sculpture of ‘The Grouse’, at Broxden roundabout in Perth to mark the city's 800th anniversary. The...
25 Nov 2010 - No comments
Infrastructure work has commenced on site at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Scotland Innovation Park at Ravenscraig, an initiative designed to influence future house building via...
24 Nov 2010 - No comments
A group of students, unhappy with redevelopment plans for an Edinburgh cinema, have taken matters into their own hands by coming up with plans of their own for the buildings revival. The New...
24 Nov 2010 - No comments
It’s been one year now since the publication of Urban Realm, a milestone we celebrate in style this issue with a special edition guest edited by Wayne Hemingway. Well regarded for his work...
23 Nov 2010 - No comments
A 10m tall figure designed by prolific Glaswegian sculptor Andy Scott is aiming to banish the New Town’s dark days of Carbuncle ignominy with a dazzling display for motorists. With nights...
23 Nov 2010 - No comments
A three and a half year redevelopment of two Royal Shakespeare Company theatres reaches its conclusion on Wednesday with the unveiling of a revamped Royal Shakespeare Theatre.   £112m has...
22 Nov 2010 - No comments
Oberlanders Architects has secured planning permission for a £15m student hosuing development on behalf Watkin Jones and Son Ltd. Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town the 300 bed...
22 Nov 2010 - No comments
£2.8m in funding has been secured by the Heritage Lottery Fund for a museum and art gallery in Dunfermline. Occupying the city’s Carnegie library and adjacent B listed bank building, the...
22 Nov 2010 - No comments
Since last week’s musings on the proposed Tayside shop and caff for the V & A, the Scottish Government has announced its budget for the coming year and with it the latest freezing of council tax...
19 Nov 2010 - No comments
Elder & Cannon has one the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award 2010 after their office project for Shettleston Housing Association won over judges. E&C beat off stiff...
19 Nov 2010 - No comments
Denny may have embraced the Carbuncle cause this year but it did so only on the proviso that Urban Realm get behind the community and put forward design proposals for their ailing town centre. In...
19 Nov 2010 - No comments
The first of a new breed of energy efficient homes have been completed for Glasgow Housing Association by PRP Architects, The Glasgow House. Locally trained workers and apprentices from City...
18 Nov 2010 - No comments
Oliver Chapman Architects has completed the second phase of their Todlaw housing scheme, a development of 12 flats for social rent at Duns in the Scottish Borders. Arranged into three blocks...
18 Nov 2010 - No comments
Keppie Design has been commissioned to design Orkney Islands Council’s £50m Schools Investment Programme. The contract will see Keppie working alongside Morrison Construction to deliver a...
16 Nov 2010 - No comments
Scotland's Culture Minister, Fiona Hyslop, has presided over the My Home, My Place, My Scotland exhibition, an attempt to define what Scotland's heritage means to individuals. Hyslop cited...
12 Nov 2010 - No comments
Hey-ho, what a week and a half it’s been in the usually less than dizzying world of Scottish architecture. Often things trundle along for weeks without much going on then – wham – umpteen...
12 Nov 2010 - No comments
Elder & Cannon Architects have submitted plans for an expanded Artto Hotel on Glasgow’s Hope Street. The unconventional development will see an existing traditional Victorian building...
11 Nov 2010 - No comments
John Swinney has written to The Times newspaper in an effort to counter suggestions that the Scottish Government encouraged local authorities and other partners to break EU procurement rules with...
11 Nov 2010 - No comments
Highland Council have approved plans by Natural Retreats and Heritage GB to redevelop and extend the derelict John O’Groats hotel to form self catering holiday apartments alongside 16 detached...
10 Nov 2010 - No comments
Researchers at Abertay University in Dundee have developed modelling software to depict how the city could evolve to those with a stake in its future development. Dubbed the Sustainable City...
10 Nov 2010 - No comments
GWT Design is to submit a planning application later this week for the redevelopment of a former salmon bothy, near Buckie on the Moray coast. Occupying a parcel of land next to the existing...
9 Nov 2010 - No comments
Rok Building Ltd has appointed administrators PwC after encountering difficulty in meeting its “financial obligations”. The move casts doubt on the future of several major schemes which...
9 Nov 2010 - No comments
Plans for a new £100m crossing at Perth are to be unveiled by Halcrow and Perth and Kinross Council at a public consultation. The proposals for a third crossing of the River Tay are intended...
8 Nov 2010 - No comments
Art company NVA has become the latest company to announce plans to preserve the A listed St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, this time as a “living ruin”. NVA, who specialise in outdoor art...
8 Nov 2010 - No comments
RMJM has admitted to “cash flow pressures” after news emerged in Scotland on Sunday that up to 80 staff had quit the practice’s Hong Kong office over the past few weeks, including the...
5 Nov 2010 - No comments
A 30ha mixed use East Kilbride masterplan, prepared jointly by Block and Mill Architects, has been approved by South Lanarkshire Council. It will see a hotel, supermarket, Dobbies garden...
5 Nov 2010 - No comments
East Lothian is set to be connected to Edinburgh by continuous sprawl after 420 new homes were approved for the last remaining Greenfield land between them. The Dalrymple family trust wish to...
4 Nov 2010 - No comments
Malcolm Fraser, in a piece penned for yesterday’s Scotsman, has spoken out against plans for a ‘ garden district ’ on Edinburgh’s greenbelt. Describing the ongoing “consultation...
4 Nov 2010 - No comments
Work has begun on Red Box Designs £9.9m Northern Design Centre in Gateshead within the city’s Baltic Business Quarter. The four storey building is being developed by Gateshead Council and...
4 Nov 2010 - No comments
David Mackay, chairman of Transport Edinburgh, Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams has resigned with immediate effect from all three positions. MacKay stated he was seeking a “calmer” life...
3 Nov 2010 - No comments
A+DS have invited author Ged O’Brien to conduct two free walking tours of sporting and architectural interest around the city of Glasgow in an effort to highlight how sport has contributed to...
3 Nov 2010 - No comments
The Japanese practice of Kengo Kuma & Associates, together with Cre8 Architecture, have emerged victorious in the V&A at Dundee design competition. One of six proposals to be shortlisted at a...
2 Nov 2010 - No comments
A disused supermarket in Elgin is to become an unlikely new home for Moray Council after the authority appointed Bennetts Associates together with Acanthus Architects to undertake a full...
2 Nov 2010 - No comments
Eleven buildings are in the running for this years RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award after the architects body published its list of hopefuls. The winner will be decided by a...
1 Nov 2010 - No comments
haa design has completed the refurbishment of Arup Scotland’s offices, Scotstoun House at South Queensferry. Designed by Peter Fogo in the 1960s the listed pavilion had become unsuited to...
1 Nov 2010 - No comments
The organising committee for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are to move into the Tontine Building, Merchant City, toward the end of next year. It will see the listed building refurbished...

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