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26 Feb 2010 - No comments
Archial Sustainable Futures, a research, development and advice consultancy, has been appointed to provide advisory and assessment services to the £300m New Campus Glasgow project. This will...
25 Feb 2010 - No comments
London’s West End has risen to become the second most expensive office location in the world according to a new report from global real estate advisers Cushman & Wakefield. The list...
25 Feb 2010 - No comments
Skye based Rural Design have completed initial design work for a new housing development on the edge of Lochinver, Sutherland. Development land in the landlocked village is scarce but...
25 Feb 2010 - No comments
3DReid have teamed up with bespoke treehouse designers Blue Forest to bring everyone’s favourite childhood retreat back down to earth as an innovative external learning environment. Dubbed...
25 Feb 2010 - No comments
Deramore Property Group are set to commence partial demolition of listed buildings at 121-123 Princes Street later this month after awarding the construction contract on their £35m Edinburgh hotel...
24 Feb 2010 - No comments
The United States government has unveiled plans for its new British embassy in London as it swaps the genteel environs of Mayfair for the rather less salubrious locale of Wandsworth. A $1bn...
24 Feb 2010 - No comments
Bennetts Associates has completed the £13.8m Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare, a marriage of NHS Clinical Skills Training and the University of Aberdeen’s Department of...
24 Feb 2010 - No comments
Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway are to apply their experience in urban regeneration and social design to Inverness by showcasing the future of community living at the UK’s first ever eco-housing...
24 Feb 2010 - No comments
Archial’s Kingsland Primary School, one of three primary schools designed by the practice for Scottish Borders Council, has opened its doors to pupils in Peebles. With 14 classrooms and a...
23 Feb 2010 - No comments
Plans have been revealed for an expansion of the Mercat Shopping Centre, Kirkcaldy, tripling the existing centre’s size and creating a new waterfront. Early proposals call for The...
23 Feb 2010 - No comments
A notorious wasteland in the heart of Bradford, nominated for a Carbuncle for “Worst planning decision”, is to be partially opened to the public as a community garden. Westfield had...
23 Feb 2010 - No comments
Before and after images have been released documenting how a new Primark Store will impact upon Edinburgh’s Rose Street. Architects 3DReid are also working on remodeling plans for the...
23 Feb 2010 - No comments
The Miller Partnership has appointed Gareth Yule and Alan Cadger as Partners to work alongside incumbent Robert Kennedy in taking the practice forward. It is not the first time Yule has taken...
23 Feb 2010 - No comments
Online shopping has recorded its slowest annual growth in nearly 10 years, according to figures released by the Interactive Media in Retail Group. January’s figures were up just 5% over the...
22 Feb 2010 - No comments
Page/Park has stated publicly that their recently won commission for Glasgow’s Theatre Royal is all about “the journey from the street to the seat”. The architects are drafting up...
22 Feb 2010 - No comments
A 13 year refurbishment odyssey at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall will draw to a close this week as the doors to a new wing of the £40m facility finally open to the public. It sees a £3.95m glass...
22 Feb 2010 - No comments
Westpoint Homes have commenced demolition of the former Renfrewshire Council Headquarters in Paisley. The move precedes plans to construct a four phase development of 137 homes and commercial...
22 Feb 2010 - No comments
The Thomas Heatherwick designed centrepiece of the UK pavilion at the World Expo site in Shanghai is now taking shape, a giant pin cushion. Comprising 60,000 acrylic rods which sway in motion...
22 Feb 2010 - No comments
Primark have launched a public consultation into their planned Edinburgh Princes Street store with an appeal to potential bargain hunters to “Have Your Say”. A website has been setup by...
19 Feb 2010 - No comments
Cameron Webster Architects have been selected by Jacobite Cruises to develop a new harbour, car park, reception and visitor facilities at the home of the world’s favourite mythical beast....
19 Feb 2010 - No comments
Lee Boyd Architects have obtained planning permission for a community hub building in Gorebridge for the Gorebridge Community Development Trust. Clad in locally sourced timber the hall will...
19 Feb 2010 - No comments
Turner prize winning artist Martin Creed has revealed details of his plan to upgrade a dingy stairwell linking Edinburgh’s Waverley Station to the Old Town. It is planned to repave the steps...
19 Feb 2010 - No comments
Alan Dunlop has been confirmed as the 2010 Mahlum Endowed Lecturer at the University of Washington, Department of Architecture in the College of the Built Environments, Seattle. This annual...
19 Feb 2010 - No comments
Gateshead Council has granted planning permission for nearly 150 new homes in the borough’s Kibblesworth estate. The estate comprises a number of prefabricated “Airey” properties built...
19 Feb 2010 - No comments
Mark Chalmers, architect, writer, photographer and history buff from North east Scotland, is the latest recruit to sign up for Urban Realm’s burgeoning roster of bloggers. Chalmers has...
18 Feb 2010 - No comments
Irvine Bay regeneration company have carried out a comprehensive survey of stonework at Trinity Churxh Spire... and have the footage to prove it. Murray Clark scaled the 50m landmark to check...
16 Feb 2010 - No comments
Glasgow City Council is launching a public consultation over a 10 year plan to transform the Shawbridge district into a ‘village’. Residents, reader and stakeholder opinions will be sought...
16 Feb 2010 - No comments
Planners have knocked back plans put forward by two well know patrons of the arts to redevelop their 17th century Bonnington House. Owners Robert and Nicola Wilson commissioned leading artists...
16 Feb 2010 - No comments
Block Architects have opened a new office in Glasgow at 272 Bath Street as the practice seeks to extend its coverage in the Greater Glasgow Area. The practice are increasingly confident in the...
16 Feb 2010 - No comments
Page/Park has put in a winning performance in a competition to design a £10m upgrade of Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. An announcement is due next week but it is believed the practice have seen...
16 Feb 2010 - No comments
Alan Little, principal of Glasgow’s Central College, has sought to reassure Stow College, who pulled out of the cities New Campus project last year, that no compulsory redundancies will be made....
15 Feb 2010 - No comments
Alistair Watson, chairman of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, has resigned citing health reasons following an expenses row. Financial watchdog Audit Scotland is investigating more than...
15 Feb 2010 - No comments
3DReid have teamed up with Devereux Architects to mount a combined assault on the Scottish healthcare market. The joint venture partnership is intended to complement the local knowledge and...
15 Feb 2010 - No comments
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw has called on Edinburgh to embrace modernity and warned against “fossilisation” of its Old and New towns. Speaking to the Sunday Herald Grimshaw stressed the...
15 Feb 2010 - No comments
Regeneration is continuing apace in Lochgelly, described by the Observer as: “the last place in Britain people want to live”. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of a partnership between Ore...
15 Feb 2010 - No comments
Struggling Scottish property developer Cala has announced it is to pull out of commercial property after a refinancing deal with Lloyds stipulated that Cala Properties be wound down. This has...
12 Feb 2010 - No comments
John O’Groats is in line for a £15m makeover after Highlands and Islands Enterprise commissioned GVA Grimley to prepare a masterplan for the northerly attraction. The 20 year plan is...
12 Feb 2010 - No comments
Urban Realm can reveal the first image of Keppie’s recently approved Botanic Gardens Garage proposals for Glasgow’s west end. It shows a red sandstone residential block rising behind the...
12 Feb 2010 - No comments
Way, way back in the days when Charlie Gordon’s feathers were fairly puffed-up as leader of the City of Glasgow Council and long before he was comfortably nested on the rear perches of the...
11 Feb 2010 - No comments
North Highland Curling Trust has appointed Archial Architects to conduct a feasibility study to assess suitable sites for a new curling rink. Two sites have been identified as matching the...
11 Feb 2010 - No comments
A sculptural footbridge has taken pride of place in the regeneration of Stockton on Tees Providing pedestrian access between north and south shores of the river Tees the slender bowstring...
11 Feb 2010 - No comments
Stena Line has commenced work on a £200m ferry terminal at Loch Ryan, two miles north of Cairnryan. The terminal will replace existing facilities at Stranraer and see introduction of two new...
11 Feb 2010 - No comments
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority have refuted claims of poor insulation at their Page/Park designed HQ building made by local resident Angus MacMillan, who snapped melting...
10 Feb 2010 - No comments
Plans for a huge biomass energy plant at Leith Docks are to be but on public display from tomorrow at Ocean Terminal by Forth ports and Scottish & Southern Energy. The £360m proposal would...
10 Feb 2010 - No comments
Dual winners of the Carbon Trust Awards 2010 have been announced after the company split their annual award into two categories; new build and refurbishment. It marks increased recognition of...
10 Feb 2010 - No comments
Macmon architects in collaboration with McMullen Consulting have applied for funding to build a community hall in the village of Gartmore, within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park...
10 Feb 2010 - No comments
Trustees of Abbotsford House, headed by the Duke of Buccleuch, are backing a £10m transformation of the Borders home of Sir Walter Scott, Abbotsford House near Melrose. The 19th Century pile...
9 Feb 2010 - No comments
Homes for Scotland, an umbrella organisation for the private housing industry, have warned that the housing sector is facing its worst crisis since WWII with “jaw dropping” in the volume of...
9 Feb 2010 - No comments
Govanhill Housing Association is calling for urgent Government intervention for the Glasgow ward in light of escalating social, physical and environmental concerns. Slum landlords are being...
9 Feb 2010 - No comments
3DReid have received planning consent for Scotland’s first hybrid PPP procurement project. This hybrid model is designed to amend the PPP mechanism by securing funding via a government grant...
9 Feb 2010 - No comments
Google’s all seeing roving eyes have captured the streets of Britain in all their electrifying mundanity, but which ones are streets ahead? Who has reached the end of the road? In a bid to...
8 Feb 2010 - No comments
Singer Annie Lennox has added her voice to a chorus of disapproval directed towards a civic square in Aberdeen which would envelop Union Terrace Gardens. The scheme struck an off note with the...
8 Feb 2010 - No comments
A colourful proposal for Liverpool’s waterfront is in the offing after developer duo Richmont Property and Y1 Developments submitted plans for a 54 storeys (165m) skyscraper on the banks of the...
8 Feb 2010 - No comments
Glasgow City Council are set to decide today on a controversial planning application to demolish the rear of an art deco styled garage in Glasgow’s west end for housing. It follows a prior...
8 Feb 2010 - No comments
Residents of the island of Bute are voting on the purchase of 2,000 acres of land from film director Richard Attenborough, the largest ever such ballot in a community buy out proposal....
5 Feb 2010 - No comments
Doig + Smith have been appointed to provide cost management services on Glasgow’s £840m South Glasgow Hospital Campus. They will ensure cost management informs the design, ensuring...
5 Feb 2010 - No comments
Landscape artist Charles Jencks has set his sites on a former opencast coal mine in Dumfries and Galloway for his latest public artwork. An application has been made to the local authority by...
5 Feb 2010 - No comments
Belfast’s Victoria Square scoops the Silver Jubilee Cup at the Royal Town Planning Institutes planning awards. Designed by BDP the scheme extends the Belfast city centre toward its...
5 Feb 2010 - No comments
First there were oil lamps, then gas before today’s incandescent bulbs arrived.  Now LED lighting is set to be introduced to the streets of Edinburgh following a Princes Mall trial of the...
5 Feb 2010 - No comments
Warren Elsmore, chairman of Lego fanclub the Brickish Association, has fashioned a scale model of the Forth Rail Bridge. Stretching to 6.5m the 11,000 brick structure presented particular...
4 Feb 2010 - No comments
Work begins in earnest today on the most dramatic section of Glasgow’s M74 link. The 750m long Port Eglinton Viaduct will stretch over roads, warehouses and the West Coast Mainline as it...
4 Feb 2010 - No comments
The Registrar General has projected that Scotland’s population will expand by 7% over the next 25 years, rising to approximately 5.5m by 2033 before slowly declining. On a regional level...
4 Feb 2010 - No comments
A three month delay has hit the full opening of Glasgow’s prestigious Blythswood Square Hotel after contractor Chard Construction went bust. Chard state that a “major dispute” with...
4 Feb 2010 - No comments
It may be landlocked but town planner Andres Duany hopes to bring a touch of the Seaside to Lochgelly. Next month the American, who designed Floridas Seaside community, will be jetting across...
3 Feb 2010 - No comments
A 21st century re-imagining of 1930’s airships is on the horizon after catching the attention of Samsung. Ditching the lozenge shape of their forebears the new hi tech  Aircruise designs...
3 Feb 2010 - No comments
Gardyne’s Land, a complex of five historic buildings restored by Simpson & Brown Architects on Dundee’s High Street and an Integrated Habitat Network Modelling as a Planning Tool have been...
3 Feb 2010 - No comments
The British Council has appointed muf architecture/art Llp as artistic directors at the British Pavilion for the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale. No separate Scottish presence is planned at...
3 Feb 2010 - No comments
Edinburgh’s A-listed former Royal High School is to undergo a £35m redevelopment into an “arts hotel” at the hands of Gareth Hoskins Architects. The development will fuse hotel...
3 Feb 2010 - No comments
Edinburgh City Council has identified 29 potential allotment sites in a bid to address a severe shortage of plots across the city. The sites could accommodate up to 2,100 new allotments over...
3 Feb 2010 - No comments
A farmer who built an illegal castle inside a stack of straw bales has lost a bid to save it from demolition. Robert Fidler built the two storey home with stone, turrets and even mock ramparts...
2 Feb 2010 - No comments
SOL Golf Course Construction Ltd has been awarded the construction contract for Donald Trump’s controversial £1bn golf resort. The Irish firm will be responsible for earthworks, ground...
2 Feb 2010 - No comments
A sod cutting ceremony has taken place at the site of Archial’s Plymouth Life Centre, a £46.5m leisure centre. Incorporating a swimming pool, diving centre and climbing facility, bowling...
2 Feb 2010 - No comments
Strathclyde Police and public bodies are stumping up £1m for a feasibility study to look at the relocation of their “no longer fit for purpose” headquarters from Glasgow city centre. On...
2 Feb 2010 - No comments
Gleniffer Estates have secured planning permission for phase two of Greenlaw Village, Newton Mearns. Comprising a drive through restaurant, care home, petrol station, medical centre and hotel...
1 Feb 2010 - No comments
Glasgow and Lanarkshire Councils are in discussion with Viridor, a Glaswegian waste management firm, to secure a £250m incinerator for the west of Scotland. The plant would house an...
1 Feb 2010 - No comments
Now that the first masts for Edinburgh’s tram system have been planted in Princes Street I can safely say I’ve rarely seen anything cruder, uglier or less appropriate for a World Heritage Site....
1 Feb 2010 - No comments
3DReid have submitted plans for their first purely residential scheme in London – a sign of the practices growing confidence in the sector. Located in Fulham the £2.5m scheme for Freshwater...

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