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30 Jun 2010 - No comments
A Venetian/Gothic theatre in Aberdeen, designed by Charles John Phipps and James Matthews with later alterations by Frank Matcham, could be saved from dereliction after a £520k was awarded by the...
30 Jun 2010 - No comments
Tenants First Housing Co-operative and the Scottish Government are to collaborate with local housing associations on a £55m ‘urban village’ for a former paper mill site in Aberdeen....
30 Jun 2010 - No comments
Urban Realm blogger Ross Barrett of HLM Architects has been promoted to associate position in the practice. Barrett has been with the firm for eight years in which time he has completed a...
29 Jun 2010 - No comments
Way back in March I wrote about competing visitor centre projects on the banks of Loch Ness and questioned whether the promoter of an architectural competition for one of them was abusing members...
29 Jun 2010 - No comments
The Urban Realm Award for Best Design has been given to Antico, Edinburgh, at the fifteenth annual Dram Awards last night. This sought to identify Scotland's best pubs and nought one to turn...
28 Jun 2010 - No comments
A flowering meadow is now in full bloom in the unlikeliest of locations, a motorway underpass in Glasgow. Phoenix Flowers were officially launched today by Gary Watt of Isis and Transport...
28 Jun 2010 - No comments
French oil and gas giantTotal has appointed Archial Architects to design temporary living quarters for 800 workers in Shetland, as the firm starts work on a £500m gas processing plant on Sullom...
28 Jun 2010 - No comments
RMJM’s athletes village for the 2014 Commonwealth Games has won  the approval of Architecture + Design Scotland after the watchdog lauded the practices proposed designs stating: “...the...
25 Jun 2010 - No comments
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24 Jun 2010 - No comments
3Dreid have lodged plans for Primark’s Princes Street store with Edinburgh City Council following an extensive public consultation. The cut price clothes retailer plans to create a flagship...
24 Jun 2010 - No comments
Rangers’ owner Sir David Murray has launched a billion pound plan to build a Garden District on the western fringe of Edinburgh. A 3,500 home community would be centred on Scotland’s...
23 Jun 2010 - No comments
With the Royal Town Planning Institute has expressed “disappointment” at yesterday’s coalition government budget statement, which will impose sweeping 25% cuts on departments responsible for...
23 Jun 2010 - No comments
First round voting has begun in 3Dreid’s annual hunt for the UK’s top student with the public being asked to pick their top three students from 22 nominations . The student who emerges...
22 Jun 2010 - No comments
Sculptor Antony Gormley has completed his first sculpture north of the border, a series of six life-size cast iron figures along the Water of Leith dubbed "6 times". Placed in sequence the...
22 Jun 2010 - No comments
Watkin Jones Group have signed a contractual agreement with Glasgow City Council and Dawn group over provision of 640 student beds in the £200m Collegelands development on Glasgow’s High Street....
22 Jun 2010 - No comments
Ravenscraig’s regional sports facility, designed by Populous architects, has completed in Lanarkshire. Despite accommodating an athletics track, indoor football hall, sports hall and a...
21 Jun 2010 - No comments
A new breed of audio CCTV surveillance is being introduced in Coventry after successful trials in Glasgow, London, Birmingham and Manchester. Sigard has been developed by Sound Intelligence, a...
21 Jun 2010 - No comments
Elizabeth G Mackay and Fraser J Gray of Zolfo Cooper have been appointed as joint administrators to Hunter & Clark Ltd, one of Scotland’s largest public works and masonry contractors. They...
21 Jun 2010 - No comments
RIAS, in partnership with the Scottish Government’s Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative (SSCI), have launched a competition that seeks housing and urban design proposals which reduce...
21 Jun 2010 - No comments
Students from Robert Gordon University’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Aberdeen, are to exhibit their vision for a settlement on stilts straddling the Firth of...
18 Jun 2010 - No comments
A burst water mains in Glasgow’s Cowcaddens district has stoked trouble for 7N Architects with their newly installed street lights and paving sunk under 3m of water. ‘Phoenix Flowers’,...
18 Jun 2010 - No comments
Historic Scotland is to look into Perth City Council’s decision to demolish the B listed City Hall as the heritage watchdog continues with a survey of the city’s historic architecture ....
18 Jun 2010 - No comments
Edinburgh’s beleaguered tram project has run into its latest travail with transport bosses admitting they are scrabbling to find an additional £55m of funding amidst fears that sections of the...
17 Jun 2010 - No comments
With 2010 rattling by at an increasingly frightening pace the first Roses Design Awards of the new decade are beginning to hove into view with a deadline being set for entries of July 16. As...
17 Jun 2010 - No comments
Ayrshire Housing has completed the purchase of Ayr’s Cathedral of the Good Shepherd following a protracted 8 year negotiation with the Roman Catholic Church. Located in the towns Dalwinning...
17 Jun 2010 - No comments
Melting glaciers in the highlands of Peru have prompted locals to come up with a drastic solution, painting their mountains white. No mere aesthetic parallel to the glistening snows which once...
17 Jun 2010 - No comments
A series of cameras installed in Birmingham, in the predominantly  muslim suburbs of Washwood Heath and Sparkbrook, are to be covered up after complaints from residents. Hundreds of cameras...
17 Jun 2010 - No comments
The Canadian Government has launched a UK drive to promote their ‘Super E’ standard of highly insulated housing as part of an initiative aimed at tapping into a growing concern at the carbon...
16 Jun 2010 - No comments
Kraft Architecture has completed a custom designed at 280 High Street, the mediaeval heart of Glasgow. The premises nestle within the retail frontage of an Edwardian City Improvement Trust...
16 Jun 2010 - No comments
A dozen arms length companies set up by shamed ex Glasgow City Council leader Steven Purcell have between them netted a cumulative loss of £5m, sharply at odds with a projected £7m profit....
16 Jun 2010 - No comments
A £6.4m leisure centre designed by Archial architects has opened its doors in Nottingham as part of the city’s ongoing Leisure Centre Transformation Programme. The Djanogly Community...
15 Jun 2010 - No comments
As part of their development of a new Local Development Plan (City Plan 3) Glasgow City Council are producing a Main Issues report for public consultation. This document will set out preferred...
15 Jun 2010 - No comments
Culture minister, Fiona Hyslop, has launched the Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualisation (CDDV), a commercial partnership between Historic Scotland and Glasgow School of Art’s Digital...
15 Jun 2010 - No comments
A 4.5m horses head has been unveiled in Newton Mearns, the latest galvanised steel sculpture to emerge from sculptor Andy Scott’s stable. Commissioned by developer Gleniffer estates the work...
15 Jun 2010 - No comments
Europe’s largest mobile crane has been enlisted by Transport Scotland for the latest stage of construction on the M74 extension, Auchenshuggle Bridge. It will be the routes only crossing of...
14 Jun 2010 - No comments
Argyll Estates have appointed Urban Animation and Neil Sutherland Architects to masterplan a mixed use development for Inveraray, Argyll & Bute. This work will establish a long term framework...
14 Jun 2010 - No comments
Historic Scotland is embarking on a survey of buildings to the north of Perth as the heritage body seeks to identify the city’s most important buildings and review existing listings. A team...
14 Jun 2010 - No comments
Alan Dunlop has settled into new Merchant City accommodation at 13 James Morrison Street as the former gm+ad partner rolls his sleeves up and gets down to business as an independent. The small...
8 Jun 2010 - No comments
In the ‘you couldn’t make it up’ department this week must stand RMJM boss Peter Morrison and his chum, Sir Fred Goodwin. As chronicled in the Wrap many moons ago, wee Peter’s decision to...
8 Jun 2010 - No comments
Dunard Design on behalf of Wayne Gardner Young have submitted plans to refurbish 92-98 Sauchiehall St into the city's latest hotel.     The non descript block on harbours an exotic secret...
8 Jun 2010 - No comments
Selfridges have finally submitted a planning application in Glasgow... for a carpark. Ash have been commissioned to design the £3m  space, bounded by Trongate, Candleriggs, Hutcheson Street...
7 Jun 2010 - No comments
Glasgow Housing Association in association with PRP Architects are touting a new breed of energy efficient home said to reduce water and heating bills to a mere £100 per year. Each 3 bed terraced...
4 Jun 2010 - No comments
Holmes are gearing up for an official unveiling of their latest healthcare project this month after the practices Renfrew Health and Social Work centre opened its doors to staff and patients....
4 Jun 2010 - No comments
The Inverness Architectural Association (IAA) have launched a campaign to “celebrate the best” architectural work in the region following the news that both Inverness and John o’ Groats have...
3 Jun 2010 - No comments
ZM Architecture have netted first place in the Glasgow Institute of Architects Queen’s park Arena Bandstand Competition. Judges were impressed with the multi purpose nature of ZM’s...
3 Jun 2010 - No comments
A new breed of affordable “super efficient” Canadian homes have been unveiled in the kincorth area of Aberdeen by Sushma Gera, Trade Commissioner at the High Commision of Canada to the UK....
2 Jun 2010 - No comments
Turner Prize winning sculptor Antony Gormley’s latest sculpture has been erected by Had-Fab in Macmerry, East Lothian. Named ‘Expose’ its presence on the local skyline will be sadly...
1 Jun 2010 - No comments
Fresh from scooping a Lighting award for their Stockton Infinity Bridge, Edinburgh based lighting designers Speirs and Major Associates have relit a row of former blast furnaces in Pennsylvania....
1 Jun 2010 - No comments
As the Carbuncle Awards 2010 get into gear one past winner is seeking to shed its unwelcome accolade with the demolition of the town’s most notorious block of flats. Branded a “slum” and...
1 Jun 2010 - No comments
Fred Goodwin has been thrust into the spotlight again after the former banker paid a visit to Buckingham Palace last Friday. Goodwin was visiting Prince Andrew in his capacity as international...

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