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30 Nov 2011 - No comments
BDP has revealed its masterplan for the Turkish city of Izmir for local developer Megapol who aspire to establish a new shopping and leisure destination for the region. Dubbed the Vaha Project...
30 Nov 2011 - No comments
Oliver Chapman Architects are nearing completion of a residential led refurbishment of Haddington’s B listed Courier Building, a local landmark which had long languished on the buildings at risk...
30 Nov 2011 - No comments
Page\Park have put the finishing touches to their £17.6m transformation of the National Portrait Gallery as the museum prepares to open its doors to an expectant public on December 1. The...
29 Nov 2011 - No comments
Plans to erect a £200m “super campus” on Glasgow’s Cathedral Street have been given the go ahead after full funding was committed - clearing the way for Atkins to begin progressing their...
29 Nov 2011 - No comments
Gareth Hoskins Architects have submitted amended proposals for the controversial redevelopment of a Glasgow lane. Otago Lane in the city’s west end has been subject to a number of...
28 Nov 2011 - No comments
A B listed former funeral services building in Glasgow’s Tradeston district has gone up in smoke following a devastating blaze. The fire took hold at around 13:50, with smoke seen billowing...
28 Nov 2011 - No comments
Urban Realm has completed the first stage of its hunt for the country’s top interior designers with publication of a shortlist of 20 practices nominated by readers. Amongst the firms vying...
28 Nov 2011 - No comments
A turf cutting ceremony has been held to mark the start of construction on the £7.5m first phase of the European Marine Science Park at Dunstaffnage, near Oban. Highlands & Islands Enterprise...
28 Nov 2011 - No comments
Chancellor George Osbourne has announced that the Treasury is to commit to a £30bn scheme to invest in British infrastructure over the next decade– including £5bn to be spent by 2014. The...
25 Nov 2011 - No comments
Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres have announced that their latest care centre will open on December 9 at the Singleton Hospital, Swansea. It will be the tenth Maggie’s Centre to be built...
25 Nov 2011 - No comments
Fife Council are to open the doors to their in-house designed Carnegie Leisure Centre, Dunfermline, on November 26. The B listed building in the heart of the Fife town was originally opened by...
25 Nov 2011 - No comments
A partnership between Ayrshire Housing and Kingcase Parish Church to deliver ten homes for affordable rent whilst extending church’s existing hall has been commended by the Saltire Awards ....
25 Nov 2011 - No comments
Glasgow’s very own ‘twin towers’, a dystopic vision of social housing policy gone wrong, are to be demolished in the latest phase of east end regeneration. The Bluevale and Whitevale...
24 Nov 2011 - No comments
A group of protesters angered at plans to erect a series of leisure ‘pods’ along the Broomielaw waterfront have staged a protest at the scene of their angst. Around three dozen people...
24 Nov 2011 - No comments
Carluccio’s, an Italian restaurant, food shop and delicatessen, has opened a new outlet on Glasgow’s West Nile Street in time for the Christmas rush. Completed by Design LSM the store...
24 Nov 2011 - No comments
A jury tasked with selecting a winning design to be put forward for a plan to revitalise Aberdeen’s Union Terrace gardens have left two schemes in the final running – The Granite Web and Winter...
24 Nov 2011 - No comments
Cameron Webster Architects won the best private dwelling category at the Saltire Awards for their work on Craignish, Lochgilpead. The studio won over judges with their daring cantilevered...
23 Nov 2011 - No comments
With speculative development all but having dried up during the past three years of drought, Urban Realm spoke to Keppie Design to find out a little bit more about Saint Vincent Plaza - a scheme...
23 Nov 2011 - No comments
Construction work has begun on a speculative development of 25,000sq/ft of offices on Robertson Avenue, Edinburgh. Developed by J Smart & Co CityWest sits on the site of a former Bank of...
23 Nov 2011 - No comments
Plans to turn Edinburgh castle into a giant advertising hoarding for the London Olympics have been stymied after Historic Scotland stepped in to block the initiative. Organisers of next...
23 Nov 2011 - No comments
The Dundee Institute of Architects have recognised Archial’s work on the interior of their National Centre of Excellence in Computer Games Education, with an award for best interior design...
22 Nov 2011 - No comments
The latest edition of architecture bible the Architecture Scotland Annual, is now out – and it offers up a heavyweight trope of architectural derring-do. Amongst the projects included this...
22 Nov 2011 - No comments
The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced that it is to invest £4.6m toward a planned revitalisation of Lews castle at Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. This will facilitate a Malcolm Fraser...
22 Nov 2011 - No comments
Keppie have submitted plans to develop 170,000sq/ft of Grade A speculative office space on Glasgow’s premier office address, St Vincent Street. Proposed by Abstract (Glasgow) Ltd the £60m...
21 Nov 2011 - No comments
David Cameron has pledged to directly intervene in Britain’s snarled up housing market in a bid to resuscitate the moribund industry. The Prime Minister is planning a taxpayer backed...
21 Nov 2011 - No comments
Glencairn Tower, a 17 storey slab block in Motherwell, has been brought down in a controlled explosion over the weekend. Thousands of local residents were evacuated from their homes to allow...
21 Nov 2011 - No comments
Thenue Housing Association are nearing completion of their new headquarter on London Road, Glasgow. Situated opposite the famous Templeton’s carpet factory the development will comprise 37...
21 Nov 2011 - No comments
A full application has been made by AMA Homes for a mixed use development of managed student flats for rent and homes for private sale at Slateford Road, Edinburgh. Designed by Oberlanders...
18 Nov 2011 - No comments
Alan Dunlop has announced that he has accepted the post of external examiner within the architecture department of Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Shanghai – extending a run of foreign...
18 Nov 2011 - No comments
Gareth Hoskins is this morning £25k richer after winning the UKs richest architecture prize, the Andrew Doolan Award. Hoskins saw off a shortlist of 13 on the back of his practice’s work...
17 Nov 2011 - No comments
In an opinion piece first published in The Scotsman Malcolm Fraser outlines the qualities which have made Edinburgh great... and outlines means of making it great again following a series of...
17 Nov 2011 - No comments
A campaign group has been set up to protest against controversial plans to redevelop the Broomielaw waterfront following approval by Glasgow City Council. It will see £7.7m worth of public...
17 Nov 2011 - No comments
The former BBC Scotland HQ in Queen Margaret Drive in Glasgow is to be redeveloped as the head office for the G1 leisure group. The sale of the landmark building in Queen Margaret Drive has...
16 Nov 2011 - No comments
Councillors in Perth have approved plans to splash out some £4.4m in a complex demolition operation to clear the city’s B listed City Hall – in order to create room for a new square. The...
16 Nov 2011 - No comments
Stewart Milne Construction has completed design and build work on the first new council housing to be built in Aberdeen for over 30 years. Comprising 85 homes in three locations around the...
16 Nov 2011 - No comments
Borders Council have rejected an application by Springfield Properties to erect 82 homes on farmland in West Linton – because they don’t like the design. Noting high aspirations for the...
15 Nov 2011 - No comments
Aedas have seen off competition from HOK, Gensler and Som to win an invited design competition to masterplan a giant 67 acre site in south eastern Mumbai. The mixed use development will...
15 Nov 2011 - No comments
Archial’s refit of a former MOD fuel vessel – to accommodate a fundraising centre and staff accommodation for the Vine Trust, has netted the practice an Education Design Award from the Glasgow...
15 Nov 2011 - No comments
Work has commenced in Armadale on the construction of a 40,000sq/ft Asda store as part of a wider masterplan which will see Taylor Wimpey and Bellway deliver up to 1,000 new homes around the towns...
14 Nov 2011 - No comments
A turf cutting event has taken place today on site of the new Wester Hailes Healthy living Centre, a joint development between NHS Lothian and the City of Edinburgh Council. Designed by JM...
14 Nov 2011 - No comments
Austin-Smith:Lord has given 17 days notice of the practices decision to enter a  company voluntary arrangement (CVA) - as a consequence of millions of pounds in unpaid fees. The decision...
14 Nov 2011 - No comments
Reports from BBC News suggest that two designs have been shortlisted by jurors in a controversial plan to redevelop Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens. Understood to be amongst them are...
14 Nov 2011 - No comments
The Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) have led tributes to GCA Architecture and Design founder Jon-Marc Creaney who has lost a year long fight against bowel cancer. In a statement the GIA...
12 Nov 2011 - No comments
The RIAS have issued amended details of their commission to organise a design competition for the internal spaces of the planned ‘Kelpies’ horses head sculptures and an adjacent visitor...
11 Nov 2011 - No comments
Urban Realm’s annual Carbuncle Awards have elicited the ire of Elaine Smith, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston , who took advantage of a Scottish Parliament debate on architecture to lambast the...
11 Nov 2011 - No comments
Richard Murphy Architects have submitted a distinctive circular home for planning permission to Borders Council. Set amidst the historic landscape of Carolside House, Earlston, it forms part...
10 Nov 2011 - No comments
Austin-Smith:Lord have drawn up a “robust” business plan to take the practice forward following the suspension of a “major project” in the Middle East. Payment delays brought on by...
10 Nov 2011 - No comments
Brownfield land in the heart of Edinburgh city centre, subject to a masterplan by Allan Murray Architects , is to be partially turned over to a new school after a council bid for the land was...
10 Nov 2011 - No comments
North Ayrshire Council have rejected proposals by Peel Energy to erect a multi fuel carbon capture and storage power station at Hunterston. Designed by RMJM and Friis Moltke Architects the...
9 Nov 2011 - No comments
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has issued a call for the rate of VAT on restoration work to be reduced to 5% in order to aid protection of historic buildings. In a plea to Westminster Hyslop...
9 Nov 2011 - No comments
Kincluny Development Trust has announced that it is to initiate a consultation into its plans for a ‘sustainable village’ in the north east, on the site of a former quarry at Kincluny....
9 Nov 2011 - No comments
Falkirk Council have commissioned the RIAS to manage an architectural competition for the design of internal spaces and a visitor centre at the site of the Kelpies , Falkirk. Split into two...
8 Nov 2011 - No comments
Ambitious plans to construct a new further education campus in Inverness have been advanced with fresh visuals illustrating how the scheme could look once built. Approved last week by...
8 Nov 2011 - No comments
Reiach & Hall Architects are celebrating completion of their Alloa Campus building for Forth Valley College. The campus is the first of two competition winning designs for the college to be...
8 Nov 2011 - No comments
Glasgow based Holmes Partnership has confirmed that it has merged its operations with that of the Miller Partnership. Dubbed Holmes Miller the combined practice will secure the immediate...
8 Nov 2011 - No comments
A planning application has been submitted for the re-development of St Martin’s Church, Edinburgh, by Ian Springford Architects for the demolition and rebuild of the 1950s church. Hit by...
6 Nov 2011 - No comments
A tent city which had sprung up on Glasgow’s civic heart, George Square, has been relocated to the greener pastures of Kelvingrove Park.   Protesters had been camped outside the city...
3 Nov 2011 - No comments
Plans to build a new further education campus in Inverness, billed as the most important Highland development of the next 30 years, have been given the go ahead by planners. Developed by...
3 Nov 2011 - No comments
BDP, the largest architectural practice in the UK, has announced plans to close its Edinburgh studio as part of a UK wide retrenchment – and relocate its entire staff 40 miles west to Glasgow,...
2 Nov 2011 - No comments
A controversial plan to erect a series of stainless steel pavilions strung along Glasgow’s Broomielaw waterfront - derided for depicting a yacht on the unnavigable section of river, has been...
2 Nov 2011 - No comments
Prolific photographer Andrew Lee has returned from a visit to the recently refreshed National Museum of Scotland carrying more than just a few knick-knacks from the tourist shop – he’s...
1 Nov 2011 - No comments
Following on from the recent “Raincoated Modernism” seminar hosted by Page\Park, the practice has prepared a synopsis of some of the challenges facing architects engaged in the upgrade of post...
1 Nov 2011 - No comments
West Lothian Council have officially unveiled the Bathgate Partnership Centre ; incorporating a library, community centre, registration office, customer information services (CIS) centre, advice...

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