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30 Dec 2011 - No comments
A project to expand Coplands Dock, Stromness, with a new pier and £5.5m support base for the marine energy industry has received financial backing to the tune of £1.8m from the European Regional...
28 Dec 2011 - No comments
A photographic exhibition profiling 45 famous faces in British architecture and engineering has been launched by roofing firm Icopal. The portrait shots have been taken by photographer...
23 Dec 2011 - No comments
Wates Living has submitted a £2m refurbishment plan, on behalf of Glasgow Housing Association, for two remaining concrete slab blocks at Springburn, Glasgow. Drawn up by architects 3DReid the...
22 Dec 2011 - No comments
Plans to transform Glasgow’s “dowdy” Charlotte House office block into a 171 Travelodge hotel, restaurant and bar have been lodged by architectural firm Aedas. The project will maintain...
22 Dec 2011 - No comments
Donald Trump's Menie Clubhouse has been handed a Zit Award for Scotland's worst building - despite the fact it hasn't even been built yet. The accolade was bestowed upon the mock gothic design...
22 Dec 2011 - No comments
Snow might be in scant supply this Christmas but flurries of a different kind have been rustled up courtesy of a slew of digital greetings cards. Tech savvy graduates at the Glasgow School of...
21 Dec 2011 - No comments
With Christmas nearly upon us the latest edition of Urban Realm has hit the street, offering a seasonal treat for subscribers . Being the bearer of bad news is never pleasurable, especially...
21 Dec 2011 - No comments
Plans to erect a new waterside town near Shotts have been thrown into disarray after North Lanarkshire Council voted to reject the scheme. Hazeldene Homes had planned to invest some £20m for...
16 Dec 2011 - No comments
Norwegian architecture firm Snohetta have submitted their £3m design for a new Maggie’s Centre at the city’s Royal Infirmary. Conceived as a pavilion in a parkland setting the development...
15 Dec 2011 - No comments
It’s been three months of trudging around some of the country's darkest corners but in the end judging for the 2011 Carbuncle Awards didn’t prove too challenging, Linwood’s plight was simply...
15 Dec 2011 - No comments
Urban Realm took a tour of 2011 Carbuncle winner Linwood alongside photographer Mark Seager. This is what we found:
14 Dec 2011 - No comments
Donald Trump has won planning permission from Aberdeenshire Council to begin construction of a temporary clubhouse on the site of his planned golf course in Menie. A temporary clubhouse is...
14 Dec 2011 - No comments
Britain’s retail slump is heaping further misery on Britain’s long suffering High Street’s with new figures indicating that retail sales have suffered their worst fall since records began in...
13 Dec 2011 - No comments
An exhibition exploring today’s perception of the traditional High Street has opened at Glasgow’s Lighthouse – just as Mary Portas publishes a long awaited High Street renewal plan ....
13 Dec 2011 - No comments
Retail marketing consultant, Mary Portas, has published a long awaited report into the future of Britain’s High Streets with a warning that many could be lost altogether unless shops and councils...
13 Dec 2011 - No comments
Dutch architectural group MVRDV are considering a redesign of a controversial twin tower design which some have likened to a representation that felled the World Trade Centre on 9/11. Concern...
12 Dec 2011 - No comments
A £100m business park adjacent to Aberdeen Airport is beginning to rise from the ground after MTM Construction was awarded the infrastructure contract by Ribnort. Designed by Halliday...
12 Dec 2011 - No comments
Keppie Design has secured two major project wins in China – a mixed use masterplanning project in Tangshan province and a sixty storey tower for China Investment Corporation in Beijing....
9 Dec 2011 - No comments
Data released by the Office for National Statistics has shown declines in the UKs construction output through the month of October, both compared to the previous month and a year earlier....
9 Dec 2011 - No comments
A former textiles warehouse in Glasgow's Merchant City has been converted into a £3.5m arts and creative industries hub by Wasps Studios. It provides low cost studio space for fine artists...
8 Dec 2011 - No comments
First phase plans for a significant extension of East Kilbride’s Olympia Shopping centre have been given the go ahead, clearing the way for retail specialists BDP to begin work on the 16,000sq/m...
8 Dec 2011 - No comments
With 2011 now in its last gasp The Scottish Design Awards have issued a call for entries for their 2012 awards program, just days after the Carbon Trust launched their low carbon building awards ....
8 Dec 2011 - No comments
Architects body RIAS has issued a call for the Scottish Government to shake up procurement procedures after voicing concern that the United Kingdom is amongst the slowest and most expensive nations...
8 Dec 2011 - No comments
Environmental arts charity NVA have published a masterplan led by ERZ landscape architects and Avanti Architects for the restoration of the A listed St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross. The 20...
7 Dec 2011 - No comments
Scottish Water has submitted a formal planning application for the development of a £15m National Operations Centre on a moorland site in Stepps, near Glasgow. Designed by Reiach & Hall...
7 Dec 2011 - No comments
A formal consultation is to be held into plans to erect a £200m replacement for the existing Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary. The 12 week consultation will take place between January 5...
6 Dec 2011 - No comments
Peter Murray, a former BD and RIBA Journal editor, has put pen to paper for an altogether saucier tome – ‘A passion to Build’. Murray’s debut novel follows “the tangled love lives of...
6 Dec 2011 - No comments
Plans by Corran Properties to realise improvements to the public realm of Charlotte Square , Edinburgh, have stoked controversy after being submitted for planning. Designed by Optimsed...
5 Dec 2011 - No comments
The Building Trust, a charity which offers design assistance to communities and individuals in need, has announced the winner of an international competition to design a new school in Burma ....
5 Dec 2011 - No comments
The Scottish Government is poised to unveil a £60bn construction programme covering 50 major projects this week in an effort to stimulate the economy. Planned projects include the Forth...
2 Dec 2011 - No comments
Architect David Page has painted a picture of his newly completed work on the Scottish National Portrait Gallery , a project which has achieved a united gallery across the whole building for the...
2 Dec 2011 - No comments
Urban Realm has teamed up with The Carbon Trust Scotland to issue a call for entries in the Carbon Trust Low Carbon Building Awards 2012. Up for grabs next year are awards for both refurbished...
2 Dec 2011 - No comments
Halliday Fraser Munro have submitted a planning application for the mixed use regeneration and restoration of Aberdeen’s Broadford Works – the largest collection of A listed buildings at risk...
1 Dec 2011 - No comments
A consultation event setting out proposals for a 1,500 home sustainable village in Deeside last week has thrown up a number of concerns after several protesters joined a group of 100 visitors to...
1 Dec 2011 - No comments
Reports suggest Gordon Murray Architects have entered liquidation just 20 months after the breakup of Murray’s 12 year partnership with Alan Dunlop - which brought an end to the gm+ad brand....

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