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28 Feb 2011 - No comments
Construction work has begun on a 120 bed Premier Inn at Edinburgh Park, designed by Lawrence McPherson Associates. The contemporary design forms part of Whitbread’s ‘Solus’ range of...
28 Feb 2011 - No comments
Long regarded as something of a diamond in the rough Scotland’s oldest shopping mall is now glistening again following a £750,000 restoration effort. It may be best known today for its...
28 Feb 2011 - No comments
John Gilbert Architects have formally unveiled a £3m care home for those with dementia within the disadvantaged Govanhill district of Glasgow. Developed by Govanhill Housing Association and...
26 Feb 2011 - No comments
Ever wondered what the world would be like if we lived inside one giant iPhone? Well wonder no more for Corning, an American ceramics and glass manufacturer; have smashed up their crystal ball,...
26 Feb 2011 - No comments
The New Glasgow Society, an organisation established in 1965 in reaction to council plans to route the M8 through the city, is to be re-launched. Though preservation of Glasgow’s historic...
25 Feb 2011 - No comments
Cathcart Developments Ltd , a special purpose vehicle set up by Paul Smith, has teamed up with Tesco Stores Ltd to submit a 24 acre masterplan comprising office, residential and hotel elements for...
25 Feb 2011 - No comments
Archial has been appointed as lead consultant on the relocation of Aberdeen College’s department of music and performing arts from its existing home at the Gordon Centre to the college’s city...
25 Feb 2011 - No comments
Pascall Maragall, the former President of Catalonia, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by RIAS after being invited to Edinburgh by the Scottish Government. Maragall made the trip in the...
24 Feb 2011 - No comments
Edinburgh City councillors have given approval to a new High School on the Portobello district of the city, as a full replacement for the current building, the city’s largest school, which will...
24 Feb 2011 - No comments
Studio MB, an Edinburgh based museum design specialist, is getting ready to open the doors to two of its latest creations, Vindolanda Fort and a Roman Army Museum. Both refurbished facilities...
23 Feb 2011 - No comments
Glasgow’s newest gap site has been created on the city’s Gallowgate artery after a row of single storey shops were flattened by Council contractors. The demolition follows a severe fire...
23 Feb 2011 - No comments
The Forestry Commission in Scotland is to team up with four separate development partners in a bid to erect a new generation of forest bound wind turbines it has been announced. Scottish Power...
22 Feb 2011 - No comments
Residents of the Stirlingshire town of Denny have reacted badly to a £170k repair programme at a series of dilapidated 1960s blocks in the town centre after they left observers feeling even more...
22 Feb 2011 - No comments
A £3.5m doughnut has completed in the Warwicksire countryside, the new national headquarters for The British Horse Society. Architects Archial chose to square the circle of design...
22 Feb 2011 - No comments
Midlothian Council has granted approval to a mixed use development on the site of a former Forrest Furnishings outlet at Thornybank, Dalkeith. Approval marks culmination of a six month period...
21 Feb 2011 - No comments
Ellson Buchanan Architects, a newly formed Glasgow based practice, have been commissioned to convert a 150 year old A listed townhouse back to its original function as a home, continuing a trend...
21 Feb 2011 - No comments
The renovation and refurbishment of a 1960’s bungalow near Roslin, Edinburgh, has earned its architects a place in the line up for the Edinburgh Architectural Association’s Small Project Awards...
21 Feb 2011 - No comments
Octavia Court, a 17 storey block of flats in Greenock is no more today after the vacated tower was laced with 10kg of dynamite and detonated early on Saturday morning. River Clyde Homes were...
21 Feb 2011 - No comments
Glasgow-based Graven Images has finished the interior designs for the world’s second Hotel Missoni, in Kuwait City. The company has worked directly with the fashionista Rosita Misonni, The...
18 Feb 2011 - No comments
The Scottish Historic Buildings Trust has completed a renovation work at Greenlaw Town Hall, transforming the 182 year old building into office space. Despite being little more than a village...
17 Feb 2011 - No comments
Otago Street Developments Ltd has submitted revised plans for a controversial residential led redevelopment of Otago Lane, Glasgow. The west end development, adjacent to the River Kelvin,...
16 Feb 2011 - No comments
Taxpayers have been hit with a £2.5m bill for continued series of alterations and upgrades to the Scottish Parliament building over the past year – on top of annual running costs of £5m since...
16 Feb 2011 - No comments
Austin-Smith:Lord have been appointed to lead a £2.4m streetscape regeneration scheme for Irvine’s Bridgegate area. North Ayrshire Council and Irvine Bay Regeneration Company are leading...
16 Feb 2011 - No comments
A 21,000 seat stadium designed by the Miller Partnership for Aberdeen Football Club has been recommended for approval by planners. Citing the potential economic benefits of the venue,...
15 Feb 2011 - No comments
Work to transform the National Museum of Scotland has entered the final furlong as curators begin the mammoth task of installing some 8,000 items in 16 new galleries ahead of a July 29 opening...
15 Feb 2011 - No comments
Doug Stewart, an Aberdeen based civil and mechanical engineer, has published a critique of shared spaces, describing the concept as a “dangerous step back in time,” – whilst admitting a...
12 Feb 2011 - No comments
Keppie has been commissioned to design a series of 30 “corporate clubhouses” near the Great Wall of China, hot on the heels of winning design work for a 60 storey mixed use block at Zhnogda...
12 Feb 2011 - No comments
Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council, has launched a new initiative aimed at envisioning what the city will look like in the near future. Dubbed Glasgow City Vision 2025 the...
12 Feb 2011 - No comments
Premier Inn, the UK’s largest budget hotel chain, has released mock ups of what a hotel room of the future might look like. The hi tech room is described as “space age chic” mixed with...
12 Feb 2011 - No comments
Network Rail is to put Paisley Gilmour Street Station baco on top form with commencement of a £9m re-roofing project. 4,740sq/m of glazing will be erected across all the platforms of the B...
11 Feb 2011 - No comments
A week long exhibition, sponsored by Urban Realm, outlining alternative visions for the town of Denny has concluded. Nearly a hundred people contributed to the four day marathon, perusing...
10 Feb 2011 - No comments
Smailholm Tower, a 15th century tower house in the Borders, could be given a new roof after Historic Scotland announced plans to make the structure watertight via installation of a turf roof....
9 Feb 2011 - No comments
Credential Charing Cross Ltd has submitted plans for a 20 storey tower at 359 Bath Street, Glasgow. Known as the Venlaw Tower, the scheme comprises a curving façade of reflective glass...
9 Feb 2011 - No comments
A £50m waste incinerator for Larkhall has been given the go ahead by South Lanarkshire Council, much to the consternation of some 20,000 irate objectors. It will treat 150,000 tonnes of...
9 Feb 2011 - No comments
BAA, the operator of Glasgow Airport, have formally ditched plans to construct a second runway at the terminal after slashing their expectations of passenger growth. Previously BAA had...
8 Feb 2011 - No comments
Derek Souter, the larger than life figurehead of Union Street Properties and Union Street Investments is to host a public consultation into the future of the Egyptian Halls on February 23 at...
8 Feb 2011 - No comments
West Dunbartonshire Council is to invest £20k and mask derelict shop units in Dumbarton, with ‘shopjackets’. Up market business facades have been placed over empty units in the town to...
8 Feb 2011 - No comments
Ingenium, the global multi-disciplinary business which acquired Archial late last year, has announced plans to amalgamate its London studios into a single office. The move signals the end of...
7 Feb 2011 - No comments
Denny, the Stirlingshire resting place of the 2010 ‘Plook-on-the-Plinth’ trophy, is building upon the momentum of a Spring appearance on the BBC’s One Show with a week long “lance the...
7 Feb 2011 - No comments
Nord have submitted plans for a 2 bedroom tenement infill development at 19 Wilton Drive, in Glasgow’s west end. Described as an “assertive contrast” the scheme will entail demolition of...
5 Feb 2011 - No comments
Steven Holl may have won over the likes of Muriel Gray, Isi Metstein and the GSA’s own head of architecture, David Porter in an international design competition for an extension to the iconic...
4 Feb 2011 - No comments
A 100m long mural designed by Eastbank Academy and 6274 has been unveiled on London Road , in the heart of Glasgow’s east ends. The colourful eye catcher has been produced as part of the...
4 Feb 2011 - No comments
A planned relocation of Strathclyde Police’s HQ from Glasgow city centre to the east end has been thrown into doubt after the planned flit split the Force’s governing body - with some now...
4 Feb 2011 - No comments
A green light has been given by South Ayrshire Council for a mixed use development at Greenan on the Ayrshire coast. Mactaggart & Mickel are partnering with West of Scotland Housing...
3 Feb 2011 - No comments
An exhibition showing the six shortlisted designs for the V&A at Dundee, including Kengo Kuma’s winning entry, have gone on display at the Lighthouse where they will remain on show till February...
3 Feb 2011 - No comments
Urban Realm, the UK’s oldest architectural magazine, has been acquired by two members of its management team from Carnyx Group Limited. Founded in 1922 as Prospect, Urban Realm was...
3 Feb 2011 - No comments
An 11 mile section of the M80 motorway connecting the Glasgow suburbs of Stepps and Haggs celebrates a significant milestone this week when the Moodiesburn bypass is opened to traffic. The...
2 Feb 2011 - No comments
A Miller Partnership masterplan for Nestle’s York factory has been given the go ahead from planners. In a unanimous decision the green light was accorded to the confectionary giant to...
2 Feb 2011 - No comments
Work has commenced on a £43m masterplan for 300 acres of land between Falkirk and Grangemouth, The Helix Project. The scheme is intended to transform the DNA central Scotland through...
2 Feb 2011 - No comments
A £1.5m project to transform Glasgow Airport’s refreshment facilities is to begin presently. Delaware North Companies has been commissioned by the terminal operator, BAA, to create a new...
1 Feb 2011 - No comments
Watkin Jones has submitted a planning application for a massive 447 bed student housing development in Yorkhill, Glasgow. Designed by Edinburgh based Fletcher Joseph architects the £15m brick...
1 Feb 2011 - No comments
Campaigners have gathered over 300 signatories (including the hard hitting support of champion boxer Alex Arthur) in its bid to persuade Edinburgh City Council to save an historic B listed Odeon...
1 Feb 2011 - No comments
A detailed street level crime map for England & Wales has been launched by Home Secretary Theresa May today in a bid to make police more accountable. It allows members of the public to marry...

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