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28 Apr 2011 - No comments
An architect who hired a debt collection agency to recover nearly £150,000 has been suspended by the Arb for four months. The saga began in June 2007 when Michael Phillips was appointed by...
28 Apr 2011 - No comments
The Cooperative Insurance Society Ltd has submitted a planning application to Manchester City Council for the redevelopment of Peterloo House to form a 12 storey, grade A office block....
28 Apr 2011 - No comments
Population estimates for Scotland suggest that the country suggest that the number of permanent Scottish residents rose by 28,100 in the year to June 2010 to reach 5.22m - just 30,000 short of its...
28 Apr 2011 - No comments
BDP, are to dedicate a charity cycle ride between each of the studios UK offices celebrating the practices 50th anniversary to the memory of murdered architect Jo Yeates . The event will see...
27 Apr 2011 - No comments
6274, a public art commissioning agency, has completed the redevelopment of four dilapidated pedestrian underpasses in Motherwell for North Lanarkshire Council. The revamp was designed to...
27 Apr 2011 - No comments
Miller Construction have been appointed as the main contractor by Robert Gordon University for its Garthdee campus masterplan, the first phase of a wider £170m plan to create 34,000m2 of floor...
27 Apr 2011 - No comments
Smith Scott Mullan Architects, as part of their work on a new masterplan for the port of Stranraer, have released photography of their completed public realm works around the historic castle...
27 Apr 2011 - No comments
Outline plans for the regeneration of land around the Falkirk Wheel have been approved by Falkirk Council – subject to conditions. Tamfourhill to the east of Falkirk, comprises some 58 acres...
26 Apr 2011 - No comments
Gordon Murray Architects are seeking outline planning permission for the creation of approx 10,000sq/m of office space on a triangular brownfield site within the Bridgeton district of Glasgow....
26 Apr 2011 - No comments
Ian Springford Architects are on site of their latest development for Apex Hotels, conversion of an existing 1950s office building into a 186 bedroom, 4 star hotel. Located within the Inner...
26 Apr 2011 - No comments
The New Housing Association have submitted plans for the first phase of a wider redevelopment of an inner city block in the east end of Glasgow to provide 35 flats, including 10 sheltered and four...
25 Apr 2011 - No comments
Dundonian property developer Derek Souter has published his “ final opportunity ” plans to regenerate Glasgow’s Egyptian Halls, warning that demolition is on the cards if the impasse can’t...
22 Apr 2011 - No comments
Glasgow Institute of Architects, in conjunction with Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust have launched a design competition focused upon the rural community of Cove and...
22 Apr 2011 - No comments
Fresh from announcing the departure of co-founder Robin Lee from the business NORD Architecture have re-launched their official website . It documents the practices current crop of projects...
22 Apr 2011 - No comments
Lawrence McPherson Associates have unveiled the world’s smallest eco-house, a dimensionally restricted shed like structure which measures just 3x3x3m. Despite its diminutive stature its...
21 Apr 2011 - No comments
Motherwell’s skyline is set to be transformed with the implosion of a 17 storey slab block in the North Lanarkshire town. With 160 flats Glencairn Tower is the largest of 49 such blocks...
21 Apr 2011 - No comments
Ask Developments in conjunction with Network Rail have applied for detailed planning consent for a 10 storey office block above a former railway viaduct in Salford. Situated in close proximity...
21 Apr 2011 - No comments
Philip Long, a senior curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, has been appointed to lead the project to establish the V&A outpost in Dundee. An expert in Scottish art and...
20 Apr 2011 - No comments
A derelict Gateshead office block is being demolished by its owners, One North East, after the abandoned structure was hit by a fire. Prominently located adjacent to the landmark...
20 Apr 2011 - No comments
A further two members of staff at Edinburgh City Council’s services for communities department, following allegations of irregularities in property repair contracts. It brings to eight the...
20 Apr 2011 - No comments
Alan Pert, co-founder of young Glaswegian practice Nord, has responded to erroneous reports in the architectural press of the break-up of the business by telling Urban Realm: “They’re all...
19 Apr 2011 - No comments
Liverpool City Council have disregarded the protestations of Housing Minister Grant Shapps and approved the demolition of Ringo Starr’s birthplace. The former Beatles unassuming childhood...
19 Apr 2011 - No comments
Skirmishes, a charitable company set up by a group of Glaswegian architects, has launched an open design competition for alternative proposals for the mixed use redevelopment of a brownfield site...
19 Apr 2011 - No comments
Malcolm Fraser in his Herald article compares the fate of a group of tenement buildings as somehow representative of all that is wrong with Glasgow’s present regeneration efforts.   John...
19 Apr 2011 - No comments
A competition to design a controversial new garden for Aberdeen has been launched by Malcolm Reading Consultants. The winning scheme would top a £140m project to transform Union Terrace...
18 Apr 2011 - No comments
A campaign has been launched against one of Britain’s largest construction companies, Mansell, by residents of the small Ayrshire village of Fenwick. The David and Goliath battle has been...
18 Apr 2011 - No comments
The finishing touches are being put to a new extension to St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow, after the historic building was re-opened to the public following an extensive £4.5m repair programme....
18 Apr 2011 - No comments
A Halifax survey into rural Britain has named South Cambridgeshire as the most idyllic rural retreat on the island. Citing a healthy mix of high incomes, life expectancy and educational...
18 Apr 2011 - No comments
Miller Group has purchased a 120 acre site in Linwood, outside Glasgow, from the receivers of Mountgrange with a view to site with a mix of 400 homes, hotels, offices and light industrial use....
18 Apr 2011 - No comments
Skypark, an edge of centre office complex in Glasgow, is to be remodeled by its owners to create Scotland’s first ‘business hotel concept’. It will see Moorfield Group and Resonance...
15 Apr 2011 - No comments
A handful of homes in the North Lanarkshire town of Kilsyth have found themselves somewhat the worse for wear today after a wayward blast at a neighbouring construction site sent debris raining...
15 Apr 2011 - No comments
BDP are celebrating five decades in the architecture business with a lighthearted search for people’s favourite BDP buildings to be completed over the past 50 years. It’s yet early days...
15 Apr 2011 - No comments
Kingsland Primary School has been named by the Edinburgh Architectural Association as their building of the year. Designed by Archial for Scottish Borders Council the school saw off...
15 Apr 2011 - No comments
A house built from black tarred shingles on a Dungeness beach in Kent has been shortlisted by the RIBA for a possible best building award for the south east region. Designed by Nord...
14 Apr 2011 - No comments
Set to take place on Sat, April 16, the event will give the public a chance to play their part in the assembly of a 120,000 brick mosaic on the Mound. Incorporating pictures of Scotland’s...
14 Apr 2011 - No comments
Fifty Five years after Frank Lloyd Wright first dreamed of a mile high tower the vision looks likely to finally become reality after Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding Co granted its approval to its...
14 Apr 2011 - No comments
As the Scottish parliament elections draw near the SNP are dangling a £40m carrot before Glaswegian voters with a pledge to back Clyde Fastlink in a bid to retain power. Deputy First Minister...
14 Apr 2011 - No comments
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture has revealed the identity of the architectural heavy hitters who are to take part in the school’s annual student review show. They are Prof. Neil...
14 Apr 2011 - No comments
Strathclyde Passenger Transport is expected to approve plans for a new Smartcard ticketing system tomorrow as part of a wider £300m  revamp of Glasgow’s Subway. The integrated ticketing...
13 Apr 2011 - No comments
Gateshead Central Library has been accorded the title of Best Community Building in the 2011 LABC Building Excellence Awards. It follows a major re-build and refurbishment of the historic...
13 Apr 2011 - No comments
Work has commenced on a new annexe to Clydebank’s A listed Titan Crane, a relic of the once mighty John Brown’s shipyard. This follows the allocation of £120k in funding toward the...
13 Apr 2011 - No comments
Evolution Gateshead, a consortium comprising of the Home Group and Galliford Try, has been selected by Gateshead Council to partner on plans to create around 2,400 new homes in the city –...
13 Apr 2011 - No comments
The future of a £2.6m pedestrian and cycle bridge in Perth is hanging in the balance after it emerged that costs could top £3.6m. Connect2 would link Perth’s North Inch Park with Isla Road...
12 Apr 2011 - No comments
The Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS), a £36m development designed to provide a centre for teaching and research for drug development, is nearing completion on...
12 Apr 2011 - No comments
This year’s Scottish Design Awards gala dinner now boasts a date and a venue after the salubrious environs of Glasgow’s Thistle Hotel were selected to host the august bash on May 19....
12 Apr 2011 - No comments
A redevelopment of Norfolk’s notorious Anglia Square has been proposed by B3 architects, part of an initiative which promises to rid the city of its biggest Carbuncle. The £75m mixed use...
12 Apr 2011 - No comments
Patricia Cain, winner of the Threadneedle and Aspect prizes for art, is to stage an exhibition in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum dedicated to the construction of the cities Zaha Hadid designed...
11 Apr 2011 - No comments
Works to strip cladding from the derelict St Andrew House is proceeding apace thanks to the addition of mastclimbers which are making short order of a prefabricated façade on this derelict 1960s...
11 Apr 2011 - No comments
Plans to level the last vestiges of pre-war tenement housing stock in Glasgow’s Dalmarnock district have elicited the ire of Malcolm Fraser. Writing in The Herald , Fraser acknowledges that the...
11 Apr 2011 - No comments
Glasgow has today hosted a Games Legacy summit which brought together Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council along with Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham Council, on site of the...
11 Apr 2011 - No comments
Some 6,000 Lego fans, predominantly children, have painstakingly pieced together in a Sao Paolo car park over a four day period, with individual modules being winched into position via a handy...
8 Apr 2011 - No comments
Roxhill has signed a seven year deal with Inverness Airport Business Park (IABP) to develop 400,000sq/ft of warehousing and industrial space. Work on the £30m scheme, designed by 7N...
8 Apr 2011 - No comments
With the May 5 Scottish Parliament elections now just a matter of week’s away Labour leader Iain Gray has hit the campaign trail in Glasgow bearing gifts - principally a promise to resurrect the...
7 Apr 2011 - No comments
R&D Construction has been forced into administration after liquidity troubles prevented it from releasing monies owed for its employees wages. R&D originally blamed the delay on a “ banking...
7 Apr 2011 - No comments
First phase works on a giant Page/Park masterplanned redevelopment of a former railway goods yard in Glasgow’s east end has topped out. Collegelands is intended to heal the fractured...
7 Apr 2011 - No comments
A family who attempted to circumvent strict greenbelt planning rules by surreptitiously building a £500k home within the confines of  a barn have lost their legal battle to remain in the home....
7 Apr 2011 - No comments
Ongoing cash flow problems are continuing to result in the late payment of salaries to employees of RMJM’s Hong Kong office – despite an £8m cash injection by the Morrison family. Gordon...
7 Apr 2011 - No comments
Archial are seeking a third five year extension for their plans to build a new office pavilion at Pacific Quay - having originally lodged a planning application for the scheme way back in 2000 from...
6 Apr 2011 - No comments
A pedestrian footbridge for the east end of Glasgow has taken a step forward today after Clyde Gateway revealed it had secured £1.9m in funding from the European Regional Development Fund toward a...
6 Apr 2011 - No comments
South Ayrshire Council has appointed the McLennan Partnership as designers of a café/bar and box office facilities within the Gaiety Theatre, Ayr. The £500k investment in front of house...
6 Apr 2011 - No comments
Shelter, the housing charity, has launched an online portal for planners and developers geared toward providing intel on the likely level of local opposition to new housing. Documenting...
6 Apr 2011 - No comments
A trio of developments in Stromness, Orkney are finally gaining some traction with the local authority progressing plans for the redevelopment of the pierhead area - over two and a half years after...
6 Apr 2011 - No comments
“Build Our Nation,” a live online workshop organised by students at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, has concluded with production of a range of design solutions for a facility for...
5 Apr 2011 - No comments
A planned redevelopment of the Everyman & Playhouse theatre in Liverpool has been put on a firmer footing following approval of a £5.9m grant from the European Region Development Fund....
5 Apr 2011 - No comments
A dispute has erupted over controversial plans for the redevelopment of an art deco Edinburgh cinema after Edinburgh City Council confirmed that the conditions it had placed on granting planning...
5 Apr 2011 - No comments
A planning application has been submitted by Manor Wharf Ltd for the erection of 1,091 bed student accommodation in Salford. Rising to a maximum height of 20 storeys the development will...
5 Apr 2011 - No comments
Glaswegian candidates for the upcoming Scottish Parliament election have denounced Scottish Enterprise for its “reprehensible” plans to demolish listed buildings on the former Ruchill Hospital...
5 Apr 2011 - No comments
They may be 7,000 miles away but Singapore Polytechnic’s design school and school of architecture have come up with some intriguing constructions for their 2011 degree show – as witnessed by...
5 Apr 2011 - No comments
The BBC has agreed a deal to offload its premises on Oxford Road as the broadcaster continues the process of decanting staff to Media City. Realty Estates purchased the property for an...
4 Apr 2011 - No comments
The future of R&D Construction, a Dumfries based building firm employing over 300 people, is in doubt today after reports of  a delay in wage payments to staff – ostensibly owing to a ‘banking...
4 Apr 2011 - No comments
Lego Architecture, a high brow spin off of the humble plastic blocks, has taken the birth of the modernist movement for its latest architectural recreation, Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House....
4 Apr 2011 - No comments
Adams Kara Taylor, the structural and civil engineering firm, has again become an independent company following the successful negotiation of a management buy out. The £3.75m sale was...
4 Apr 2011 - No comments
Designeast, a website designed to promote the design industry in central and Eastern Europe, has launched an international design competition in a bid to visualise “space and the future of...
4 Apr 2011 - No comments
Unperturbed by the unfolding calamities in Edinburgh Birmingham is pressing ahead with an extension to its own Metro system between Snow Hill Station and New Street Station. The 0.75 mile line...
4 Apr 2011 - No comments
Architecture + Design Scotland, a quango set up by the Scottish Government to promote the built environment, has revamped its web presence. The project has seen half a dozen separate domains...
4 Apr 2011 - No comments
Real estate advisers DTZ have been appointed by Stockport Council to put together a development brief for the towns Grand Central leisure complex. This will manage the integration of office...
4 Apr 2011 - No comments
A £300m merger of three Glasgow colleges; Central, Metropolitan and Nautical Studies has been progressed to Stage C outline proposals. The integrated campus will provide accommodation for...
1 Apr 2011 - No comments
Stephenson Bell architects have confirmed that they have embarked upon a restructuring programme as part of a deal struck with creditors to reschedule debt. It will see the departure of Jeff...
1 Apr 2011 - No comments
Aberdonian journalist and film maker, Fraser Denholm, has painted a bleak portrait of his home town for a new documentary, Run Down Aberdeen. It charts the granite city’s decline since the...
1 Apr 2011 - No comments
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has called for the creation of a Cabinet Secretary for planning in their manifesto for the Scottish parliament elections. The document articulates the...
1 Apr 2011 - No comments
Lomond Group, the developer behind plans for a 102 bedroom hotel at Dundee Airport is to appeal against Dundee City Council’s rejection of their planning application. The firm is at...
1 Apr 2011 - No comments
Seeking to take a new angle on inner city development Parisien planners have approved a giant triangular office and retail complex on the edge of central Paris. Costed at £472m the complex...

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