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31 May 2011 - No comments
sasanbell have completed the 12 weeks pre-planning consultation period for the Custom House hotel in Clyde Street Glasgow. The Custom House Hotel has already secured a major international...
31 May 2011 - No comments
Inverdee House, regional headquarters for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, has won an International Green Apple Award for the Built Environment. Designed by Keppie the scheme...
31 May 2011 - No comments
Stewart Milne Construction has commenced work on 50 new low carbon homes in Inverness for Servite Housing Association and Highland Council. The work will see a range of one to three be bedroom...
30 May 2011 - No comments
The University of Edinburgh has published Gamma Jaamaa, a work which explores the urban character of Edinburgh and Casablanca in a bid to ascertain what these environments say about contemporary...
30 May 2011 - No comments
Budding hopefuls for the Roses Design Awards 2011 are being invited to put forward their entries for this year’s event. As in past years the awards are designed to provide a platform for the...
30 May 2011 - No comments
David Porter, the Glasgow School of Art’s longstanding head of Architecture has announced his decision to retire from the post he has held since 2000, just as the school embarks on its most...
27 May 2011 - No comments
Perth is mounting a campaign to become Scotland’s seventh city in a competition set up to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Local politicians are keen to regain the status such a title...
27 May 2011 - No comments
Capella Developments, the property group behind Glasgow’s Atlantic Square development, have submitted a planning application to redevelop the nearby Broomielaw waterfront. Broomielaw Quay...
27 May 2011 - No comments
Perth and Kinross Council have completed six new council homes in Lethen - the first to be completed within the wider local authority area since 1985. The homes have now been handed over to...
27 May 2011 - No comments
The latest symbol of Belfast’s regeneration, a giant steel sculpture labelled RISE, is living up to its monicker on the Belfast skyline. Designed by UK artist Wolfgang Buttress the soaring...
26 May 2011 - No comments
Aberdeen’s Scott |Sutherland School of Architecture has staged its annual “Big Crit” event at which a host of today’s top architects were invited to critique tomorrow’s architectural...
26 May 2011 - No comments
Glasgow City Council has outlined ambitious plans to transform High Street station into the city’s third main rail terminus. The plans have been drawn up in a bid to leverage £7m in funding...
26 May 2011 - No comments
Plans to erect a £16m replacement bandstand for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are moving ahead with engineers racing to complete the city’s second  largest meccano set in time for this...
25 May 2011 - No comments
Halliday Fraser Munro has submitted plans for an extension of Edinburgh’s Gyle shopping centre to planners. It will see creation of a new retail unit set to be occupied by Primark – a vote...
25 May 2011 - No comments
Negotiations between Tesco and Scottish Borders Council over the fate of the former façade of the Galashiels textile college – dismantled in 2006 to make way for a new supermarket, have...
24 May 2011 - No comments
Urban Realm caught up with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma before his recent public lecture to find out more of what the Kuma first visited Scotland 30 years ago to play a round of golf but the...
24 May 2011 - No comments
Reiach & Hall’s £20m office development for Dundee Council has emerged from scaffolding ahead of its occupation by Dundee City Council. It has been built behind the listed façade of a...
23 May 2011 - No comments
The Australian Institute of Architects has launched an international competition for ideas for a new, hypothetical, capital in praise of the 100th anniversary of the existing titleholder –...
23 May 2011 - No comments
Cooper Cromar have outlined proposals for the redevelopment of the former Bank of Scotland building at 110 Queen Street on behalf of BAM Properties The practice tentatively envisage an 9...
23 May 2011 - No comments
Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma, a professor at Tokyo University and RIBA fellow, has flown into Dundee to deliver a lecture outlining his vision for a northern outpost of the V&A in the River Tay....
23 May 2011 - No comments
Regimented lines of ungainly grey steel marching across the British countryside have become a universal presence since their introduction in 1927 but there design has changed little. That...
23 May 2011 - No comments
Plans to redevelop the 1970s George House on the northern edge of Glasgow’s George Square have been shelved be its owners, Redevco, following the surprise rejection of a Reiach & Hall designed...
23 May 2011 - No comments
Glasgow’s freshest stretch of tarmac has been unveiled snaking its way from Tradeston to Rutherglen and Urban Realm was there to cycle part of its length in advance of an official opening on June...
23 May 2011 - No comments
Gale force winds in Edinburgh have taken their toll on more than just flight schedules with the city’s airport also bearing the brunt of 80mph winds. An investigation has begun into why a...
20 May 2011 - No comments
Urban Realm grabbed SDA judge Robert Maxwell, partner in the architectural firm Allies and Morrison, for a brief chat to find out why Archial’s Kingsland Primary School stood out so much in this...
20 May 2011 - No comments
With alcohol still slowly filtering out of guests bloodstreams we present a gallery of candid snaps from last night’s shenanigans at Glasgow’s Thistle Hotel – were you there?...
20 May 2011 - No comments
Possil Park has today shed its reputation for crime and deprivation after one of Britain’s top planners, Peter Rees, chief planning officer at the City of London, bestowed the run down Glasgow...
19 May 2011 - No comments
A masterplan by Allan Murray Architects for the redevelopment of a former brewery in Edinburgh has been given the go ahead by councillors. The 5ha is being touted by Lloyds Banking Group as...
19 May 2011 - No comments
BMJ Architects are sporting a new brand identity after commissioning El Studio to develop the practices existing logotype, creating brand guidelines that could be implemented throughout four UK...
19 May 2011 - No comments
The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced that ten buildings in Scotland have received their 2011 award for architectural excellence. A diverse bunch the selection includes a...
18 May 2011 - No comments
BAM Properties are to hold a public exhibition in the Lighthouse on Friday, May 20 from 12:00 to 20:00 in order to showcase their plans for a “ landmark building ” at 110 Queen Street. The...
18 May 2011 - No comments
A £46.4m remodelling of the National Museum of Scotland is now architecturally complete allowing a full interior fit out to be conducted ahead of the museums July 2011 opening. Gareth Hoskins...
17 May 2011 - No comments
External work on Keppie’s £43.6m Royal Victoria Building has been completed with the pouring of the last section of concrete. Built for NHS Lothian the hospital has been designed specially...
17 May 2011 - No comments
GL Hearn and Paul Devine Property Consultants have begun marketing Shepherd Developments redevelopment of 21 West George Street, Glasgow. Both agents are on the hunt to find anchor tenants to...
17 May 2011 - No comments
Crème Developments have submitted improved designs by Elder + Cannon for the redevelopment of a former petrol station on Great Western Road, within the Woodlands conservation area of Glasgow....
16 May 2011 - No comments
The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced it has awarded a cumulative grant of £3.26m toward townscape improvements to Rothesay and Parkhead Cross. Alloted under the Fund’s Townscape Heritage...
16 May 2011 - No comments
Stewart Milne’s plans to breathe new life into a prominent eyesore in Aberdeen city centre has stoked additional controversy in the city following a protracted debate over the merits of the...
16 May 2011 - No comments
A 17 storey block of flats within the Germiston district of Glasgow has been brought down in a controlled explosion as part of ongoing regeneration efforts. The multis had been a fixture on...
13 May 2011 - No comments
TV personality Kevin McCloud has spoken to Urban Realm of his passion for self build in an exclusive interview to be published in June. The Grand Designs star is on a mission to turn Britain...
13 May 2011 - No comments
Edinburgh based landscape designers Gross Max and architects Sutherland Hussey have seen off 78 challengers to secure a £54m commission to redevelop the site of Berlin’s Templehof Airport....
13 May 2011 - No comments
Edinburgh’s tram chiefs have settled their long running dispute with contractors after agreeing to shell out an additional £30m to ensure one returned to work and acquire equipment from another....
13 May 2011 - No comments
Work to transform Ayr’s redundant Cathedral into new housing is in full swing with Ayrshire Housing on site at the rebuild . Contractors Ashleigh are remodelling the interior of the...
12 May 2011 - No comments
Premium chain grocer Waitrose has announced a continuation of its expansion plans with a new Helensburgh store in the offing. It follows the opening of a new 25,000sq/ft store and petrol station...
12 May 2011 - No comments
An ambitious gathering of information of ordinary day to day life in Britain in 1986 has been published online after languishing on defunct laser discs for 25 years. The treasure trove of...
12 May 2011 - No comments
Manchester University, in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British architects has staged a seminar on the design and role of libraries ahead of the planned redevelopment of Manchester...
11 May 2011 - No comments
The latest edition of Lonely planet’s Great Britain travel guide is effusive in its praise for Edinburgh, which it described as “one of the world’s most fascinating cities.” Singling...
11 May 2011 - No comments
New Gorbals Housing Association has submitted a planning application for the phase one redevelopment of the Laurieston district of Glasgow. This calls for construction of 201 homes for social...
11 May 2011 - No comments
Building Research Establishment (BRE) Scotland is to pilot low carbon housing technologies at their Ravenscraig innovation park after securing £2m from the European Regional Development Fund....
11 May 2011 - No comments
Work to establish Edinburgh’s new tram system is to restart on July 2 after stalling following a breakdown in relations between the parties involved. That impasse has now been resolved with...
11 May 2011 - No comments
Glasgow is playing host to the Academy of Urbanism’s 2011 Congress this week, an event which will see 120 built environment professionals from across Europe  assemble to discuss  “liveable...
10 May 2011 - No comments
Historic Scotland in conjunction with the City of Edinburgh Council have published a new guide to Edinburgh’s ill appreciated post war architectural heritage . Simply titled Edinburgh’s...
10 May 2011 - No comments
Edinburgh City Council has stated it intends to mount a legal challenge against a court ruling against plans for a large residential development that would conjoin the built fabric of Edinburgh...
10 May 2011 - No comments
Plans to revive an iconic modernist structure languishing in woodland at Cardross have taken a step forward after NVA concluded missives with the Archdiocese of Glasgow on the derelict property....
9 May 2011 - No comments
The SNP’s unexpected success in the recent Scottish Parliamentary elections, securing a Holyrood majority, has raised important questions for the future direction of the Scottish construction...
9 May 2011 - No comments
Despondent residents of the Stirlingshire town of Denny have been dealt a fresh blow after Falkirk Council admitted a CPO would delay, again, the long term demolition plans for three eyesore town...
5 May 2011 - No comments
Curious Design & Architecture, on behalf of MEC Services, have submitted plans for the redevelopment of the B listed Tay Hotel, Dundee. Their plans call for the existing derelict property to...
4 May 2011 - No comments
Glaswegian entrepreneur Wayne Gardner-Young has set his sights on the bonnie banks for his latest venture, a £100m theme park. Incorporating zip slides, treehouses and a spa the park is...
3 May 2011 - No comments
Speaking at the Grand Designs Live debate in the Excel Centre, London, housing minister Grant Shapps shared a platform with Kevin McCloud (an interview with whom Urban Realm will print next month)...
2 May 2011 - No comments
Richard Murphy Architects in collaboration with Create Engineering have submitted plans for a bespoke villa to be built within the grounds of an existing home on the flanks of Arthurs Seat,...

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