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30 Jun 2011 - No comments
Irvine Bay have begun marketing their latest addition to Ardrossan’s waterfront – a mixed use scheme comprising offices, a hotel, retail and restaurant accommodation. Occupying a former...
30 Jun 2011 - No comments
John O’Groats dishevelled seafront hotel has been given a lick of paint by a team of street artists in one last hurrah for the landmark prior to its redevelopment. It is the largest street...
30 Jun 2011 - No comments
Preparations to begin construction of a new prison to replace the existing jail in Greenock are progressing with the Scottish prison Service announcing that they will soon be seeking tenders for...
29 Jun 2011 - No comments
An innovative low carbon eco home which introduces employs sustainable features at low cost has been unveiled by the minister for housing and local government, Grant Shapps at the BRE eco park in...
29 Jun 2011 - No comments
A new conference and training venue at Knockburn Sports Loch, Scotland’s only purpose built open water triathlon loch, has been knocked up in double quick time thanks to a glulam frame wooden...
28 Jun 2011 - No comments
Construction work has begun on the £13.78m redevelopment of Tollcross Aquatics Centre ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The work will entail construction of a six lane, 50m warm...
28 Jun 2011 - No comments
A five mile long ‘missing link’ in Glasgow’s motorway network has today been filled with completion of the M74 motorway link between Carmyle and the Kingston Bridge. Under construction...
27 Jun 2011 - No comments
The UNESCO World Heritage site of St Kilda is to be recorded for posterity by a team of experts from Historic Scotland and the Glasgow School of Art. This process will see state of the art...
27 Jun 2011 - No comments
Dawn Construction have enacted a ground breaking ceremony on  site of their latest school – Gargieston Primary School and Nursery, Ayrshire. Due to complete in summer 2012 the East Ayrshire...
27 Jun 2011 - No comments
Work to rejuvenate land around the Maryhill Locks has stepped up a gear this morning with the commencement of ground works at the north Glasgow site. of the Transformational Regeneration Area...
24 Jun 2011 - No comments
Derek Souter, the Dundonian developer behind both Union Street Properties and Union Street Investments, is to stage a public ‘petition day’ at Glasgow’s Egyptian Halls on June 25 in order to...
24 Jun 2011 - No comments
Glasgow Harbour has submitted a revised masterplan for the development of Kelvin Bank, a parcel of brownfield land adjacent to the eponymous river just south of Partick. With the Transport...
23 Jun 2011 - No comments
Aberdeen’s brand new council HQ, behind the historic granite façade of Marischal college, has opened for business following a three years of restoration work. Designed by the Holmes...
23 Jun 2011 - No comments
Artist Martin Creed has completed a design led refurbishment of Edinburgh’s Scotsman Steps, in a bid to make a more appealing environment for pedestrians. 104 different varieties of marble...
22 Jun 2011 - No comments
Scottish Government statistics claiming a 10% rise in employment within the construction sector over the past year have been questioned by the Scottish Building Federation. The Federation...
21 Jun 2011 - No comments
Glasgow’s newly opened Limelight bar and grill lived up to its name last night at the Dram Awards when the eatery walked away with the best interior design gong. Situated on the ground floor...
20 Jun 2011 - No comments
Plans for a new visitor centre to interpret and showcase the Battle of Bannockburn have been released today ahead of a planning application to be lodged later in the week. Designed by Reiach &...
20 Jun 2011 - No comments
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has moved to save Liverpool’s Welsh Streets, birthplace of Ringo Starr, from the wrecking ball. Pickles’ intervention requires the council to carry out an...
17 Jun 2011 - No comments
Citizen M, the Dutch hotel group, has introduced a new concept business club at their newly opened Glasgow hotel – the first outside Holland. Dubbed Society M it provides a base of...
17 Jun 2011 - No comments
Glasgow has been selected as the perfect battleground within which to stage a zombie apocalypse by film producers working on a film adaptation of Max Brooks’ hit zombie novel, World War Z....
16 Jun 2011 - No comments
Plans for a £1bn, 4,000 home New Town on farmland to the west of Newtonhill, ten miles south of Aberdeen, are to be presented at a public consultation later this month. This will provide an...
16 Jun 2011 - No comments
Edinburgh based RSP consulting engineers have opened a new Clerkenwell, London office as part of a UK expansion drive which will also see the firm establish an Aberdeen base later in 2011. The...
15 Jun 2011 - No comments
John Gilbert Architects have secured planning permission for a 25 home eco village at Findhorn, Moray. Working with Duneland Ltd, a social enterprise set up to protect local sand dunes and...
15 Jun 2011 - No comments
Bell Ingram Design has completed a cutting edge bird shelter for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. Constructed from locally quarried stone the...
14 Jun 2011 - No comments
At the recent Scottish Design Awards Urban Realm caught up with architect Gokay Deveci, designer of the UK’s first low cost Passivhaus accredited home. Deveci said: “The house tried to...
14 Jun 2011 - No comments
Simon Walsh of Cooper Cromar discusses his practices work on the G1 building, George Square, a prominent facade retention opposite the city chambers which now counts Jamie Oliver no less, as...
14 Jun 2011 - No comments
ERZ founder Rolf Roscher has spoken to Urban Realm to explain the innovative concept behind his practice's concrete garden in the Possil area of Glasgow. Rosher said: "The concrete garden is...
13 Jun 2011 - No comments
Norman Fosters under construction Clydeside Arena has been given an official moniker after energy supplier Scottish Hydro stepped forward to sponsor the landmark. It will see the power firms...
9 Jun 2011 - No comments
Residents have begun moving into six new council houses in the Letham area of Perth following the completion of the first new council homes from Perth & Kinross Council in a generation ....
9 Jun 2011 - No comments
Glasgow’s latest cultural attraction welcomed a rare guest this afternoon when internationally renowned architect popped in alongside the design team to enthuse over her first cultural project in...
8 Jun 2011 - No comments
Work to realise a £150m athletes village for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games is now underway on a 38.5 hectare site in Dalmarnock. During the Games period the site will be home to 6,500...
8 Jun 2011 - No comments
Page\Park have outlined their plans for the refurbishment of Edinburgh Universities David Hume tower and William Robertson Building to an invited audience of clients, historians and architects....
7 Jun 2011 - No comments
Edinburgh Zoo has been left red faced after it emerged that officials had failed to apply for planning permission to extend a new enclosure being built by the organisation. Despite requiring...
7 Jun 2011 - No comments
John O’Groats, winner of the 2010 Carbuncle award, is to play host to a community celebration this July to celebrate the planned redevelopment of the famed tourist haunt. ‘Transform’...
7 Jun 2011 - No comments
Expansion of a community based project which offers opportunities to the homeless in the form of education programmes and cooking, gardening classes has received Royal approval after the Duchess of...
7 Jun 2011 - No comments
Urban design charity Sustrans is to trial the re-design of Cockmuir Place in Elgin this Saturday in an effort to establish the impact upon travel within the vicinity. These include a colourful...
7 Jun 2011 - No comments
A planned fourth phase of works at the Edinburgh Biomedical masterplan have edged closer with the naming of shortlisted teams. Amongst them is a bid by Alan Dunlop architect, Morgan Sindall...
4 Jun 2011 - No comments
Glasgow School of Art students Philip Zoechbauer, Yeh-Lun Chou, Claire Johnston and Francesca Edge have compiled an interesting animation charting the rise (and demise) of the infamous Glasgow...
3 Jun 2011 - No comments
Ambitious plans for Strathclyde Police to move their force headquarters from their dilapidated Pitt Street HQ in Glasgow city centre to a shiny new edifice in Dalmarnock have advanced with...
3 Jun 2011 - No comments
Buro Happold’s Glasgow office, alongside a number of partners, has been shortlisted  for a masterplan to expand  the Swedish city of Gothenburg. RiverCity Gothenburg is intended to act as...
2 Jun 2011 - No comments
International artist Dan Dubowitz is to lead a series of walks around the Ancoats district of Manchester as part of efforts to explore how art is transforming the area. Dubowitz said: “Over...
2 Jun 2011 - No comments
The Duke of Gloucester has officially opened a Page\Park designed centre for veterans who have lost their sight. Based in West Lothian the Linburn Centre has been built by Scottish War...
1 Jun 2011 - No comments
Strathclyde University have staged a pre-planning consultation into their plans for a new Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) on a long standing gap site in Glasgow’s Merchant City....
1 Jun 2011 - No comments
Glasgow City Council have hosted a sneak preview of Zaha Hadid’s much hyped Transport Museum at Glasgow Harbour, a zinc edifice intended to present the contents of the museum in a new and...

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