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30 Sep 2011 - No comments
Fresh from Network Rails publication of its preferred solution for the redevelopment of Queen Street Station, a glazed extension penned by architects BDP , Paul Stallan Studio RMJM have released...
29 Sep 2011 - No comments
A public underpass in Coatbridge has been given a graphical spruce up by 6274 public art as part of North Lanarkshire Council’s efforts to improve wayfinding along a ten mile heritage trail from...
29 Sep 2011 - No comments
A competition has been launched to give the public a chance to nominate prominent, publically owned, metal structures for refurbishment and protection from the ravages of rust. Brighten...
28 Sep 2011 - No comments
A gathering of some of the leading lights in sustainable design; including David McNeil, technical director at Buro Happold and Don McLean, founder of IES, has highlighted the leading role which...
28 Sep 2011 - No comments
Organisers of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have begun moving into the former Tontine House, following its refurbishment by City Building, Glasgow City Council’s arm’s length construction...
27 Sep 2011 - No comments
Network Rail has today announced that Buchanan Partnership has been chosen for the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street train station. The multi-million-pound redevelopment project, designed...
27 Sep 2011 - No comments
Plans to erect an electricity transmission line across some of Scotland’s most spectacular natural beauty have been rejected by 200 attendees at a public meeting organised by Stirling Council....
26 Sep 2011 - No comments
Planning approval has finally been given to a scheme by Ian Springford Architects to redevelop a former steading at Seton East Farm in Longniddry, East Lothian, to form nine homes. The scheme,...
26 Sep 2011 - No comments
The City of Edinburgh Council have completed the demolition of three tower blocks in the North Sighthill area of the city with the controlled blowdown of Glenalmond, Hermiston and Weir Courts....
23 Sep 2011 - No comments
Architecture + Design Scotland, in collaboration with Denny High School, have concluded their “Denny: Future Town” Lighthouse exhibition – inspired by Urban Realm’s 2010 Carbuncle Award....
22 Sep 2011 - No comments
Notifying Urban Realm of the “interesting contrast in welcomes” afforded to Acanthus Architects df (not to be confused with Acanthus Architects) planned Trump clubhouse Malcolm Fraser has drawn...
22 Sep 2011 - No comments
Business Park developer Goodman have commenced marketing of the second phase of Glasgow’s Central Quay, a “ waterfront business park ” in the heart of Glasgow city centre. Some...
21 Sep 2011 - No comments
Indicative plans to obtain permission in principle to construct a children’s hospital adjacent to Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary have been cautiously welcomed by design review body Architecture +...
21 Sep 2011 - No comments
A 17th century tomb complex, in use from 1666 to 1911 and said to be amongst the most spectacular of its type in the world is to be digitally documented by the Scottish Ten – a collaboration...
21 Sep 2011 - No comments
Anderson Bell + Christie Architects have commenced work on site of a mixed use development in Stirling for Raploch URC – the first mass timber project of its type in Scotland. Utilising...
20 Sep 2011 - No comments
Cooper Cromar Architects and BAM Properties have submitted a planning application for the £28.5m redevelopment of 110 Queen Street . Providing 143,000sq/ft of accommodation over nine levels...
20 Sep 2011 - No comments
Lewis Reynolds, a nine your old schoolboy from Edinburgh has been chosen to hit the trigger on a triple blowdown in the city’s Sighthill district after winning a poster competition....
20 Sep 2011 - No comments
Trump International – Scotland have unveiled the first images of a planned clubhouse building to stand as centrepiece of the Menie golf course. A single storey mock gothic structure, some...
19 Sep 2011 - No comments
Architect John Gilbert, of the eponymous design studio, has recorded a 2min film to explain the key characteristics of their recently completed Bankhall dementia care home, Govanhill. Gilbert...
19 Sep 2011 - No comments
Port of Leith Housing Association has commenced work on the construction of 111 affordable homes at Western Harbour to be let at both social and mid-market rents and range in size from one up to...
19 Sep 2011 - No comments
Planning consultants Urban Animation have been commissioned by the Cairngorms National park Authority and the Crown Estate to conduct a masterplan for the Tomintoul and Glenlivet area of the Park....
17 Sep 2011 - No comments
With a wealth of eye opening entries and revealing comment for this years Carbuncle Awards received so far we to give people a little more time to let their voice be heard by extending the...
16 Sep 2011 - No comments
Views are being solicited for a masterplan for the port area of Montrose , which would transform the town into a hub for offshore renewables and the chemical services industry. The harbour...
16 Sep 2011 - No comments
A public consultation into the proposed Cononosh Gold Mine, near Tyndrum, has closed having received widespread support from politicians, academics, locals and jewellers. Cononosh would be...
15 Sep 2011 - No comments
A dated Dundee pub furnished with kitsch nautical paraphernalia has been transformed by Nicoll Russell Studios into a hip new venue. The quick turnaround project took just six weeks to take from...
15 Sep 2011 - No comments
A competition to redesign the all pervasive British electricity pylon has seen six new entries shortlisted for the £10k prize – and a possibility of being used by the National Grid for future...
15 Sep 2011 - No comments
A much vaunted overhaul of Scotland’s planning laws has failed to deliver the hoped for reduction in the time taken to decide planning applications, a report by Audit Scotland has found....
14 Sep 2011 - No comments
A map which documents all urban greenspace in Scotland is claimed to be the first of its kind anywhere in the world. Scotland’s Greenspace Map , published today, brings together data from...
14 Sep 2011 - No comments
RIBA president Harry Rich has described many new build British homes as too cramped for modern family life in a swipe at diminishing standards being applied by the construction industry....
14 Sep 2011 - No comments
A fire ravaged site in Edinburgh’s Cowgate which has lain derelict for nine years could finally be given a fresh lease of life with news that the developer behind 2009 redevelopment proposals is...
13 Sep 2011 - No comments
OMA/Progress, the first major presentation of the work of the Dutch architecture practice, is to be staged by the Barbican Art gallery from October 6 to February 19 following completion of...
13 Sep 2011 - No comments
Tesco has abandoned plans to construct a controversial new store in Partick, having decided to merge the approved retail space with that approved for Glasgow Harbour. Previously Tesco had...
12 Sep 2011 - No comments
Nord Architects have responded to criticism that their planned Royal Exchange Square hotel was too tall for Glasgow’s central conservation district by shaving off six storeys and losing a double...
12 Sep 2011 - No comments
Aberdeen University’s library, designed by Danish Architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen, has today opened its doors to the public following a two year programme of construction and fit out. The...
12 Sep 2011 - No comments
The Scottish Government has pledged to create four new enterprise zones in a bid to stimulate the economy as it published its latest economic strategy . Finance secretary John Swinney has...
9 Sep 2011 - No comments
The Duke of Fife's plans to erect 4,000 homes on Greenfield land 10 miles south of Aberdeen has set tongues wagging as to the merits of New Town building. Giving voice to those opinions this...
9 Sep 2011 - No comments
Property group Goodman have purchased the landmark Bilsaland Bakery building in Glasgow as they progress plans to build 500,000sq/ft of grade A office space on a nine acre city centre site....
9 Sep 2011 - No comments
The commencement of construction works at Strathclyde University’s Power Network Distribution Centre in Cumbernauld has been marked by a visit from HRH Duke of York. Billed as the first...
9 Sep 2011 - No comments
Plans are being drawn up for Craighouse, a former campus of Edinburgh Napier University , for its residential conversion in a bid to find a sustainable future for the crumbling estate....
8 Sep 2011 - No comments
Elsick Development Company has submitted detailed plans for the first phase of 800 homes and Outline plans for a further 3,200 homes at Scotland’s largest proposed settlement - Chapelton of...
8 Sep 2011 - No comments
A group of environmental, anti-poverty, housing and building organisations have come together to form a new coalition aimed at effecting improvements to the energy performance of Scotland’s...
8 Sep 2011 - No comments
Charlie Hussey, director of Sutherland Hussey architects, has defended his practices active solicitation of work from China. The practice completed their first project in the notionally...
8 Sep 2011 - No comments
The newly revamped National Museum of Scotland has pulled in 500,000 visitors since opening its doors to the public six weeks ago. Members of the public have been drawn by exhibits including...
7 Sep 2011 - No comments
Phase 2 works on the Aberdeen based Energy Development Centre, a facility intended to encourage research and development into energy efficient buildings in the north east, are being progressed....
7 Sep 2011 - No comments
A website dedicated to documenting the construction of twin 30m high horses heads in Falkirk has been launched by their sculptor, Andy Scott. Set to rise within parkland by the Forth & Clyde...
7 Sep 2011 - No comments
Stirling Council have approved plans for a new visitor centre designed to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn in 2014. Designed by Reiach & Hall in partnership...
6 Sep 2011 - No comments
MAKlab, a collaborative venture between Skirmishes Ltd, Scotland Un Ltd and The Lighthouse, have signed up to a novel crowdsourcing initiative to help fund their planned digital fabrication...
6 Sep 2011 - No comments
Cancer charity Maggie’s is to celebrate its 15th birthday in style this year with the completion of three new centres in three months – including the unveiling of thecancer charities second...
6 Sep 2011 - No comments
A planned 58 acre mixed use development neighbouring the Falkirk Wheel will henceforth be known as ‘Portdownie’ following a rebranding exercise. Development partners British Waterways and...
5 Sep 2011 - No comments
Strathclyde University have submitted plans for a new £89m Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow’s Merchant City. Rising on brownfield land on George Street, adjacent to a separate...
5 Sep 2011 - No comments
Following the success of a published sketchbook of Alan Dunlop has followed through with publication of a second book; this time focussed the architect’s home turf of Glasgow. Working...
2 Sep 2011 - No comments
6274 public art have completed a colourful revamp of a dismal Greenock underpass as part of efforts by Riverside Inverclyde to spruce up the town. Westburn Bypass is an important pedestrian...
2 Sep 2011 - No comments
Scottish Opera have submitted major redevelopment proposals for Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. Designed by Page\Park the £8m proposal entails partial demolition of the Hope Street frontage to...
2 Sep 2011 - No comments
Figures published by the Office for National Statistics have revealed a dip in new construction orders of 16.3% versus the first three months of the year to reach the lowest volume since 1980....
1 Sep 2011 - No comments
Glasgow’s premier shopping thoroughfare, Buchanan Street, is the sixth most expensive locale in the UK in which to rent retail space – according to Cushman & Wakefiled. The property...
1 Sep 2011 - No comments
ZM Architects have drawn up plans for a new commercial park pavilion within Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. Occupying the grounds of Mackintosh’s House for an Art Lover the scheme will see the...
1 Sep 2011 - No comments
Blackpool towers lofty heights have been made available to tourists for the first time in 10 months following completion of a £20m restoration programme. It has now been renamed the Blackpool...
1 Sep 2011 - No comments
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may have only just departed the city following conclusion of World War Z filming but the pair may soon be replaced by another Hollywood heavyweight. Cloud Atlas, a...

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