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31 Oct 2012 - No comments
Clune Park, an area of traditional tenement housing in Port Glasgow scheduled for demolition has clearance is heralded as an opportunity for a fresh start but are we repeating the mistakes of the...
31 Oct 2012 - No comments
Linwood Community Development Trust has launched a Community Action Plan for the town, product of consultation and interviews with over 2,200 residents. This seeks to address issues...
30 Oct 2012 - No comments
Plans to erect the UK’s largest ever hydroelectric power station at Coire Glas, Lochaber, are set to go before Highland councillors today. Scottish & Southern Energy’s £ 800m scheme...
30 Oct 2012 - No comments
McLean Architects recently completed £13.5m Airdrie Health Centre marries a challenging site with a challenging brief, incorporating a diverse array of services and functions within a singular...
30 Oct 2012 - No comments
Abstract Securities Ltd has commenced marketing of its 170,000sq/ft St Vincent Plaza office development at Charing Cross, Glasgow, with the appointment of Ryden as joint agent with CBRE. Both...
29 Oct 2012 - No comments
The Enchanted Forest has celebrated its tenth anniversary by bathing Faskally Wood, near Pitlochry, in its now customary blanket of light and sound. The 2012 event was titled ‘Flow’ and...
29 Oct 2012 - No comments
A revised 77 acre masterplan for a site adjacent to the M77 at Darnley has been submitted for outline planning approval following a six year hiatus brought on by the economic downturn. ADF...
29 Oct 2012 - No comments
Plans to construct the Aberdeen bypass, recently approved by the Supreme Court, has hit a fresh stumbling block with news that the projected bill for the 28 mile route has nearly doubled from...
26 Oct 2012 - No comments
RMJM has announced that its British businesses, encompassing RMJM Scotland, RMJM London and RMJM, have all been placed into receivership with KPMG. The move is said to be part of a strategic...
26 Oct 2012 - No comments
Glasgow City Council has given the green light to the latest stage of a £90m redevelopment of Laurieston, a bid to build 600 homes for sale. Tabled by Urban Union, a joint venture...
26 Oct 2012 - No comments
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust has submitted plans to conserve and repair an abandoned bandstand in Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow. Designed by Page\Park Architects the £1.5m scheme will...
25 Oct 2012 - No comments
Combative tycoon Donald Trump has ramped up his efforts to halt development of an offshore windfarm off the Aberdeenshire coast with an attack on ‘ugly, inefficient, bird-killing, Chinese...
25 Oct 2012 - No comments
Work to remodel and extend a £300k family home in Bearsden has been completed by its owners, Drs Alastair and Lesley Ireland. Conceived by Das Design Ltd the project entailed the...
25 Oct 2012 - No comments
A £3.6m refurbishment of Airdrie Town Hall has been completed by Austin Smith Lord, just in time for the civic seats centenary. The comprehensive upgrade has allowed creation of a new café,...
25 Oct 2012 - No comments
The Scottish Government has approved a controversial £80m Tax Incremental Financing scheme in a bid to leverage as much as £310m of private sector investment in and around the Buchanan Galleries....
24 Oct 2012 - No comments
An application has been made to Marine Scotland, the government body responsible for offshore planning, for the development of two offshore windfarms in the Firth of Forth, some 27km from the Angus...
24 Oct 2012 - No comments
An exhibition showcasing aerial photography from around Scotland is to open to the public from this Friday at the Lighthouse, Glasgow. Above Scotland has been created by Architecture and...
24 Oct 2012 - No comments
Urban Realm and Restore George Square's unofficial George Square survey has generated a welter of responses from people concerned about Glasgow City Council’s competition plans are slanted toward...
23 Oct 2012 - No comments
Edinburgh’s perennially delayed tram system is said to be still on track for its revised completion date of summer 2014 for a total of £776m, despite just £107m being left in the kitty,...
23 Oct 2012 - No comments
Holmes Miller have showcased their newly completed £31m Park Mains High School, Erskine, a three storey structure accommodating 1400 pupils and 136 staff designed for Renfrewshire Council....
23 Oct 2012 - No comments
Fortis Developments Ltd has submitted plans for the conversion of an empty office block on Glasgow’s Jamaica Street to form new student accommodation, signalling the final demise of plans to...
22 Oct 2012 - No comments
Construction Scotland, the umbrella group for the construction industry, and BRE Scotland have launched a new strategy document for the period 2013-2016 at their annual conference. Building...
22 Oct 2012 - No comments
Historic Scotland have documented the origins of Gretna for a new book, unearthing its forgotten history as a munitions town manufacturing artillery shells for the First World War. Gretna - A...
19 Oct 2012 - No comments
The historic Dundee Royal Exchange building on Panmure Street, formerly home to Dundee Chamber of Commerce and the city’s Stock Exchange, has undergone a £500,000 refurbishment to form a new...
18 Oct 2012 - No comments
Ayrshire Housing has submitted a planning application to build 8 houses in the former mining village of Dailly designed by Austin-Smith:Lord. Located on vacant land in the former SSHA estate,...
16 Oct 2012 - No comments
The Queen has given her backing to the construction of self-build homes on her Balmoral Estate to give local young people a foot on the housing ladder. Fields near the Prince of Wales’s...
16 Oct 2012 - No comments
New City Vision, have filed a planning application to demolish Gartloch Hospital’s Great Hall , the derelict centrepiece of the former asylum. £95k will be spent demolishing the...
15 Oct 2012 - No comments
The proposed V&A at Dundee could be moved out of the Tay and onto dry land in a bid to cut costs and maintain the quality of the project. The relocation will leave the rest of Kengo Kuma’s...
15 Oct 2012 - No comments
With the launch of Glasgow City Council’s official survey into the future of George Square for business interests Urban Realm is launching an alternative hunt for ideas, one that isn’t...
12 Oct 2012 - No comments
Glasgow based designers Surface-ID have completed work on a £2m visitor centre for Tullamore D.E.W, the Irish whiskey brand, after winning a five way pitch for William Grant & Sons. Located...
12 Oct 2012 - No comments
Aberdeen Aquatics Centre is beginning to take shape with erection of a 500 tonne steel frame which will form the skeleton of the new building. The facility is the latest addition to Aberdeen...
11 Oct 2012 - No comments
Tony Kettle, a former RMJM’s director, has teamed up with fellow former employees Colin Bone (former European managing principal) and David Tripney, to set up Kettle Collective, a new...
11 Oct 2012 - No comments
The Carbon Trust Scotland, in association with media partner Urban Realm, is now inviting entries for the Low Carbon Building Awards 2013. Established in order to recognise the successful...
11 Oct 2012 - No comments
The RIAS, the body representing architects in Scotland, has launched an outspoken attack on the Carbuncle Awards and poked fun at Urban Realm’s offices, via a stint on BBC Radio Scotland ....
11 Oct 2012 - No comments
Tributes have been paid to Dundonian architectural assistant Euan Wright who died whilst photographing the George Wood Anderson Observation Shelter , near Stonehaven, which he designed....
11 Oct 2012 - No comments
Planning permission has been awarded for a mountain sports hub in the Pentland hills by Edinburgh City Council. Described as an ‘ecological hub’ for mountain sports information and...
10 Oct 2012 - No comments
Austin-Smith:Lord has announced that their Glasgow studio is incubating Studio 2080 , a ‘community interest company’ composed of four final year architecture students from the University of...
10 Oct 2012 - No comments
Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery has appointed SHS Burridge Architects to carry out a feasibility study into a multi-million pound revamp and extension of its current home. The report, which...
10 Oct 2012 - No comments
The Carbuncle Awards spilled over onto the airwaves for a spell this afternoon when a heated debate kicked off over the future of Scotland’s towns, following publication of the first nominees in...
10 Oct 2012 - No comments
Construction work has begun on a new £11.8m headquarters building for Technip, provider of project management, engineering and construction services for the energy industry, at Westhill, Aberdeen....
9 Oct 2012 - No comments
Work to construct a new £14.5m town hall and civic hub for Johnstone has commenced with the demolition of an existing swimming pool in the town. In its place Renfrewshire Council will build a...
9 Oct 2012 - No comments
John Lamb Architects have completed work on a courtyard development in Kilmory, Isle of Arran, with the completion of a detached, timber framed home. The Little Bothy seeks to marry...
9 Oct 2012 - No comments
Urban Realm is putting Scotland’s towns under the spotlight once more with the launch of its annual Carbuncle Awards , the awards scheme which recognises the most dismal places and spaces....
8 Oct 2012 - No comments
LaSalle Investment management have announced that construction has begun on a new hotel complex in Edinburgh’s Cowgate after they purchased the development from Jansons Property. Designed by...
8 Oct 2012 - No comments
The autumn edition of Urban Realm illustrates the sharp divisions which are fracturing societies at home and abroad as a result of the ongoing economic crisis. We begin the tale close at...
8 Oct 2012 - No comments
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has confirmed that £3m funding will be made available to the V&A at Dundee as part of efforts to rejuvenate Dundee’s waterfront. The £45m museum project’s...
5 Oct 2012 - No comments
A review of the public procurement system has been welcomed by the industry after the Scottish Government announced that it would look again at how public bodies delivering affordable housing...
5 Oct 2012 - No comments
The Emirates Arena, setpiece of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, is to open to the public tomorrow. Incorporating the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and a separate arena under one roof the venue...
4 Oct 2012 - No comments
Nord director Alan Pert has expanded upon his antipodean intentions, dispelling notions that he is to leave Glasgow for good in order to assume a new role as director of the Melbourne School of...
3 Oct 2012 - No comments
Glasgow’s notorious ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ is finally going somewhere with Raynesway Construction moving on site to complete the severed link – 40 years after construction began. The...
3 Oct 2012 - No comments
A £14m development of 273 en-suite student bedrooms has been unveiled by Heriot-Watt University at their West Student Village campus. Designed by RMJM alongside main contractor Morgan Sindall...
2 Oct 2012 - No comments
Clyde Gateway has submitted plans to South Lanarkshire Council to redevelop a brownfield site at Farme Cross, Rutherglen, to deliver 3,800sq/m of office space. Designed by BDP the £6m...
2 Oct 2012 - No comments
The Department for Education has unveiled a trio of modular school designs which they claim could slash the cost of school construction by as much as 30%, or £6m per 1,200 place school, compared...
1 Oct 2012 - No comments
A proposal by Glenerrol Ltd to demolish 1,2 and 3 South Exchange Court in order to erect a mixed-use building comprising a 100 room hotel, retail, bars, restaurant and casino, has been revised...
1 Oct 2012 - No comments
Controversial plans to build a security extension to the Scottish Parliament are to go ahead next Monday despite a protest organised by a group of former RMJM architects and EMBT . The group,...
1 Oct 2012 - No comments
Kelvinside Academy has won planning permission to erect a £500k nursery at its Balgray Campus in Glasgow's west end to replace existing outdated facilities. The independent school has...

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