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30 Nov 2012 - No comments
Proposals to build a 180 bed Premier Inn on the banks of the Clyde, adjacent to BBC Scotland’s headquarters, have been given the thumbs up by Glasgow City Council . Whitbread commissioned...
30 Nov 2012 - No comments
Stuart MacDonald, Emeritus Professor Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University and founding Director of the Lighthouse, has published a fresh perspective on architecture and design in...
29 Nov 2012 - No comments
A planned expansion of the art deco Glasgow Film Theatre has won a £500k grant from Glasgow City Council and a further £100k from Creative Scotland, allowing the historic cinema to press ahead...
29 Nov 2012 - No comments
With 2012 drawing to a close Urban Realm has published a study of 77 of the best examples of new architecture to emerge in Scotland over the past twelve months. This year we had over 128...
29 Nov 2012 - No comments
Plans to build a huge New Town in South Lanarkshire have been submitted by the Hometown Foundation, a charity which has devised a 10 year masterplan Owenstown has been masterplanned by...
28 Nov 2012 - No comments
Leading contractor Kier has announced that it will not renew its contract with RMJM to provide architectural services for an £800m school construction framework following a decision to place the...
28 Nov 2012 - No comments
Plans have been submitted for the construction of a new 120 bed hotel at Pacific Quay by De Vere Village Hotels and Scottish Enterprise, part of moves to redevelop the former Glasgow Garden...
27 Nov 2012 - No comments
A £2.75m extension of Clyde Blowers, the engineering conglomerate, has secured planning permission from South Lanarkshire Council. Conceived by Inkdesign Architecture the project entails...
27 Nov 2012 - No comments
Mountgrange and PRUPIM, the real estate investment funds, have announced that they are to press ahead with the imminent demolition of Glasgow’s former Odeon cinema after securing ownership of the...
27 Nov 2012 - No comments
The streets of Glasgow have been transposed with their Philadelphian equivalents to create an unreal cinematic hodge-podge of both, serving as backdrop to a zombie apocalypse. Glasgow, which...
27 Nov 2012 - No comments
A redundant C-listed World War Two aircraft control tower is set to be given a new lease of life as an upmarket home following its acquisition by Stephen Country Homes. The developer has...
26 Nov 2012 - No comments
Morris & Spottiswood, the property fit-out and maintenance firm, has opened a new self-delivered £2m office in Warrington to augment its existing offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Garrett...
26 Nov 2012 - No comments
Architecture and interior specialist’s haa design have completed work on an office fit-out for Pinsent Masons at 13 Queens Road, Aberdeen. Housed within a listed granite villa, the project...
26 Nov 2012 - No comments
JTP, Alan Dunlop Architects and Gillespies have been named as one of three shortlisted bids to develop design proposals for the Dapeng Peninsula of Shenzhen in Guangdong, China. The urban...
26 Nov 2012 - No comments
Plans to erect 100,000sqft of office accommodation on the River Clyde have secured outline planning permission, clearing the way for marketing to commence on finding possible tenants....
26 Nov 2012 - No comments
Glasgow City Council has revealed the names of the six shortlisted practices chosen to further develop their ideas for the central public space. They are John McAslan, Gustafson porter, JM...
23 Nov 2012 - No comments
A £10m masterplan for the redevelopment of Helensburgh’s Pierhead is expected to be given the greenlight by Argyll & Bute councillors, concluding a consultation process that began in January...
22 Nov 2012 - No comments
Anyone mulling an entry in Urban Realm’s hunt for the top architectural practices at work in Scotland today is being urged to get their nominations in quick – as the deadline for entries...
22 Nov 2012 - No comments
The Office of National Statistics has today published provisional estimates for gross annual pay , providing a handy breakdown by occupation so you can see how you fare against the  national...
22 Nov 2012 - No comments
A planning application has been submitted by Nicoll Russell Studio to Dundee City Council for a £14m replacement concourse building at Dundee Railway Station . Designed to frame views of...
22 Nov 2012 - No comments
Ayrshire Housing has lodged a planning application to allow construction of six new special needs homes in Ayr’s Forehill neighbourhood, designed by Austin-Smith:Lord. The scheme forms part...
21 Nov 2012 - No comments
The University of Glasgow has drawn up a £13.4m redevelopment plan for a 1960s University Union extension, present home of the Hive nightclub at the junction of Kelvin Way and Gibson Street....
21 Nov 2012 - No comments
The Royal Scottish Academy has revealed the line-up of exhibitors who will participate in the institutions first ever open submission exhibition exclusively for architecture, each of whom will...
21 Nov 2012 - No comments
Façade retention work on a prominent C listed building on Edinburgh’s Princes Street is proceeding apace with the carving out of the space behind. This will allow a complete rebuild of the...
20 Nov 2012 - No comments
Plans to erect a new sports hub in Linwood have hit a key milestone with the demolition of the town’s community centre, part of a wider plan to reconfigure the provision of local community...
20 Nov 2012 - No comments
Students at the University of Strathclyde’s department of architecture have completed their latest live build project after their Year 1 design studio were tasked with creating a simple...
20 Nov 2012 - No comments
Glasgow School of Art graduate David O’Reilly has been named as one of just two UK representatives to make it onto the 25 strong 2013 International Archiprix shortlist. O’Reilly swayed...
19 Nov 2012 - No comments
The remains of a Mesolithic home, estimated to be around 10,252 years old, have been unearthed on the banks of the River Forth during preparatory works for the Forth Replacement Crossing....
19 Nov 2012 - No comments
Vituperative tycoon Donald Trump is pressing ahead with controversial plans to build a second golf course at his Menie estate, which already has outline planning permission from Aberdeenshire...
19 Nov 2012 - No comments
A derelict tenement block on Paisley’s Incle Street is facing demolition after Renfrewshire Council secured ownership of the homes. Work to clear the plot, a prominent town centre site...
19 Nov 2012 - No comments
Malcolm Fraser Architects have submitted plans for the conversion of industrial premises at Speirs Locks, Glasgow, to form new rehearsal spaces for music,  theatre and performing arts for the...
19 Nov 2012 - No comments
Work to construct three highly insulated town houses in St Andrews has been completed by @rchitects on the site of a former boatyard. Designed to withstand the severe weather conditions...
16 Nov 2012 - No comments
The University of Edinburgh has successfully concluded a £350m fundraising drive which will benefit the entire University estate. Projects set to be allocated funding as a result of the...
16 Nov 2012 - No comments
The Craighouse Partnership has submitted a planning application for Edinburgh Napier University’s Craighouse campus , a 51 acre site which the institution will vacate in May 2013. A total...
16 Nov 2012 - No comments
A competition to redesign Glasgow’s George Square has got off to a faltering start following confusion as to whether to name six shortlisted schemes, or keep them under wraps. Initially...
15 Nov 2012 - No comments
West Register Properties, in collaboration with CDA architects, have submitted fresh plans to transform BBC Scotland’s former headquarters at Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow, into 79 apartments...
15 Nov 2012 - No comments
Urban Realm, in association with The Rooflight Company and Highland Galvanizers, has begun a search for the best architecture practices at work today. Open to any practice with a presence...
14 Nov 2012 - No comments
Alan Dunlop Architect, John Thompson & Partners and Gillespies have submitted a joint bid for the design of a high-rise, mixed-use project in Shenyang, China. The brief for Shenyang New...
14 Nov 2012 - No comments
Retirement developer McCarthy & Stone has launched a design competition to find creative designs for housing specifically geared to cater for those aged 55 and over. The developer has teamed...
14 Nov 2012 - No comments
Acclaimed modernist architect John Winter has passed away at the age of 82. A student of Louis Kahn at Yale Winter worked on a number of seminal residential projects, notably Swain’s Lane at...
13 Nov 2012 - No comments
Hampden Park is progressing plans to erect a £2.8m extension to their existing North Stand Concourse work as part of preparatory works for the 2014 Commonwealth games. The 28 week project...
13 Nov 2012 - No comments
tog studio, the live-build summer school, has delivered its first completed work in the form of a temporary timber lighthouse on the Isle of Tiree. Established by a design team including...
13 Nov 2012 - No comments
Urban Realm has staged its quarterly editorial gathering at Edinburgh’s Royal Scots Club, a spirited early morning debate over the future of the built environment fuelled by plentiful bacon and...
13 Nov 2012 - No comments
An innovative space geared towards those operating in the creative sector has opened its doors to tenants in Edinburgh’s New Town. NEXUS Creative Space incorporates a range of working...
12 Nov 2012 - No comments
Hazelwood School, a special needs school in Glasgow designed by Alan Dunlop, has been named as one of the 29 best schools and educational projects in the world in a new publication. K-12...
12 Nov 2012 - No comments
A ‘lifestyle concept’ store is gearing up for its official unveil in Edinburgh on Friday with the finishing touches currently being put in place by husband and wife team Fee and Adam Storey....
12 Nov 2012 - No comments
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have commenced construction of a £7.5m Adult Acute Admissions Unit at Leverndale Hospital. Construction group Robertson have been tasked with replacing an...
9 Nov 2012 - No comments
Designs for a new community hub for Fraserburgh are to go before Aberdeenshire Council’s policy & resources committee on 15 November in order to approve the scope of the work and sign off an...
9 Nov 2012 - No comments
Dutch architects OMA have been awarded the Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award 2012, seeing off 14 shortlisted projects to claim the prize at a special ceremony held in the Scottish...
9 Nov 2012 - No comments
Polphail, an abandoned village on the shores of Loch Fyne , Argyll and Bute, is set to be redeveloped after being purchased from administrators for just £250k by Portavadie Forestry. The new...
8 Nov 2012 - No comments
Construction work has completed on one of the largest emergency care centres in Europe, a £110m facility at Forresterhill for NHS Grampian which will brings emergency and unscheduled care services...
8 Nov 2012 - No comments
Orkidstudio, a non-profit humanitarian design studio, are seeking volunteers to participate in the organisations latest construction project, a new school hall which can be subdivided into...
8 Nov 2012 - No comments
Workplace interiors specialists Steelcase Solutions have today opened their new headquarters on West Regent Street, Glasgow, as part of a major expansion of the business. The new office has...
7 Nov 2012 - No comments
ellson | buchanan architects have announced the completion of a contemporary domestic extension at Hertford Avenue, Kelvindale. Conceived by the clients as a means to better connect social...
7 Nov 2012 - No comments
Johnstone’s new £6.8m sports hub has opened its doors to residents, housing a range of facilities including a 25m pool, all-weather football pitches, sports courts and a fitness suite....
7 Nov 2012 - No comments
Scotland’s construction industry is being urged to take advantage of the most pre-eminent sustainability awards in the business - and get 2013 off to the best start possible, by entering the Low...
6 Nov 2012 - No comments
EDO Architecture has staged a Guy Fawkes Night art and history event in Govan to celebrate the pre-Christian and industrial heritage of the area. Centred on Water Row, the historical heart of...
6 Nov 2012 - No comments
A £44m schools campus encompassing Buchannan High and St Ambrose High along with the Townhead community centre, have opened their doors to pupils. Designed by JM Architects and built by...
5 Nov 2012 - No comments
Plans to fashion 26 apartments from within one of the most prominent buildings in St Andrews, the former Grand Hotel, have commenced in a £2.2m development overlooking the Old Course....
5 Nov 2012 - No comments
The European Union has launched a consultation over moves to harmonise the VAT rate applied to the construction of new homes across Europe , ending the current zero VAT rating applied to new build...
2 Nov 2012 - No comments
The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service is to progress plans to build a new £50m national HQ in Edinburgh. To be built at the Heriot-Watt University Research Park at Riccarton the...
2 Nov 2012 - No comments
Upmarket supermarket chain Waitrose has submitted plans to build a new 37,000sq/ft outlet, service yard and 225 space car park in Milngavie Designed by 3D Reid the store is said to employ a...
2 Nov 2012 - No comments
G1 Group have submitted plans for the conversion of a former anatomy building at Queen Margaret College (latterly the former broadcasting studios of BBC Scotland) to form new office space and a...
1 Nov 2012 - No comments
Artisan Real Estate Investors, owners of a swathe of land in Edinburgh’s Old Town, have launched a public consultation into the future of five key plots in the New Street/East Market Street area....
1 Nov 2012 - No comments
Bannockburn Heritage Centre has closed its doors for the final time in order to prepare the way for its demolition ahead of completion of Reiach & Hall’s new build which is scheduled to open...
1 Nov 2012 - No comments
Construction work has begun on a £9.2m integrated policing facility for Grampian Police on the site of a former Scottish Water depot at Kittybrewster, 2km north of Aberdeen city centre....

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