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29 Feb 2012 - No comments
Reiach & Hall have submitted plans for a £44m retail and leisure park at Springfield Cross, adjacent to the National indoor Sports Arena, in the east end of Glasgow. Dubbed The Arena, the...
29 Feb 2012 - No comments
Hypostyle Architects have completed work on an innovative backcourt development of a Victorian tenement block at Fore Street, Glasgow. Occupying a tight site enclosed by tenements and with...
29 Feb 2012 - No comments
A trio of Britain’s largest volume housebuilders, Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon and Redrow, have posted big jumps in profits on the back of a cost cutting programme and renewed signs of life in the...
28 Feb 2012 - No comments
N8 Design has been appointed to oversee a complete fascia re-profiling of H&M’s Northumberland Street outlet, Newcastle. The contract will see the Edinburgh based design firm enhance the...
28 Feb 2012 - No comments
First Minister Alex Salmond has officially unveiled Highland Galvanizers and Colour Coaters £2.5m Colourglav Centre at Blairlinn industrial estate, Cumbernauld. The new Centre, designed by...
28 Feb 2012 - No comments
Gillespies and Buro Happold have beaten off 70 challengers to be shortlisted together as one of ten teams vying to win a masterplanning competition to double the size of Moscow. Working under...
28 Feb 2012 - No comments
In January Page/Park hosted a seminar at their James Morrison Street offices, part of a series to tackling our built environment , to examine how 19th century institutions can best be renewed for...
27 Feb 2012 - No comments
Approval of BDPs Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) and Industry Engagement Building (IEB) marks one of the most ambitious city centre regeneration projects Glasgow has seen this side of the...
27 Feb 2012 - No comments
The Scottish Government has approved funding for a £21m community health centre at the Vale of Leven Hospital, paving the way for construction to commence. Scheduled to open in summer 2013...
27 Feb 2012 - No comments
Holmes Miller has completed work on a new community centre, medical centre, café, halls and library in Kilmacolm, Inverclyde. The Cargill Centre occupies two existing former primary school...
24 Feb 2012 - No comments
An East Ayrshire Council architect has resigned after specifying the wrong colour of roof tile for a Kilmarnock council estate refurbishment programme. The unnamed individual was left red...
24 Feb 2012 - No comments
Maggie’s Centres have launched a competition for architecture buffs to win a model of the OMA designed Maggie’s Centre at Gartnavel , signed by Rem Koolhaas. Donated by the practice the...
24 Feb 2012 - No comments
A half completed residential development which has lain abandoned since early 2010 on one of the most prominent development sites in Glasgow may finally see completion after Ogilvy Homes submitted...
24 Feb 2012 - No comments
Quarriers, a charity offering support to people facing adversity, has provided additional comment on their plans to erect an Anderson Bell Christie designed epilepsy centre on the site of the...
23 Feb 2012 - No comments
Proposals by Page\Park architects to erect a new teaching wing, courtyard and auditorium at Fettes College, Edinburgh, have been approved by Edinburgh City Council. The £12m scheme has been...
23 Feb 2012 - No comments
Dawn Group has announced that it is to begin the process of winding down its construction arm in order to focus upon its house building and property development divisions – resulting in the loss...
22 Feb 2012 - No comments
Strathclyde University’s architecture department has informed staff and students that it is looking at how best to maintain its teaching standards in light of the reduced financial support...
22 Feb 2012 - No comments
A 16,000sq/ft mansion has been placed on the market by property agents Smiths Gore for a mere £8m, which they term a “bargain”. The voluminous build has been named ‘The Whitehouse’...
22 Feb 2012 - No comments
Alan Dunlop has officially opened his ‘Working Drawing’ exhibition at Glasgow’s House for an Art Lover at a private screening for invited guests. A strong turnout braved the inclement...
21 Feb 2012 - No comments
Fordell Estates' £4m planning application , to remove street clutter and upgrade the public realm around Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square, looks set to be realised after council officials...
21 Feb 2012 - No comments
A £70m campus for the University of the West of Scotland has provided Ayrshire with one of the UK’s most sustainable Higher Education environments. The 18,000sq/m campus takes the form of a...
20 Feb 2012 - No comments
The University of St Andrews has agreed to fund £400k of detailed design work into a full refurbishment of their 1970s student union. In addition to a much needed revamp of the existing...
20 Feb 2012 - No comments
A further drop in confidence has greeted the continued challenging nature of the construction sector, according to a survey of employers published by the Scottish Building Federation. The...
20 Feb 2012 - No comments
Work to over-clad an unsightly 1960s office block on Glasgow’s Hill Street is nearing completion following a £3m refurbishment programme by ICA Architects. The East Kilbride based...
17 Feb 2012 - No comments
Plans to relocate Strathclyde Police from their crumbling home on Pitt Street to a £40m Cooper Cromar designed edifice in Dalmarnock have been delayed following the decision to amalgamate...
17 Feb 2012 - No comments
The Royal Scottish Academy has opened applications for the RSA John Kinross scholarship, an opportunity for artists and architects to spend between 6 and 12 weeks in Florence to research and...
17 Feb 2012 - No comments
SSE Renewables has submitted an application to permit construction of a 600MW capacity hydroelectric station at the Great Glen. If granted the £800m scheme would constitute the largest hydro...
16 Feb 2012 - No comments
Gareth Hoskins Architects have published a self-funded strategic vision for the seaside town of Helensburgh - as an antidote to a planned out-of-town Waitrose supermarket application set to go...
16 Feb 2012 - No comments
Construction work has completed, finally, on a long stalled speculative office development on Glasgow’s Hope Street after Allied Irish Bank stepped in to complete work. Work began on the...
16 Feb 2012 - No comments
The Royal Institute of British Architects has launched a new exhibition, guest curated by Sarah Beeny, charting the design and appeal of British housing through the ages. Charting the advent...
16 Feb 2012 - No comments
A team led by Urban Animation have been invited to prepare a 10-20 year vision for the town of Haddington, East Lothian. Founded on a programme of engagement with residents, businesses and...
15 Feb 2012 - No comments
A final call has been issued by VELUX for entries to their international students of architecture competition – registration for which closes on March 1. This year’s competition is...
15 Feb 2012 - No comments
The latest Construction Trade Survey published by the Construction Products Association has documented a “very poor” fourth quarter of 2011 – boding ill for 2012. It found declines...
15 Feb 2012 - No comments
A radical overhaul of a derelict superstore is to become the unlikely home of Moray Council following completion of a £4m refurbishment of the property. Located on Elgin’s High Street the...
14 Feb 2012 - No comments
Plans to construct a gold mine at Loch Lomond have been granted planning approval by the National Park authority. It follows a £2m conservation agreement signed between the authorities and...
14 Feb 2012 - No comments
Burwell Deakins Architects have completed work on the £15m Loughborough Design School, home to the university’s design disciplines. Comprising workshops, studios and offices the centre has...
13 Feb 2012 - No comments
Indicative plans published by Falkirk Council of their long awaited regeneration of Denny have come in for some stick from locals after it emerged that a sketch perspective proudly displayed at a...
13 Feb 2012 - No comments
Plans to erect a new £6.8m link building between three existing research buildings at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital have been submitted by Oberlanders Architects. The scheme will...
10 Feb 2012 - No comments
A curved pavilion housing Scotland’s first drive-thru Costa Coffee outlet has opened at Lomondgate – a suburban business park outside Dumbarton. The 1,850sq/ft outlet, built by the Walker...
10 Feb 2012 - No comments
Robertson has completed construction work on a £3m community hall at Camphill School, Aberdeen. Built for Camphill Community, an organisation specialising in the care of young people with...
10 Feb 2012 - No comments
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings have announced the winner of their annual Philip Webb architecture awards, Clara Byrne of Nottingham University. Byrne walked away with the...
9 Feb 2012 - No comments
Aberdonian oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood has stumped up an additional £35m as contingency funding to be released in the event that the £140m project runs over budget. Plans by Diller Scofidio &...
9 Feb 2012 - No comments
Dawn Construction have started on a £6.4m epilepsy centre in Govan for the charity Quarriers – who are vacating their existing Quarriers Village home near Bridge of Weir. Situated close to...
9 Feb 2012 - No comments
Forth Energy has announced that it is to scrap plans to erect a combined heat and power plant in Leith in light of fresh proposals to develop the Port of Leith as a hub for offshore renewables....
8 Feb 2012 - No comments
Urban Realm, in association with Buro Happold, has instigated a hunt for the top contactor working in the UK’s regions today. Contractors, whose role in coordinating the construction process...
8 Feb 2012 - No comments
Plans to erect a £70m office block housing 143,000sq/ft of Grade A accommodation have been approved by Glasgow City Council – although construction will not commence ahead of a pre-let....
8 Feb 2012 - No comments
Edinburgh World Heritage, a charitable organisation charged with conserving and promoting Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site, has announced that it is seeking a new Chair and Trustees to join its...
7 Feb 2012 - No comments
Plans to erect a £90m mixed-use development at Burghmuir, Linlithgow have been submitted by Wallace Land. The scheme entails construction of up to 600 homes, a quarter of which would be...
7 Feb 2012 - No comments
Demolition work on the site of Stephen Holl’s planned extension for the Glasgow School of Art is proceeding apace with Keppie’s Newbery Tower all but erased from the skyline. The...
7 Feb 2012 - No comments
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra have unveiled plans to move to a new purpose built facility on Killermont Street, as part of a redeveloped north entrance to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall....
7 Feb 2012 - No comments
Friends Life Assurance Society Ltd have submitted an application for the extension of an existing planning consent for the demolition of an existing retail unit at 13-29 Argyle Street and its...
6 Feb 2012 - No comments
Plans to construct a £140m ‘titan’ jail on the site of Peterhead prison have advanced after the scheme was granted a green light by Aberdeenshire Council planners. The 500 cell complex...
6 Feb 2012 - No comments
Planning permission has been awarded to a 170,000sq/ft speculative office scheme on Glasgow’s St Vincent Street – with the developer promising to commence enabling works “within the next few...
6 Feb 2012 - No comments
As the deadline for entries for the Scottish Design Awards looms Jim Heverin, architecture chair and associate director of Zaha Hadid Architects has issued a direct address to budding nominees....
3 Feb 2012 - No comments
Glasgow’s High Street has come a long way in a surprisingly short span of time, recovering from 40 years of neglect to host new homes, student residences (albeit poor quality), a Strathclyde...
3 Feb 2012 - No comments
A drab Kilmarnock car park is in line for a much needed injection of colour after its gable artwork emerged as the unanimous winner of Brighten Scotland, a competition to find the most deserving...
2 Feb 2012 - No comments
Elder & Cannon architects have submitted proposals for a new £550k Preshal Trust Centre in Govan, Glasgow. The Christian charity is seeking to create a supportive environment to combat the...
2 Feb 2012 - No comments
An opening ceremony has been conducted for the latest phase of Glasgow’s Collegelands development to complete, a 100k sq/ft office block located on the historic High Street. Situated on a...
1 Feb 2012 - No comments
Haa Design is pursuing a change of use application for a redundant office property on Glasgow’s Bath Street by transforming it into 91 new student residences. This will entail retention of...
1 Feb 2012 - No comments
A competition to design and manufacture an original 3D ‘pop-up’ card to mark the Queen’s Jubilee year has been launched by The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects and the Commonwealth...
1 Feb 2012 - No comments
Mast Architects on behalf of the Scottish Veterans Association have submitted plans for new residential accommodation and transitional support facilities at Bellrock Crescent, Glasgow. The...

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