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31 Mar 2012 - No comments
Northern Ireland’s largest tourism project, Titanic Belfast, has today opened its doors to visitors. Designed by CivicArts/Eric R Kuhne & Associates and Todd Architects the £97m centre is...
30 Mar 2012 - No comments
ARPL Architects are celebrating after South Ayrshire Council gave the green light to their proposal for the transformation of Ayr’s “pink buildings”, a prominent structure which acts as a...
30 Mar 2012 - No comments
Fresh from its ‘pastiegate’ ramp up of VAT on hot pies the government has turned its revenue raising sites on those seeking to undertake alterations to listed buildings, scrapping the zero rate...
30 Mar 2012 - No comments
Austin-Smith:Lord on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council have submitted masterplan proposals for the redevelopment of a 11.4 hectare site in the Pennywell and Muirhouse area of north west...
30 Mar 2012 - No comments
Glasgow Housing Association has submitted plans drawn up by Cooper Cromar Architects for the redevelopment of the former Carnwadric Primary School site for social housing. The £4.2m...
30 Mar 2012 - No comments
Mary Portas is celebrating after the recommendations of her high profile report into how to rejuvenate Britain’s High Streets were, largely, accepted by the Government. Adopting...
29 Mar 2012 - No comments
StudioKAP are running a public exhibition of the practices first 10 years’ work at the Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, where practice head Christopher Platt...
29 Mar 2012 - No comments
An exhibition showcasing the work of the finest emerging artist and architects in Scotland has commenced, curated by the Royal Scottish Academy. This year eight architecture students have been...
28 Mar 2012 - No comments
A new book celebrating the achievements of architect Basil Spence (as well as recognising some mistakes) has been published by the RIBA - alongside an online repository of his work by the Royal...
28 Mar 2012 - No comments
Clyde Gateway is to host a series of community consultations over the coming days in a bid to obtain the views and opinions of residents and businesses on a proposal to build a 10,000sq/m office...
28 Mar 2012 - No comments
JM Architects and Maryhill Burgh halls Trust are celebrating after the Halls won out in a competition organised by the Scottish Civic Trust to recognise schemes which have most benefitted their...
27 Mar 2012 - No comments
Government ministers are set to unveil a revised planning policy framework for England later today – a streamlined document intended to promote development. Crucially, in an evolution of the...
27 Mar 2012 - No comments
Cooper Cromar’s Eastgate office development, Glasgow’s largest under construction new build office development, has reached external completion. The £9.7m scheme to bring 65,000sq/ft of...
27 Mar 2012 - No comments
Fresh from publication of ZM Architecture’s shortlisted entry in the competition to design a new visitor centre to sit alongside Andy Scott’s Kelpies structure Arch Henderson have chipped in...
26 Mar 2012 - No comments
Retirement home developer McCarthy & Stone has prepared plans for the redevelopment of the former Barnton Hotel, Edinburgh. Located on the corner of Queensferry Road and Barnton Grove the C...
26 Mar 2012 - No comments
Formica Group has been awarded a Carbon Reduction label by the Carbon Trust after putting a range of its laminates and worktops through a carbon footprint analysis. It signifies that the...
26 Mar 2012 - No comments
A new distillery and visitor centre by the Glenmore River, Lochaber, is being recommended for approval by Highland Council. Adelphi Distillery has enlisted Organic Architects LLP to design the...
26 Mar 2012 - No comments
Queen guitarist Brian May has sanctioned the release of a new version of his bands opus, Bohemian Rhapsody, to satirise Donald Trump’s plans to build The three foot, toupee wearing, puppet,...
23 Mar 2012 - No comments
Architecture + Design Scotland have launched a competition on behalf the Forestry Commission Scotland and NHS Forth Valley to design a timber viewing platform within the grounds of Larbert’s...
23 Mar 2012 - No comments
ZM Architecture, runners up in a competition to design a visitor centre for Andy Scott’s Kelpies sculpture, have showcased their designs. The one which got away would have incorporated a...
23 Mar 2012 - No comments
The Carbon Trust, in partnership with Urban Realm, has staged an awards dinner for the winners of the organisations Low Carbon Building Award . The evening saw Marjorie Mackie, construction...
23 Mar 2012 - No comments
Construction work has begun on the delivery of a new £9m primary school for the village of West Linton after Scottish Borders Council has commissioned Robertson construction to manage the build...
22 Mar 2012 - No comments
Nicoll Russell Studios have won a £1m competition to deliver a new visitor centre as part of the wider £41m Helix project near Falkirk. The commission will entail creation of an internal...
21 Mar 2012 - No comments
A pictorial timeline of Govan’s history is to be created in the Glasgow district as part of the Central Govan Action Plan. Designed by MAST Architects and based on original artwork by Kate...
21 Mar 2012 - No comments
A £1bn New Town in the north east of Scotland has moved a step closer after it was given the nod by a public inquiry set up to examine the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan. Chapelton...
20 Mar 2012 - No comments
Demolition work is today underway on an historic wall at Glasgow Green, formerly the entrance to an underground station and latterly a canvas for artist Douglas Gordon. The decision to...
20 Mar 2012 - No comments
The Saltire Society has named Dick Cannon as guest chair of the Saltire Housing Design Awards, an annual hunt for the best new housing in Scotland. Cannon’s appointment comes just one year...
20 Mar 2012 - No comments
The grade A listed Royal Commonwealth pool, has been officially reopened following a £37.2m refurbishment by Graham Construction, Buro Happold and S+P Architects. The two and a half year...
19 Mar 2012 - No comments
Network Five Architects are wrapping up their conversion of a former whisky bond in Glasgow, transforming the former warehouse space into a gallery and creative workshops. The rejuvenated...
19 Mar 2012 - No comments
HRH The Prince of Wales has supped tea within his prototype Art & Crafts House, a prototype for a new breed of low carbon eco home which the Prince intends to unleash across the UK. Inspired...
16 Mar 2012 - No comments
Reiach & Hall have released further details on their design for a £44m retail and leisure park in Glasgow adjacent to the National Indoor Sports Arena, centrepiece of the 2014 Commonwealth...
16 Mar 2012 - No comments
Carbon Trust Scotland, in partnership with Urban Realm, has announced the winners of their annual Low Carbon Building Award for schemes which best deliver reduced energy demand and emissions,...
16 Mar 2012 - No comments
Alan Pert has moved to quell speculation surrounding his future as head of research and fifth year tutor at Strathclyde following recent reports that he had resigned. Speaking to Urban Realm...
16 Mar 2012 - No comments
Occupiers have begun settling into their Gordians, a £4.5m social housing scheme at Lerwick on the Shetland Islands in a development which has garnered national. Comprising a mix of34 one to...
15 Mar 2012 - No comments
The University of Dundee has announced that it has teamed up with Archial to plan an £11.2m extension to its School of Medicine at Ninewells. Taking the form of a 600sq/m extension to the...
15 Mar 2012 - No comments
Cathy Houston, a project architect at Collective Architecture, has been named as ‘Architect of the Year’ at the Women in Construction awards. Houston received the accolade on the back of a...
14 Mar 2012 - No comments
John McAslan + Partners are celebrating completion of a remodelled concourse at Kings Cross Station, the first phase of a mammoth £500m redevelopment of the station and its surrounding hinterland....
14 Mar 2012 - No comments
Perth has beaten off stiff competition from towns throughout the UK to be officially conferred with ‘city status’ to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Granted by the Queen, under...
13 Mar 2012 - No comments
Vituperative developer Donald Trump has lashed out at his former friend, Alex Salmond, describing the First Minister as “Mad Alex” over his support for an offshore windfarm. The European...
13 Mar 2012 - No comments
Lend Lease, the construction firm behind The hydro arena at Glasgow’s SECC, have opened the doors to the huge construction site as part of a charity drive. £80k has been raised by the...
12 Mar 2012 - No comments
A 23 strong shortlist has been unveiled for the inaugural RIAS Awards, the latest awards scheme to be launched by the architects body. A total of 71 submissions were received for the...
12 Mar 2012 - No comments
The Scottish Prison Service has officially opened HMP Low Moss, a new 700 cell facility intended to ease overcrowding in jail system. Its first guests, 100 prisoners from Barlinnie, will...
9 Mar 2012 - No comments
Construction work is now well underway at the Housing Innovation Showcase in Dunfermline, Fife. Phase one will entail construction of 27 homes for social rent, each of which will also serve as...
9 Mar 2012 - No comments
Neil Kelly, chairman of law firm MacRoberts and a specialist in construction law, has been awarded a RIAS honorary fellowship in recognition of his support of the Scottish architectural community....
8 Mar 2012 - No comments
BAM Construction has been appointed by West Dumbartonshire Council to build the new Dumbarton Academy, a £15.5m replacement for the existing school. Designed by Keppie and engineers KJ Tait...
8 Mar 2012 - No comments
Two of six schools comprising the £125m Western isles Schools Project, Sir E Scott School, Tarbert, Isle of Harris and the West Side Primary School, Barvas, Isle of Lewis, have progressed with the...
8 Mar 2012 - No comments
The first ever exhibition of ‘construction art’ opens in London’s Brick Lane tomorrow to showcase the work of artist Patricia Cain - a pioneer of the style . BAM gave Cain unprecedented...
7 Mar 2012 - No comments
Partick Homes Ltd, a division of Partick Housing Association, have begun work on the refurbishment and reclad of a 1960s block at Fortrose Street, Partick. Designed by Grant Murray Architects...
7 Mar 2012 - No comments
A new business centre in Stevenston, Ayrshire, has been officially opened by Irvine Bay Regeneration Company. Designed by cooper Cromar the 1,000sq/m premises incorporates a ground floor...
7 Mar 2012 - No comments
Wylie Shanks architects are celebrating their centenary year with publication of a centenary retrospective, a summary of the practice’s long history. The practice has been responsible for a...
7 Mar 2012 - No comments
Serial Carbuncle offender Cumbernauld has suffered the ignominy of being edited out of its own regional newspaper, the North Lanarkshire News, after it was apparently deemed to grisly to show....
5 Mar 2012 - No comments
Textile artist Morag MacPherson has won a five figure contract to complete the interior fit out of Midtown Manhattan’s latest hotel, Union Square. MacPherson, who is based in Kirkcudbright,...
5 Mar 2012 - No comments
Alan Pert, head of research and a fifth year tutor at Strathclyde University’s architecture department has tendered his resignation along with Kathy Li, the department’s head of first year....
2 Mar 2012 - No comments
An Ayrshire community council official has resigned after becoming embroiled in a row with Provost Stephanie Young over the village’s ‘Whitehead’ accolade in last year’s Carbuncle awards ....
2 Mar 2012 - No comments
Referendum results have shown that a proposed redevelopment of Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens have been backed by a small majority of local residents. They show that 45,301 voted in favour...
1 Mar 2012 - No comments
A giant five tonne wooden dome, demounted for refurbishment, has been carefully winched back into the position it has occupied for 100 years. The former Olympia Theatre is in the throes of a...
1 Mar 2012 - No comments
Talk of a north south divide could be supplanted by an east west split, if the latest population figures published by the General Register Office for Scotland are to be believed. They show...

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