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30 Apr 2012 - No comments
Sponsored article TENMAT, the composite materials manufacturer, is celebrating after receiving a Queens Award for Enterprise – Innovation 2012 for its fire protection range. The...
30 Apr 2012 - No comments
New Gorbals Housing Association has submitted plans to demolish the twin Sandiefield Road tower blocks to make way for new homes and offices. The plans, drawn up in collaboration with...
30 Apr 2012 - No comments
GRAHAM Construction has handed over the keys to £10m school and community centre in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire. Designed by CRGP Calderbridge Primary School Centre provides 4,140m2 of open...
30 Apr 2012 - No comments
The City of Edinburgh Council are advertising an £80m contract to build 800 mixed tenure homes for sale and rent in the Pennywell & Muirhouse area of Edinburgh . Constituting phase two of...
27 Apr 2012 - No comments
Govan Housing Association has held an open day at their Golspie Street residential development, a colourful insert into the local streetscape designed by Do Architecture. Built by Cruden...
27 Apr 2012 - No comments
A project to build a neurology research centre alongside the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh has moved on site after receiving a £10m donation from Harry Potter author J K Rowling. The £10m...
26 Apr 2012 - No comments
Alan Dunlop has published a series of sketches which aim to visualise the core design qualities for which Scottish schools are currently striving. These serve as an introduction to the Family...
25 Apr 2012 - No comments
Outspoken tycoon Donald Trump has said his plans to erect a hotel and hundreds of homes next to his Menie golf course are on hold unless the Scottish Government “kills” plans to erect 11...
25 Apr 2012 - No comments
The Glasgow Institute of Architects is inviting expressions of interest from community groups and organisations to help develop an architectural competition. Managed by GIA this competition...
25 Apr 2012 - No comments
Buro Happold has officially opened Belfast’s Metropolitan Arts Centre, an £18m art gallery and theatre complex, welcoming some 5,000 arts enthusiasts on its opening weekend. Designed by...
25 Apr 2012 - No comments
The UK economy has fallen into a double dip recession after registering a contraction of 0.2% in the first three months of the year, dragged down by a 3% decline in construction output. This...
24 Apr 2012 - No comments
Ian Springford Architects have handed over the keys to their latest hotel development, Apex Temple Court , London. Located just off Fleet Street within the Inner Temple conservation area the...
24 Apr 2012 - No comments
Tesco are set to fire the starting gun on their delayed redevelopment proposal for Linwood town centre after confirming that contractors are now on site preparing the ground for its imminent...
24 Apr 2012 - No comments
IDC Architects, owned by Denver based CH2M HILL, have announced that they have appointed principal architect Bob Hedivan as a key member of its Glasgow based science and healthcare team....
24 Apr 2012 - No comments
Work to develop a £1bn new town in the West Lothian countryside has moved a step closer after planning permission in principle was granted. This marks culmination of a 10 year fight by...
23 Apr 2012 - No comments
Plans for a new 112 bed hotel to be operated by Holiday Inn have been submitted for a long standing gap site adjacent to Glasgow Green Designed by KDP Architects for Goldserve Ventures Ltd...
23 Apr 2012 - No comments
A Sainsbury’s supermarket on stilts designed by GWH has been given the green light by planners, a decision which has (unusually) been welcomed by a local residents. Located on Edinburgh’s...
23 Apr 2012 - No comments
The University of Glasgow has submitted plans for a new Garscube Learning and Social Space (GLaSS) on its Garscube estate. Designed by RMJM the £3m facility will incorporate a café,...
20 Apr 2012 - No comments
An abandoned Cathedral in Ayr has been reincarnated as social housing following an extensive remodeling project by Ayrshire Housing . This has seen the tower and gable of the C listed former...
20 Apr 2012 - No comments
Prolific sculptor Andy Scott has revealed his latest metallic creation, a two ton stag sculpture erected as a gateway to Lomondgate Business Park. Commissioned by the Walker Group and...
19 Apr 2012 - No comments
Korean energy supplier Doosan Power has dramatically pulled out of the offshore windfarm market in Scotland, citing deteriorating confidence in the sector for its decision. The U-turn comes...
19 Apr 2012 - No comments
Construction group Robertson have opened a new office in Manchester to drive their expansion throughout the north west of England. The Elgin based business has appointed operations manager...
18 Apr 2012 - No comments
A monotone Kilmarnock car park has been given a three tonal makeover after it won a Brighten Scotland competition to spruce up the country’s most dour spaces, which Urban Realm helped judge....
18 Apr 2012 - No comments
Historic Scotland has announced that it is to invest £4m in building repairs for 16 at risk heritage buildings. These include a former bandstand in Kelvingrove park, a Brig o Doon bridge...
18 Apr 2012 - No comments
Turner prize winning artist Jeremy Deller has announced plans to erect a plastic replica of Stonehenge in Glasgow Green, pre-emptively titled ‘Sacrilege’. Cryptically Deller said: “The...
18 Apr 2012 - No comments
Keppie Design has won an international competition to design and build Egypt’s first PPP hospital. The Smouha and Mowassat Hospitals will be built in Alexandria, with the former receiving a...
17 Apr 2012 - No comments
With a raft of redevelopment works set to take place around Dalmarnock, not least with RMJM’s athlete’s village, the race is on to upgrade the civic realm ahead of the looming 2014 deadline....
17 Apr 2012 - No comments
Details of a unique day long design competition which aims to introduce secondary school students to architecture have been revealed by the organisers. Creative Spaces 2012 is an annual...
16 Apr 2012 - No comments
ZM Architecture has unveiled a new creative industries and media hub on Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, following completion of site works by John Murray & Co. Built for Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar...
16 Apr 2012 - No comments
The Scottish Building Federation, the construction industry trade body, is calling on all candidates in next month’s local elections to prioritise capital expenditure on new buildings. To...
16 Apr 2012 - No comments
Nicoll Russell Studios have unveiled plans for a £14m redevelopment of Dundee Station, entailing demolition of the existing booking hall and its replacement by a hotel. Ken Guild leader of...
16 Apr 2012 - No comments
Hypostyle have applied for planning permission for the refurbishment of Strathclyde University’s Stenhouse Building - entailing the addition of a new stairwell and lecture theatre. Extensive...
13 Apr 2012 - No comments
Malcolm Fraser Architects have provided more detail on their planned new social housing development at West Pilton Crescent for 21st Century Homes and the City of Edinburgh Council, which gained...
13 Apr 2012 - No comments
Good design isn’t just about individual buildings, it is about the communities in which they sit and the wider social and economic interactions they foster. This realisation has driven...
13 Apr 2012 - No comments
Ian McMillan, architect associate at BDP, has unveiled his designs for a unique disability friendly home for his family – drawn up in collaboration with his wife Thea who has taught architecture...
13 Apr 2012 - No comments
Broadcaster Channel 4 is on the hunt for examples of recently built micro designs to feature in a new six part documentary. The prime time series will be fronted by George Clarke, presenter of...
12 Apr 2012 - No comments
NHS Grampian has begun construction of a £24m Community Health and Care Village in Aberdeen. Located on an existing surface car park on Frederick Street the 6,500sq/m scheme, designed by JM...
12 Apr 2012 - No comments
A one stop shop for East Lothian patients requiring GP services and a full range of outpatient clinics for adults and children has completed in Musselburgh. Designed by JM Architects the...
12 Apr 2012 - No comments
Sasan Bell Architects, a practice just two years old this March, have submitted plans for what would be the largest new build hotel in Glasgow since Blythswood Square. Adopting a...
11 Apr 2012 - No comments
Archial have revealed indicative plans for the transformation of a former torpedo base near Arrochar, subject of a report in the current issue of Urban Realm, into a £35m marine destination....
11 Apr 2012 - No comments
A turf cutting ceremony will take place today to mark the construction of Townhead Village Hall – a £2.1m community hub in Glasgow city centre. Designed by Archial, with CCG acting as...
10 Apr 2012 - No comments
Sheppard Robson Architects have submitted plans for a new Centre for Virus Rearch at the University of Glasgow’s Garscube campus. Acting as a base for researchers and trainees studying...
10 Apr 2012 - No comments
Long brewing plans to redevelop Haymarket Station have moved a step forward after Network Rail announced that they will move on site next month with a £25m rebuild of the transport hub. Work...
6 Apr 2012 - No comments
Prima donna architect Zaha Hadid has stirred up a storm of controversy after it emerged that Glasgow’s Riverside Museum had – against the protestations of RIBA’s Robert Dye, failed to make it...
6 Apr 2012 - No comments
The Voigt Partnership have published a 30 year masterplan to reinvigorate Arbroath by focussing anew on the existing town centre. This calls for the creation of a new square to act as a focal...
6 Apr 2012 - No comments
 Work to transform a former mushroom factory in Glasgow’s Speirs Locks, latterly a whisky bond, is proceeding apace with the eviction of an army of pigeons and the introduction of new studio...
5 Apr 2012 - No comments
Campaigners battling to derail construction of the Aberdeen bypass are to take their fight to the UKs Supreme Court following an earlier decision by Scottish judges to reject their appeal....
5 Apr 2012 - No comments
A £50m campus for Kilmarnock College, designed by BDP,  has been given the go ahead by the Scottish Government with the Scottish Funding Council now committed to bankrolling the project....
4 Apr 2012 - No comments
The John Gray Centre, Haddington, has opened its doors to the public for the first time following the £7m conversion of a former pub, bank, hotel and grain store by East Lothian Council....
4 Apr 2012 - No comments
Historic Scotland, in partnership with consultant architect Tom Morton, has completed an innovative project to re-lay the roof of a 15th century tower house , located between Kelso and Melrose, in...
4 Apr 2012 - No comments
The nominations for the Scottish Design Awards have been announced, spanning graphic design and architecture. This year’s entries were judged by a panel chaired by Jim Heverin of Zaha Hadid...
3 Apr 2012 - No comments
Prolific coffee chain Starbucks has announced it intends to revamp its network of cafes to coincide with the Olympics and Queen’s Jubilee this summer, commencing with the chains 70 London...
3 Apr 2012 - No comments
The rate of UK shopping mall construction is projected to slow in 2012 to the lowest level since the sector took off in the early 1960’s, according to property consultants Cushman & Wakefield....
3 Apr 2012 - No comments
The Building Trust have launched an open international competition for the design of an affordable single occupancy home to help alleviate increasing levels of homelessness and poverty in the...
2 Apr 2012 - No comments
The Spring edition of Urban Realm has hit the streets, a bumper issue packed with, domes, steeples, chimneys, bunkers, gardens and houses. This issue has something of an exotic flavour as we...
2 Apr 2012 - No comments
Work to erect a new Archial designed storage facility for the St Andrews Links Trust has commenced on site following a sod cutting ceremony conducted by construction group Robertson. Located...
2 Apr 2012 - No comments
A 30 year draft masterplan costed at £100m has been unveiled for Aberdeen Airport, incorporating a refurbishment of the main terminal and space for future runway expansion. The plans have...
2 Apr 2012 - No comments
Controversial plans to remodel Glasgow’s Buchanan Galleries shopping mall have moved a step closer after the Scottish Government gave Glasgow City Council the go ahead to borrow £55m against...

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