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31 May 2012 - No comments
Glenrothes extensive collection of public art has been documented by a photography competition organised by Historic Scotland. My Place sought photographers to snap 140 individual sculptures...
31 May 2012 - No comments
Central Building Contractors (Glasgow) Ltd have won a £1.6m refurbishment contract to conduct repair work to Paisley Town Hall and create a new interior space within existing cloisters. The A...
30 May 2012 - No comments
Construction work on the first phase of a £90m redevelopment of Glasgow’s Laurieston district commences today with a visit by cabinet secretary for infrastructure and investment Alex Neil....
30 May 2012 - No comments
Social landlord the Home Group has announced that Collective Architecture,  ECD, HTA, Mae LLP, Metropolitan SPG Workshop and Penoyre and Prasad have all been selected to sit on its Southern...
30 May 2012 - No comments
A £5m contract to build twin 30m tall equine heads in Falkirk, part of the £41m Helix Project, has been awarded to SH Structures following a competitive tender. Commissioned by the Helix...
29 May 2012 - No comments
Edinburgh University’s plans to renovate the 1960s William Robertson Building, George Square, have advanced with the award of a £12m construction contract to Balfour Beatty. The grade B...
29 May 2012 - No comments
Lager brand Tennents are taking inspiration from Scottish architecture and places for their latest advertising campaign, a pun-tastic cross country jaunt depicted through a series of postcards from...
29 May 2012 - No comments
Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop has this morning launched a consultation on Scotland’s new architecture and placemaking policy . This saw 140 architects, planners and other built environment...
28 May 2012 - No comments
A search to find the UK’s top landscape architecture practice has concluded after hundreds of you got behind an online poll to establish which firms practicing landscape architecture have made...
28 May 2012 - No comments
Long suffering residents of Cumbernauld are celebrating after finally shaking the Carbuncle tag which has been attached to the new town for much of the past decade after winning the inaugural...
28 May 2012 - No comments
Glasgow based Do Architecture, GRAS, Stone Opera and Pidgin Perfect have been confirmed by the Scottish Government as participants in this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. Chosen for...
28 May 2012 - No comments
The Forth Bridge has been nominated for World Heritage status following submission by the Forth Bridges Forum, an organisation comprising Historic Scotland, bridge owners Network Rail, Transport...
28 May 2012 - No comments
The University of Edinburgh’s £54m Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine has been officially unveiled by HRH The Princess Royal. Designed by Sheppard Robson it is intended to deliver...
26 May 2012 - No comments
The architects behind the new Hillhead Primary School in Glasgow have won Scotland’s most prestigious design award. The presentation of the Architecture Grand Prix was made to Glasgow-based...
25 May 2012 - No comments
Cumbernauld, winner of the inaugural Carbuncle Awards, has become the inaugural winner of the Civic Pride Awards - an accolade established by Urban Realm and the Scottish Design Awards to recognise...
25 May 2012 - No comments
Plans to erect a giant steel demarker of the Scottish/English border are to be put on public exhibition in Gretna ahead of a planning application later this year. The £4.2m sculpture his a...
24 May 2012 - No comments
Back in December of last year Linwood became the fifth town in Scotland to receive the dubious distinction of being crowned the nation’s worst. At the time we said Linwood’s plight was “...
24 May 2012 - No comments
A Bridgeton Cross tenement is in process of being demolished after its occupants had to be evacuated following the sudden appearance of large cracks in the structure. Subsidence had caused a...
23 May 2012 - No comments
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has spoken of a “massive” increase in infrastructure investment as part of a concerted drive to move discussion of Britain’s economy away from the present...
23 May 2012 - No comments
An Ibrox tower block is in the last dramatic throes of its life after being put on the receiving end of the UK’s tallest demolition crane. The 67m tall crane has been nibbling away since...
22 May 2012 - No comments
Architecture + Design Scotland have revealed the five finalists in their Larbert Loch design competition , an initiative to create a new timber viewing platform within the grounds of Larbert’s...
22 May 2012 - No comments
Voting in Urban Realm’s hunt for the UK's top landscape practice has entered the final furlong with the May 25 deadline for votes looming large . We’ve already received 26 nominations and...
21 May 2012 - No comments
The number of apprentice construction workers in Scotland has stabilised for the first time since the recession hit with more apprentices registered last year than in 2010, according to the...
21 May 2012 - No comments
Proposals lodged by Sangobeg Developments and Nicoll Russell Studios for redevelopment of The Glass Pavilion, a C listed art deco Broughty Ferry restaurant, have been declared ‘invalid’ by...
21 May 2012 - No comments
Cooper Cromar has revised a previously consented nine storey office development for Buccleugh Property on Glasgow’s Argyle Street to accommodate a Motel One . Rising to 13 storeys...
21 May 2012 - No comments
A High Street footfall survey conducted by the Scottish Retail Consortium has recorded a startling 19.1% drop in year on year pedestrian activity throughout April – the largest in any nation or...
18 May 2012 - No comments
Historic Scotland has awarded a grant of £130k toward a £2.9m appeal to build a new Highland Military Heritage Centre. The new Highlanders’ Museum is now just £150k short of this total as...
18 May 2012 - No comments
Holmes Miller have submitted plans to erect 32 homes at Elmfoot Grove, Oatlands , the latest phase in regeneration works for the south Glasgow district. Developer Bett Homes is backing the...
17 May 2012 - No comments
Richard Murphy architects are poised to submit their competition winning designs for the £8m Dunfermline Museum and Arts Centre, which have languished on the back burner since 2006. The...
17 May 2012 - No comments
A free online publication documenting Glasgow’s post war listed buildings has been published by Historic Scotland and Glasgow City Council in a bid to raise public appreciation of a maligned...
16 May 2012 - No comments
Falkirk has been awarded £2m by the Heritage Lottery Fund toward regenerating, repairing and giving new uses to buildings in its historic core. The Townscape Heritage Initiative has...
16 May 2012 - No comments
Cumbernauld has surprised many after the recurring Carbuncle town secured a place in the Civic Pride Awards shortlist – an initiative to find Scotland’s best town and neighbourhood. Seven...
15 May 2012 - No comments
Construction union UCATT has claimed that an average of one construction firm is being forced to close down every month in the wake of the most recent collapse, that of UBC Group. The dire...
15 May 2012 - No comments
Wayne Hemingway, co-founder of the Red or Dead fashion label, has officially opened the £3.3m Housing Innovation Showcase in Fife this morning. Hemingway was on hand to tour 27 new homes...
14 May 2012 - No comments
First Minister Alex Salmond has announced the launch of a ‘digital partnership’ between Scotland and Norway to celebrate the pioneering role both countries have played in the development of...
14 May 2012 - No comments
Glasgow Housing Association has outlined plans to demolish a further four tower blocks including three at Royston and one in Drumchapel, as well as a refurbishment programme for three 18 storey ...
11 May 2012 - No comments
Simpson & Brown Architects have welcomed a decision by Historic Scotland to block moves to raze the B listed Perth City Hall – and dusted off their own proposals to secure the long term future...
11 May 2012 - No comments
BMJ Architects are celebrating completion of the Materials and Analytical Sciences Building (MASB) and Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology (CMCB), both of which have been completed for the...
10 May 2012 - No comments
Plans to redevelop Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens could be scuppered after the incoming Labour administration, who campaigned against the plan, indicated they were to press ahead with a free...
10 May 2012 - No comments
Collective Architecture have taken their first steps into the social housing market in  northern England with completion of new build homes at Bowflatts, Great Clifton and a flatted development at...
10 May 2012 - No comments
Michael Laird Architects have submitted revised plans for the redevelopment of Edinburgh Academical Football Club, proposing a 2,500 seater stadium with the option for an additional standing room...
9 May 2012 - No comments
Urban Realm, in association with Woodhouse , has launched a hunt for the top landscape architects that work in the UK today, seeking to recognise those practices which have moved the earth for...
9 May 2012 - No comments
Outspoken architect Malcolm Fraser has contributed to a BBC Radio series titled Scotland Inspired to explore the status of the arts in Scotland and the artists who have inspired them. This...
9 May 2012 - No comments
Historic Scotland has announced that it has refused to grant permission to Perth and Kinross Council to demolish the B listed Perth City Hall. In a statement the heritage organisation said:...
8 May 2012 - No comments
Building and civil engineering firm UBC Group has entered administration following an announcement by administrators Zolfo Cooper. The firm, founded in the Western Isles, had gone on to...
8 May 2012 - No comments
Putative plans to construct an open cast quarry next a Lanarkshire beauty spot have stirred the wrath of campaigners fearful of the possible adverse impact on the Falls of Clyde. Cemex, a...
7 May 2012 - No comments
Construction work has begun on an in-patient specialist palliative care unit at Borders General Hospital, designed by Aitken Turnbull Architects. The Margaret Kerr Unit will offer eight...
4 May 2012 - No comments
Edinburgh based architectural practices a+j burridge and Sinclair Hay Sutherland have formally announced their merger to form SHS Burridge Architects. SHS has been operating from the same...
3 May 2012 - No comments
GRAHAM Construction have completed work on the core and shell of the £82m Scottish Crime Campus at Gartcosh, clearing the way for an internal fit out to begin. This takes the form of a four...
2 May 2012 - No comments
Paul Stallan and Alistair Brand have launched Glasgow’s newest architectural practice, Stallan-Brand, here Paul Stallan outlines what the future holds for the studio. Alistair and I have...
1 May 2012 - No comments
Collective Architecture in collaboration with visual artist Alex Frost have unveiled The New Easterhouse Mosaic, a 25m long artwork adorning the Platform Arts Centre. Commissioned by the...

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