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31 Jul 2012 - No comments
ARPL Architects have been named as the winners of an international design competition to build a 1,000 place secondary school in Dublin. Organised by the Irish government’s Department of...
31 Jul 2012 - No comments
A shortlist of four design teams to construct the first building in a new creative industries neighborhood on Dundee’s waterfront has been finalised. They include David Blaikie and Oliver...
31 Jul 2012 - No comments
Jurors at this years Saltire Awards, a scheme set up to recognise the best new housing in Scotland, have whittled down nearly 70 entrants to settle on a 29 strong shortlist. Panel chair Dick...
30 Jul 2012 - No comments
BMJ Architects have completed work on a refurbishment of Kilwinning Community Fire Station for Strathclyde Fire & Rescue. This entailed implementation of a new interior layout to enhance both...
30 Jul 2012 - No comments
Drum Property Group has commenced construction at their Prime Four business park development at Kingswells, four miles west of Aberdeen city centre, after securing a £52m debt package from...
30 Jul 2012 - No comments
Scottish Enterprise have applied for listed building consent to undertake repair work to the ornate Ruchill water tower, a grade A landmark in north Glasgow which contains a B listed staircase....
25 Jul 2012 - No comments
The Royal Scottish Academy is inviting architects to participate in their inaugural Architecture Open Exhibition, an opportunity to be showcased amongst the most interesting architectural work....
23 Jul 2012 - No comments
Organisers of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have staged an open day to inform athletes, officials and the public a sneak peak of what to expect come 2014. On the doorstep of both Celtic...
20 Jul 2012 - No comments
NHS Dumfries & Galloway have announced the appointment of Mott MacDonald as technical adviser and Keppie as architects for the replacement Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary . The purpose...
20 Jul 2012 - No comments
RMJM have commenced work to expand and improve the University of Glasgow’s facilities at the Western Infirmary , improving connections to the institution’s adjacent Gilmour Hill campus....
20 Jul 2012 - No comments
A planning application to erect a 180 bed Premier Inn on a brownfield site at Pacific Quay, Glasgow, has been submitted by Lawrence McPherson Associates. Designed on behalf of Whitbread PLC...
19 Jul 2012 - No comments
First phase works have commenced on a £30m programme of public realm and streetscape improvements to the Bridgegate area of Irvine. Valued at £2m the initial phase will take until Autumn...
19 Jul 2012 - No comments
A development of 18 live/work units 10 miles to the north of Aberdeen has been submitted for planning permission by Brown and Brown Architects. Evolving the often misunderstood concept of a...
19 Jul 2012 - No comments
ScottishPower has committed to building a new 14 storey headquarters building on Glasgow’s St Vincent Street after the plans were approved by its board of directors. This follows selection...
18 Jul 2012 - No comments
A collapse in the construction sector of 6.9% during the first three months of 2012 has led to Scotland following the UK’s lead into a double-dip recession, according to figures published by the...
18 Jul 2012 - No comments
Walters & Cohen architects have been shortlisted to design a £5m primary school in Kirkintilloch, after being selected by East Dumbartonshire Council, following the formal go ahead from the...
18 Jul 2012 - No comments
Miller Homes have begun work on the second of five apartment blocks on the site of the former Telford College, Edinburgh. Designed by CDA Architects Belford Campus will forms part of the...
18 Jul 2012 - No comments
A long heralded dedicated bus route along the banks of the river Clyde won't enter service until after the Commonwealth Games have concluded in 2014, after Transport Scotland revealed that the...
17 Jul 2012 - No comments
Construction work on phase one of a £1bn New Town, billed as Scotland’s largest new urban community, has commenced construction in West Lothian. It will see 550 houses built by 2017 around...
17 Jul 2012 - No comments
Clyde Gateway has submitted plans for a new £4.9m masterplan for the Cuningar Loop, in Glasgow's east end.. It incorporates a £1m footbridge rocured by Glasgow City Council, a single span...
16 Jul 2012 - No comments
Edinburgh University have commenced construction on their Flowave Test Tank, a £2.6m facility for simulating wave conditions. Designed by Bennetts Associates, in collaboration with Edinburgh...
16 Jul 2012 - No comments
Luss Estates Company is undertaking a public consultation into a a 20 year masterplan for Luss Village, Arrochar, Tarbet and the surrounding area being drawn up by Page & Park Architects and...
16 Jul 2012 - No comments
Miller Construction has won student housing contracts in York and Birmingham to meet continued demand in the fast growing sector. The York development is valued at £12m and will entail...
13 Jul 2012 - No comments
A precipitous decline in UK construction, down 7.4% compared to last year, has been reported by the Office for National Statistics. In what is proving to be a tale of two sides the public...
13 Jul 2012 - No comments
Snoozebox, the portable hotel group, have announced that Edinburgh is be the latest destination for their unique brand of low cost accommodation after they were commissioned by property developer...
13 Jul 2012 - No comments
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt , a graphic account of America’s underclass produced by Pullitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and cartoonist Joe Sacco has caused a stir with its...
13 Jul 2012 - No comments
This month City Design Co-operative were named ‘ best landscape architects ’ by Urban Realm magazine for a range of work including public realm work at the Fraser Building at Glasgow University...
12 Jul 2012 - No comments
Edinburgh Zoo has launched a £100k public appeal to contribute toward a £750k redesign of its existing penguin enclosure; introducing new interactive elements, slides and diving boards, enhanced...
12 Jul 2012 - No comments
The Civic Trust Awards have issued a call for entries for the 54th iteration of their annual bash. In that time some 6,500 awards have been doled out, most recently to McGregor Bowes Howarth...
12 Jul 2012 - No comments
Regeneration body Riverside Inverclyde have teamed up with Inverclyde Council to invite interest from sculptors for the creation of a feature artwork for the town. Valued at between £50 and...
11 Jul 2012 - No comments
Several leading crime writers, led by Val McDermid, have joined forces to back the ‘ Million for a Morgue ’ campaign run by the University of Dundee. This invites the public to vote for...
11 Jul 2012 - No comments
The final group of seventy projects to be put forward for this year’s Architecture Scotland Annual have been selected by the Urban Realm editorial team. A diverse body of work is reflected...
11 Jul 2012 - No comments
The Scottish Futures Trust, the non-profit body which supports government capital spending, has reportedly made savings of £131m over the past year by eschewing the use of expensive consultants....
10 Jul 2012 - No comments
A new build holiday-let cottage on the shores of Loch Etive, near Oban, has been granted planning permission by Argyll & Bute Council. Designed by block 9 Architects the property will be split...
10 Jul 2012 - No comments
A Phillip Watts Design concept store for savoury chain Greggs has opened its doors in Gosforth, near Newcastle - location of the first ever Greggs unit back in 1951. Named simply as Greggs The...
10 Jul 2012 - No comments
Alan Dunlop has returned from a ten day stint in Suzhou, near Shanghai, with an unequivocal message for young architects: “Get out there… as quickly as you can”. The clarion call follows...
10 Jul 2012 - No comments
Donald Trump has teamed up with golfer Colin Montgomerie to officially unveil Trump Golf Links Scotland; a golf course, golf house and practice facility at Menie, Aberdeenshire. Dedicating the...
9 Jul 2012 - No comments
Glasgow City Council, keen to atone for past slights, have launched a public consultation for George Square in a bid to transform the central meeting space into something more befitting of its...
9 Jul 2012 - No comments
A campaign to block construction of Aberdeen’s bypass has reached the Supreme Court in London where a two day hearing on the subject is to be held from today. The Aberdeen Western Peripheral...
9 Jul 2012 - No comments
Planning permission has been granted for the conversion of a derelict stone building, just 200 yards from the Scottish Parliament, into a one bedroom home. Located on the road from Holyrood...
6 Jul 2012 - No comments
The winners of the annual Scottish Student Awards for Architecture, organised jointly by A+DS and RIAS, have been unveiled - and the headline winner is Sam Wilson, cover star of the summer edition...
6 Jul 2012 - No comments
Perth and Kinross Council have granted approval for the construction of a new Invergowrie Primary School, adjacent to the C listed existing school which will be retained for community use....
5 Jul 2012 - No comments
Cameron’s Architects have become the first practice in the UK to offer their services on Groupon as part of a wider marketing strategy. The Edinburgh and Gallashiels based studio is offering...
5 Jul 2012 - No comments
Western Europe’s tallest building, Renzo Piano’s Shard, is to be officially inaugurated today by His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al Thani, Prime Minister of Qatar and the Duke...
5 Jul 2012 - No comments
Peel Environmental has submitted plans for the construction of a new waste recovery centre adjacent to the M8, Glasgow. The South Clyde Energy Centre would produce around 20MW of...
4 Jul 2012 - No comments
A series of improvements to the Glasgow/Edinburgh rail line; including electrification, longer carriages, wifi access and improved journey times, have been announced by the Scottish Government....
4 Jul 2012 - No comments
Nord have become the latest architectural practice to pick up a Maggie’s commission after they were selected to design Maggie’s Forth Valley, in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital ,...
3 Jul 2012 - No comments
The University of Dundee has announced that it is to undertake to design and build the UK’s first ‘energy autonomous’ building within the city’s Botanic Garden. Designed by students...
3 Jul 2012 - No comments
The first tenants have moved into Dunfermline’s Housing Innovation Showcase , a £3.3m energy efficient estate built by Kingdom Housing Association in partnership with Fife Council....
3 Jul 2012 - No comments
A sod cutting ceremony has taken place on site of the new Dumbarton Academy , a 700 space school incorporating a new theatre, library and flood-lit all-weather pitch. Once complete the...
3 Jul 2012 - No comments
£40m in funding has been allocated by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde for the construction of four new health centres in Woodside, Maryhill, Eastwood and Gorbals. The new centres will be...
2 Jul 2012 - No comments
The tenth edition of Urban Realm, marking two and a half tears since our transition from Prospect, is out now and contains a bumper crop of features and analysis to mark the occasion. This...
2 Jul 2012 - No comments
Mansell have commenced construction on the Reiach & Hall designed Bannockburn Heritage Centre as part of a partnership between Historic Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland. The £9m...
2 Jul 2012 - No comments
The Queen is to formally unveil a £2m refurbishment of Inverclyde Council’s HQ this Wednesday. Designed by BMJ Architects this entailed the full refurbishment of the ground floor of the...

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