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31 Aug 2012 - No comments
Edinburgh University have submitted plans for Holyrood North, a development of 1,160 student flats, offices, shops, bars and restaurants built on the site of existing university buildings....
31 Aug 2012 - No comments
Mast architects have submitted plans to erect 14 townhouses for social rent, 18 flats for mid-market rent and 16 supported accommodation units on the site of the former (unlisted) Broomlea School....
31 Aug 2012 - No comments
Work to complete the last of five flood alleviation schemes in Moray is to commence next week after Morrison Construction were awarded the £45m contract. The scheme will entail construction...
30 Aug 2012 - No comments
Edinburgh City Council has approved plans for conversion of the C listed Barnton Hotel into nine apartments and development of adjacent land to provide an additional 73 homes for elderly...
30 Aug 2012 - No comments
Stirling Council has announced its intention to demolish its New Viewforth office complex, one of Stirling’s largest office blocks, once staff complete a move into the adjacent Drummond House in...
30 Aug 2012 - No comments
De Vere Group has announced plans for their first hotel in Edinburgh on the site of a redundant office block near the Western General Hospital. The £20m scheme will entail construction of a...
30 Aug 2012 - No comments
Glasgow is to stand in for London for the next fortnight as filming for the Fast and the Furious 6 gets underway in the city, with streets around the financial district reverberating to the sounds...
29 Aug 2012 - No comments
A Neolithic monument which has stood on Orkney for 5,000 years has been recreated in painstaking detail online to allow the curious to tour its structure and chamber from the comfort of their...
29 Aug 2012 - No comments
A £15m student housing development at Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, is nearing completion with the finishing touches being applied by construction firm Watkin Jones. Designed by Oberlanders...
28 Aug 2012 - No comments
Buro Happold’s Glasgow office has completed a masterplan study into creation of the world’s first ‘zero-carbon, zero waste and zero contaminated water' capital on the outskirts of the Russian...
28 Aug 2012 - No comments
Women in Scotland have held a summer garden party in celebration of their 25th year of promoting equality within the construction industry. Professionals from the property sector gathered at...
28 Aug 2012 - No comments
A wave & tidal test facility in Edinburgh, the only facility of its kind in the world, has topped out and a circular 25m pool designed to mimic coastal conditions emerged. Built by GRAHAM...
27 Aug 2012 - No comments
The Scottish Building federation has issued a call for immediate reform of public procurement in the wake of its latest quarterly, which has labelled the procurement process as a ‘lottery’....
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East Renfrewshire Counc8il has granted planning approval to a proposal by McCarthy & Stone to erect 28 private retirement apartments in the south side of Glasgow. Designed by The Planning...
27 Aug 2012 - No comments
As a deadline for entries draws ever closer Urban Realm’s hunt for the top engineering firms at work today is moving rapidly towards its inevitable endgame. Thus far we have had close to 500...
27 Aug 2012 - No comments
A derelict office block in Paisley is in line for refurbishment after FreshStart Living submitted plans for its conversion to new student accommodation with an end value of £7m. Gilmour...
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Edinburgh International Magazine Festival (MagFest) has kicked off with a display of 40 national and international titles at Our Dynamic Earth; including Urban Realm, The Shelf Journal and...
24 Aug 2012 - No comments
A ‘final’ application for the redevelopment of Glasgow’s A-listed Egyptian Halls has been made by its owners to secure the long term commercial viability of the crumbling structure via...
24 Aug 2012 - No comments
Mactaggart & Mickel have confirmed that an investigation is now underway after residents complained of an explosion at the site of an ‘exemplar’ Scottish Government backed eco-village....
24 Aug 2012 - No comments
Urban Realm has been selected by PPA Scotland to participate in this year’s MagFest , an exhibition of 40 leading international magazines, as part of the Edinburgh International Magazine...
24 Aug 2012 - No comments
A new £170m wing has been opened at the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, incorporating 500 beds alongside eleven operating theatres and a new A+E department. Designed by BDP and delivered by...
23 Aug 2012 - No comments
National Museums Scotland have commissioned an expansion of their collections centre at Granton as part of a relocation from its existing facility at Port Edgar. The move will entail...
23 Aug 2012 - No comments
A development of 201 student beds on the banks of the river Kelvin, Partick, is nearing external completion. Designed by Manson Architects and built by Watkin Jones the seven storey brick...
22 Aug 2012 - No comments
Plans to undertake an ambitious remodelling of Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens, valued at £140m, have been thrown out by councillors by 22 votes to 20. The vote saw Aberdeen’s political...
22 Aug 2012 - No comments
A quartet of architecture practices , chosen by the Scotland and Venice advisory board to participate in this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, have given a foretaste for what Festival...
22 Aug 2012 - No comments
Perth & Kinross Council has taken possession of 19 new council houses in the town of Alyth, the first council housing to be built in the area for a quarter century. Built by Robertson over a...
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Influential architect Zaha Hadid has spoken out against the lack of female architects via a stint on CNN’s Leading Women, claiming that it is “not possible” for women to balance work, home...
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Maryhill Housing Association and City Building LLP have signed a £16m contract to begin work on the second phase of development at Maryhill Locks . Designed by Hypostyle Architects the...
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Glasgow Fort has become the latest out-of-town mall in the city to undertake leisure oriented expansion plans, adding a new cinema and restaurants to its Easterhouse complex. Funded by centre...
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Glasgow Housing Association has commenced work on a development of 44 homes at an historic site bounded by Duke Street and High Street. Scheduled to complete in early 2014 the development will...
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The University of Edinburgh, in partnership with Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh Napier University, have commenced work on a building which (it is hoped) will become the first BREEAM...
20 Aug 2012 - No comments
Capital Shopping Centres, owner of Renfrew’s Braehead Centre, have revealed plans to augment their existing mall with a £200m extension. A Proposal of Application Notice filed with...
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Work to erect a 447 bed student housing development on an entire city block in Yorkhill is now nearly complete. Designed by Fletcher Joseph the scheme completes a tenement block in the shadow...
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Designers of a £2.5m ‘imitation Georgian’ infill on Edinburgh’s Union Street, at the heart of the New Town, may have to go back to the drawing board after city planners let it be known they...
17 Aug 2012 - No comments
Plans to connect Pollok’s Silverburn Centre with an adjacent bus station and leisure centre have been submitted by Retail Property Holdings. This entails demolition of the last remaining...
17 Aug 2012 - No comments
MAKLab, Scotland's first Open Access Digital Fabrication Studio , is marking its launch with a public open day to showcase the variety of equipment that is now available for use. On Friday...
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Urban Realm is instigating a hunt for engineering firms which have built themselves a reputation for structural derring-do and servicing innovation for our autumn edition, part of a series of...
16 Aug 2012 - No comments
The British Council has published the outcomes of 10 architectural teams dispatched around the world on a mission to research inspiring places which can serve as a model for the UK. Amongst...
16 Aug 2012 - No comments
City Architecture Office has won an open design competition to create a modest retreat, part of the ‘Thousand Huts’ campaign organised by Reforesting Scotland. The Timbabox Hut will be...
15 Aug 2012 - No comments
The Kelpie maquettes are featured as part of Chicago Sculpture International, a prestigious year long exhibition of sixty outdoor sculptures along the Lake Michigan walkway in downtown Chicago. ...
10 Aug 2012 - No comments
Celtic FC have submitted plans to demolish the Category B listed London Road Primary School and adjoining caretakers lodge to erect a new superstore, museum, theatre, café and ticket sales...
10 Aug 2012 - No comments
Work to erect a new student housing block on Glasgow’s Argyle Street has reached external completion just one year after being approved . Designed by Yeoman McAllister Architects on behalf...
9 Aug 2012 - No comments
Zero Waste Scotland have initiated a hunt for a house-builder, developer or industry consortium to partner with then on the design and build of a home which showcases the principles of resource...
9 Aug 2012 - No comments
Edinburgh’s International Festival kicks off in style tonight with the first first display of NVA’s Speed of Light, an outdoor lighting installation which will see 200 runners don hand designed...
8 Aug 2012 - No comments
Sgoil an Tairbeirt (Sir E Scott School) on Tarbert, Isle of Harris, has become the last Western Isles school to be handed over following completion of Stornoway’s Nicolson Institute , concluding...
8 Aug 2012 - No comments
A bid to improve the structural condition of pre-1919 buildings outside Edinburgh’s primary tourist spots has been mounted with the launch of the Traditional Buildings Festival. Formed in...
7 Aug 2012 - No comments
A masterplan and regeneration strategy for the Tomintoul and Glenlivet area of the Cairngorm National Park has been completed, outlining a conservation strategy, design guidance and growth...
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A cluster of 11 offshore turbines in Aberdeenshire which have caused Donald Trump to halt further development of his Menie golf course, could be set for a height boost after backers of the European...
6 Aug 2012 - No comments
BMJ Architects together with contractor Brookfield Multiplex have handed over the keys to the UK’s largest clinical laboratory , located at the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow. The £90m...
6 Aug 2012 - No comments
Work to extend Glasgow’s Theatre Royal, designed by Page\Park architects, has today started on site. This will entail construction of a contemporary new entrance housing additional public...
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Work to demolish Ben Lawers Visitor Centre, described as a ‘hideous beast’ by The Courier, has been completed by the National Trust for Scotland ahead of the reopening of Ben Lawers Nature...
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A visitor centre at BRE’s Ravenscraig innovation park is nearing completion, the first phase in a wider masterplan to envision a ‘community of the future’. Built by CCG’s modular iQ...
3 Aug 2012 - No comments
Never ones to pass up an opportunity for a booze-up Urban Realm is embarking on a novel piece of research/excuse to head down the pub by inviting readers to nominate your own favoured watering...
3 Aug 2012 - No comments
Planners at Stirling Council have thrown out a bid by McDonald’s to erect a restaurant and drive thru at Springkerse roundabout – on the grounds that it was situated just 300 yards from St...
2 Aug 2012 - No comments
Works to erect a new Alpine House at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens have now commenced on site – the first new glasshouse in the gardens for over thirty years. Designed by Smith Scott...
2 Aug 2012 - No comments
Work to rebuild the Nicolson Institute , largest secondary school in the Western Isles, has been completed with the keys handed over by the main contractor FMP ahead of the start of the new...
2 Aug 2012 - No comments
Prince Charles, president of the Prince’s Foundation, has been named as chair of a panel of judges tasked with selecting an affordable, low energy, comfortable and modern eco-home to serve as the...
1 Aug 2012 - No comments
Plans to erect a £20m Asda store in Barrhead have drawn support from 76 residents who attended a public feedback session – with just six giving it the thumbs down. Asda claim the...
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A new waterfront arts centre, new home of the Greenock Arts Guild, is taking shape in the Inverclyde town. Designed by LDN Architects, with Buro Happold as structural engineer, the Beacon...
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The University of Stirling has got the ball rolling on the largest capital project since its foundation in the late sixties with a ground breaking ceremony at its Stirling campus. It follows...

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