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31 Jan 2013 - No comments
Further to our look at the City of Glasgow College’s new look Cathedral Street campus we’ve returned from the public consultation of the Riverside Campus with additional details on what is...
31 Jan 2013 - No comments
Kevin Shaw, founder of Kevin Shaw Lighting Designers, has hit out at the botched handling of the George Square design contest by Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson. Shaw, who had...
31 Jan 2013 - No comments
A planned £9.2m Criminal Justice Centre at Kittybrewster, Aberdeen, has cleared a significant hurdle after reached financial close from Hub North Scotland. The GMA/Ryder designed facility...
30 Jan 2013 - No comments
Miller Cromdale has announced it has commenced work on a 40,000sq/ft grade A office development on Aberdeen’s North Esplanade West after signing a £16m forward funding deal with Tritax. The...
30 Jan 2013 - No comments
A collaboration between JTP Architects, Gillespies and Alan Dunlop Architect has placed third in a design competition after being pipped at the post by two proposals from Shenzhen Design...
29 Jan 2013 - No comments
Proposals to restore a 1930s art deco outdoor pool in Tarlair, are to be considered by Aberdeenshire councillors. The controversial plans would entail filling in everything bar the main pool,...
29 Jan 2013 - No comments
Boclair House, the grade B listed former offices of East Dunbartonshire Council, is to be converted into a boutique hotel after being bought by WPH Developments Limited and Westpoint Homes....
29 Jan 2013 - No comments
A public exhibition has been held by City of Glasgow College detailing their £228m proposal to consolidate an existing estate of 11 buildings, scattered across eight sites, into a twin campus...
28 Jan 2013 - No comments
Government ministers have unveiled the most ambitious blueprint for the expansion of Britain’s jammed railways since the Victorian era, the first new lines to be built north of London since...
28 Jan 2013 - No comments
Crieff Hydro has unveiled a 20 year masterplan for the redevelopment of its estate at Strathearn to transform the historic hotel into a major leisure destination. Developed by James Denholm...
28 Jan 2013 - No comments
Glasgow City Heritage Trust has announced its programme of events for the year ahead which kicks off with 'Whose City is it Anyway?' an improvisation event which will see two acclaimed figures in...
28 Jan 2013 - No comments
Snubbed George Square winner John McAslan has mounted an impassioned pitch to be given the reigns of a redevelopment of the public space, one week after council leader Gordon Matheson opted to...
28 Jan 2013 - No comments
Buro Happold and Danish practice Schmidt hammer Lassen have won an international design competition for a new cultural centre and library in Karlsham, Sweden. Incorporating education and...
27 Jan 2013 - No comments
Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson has been accused of tearing up plans to redevelop George Square ‘in a fit of pique’ after his favoured option was passed over by the judging panel,...
25 Jan 2013 - No comments
The Scottish Design Awards is now open for entry for 2013, a highlight in the architectural and design calendar.  As ever the event aims to recognise the best graphic and architectural...
25 Jan 2013 - No comments
Phase one of a £45m redevelopment of Edinburgh’s Advocates Close has been completed with the handover of keys to a 208 bedroom Motel One by Chris Stewart Group. Designed by Morgan...
25 Jan 2013 - No comments
Glasgow has seen off competition from 30 other UK cities to secure a £24m government grant to transform itself into a test bed of technologies geared toward demonstrating how a city of the future...
24 Jan 2013 - No comments
The Policy Exchange, a Conservative think-tank, has published a manifesto calling for the demolition of Britain’s high-rise housing stock in a bid to solve an increasingly severe housing...
24 Jan 2013 - No comments
Council tax payers have forked out at least £86,287 in fees and prize money in an abortive bid to redesign George Square, Glasgow City Council has confirmed - although the true figure is likely to...
24 Jan 2013 - No comments
A Perthshire eco-house designed by Kirsty Maguire Architect, one of just a handful in Scotland to be built entirely off grid, has been given the go-ahead by planners. Located in Trinity Gask...
24 Jan 2013 - No comments
Dumfries and Galloway Council has announced the start of court proceedings against construction group Kier after an array of defects came to light at the flagship DG One leisure complex....
24 Jan 2013 - No comments
In the wake of the shambolic George Square design competition a group of young architects have gathered together in order to brainstorm a range of potential alternatives for the contentious squares...
23 Jan 2013 - No comments
A revised masterplan for the controversial expansion of Glasgow’s Buchanan Galleries has been submitted by the Buchanan Partnership following the Scottish Government's decision to back the...
23 Jan 2013 - No comments
The government has quashed hopes of an investigation into practices in the construction industry which led to the creation of so-called ‘blacklists’ of employees being produced. Business...
22 Jan 2013 - No comments
John McAslan, winner of Glasgow’s George Square competition , has spoken out against the decision to scrap it in an interview on Newsnight Scotland saying: “Our scheme wasn’t radical, it...
22 Jan 2013 - No comments
Capital Shopping Centres, owners of the Braehead shopping complex on the outskirts of Glasgow, have submitted a planning application to Renfrewshire Council for a £200m mixed use development at...
21 Jan 2013 - No comments
Hot on the heels of the announcement of funding for a new distillery at Kingsbarns, Fife , the Scottish Government has announced that it has sourced an additional £1.9m to fund another distillery...
21 Jan 2013 - No comments
Nine shortlisted designs produced by pupils at each of East Ayrshire’s secondary schools have been unveiled by Keppie as part of a regional architecture competition. The schools were...
21 Jan 2013 - No comments
Radical plans to reshape Glasgow’s George Square have been scrapped in favour of a simple facelift, scandal hit council leader Gordon Matheson has conceded. The decision follows the...
21 Jan 2013 - No comments
Doubts have been cast over the future of Strathclyde University’s Architecture Building after the University refused to confirm or deny that the 1960s structure would be retained following the...
18 Jan 2013 - No comments
An announcement on the winner of the contest to redesign George Square is being delayed after the jury was unable to come to a decision.   Panel members have been considering designs from six...
17 Jan 2013 - No comments
Urban Realm has got out of the blocks early this year with publication of our first edition of the New Year. Those of you who have already received a copy will know its stuffed fuller than a...
17 Jan 2013 - No comments
Stallan-Brand have updated an existing 7N Speirs Locks masterplan to incorporate a 400 bed student housing scheme. Taking full advantage of its elevated position the schemes first phase will...
16 Jan 2013 - No comments
Rural Design, a remote practice employing just four architects, has been named as the best architectural practice in Scotland in a survey conducted by Urban Realm, sponsored by The Rooflight...
16 Jan 2013 - No comments
Waverley Station’s dungeon-like atmosphere has finally been lifted with the completion of large parts of its refurbished glass canopy, part of an ongoing £130m upgrade of the fifth busiest...
16 Jan 2013 - No comments
As a judging panel prepares to deliver its verdict on six-shortlisted George Square designs Urban Realm publishes the findings of its own poll which aimed to elicit precisely what Glaswegians...
15 Jan 2013 - No comments
The University of Edinburgh has opened the doors to the Noreen & Kenneth Murray Library, an Austin-Smith:Lord designed library which replaces an incoherent hodge-podge of outmoded facilities on a...
15 Jan 2013 - No comments
Bridgeton’s B-listed Olympia Cinema, reconfigured to provide a mixed use space for public and commercial tenants, has opened its doors to the public following an 18 month remodeling project...
14 Jan 2013 - No comments
Historic distillers the Wemyss family have announced that they are to commence construction on a £3m single malt whisky distillery and visitor centre by Kingsbarns, Fife - after securing a grant...
14 Jan 2013 - No comments
A second public consultation into Kengo Kuma’s V&A at Dundee cultural centre is being held this week after cost-cutting measures prompted a relocation of the cultural outpost from a piled...
11 Jan 2013 - No comments
A third major hotel scheme in as many weeks has gone before planners at Aberdeen City Council with the submission of plans by De Vere Village Hotels for a 148 bed hotel at Kingswells Business...
11 Jan 2013 - No comments
Plans to erect a five storey office development on the lisp of Rubislaw Quarry, the biggest manmade hole in Europe , have been submitted by Carterra Private Equities. Supplanting a prior...
11 Jan 2013 - No comments
An alternate jury chosen to deliver their verdicts on contentious plans to redevelop George Square have aired their opinions ahead of the official announcement set to be taken on 18 January....
10 Jan 2013 - No comments
A square off amongst six teams aiming to transform Glasgow’s premiere civic space is gathering a head of steam as the public debate over the merits (or lack thereof) amongst the six shortlisted...
10 Jan 2013 - No comments
Plans to construct a twin hotel development at Aberdeen’s ABZ Business Park have been submitted to Aberdeen City Council by ABZ Development Ltd. Designed by Archial the £25m scheme entails...
10 Jan 2013 - No comments
Plans to erect a £1m pedestrian footbridge and cycleway connecting the Highland village of Braemar to the Cairngorm National Park have emerged ahead of a detailed planning application, expected...
9 Jan 2013 - No comments
Six shortlisted designs in an international design competition to redevelop George Square have been revealed ahead of an announcement of the winner on 18 January. The six shortlisted teams...
9 Jan 2013 - No comments
An exhibition of six shortlisted schemes ,drawn from an international design competition to re-imagine George Square, has opened to the public at the Lighthouse. A judging panel comprising...
8 Jan 2013 - No comments
Work to develop Inverness College is to commence on site following the appointment of Miller Construction to deliver the £75m project . Designed by BDP the new campus is situated on a...
8 Jan 2013 - No comments
Ahead of the expected unveiling of six shortlisted schemes to refurbish Glasgow’s George Square tomorrow one local practice has come forward with ideas of their own to remodel the City Chambers...
7 Jan 2013 - No comments
Fasque House Properties have been granted planning permission for a £55m development of 115 homes at the historic Fasque House estate , home to former Prime Minister William Gladstone. Work...
7 Jan 2013 - No comments
Plans have been submitted to Dundee City Council for the redevelopment of a C listed single storey cottage in the Broughty Ferry conservation area of Dundee to accommodate a development of 16...
7 Jan 2013 - No comments
A scheme to extend four existing primary schools in Edinburgh using a modular, prefabricated building system has come under fire from architects for eschewing design flair for economics and...
3 Jan 2013 - No comments
Motel One Edinburgh Royal, the first UK destination for the German hotel chain, has opened its doors to the public. A conversion of two 16th and 18th century properties on Market Street, one...

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