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28 Feb 2013 - No comments
Spurned architect John McAslan, whose competition winning scheme for the redesign of George Square was unceremoniously dumped by Glasgow City Council, has ventured north one last time to pick over...
28 Feb 2013 - No comments
Dumfries & Galloway Council have granted planning permission to the Gretna Landmark Trust to erect the ‘ Star of Caledonia ’, a sculptural landmark conceived by designer Cecil Balmond and...
27 Feb 2013 - No comments
West Highland College has appointed Morgan Sindall to deliver a £2m extension and refurbishment of their premises at Portree, Skye. The 7,000 sq/ft extension has been designed by Wittets...
27 Feb 2013 - No comments
A £30k programme of repairs to Glasgow Cathedral has been completed by Historic Scotland following corrosive damage to the spike and the weathercock’s tail being blown off during last year’s...
27 Feb 2013 - No comments
Croydon Hotels Ltd has submitted proposals for the demolition of a vacant office block at Gardner’s Crescent, Edinburgh, to erect a 102 bedroom hotel development . Conceived by...
26 Feb 2013 - No comments
Safedem have begun a soft strip out of a defunct tower block in Anderston, Glasgow, ahead of its impending demolition. The work is being carried out by Sanctuary Housing Association as part of...
26 Feb 2013 - No comments
Dundee is on course to net its first five-star hotel with the submission of plans drawn up by JM Architects for the conversion of the former Customs House and Harbour Chambers into a 38 bedroom...
25 Feb 2013 - No comments
Tennis champ Andy Murray is set to become a hotelier following his decision to purchase Cromlix House Hotel, Kinbuck, for £1.8m. The four-star Perthshire retreat is familiar to Murray as the...
25 Feb 2013 - No comments
Miller Construction has begun work on a new £30m emergency care centre at Gateshead’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The 9,500sq/m centre will act as a new entrance for the hospital and is...
25 Feb 2013 - No comments
A long standing gap site in the heart of Edinburgh could be transformed into an urban information centre, if tentative plans from Urban Design Solutions are realised. Urban designer Leslie...
25 Feb 2013 - No comments
Selfridge’s long-promised plans to erect a 200,000sq/ft department store on Glasgow’s Trongate have finally been taken off life support with news that the retailer is in discussion with...
22 Feb 2013 - No comments
Carbon Trust Scotland in association with Urban Realm has announced the winners of the Low Carbon Building Awards 2013 at an awards dinner in Glasgow. The annual award recognises those...
22 Feb 2013 - No comments
Glasgow is mounting a rear guard action to prevent Braehead being designated with ‘town centre’ status, a move which could further weaken the position of Glasgow City Centre and Paisley....
21 Feb 2013 - No comments
Michael Laird Architects have submitted a revised detailed planning application to redevelop Edinburgh Academicals’ Raeburn Place sports ground, Edinburgh. The oldest rugby club in...
21 Feb 2013 - No comments
Sutherland Hussey has submitted plans to Fife Council for the delivery of a St Andrews housing project on behalf of Eastacre Investments. The submission comes after the appointment of the...
20 Feb 2013 - No comments
Nord Architecture has submitted plans on behalf of Lynnet Leisure Group for the redevelopment of 5-19 Royal Exchange Square, 1-3 Royal Exchange Court and Springfield Court to form a £25m...
20 Feb 2013 - No comments
A £43m training centre for Strathclyde Fire & Rescue has been officially opened in Glasgow. Uaill Training Centre forms the hub of a 40 acre site and contains lecture rooms, an auditorium...
19 Feb 2013 - No comments
A last gasp scramble to get entries in on time for this year’s Scottish Design Awards has prompted the granting of a short deadline extension for participants. Anyone despondent at having...
19 Feb 2013 - No comments
The Scottish Government has given the go-ahead to the construction of 99 affordable homes on the site of the former Wallace Craigie Works, Dundee. Housing and welfare minister Margaret Burgess...
19 Feb 2013 - No comments
Work to build a new boathouse on the isle of Tiree is to begin in earnest this June when Tog Studio gather together a group of architects, students, engineers and anyone interested in design to...
18 Feb 2013 - No comments
A University of Edinburgh professor has raised hackles in his adopted city after airing some embarrassing home truths in US based Foreign Policy magazine . Professor Richard Williams used the...
18 Feb 2013 - No comments
A programme of public realm enhancements in Maryhill designed to complement recently completed work to the areas leisure centre and burgh hall . The work creates a new public space on...
18 Feb 2013 - No comments
Plans to fashion a 239 bed, four star hotel from three A-listed Georgian townhouses at Baxters Place, Edinburgh, are to be considered by planners on Wednesday. Trendy Celt Limited and Chris...
18 Feb 2013 - No comments
Bennetts Associates have been appointed by Glasgow’s Citizen’s Theatre to undertake initial design work for a £10m overhaul of their historic Gorbals venue, owned by Glasgow City Council....
15 Feb 2013 - No comments
SPT has submitted plans for an extensive overhaul of Buchanan Street Station following the successful refresh of Hillhead, and ongoing works at Ibrox, part of an ongoing £100m station...
15 Feb 2013 - No comments
Barr Construction, owners of the London 2012 Olympic Basketball Arena, have put the facility on the market for £2.5m. Designed by Wilkinson Eyre the Arena is the largest temporary structure...
15 Feb 2013 - No comments
The University of Strathclyde has completed work on a £14m remodeling of its Lord Hope and Curran buildings for the newly formed faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Designed by...
14 Feb 2013 - No comments
Work to redevelop Edinburgh’s Deaconess House into 315 student bedrooms has begun with main contractor Graham Construction moving on site of the £14.5m build. Mace Real Estate are...
14 Feb 2013 - No comments
Proposals to build 96 wind turbines on land straddling the border between Dumfries and Galloway and South Ayrshire have been given the seal of approval from the Scottish Government. Scottish...
13 Feb 2013 - No comments
Plans to drain a Fife loch in order to accommodate an expansion of an existing open cast coal mine have been approved by the Scottish Environmental protection Agency. The decision  clears the...
13 Feb 2013 - No comments
An open review of the ongoing transformation of Balornock, north Glasgow, has taken place with an independent panel descending on the community to appraise progress thus far and inform the...
13 Feb 2013 - No comments
Work to build a new purpose built recording and rehearsal space for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra has begun on Killermont Street, Glasgow, provising the organisation with a 600 seat...
12 Feb 2013 - No comments
Speirs + Major have completed a new lighting design for one of the world’s oldest shopping arcades, the Burlington Arcade on London’s Piccadilly. The project sought to strip back an...
12 Feb 2013 - No comments
Construction and design firm Morgan Sindall has been appointed to build an £8m headquarters for Highland Council in Wick. The scheme, drawn will see the existing listed council building,...
12 Feb 2013 - No comments
With the entry deadline for the Scottish Design Awards 2013 this Friday 15 February rapidy flying through the calendar the week ahead represents the last gasp opportunity to stake your claim to...
11 Feb 2013 - No comments
Glasgow has been transmogrified into the capital of the UK for a few fleeting seconds, albeit only in Hollywood, after the streets of the city were used as a stand-in for London. Fast &...
11 Feb 2013 - No comments
The final death knell has been sounded on controversial plans to erect a £140m garden and event space in Aberdeen with news that Union Terrace Gardens will receive a modest upgrade instead....
11 Feb 2013 - No comments
A revised planning application to construct a major new housing development at West Linton, Scottish Borders, has been approved at the second time of asking - after an initial proposal by...
11 Feb 2013 - No comments
A derelict former hostel in the centre of Aberdeen is being demolished to make way for a new homelessness prevention facility. Victoria House is expected to be cleared by Hunter Demolition at...
8 Feb 2013 - No comments
Scottish Borders Council has granted planning consent for the demolition of two dilapidated cottages and construction of a single replacement dwelling on a remote spot in the Manor Valley, Peebles....
8 Feb 2013 - No comments
The Scottish Government has confirmed that it is to stump up £800k toward the cost of rebuilding Glendale Primary School, Pollokshields, to serve as Glasgow’s second Gaelic school. Glasgow...
7 Feb 2013 - No comments
Work to build a new medical centre in the Ayrshire town of Ardrossan could finally get the go ahead after the project was awarded £2.5m from the Scottish Government’s ‘shovel ready’ fund....
7 Feb 2013 - No comments
G1 Group has begun demolition work on the derelict Stuart Hotel, East Kilbride, after being served with an urgent demolition order by South Lanarkshire Council. The crumbling structure had...
6 Feb 2013 - No comments
The University of Glasgow has announced plans to stage a series of drop-in events for staff, students and locals to discuss a long-term vision for the Western Infirmary site , which the University...
6 Feb 2013 - No comments
Cumbernauld Environmental Society, a campaign group pressing for improvements to the New Town, has staged a town centre conference geared toward outlining possible routes toward attaining a better...
6 Feb 2013 - No comments
Environmental arts charity NVA has published more details of their ambitious proposals to transform the decaying St Peter’s Seminary , Cardross, into an ‘Invisible College’. This will...
5 Feb 2013 - No comments
The latest proposals to inject a fresh lease of life into the decaying St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, have taken a step forward after arts charity NVA lodged a formal planning application for its...
5 Feb 2013 - No comments
NHS Lothian’s Royal Victoria Building at the Western general Infirmary has been officially unveiled by Alex Neil MSP, cabinet secretary for health and wellbeing. The £43.6m Keppie designed...
5 Feb 2013 - No comments
Sheikh Ali Bin Abdullah Al Thanie has won planning permission to erect a Falcon breeding and training centre at Weensmuir Farm in the Borders. It means work to realise plans drafted by James...
5 Feb 2013 - No comments
Work to overhaul Dundee City Square is currently underway with the implementation of a £2.2m scheme to overhaul the existing public space with new paving, soft landscaping, lighting and drainage....
4 Feb 2013 - No comments
John McAslan + Partners, together with their consultant team, have announced that they are to follow up their informal public discussion on the future of George Square last week with a morning...
4 Feb 2013 - No comments
On the eve of judging for the Carbuncle awards the Cumbernauld Environmental Society have staged a conference looking at how best Cumbernauld town centre might be regenerated – and  head off the...
1 Feb 2013 - No comments
Foster + Partners have boldly gone where no architect has gone before with plans to build humanity’s first home on another world, a 3d printed habitable structure on the Moon. Designed in...
1 Feb 2013 - No comments
The latest survey of vacant and derelict land in Scotland, covering the period up to December 2012, has recorded 10,984 hectares of wasted space, a net decrease of 114 hectares from 2011....
1 Feb 2013 - No comments
The latest phase in the ongoing regeneration of Edinburgh’s Craigmillar district has taken shape with the completion of a 34 home development by Places for People. Located within the Thistle...

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