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‘Walled garden’ Kilmacolm home to provide artists sanctuary

2 days 1 hour ago
A formal bid has been made to build a bespoke private home and artist’s studio within the Kilmacolm conservation area following the submission of plans to Inverclyde Council by the newly formed Technique Architecture & Design .   The three-bedroom home would entail demolition of an existing 1970s bungalow off Porterfield Road and is intended to resemble a ‘walled...

Hamilton Green masterplan advances with plans for 266 student beds

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Proposals have been brought forward for the conversion of a former science and medical school building at Hamilton Business Park to form 266 student beds . The building is currently owned by the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) but is now surplus to requirements following the institutions move to Hamilton International Technology Park , resulting in moves to find new uses....

Westhill Shopping Centre revamp signed off

2 days 17 hours ago
The Westhill Shopping Centre in Aberdeenshire is in line for a refresh with the submission of plans for a full refurbishment by St James’s Place Property Unit Trust. Identified as a town centre in the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan work at Westhill will involve the removal of existing canopies along Old Skene Road and creation of new signage following the recent addition of...

New homes spark Dalry demolition bid

3 days 5 hours ago
A historic town centre in North Ayrshire is set for significant change with an application to part-demolish the Royal Hotel in proposals submitted for the Dalry Conservation Area. McMillan & Cronin Architects propose to demolish a disused wing on Garnock Street to allow construction of six new-build flats while retaining the corner element to provide additional accommodation. In a...

Tillydrone Community Campus previewed

3 days 7 hours ago
Aberdeen City Council has conducted its first tour of a new community campus in Tillydrone ahead of its official opening on 23 August. This offered locals their first taste of the new facilities on offer at Tillydrone Community Campus , which draws together a mix of council services and community organisations as well as a café, crèche, library and classrooms. Council...

Refurbishment breathes new life into Glasgow offices

3 days 10 hours ago
Thomas Johnstone has begun a programme of refurbishment works at the former Hanover House to provide 35,000sq/ft of office accommodation. Rebranded as The Ink Building the project will see the eight-storey block stripped back to its core and given new curtain walling, services and lifts. Colin McGhee, associate director at Savills, said: “Employment growth is forecasted at 12%...

‘Big box’ leisure comes to Rutherglen with golf destination

3 days 21 hours ago
South Lanarkshire Council has recommended detailed planning permission be granted to a multi-level golf driving range in Rutherglen on derelict land off junction 2 of the M74. Topgolf International has been designed by Cooper Cromar on behalf of Ashfield Land as the centrepiece of a new ‘big box’ entertainment destination for the area including a mix of drive-through cafes and...

Aberdeen courts patient satisfaction with new health hub

4 days 1 hour ago
NHS Grampian has progressed plans to modernise the delivery of primary and community care services in Aberdeen with the submission of plans by jmarchitects for The Denburn Health & Care Centre . The integrated care hub has been specified to provide access to a broader range of services from a single hub located close to the newly completed Orchard Brae Complex Needs School . Facing...

Dalmarnock school caters to Commonwealth Village children

4 days 8 hours ago
Glasgow City Council has opened its newest school, a 356-pupil primary serving Dalmarnock’s Commonwealth Village . Designed in-house by the council’s project management and design team Riverbank Primary provides 14 classrooms together with a multi-use games hall and all-weather floodlit sports pitch with scope to grow further in line with pupil demand. Adopting a...

Architect-led design team sought for £1.1m Balerno learning hub

4 days 17 hours ago
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland is seeking an architect-led design team for a £1.1m learning hub in the village of Balerno, Edinburgh. Situated within the 35-acre estate of the Harmeny School , a provider of residential care and education to vulnerable children, the hub would augment the schools care programme, enabling it to extend its offer to more young people...

Keppie round off Orkney Islands trio with £64m hospital

5 days 9 hours ago
Keppie has followed up their education work on the Orkney Islands by bringing patient care ahead of the curve via the £64m Balfour Hospital . Faced with an exposed location the hospital was conceived as a ‘shield’ from which to protect patients, staff and visitors from the extreme climate with a sweeping curve protecting the main entrance and inpatient accommodation from...

Aberdeen presses ahead with 369 council homes

5 days 11 hours ago
Aberdeen City Council has instructed CHAP Group to build 369 homes at the former Summerhill Academy site on the Lang Stracht following a competitive tendering process. Enabling works will see modifications carried out to the Denburn Culvert to improve flood prevention, allowing delivery of the latest phase of the authorities council house building programme. Geared toward key workers...

Mid-market Govanhill homes complete

6 days 10 hours ago
Glasgow Housing Association has taken possession of 45 affordable homes on the site of a former primary school at Batson Street , Govanhill. Victoria Primary School was demolished in 2017, clearing the way for contractors CCG to move on-site with the mid-market development consisting of 40 flats and five houses, each with their own garden. A shared landscaped courtyard and 25 parking...

Aberdeen marks start of long-heralded Union Terrace Gardens revamp

6 days 13 hours ago
Aberdeen City Council has marked the ceremonial commencement of works to transform Union Terrace Gardens ahead of work getting underway in earnest next month. The £25.7m project seeks to improve accessibility to the landscaped valley by introducing lift access from Union Terrace and reinstating a ‘grand staircase’ from Rosemount Viaduct. The first tangible sign of...

‘Scandi-Scot’ Troon hotel pushes the boat out

1 week 1 day ago
Marina operator Yacht Havens Group is to expand into the hotel sector with plans to open a £1.2m hotel in Troon, South Ayrshire, by early next year. The Salt House Hotel will overlook yacht moorings finished in oceanic weatherboarding modelled on traditional Scandinavian timber homes and Scottish boathouses, with a variety of pitched roof forms mirroring the masts of moored yachts....

Affordable homes demand sparks Donside Village changes

1 week 1 day ago
Sanctuary Housing is to proceed with the second phase of their Donside Urban Village development in Aberdeen in the form of revised plans for a block of 23 affordable flats designed by Halliday Fraser Munro and Ian White Associates. This follows the withdrawal of a recent application for private housing owing to an economic downturn and increased demand for affordable housing....

The University of St Andrews preps Albany Park plan B after planning rebuttal

1 week 2 days ago
The University of St Andrews is to progress with a plan b in its efforts to create a large student accommodation complex in the town after its preferred Sheppard Robson scheme was thrown out by Fife Council amid fears over its ecological impact and flood risk . In response, the institution is to go back to planners with a larger scheme drawn up by Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson and Campus...

Aberdeen builds angular momentum with events destination

1 week 2 days ago
Aberdeen City Council have formally unveiled The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), said to be the largest new entertainment complex in Europe. With a main arena capacity of 12,500 the centre positions the city as a conference, exhibition and concert hub spread across three further halls, multi-purpose conference rooms and nine meeting rooms. Completing the mix are two on-site hotels...

Shawfair lands 1,000 homes as sixth developer signs up

1 week 2 days ago
Developers behind Shawfair , near Danderhall, have sold off 6.5 acres of land to Stewart Milne Homes - the sixth housebuilder to sign-up for the project. Assuming planning consent is forthcoming the deal brings the number of homes either under construction or approved across the site to over 1,000, a quarter of the 4,000 properties ultimately envisaged. Designs for the town centre...

CALA move on-site with Pacific Quay media city homes

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Housebuilder CALA has begun work on a development of 203 homes on vacant ground at Pacific Quay after acquiring the development plot from Stewart Milne . Comprising a mix of flats and townhouses Prince’s Quay represents the first city centre development to be undertaken by the developer., which more commonly focuses on suburban living. Liana Canavan, sales and marketing...
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