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Design review brings order to Bridgeton infill housing

2 days 20 hours ago
Thenue housing association and Assist Design have come forward with revised plans for 10 infill flats on Dalmarnock Road, within the Bridgeton Conservation Area of Glasgow. Succeeding an earlier proposal for 12 homes the revised bid adopts a symmetrical brick frontage in step with the roofline of neighbouring tenements. Centred on a slim glass curtain wall denoting the stairwell and...

Glasgow’s office pipeline extended by Carrick Quay approval

3 days 5 hours ago
Glasgow City Council has awarded planning in principle for 290,000sq/ft of grade A office space on the Broomielaw spearheaded by the Soller Group. Carrick Square has been designed by Mosaic Architecture + Design to occupy a car park bounded by Carrick Street and Brown Street near Atlantic Quay, forming a new public plaza at the foot of the 14-storey tower. Mosaic director...

New Waverley UK government hub handed over

3 days 11 hours ago
New Waverley developer Artisan Real Estate has handed over a key element of its masterplan for the area around d Edinburgh’s Waverley Station with completion of a UK government hub . Located within the Old Town World Heritage site the development provides 190,000sq/ft of floor space within two interlinked office buildings clad in Stanton Moor buff sandstone. Designed by Allan...

Gyle Shopping Centre turns inside out in response to changing retail landscape

4 days ago
Significant change is on the cards for The Gyle Shopping Centre in Edinburgh with its owners bringing forward plans for the most significant changes to the retail destination since its construction in 1993. Responding to a radically different retail environment as well as the recent addition of a tram stop the proposals seek to turn the mall inside out, ditching the ‘insular’...

New institute to further wedge the University of Glasgow into the west end

4 days 9 hours ago
The University of Glasgow has filed plans for the latest slice of its Western Campus vision with detailed plans for the Institute of Health & Wellbeing . Designed by Atkins the institute boasts a prominent location within the masterplan between Byres Road and New University Square, serving as a gateway to the wider campus with active street frontages on all sides and a heavy...

Foster & Partners detail Haymarket proposals

4 days 12 hours ago
Foster & partners have brought forward their plans for a major mixed-use scheme at Haymarket in Edinburgh following the abandonment of a prior scheme by Richard Murphy Architects . Acting on behalf of new owners QMile Group and M&G Real Estate the practice seeks to replace the ‘void’ formed by the present gap-site with five new buildings grouped around a large public...

Leith Docks reach for the skies with 338 homes vision

4 days 20 hours ago
S1 Developments have evolved ambitious plans to erect 338 flats at Leith Docks on Ocean Drive with the submission of plans for four brick-clad towers ranging in height from 10 to 14 storeys. Skyliner has been designed by architects CDA to a peninsula site sandwiched between the Victoria Quay government buildings and the Ocean Terminal shopping centre and will include two commercial...

Anderson Bell + Christie become the latest practice to embrace employee ownership

5 days 3 hours ago
Anderson Bell + Christie Architects have become the latest business to embrace employee ownership with an announcement that 100% of the company’s shares have been transferred to an Employee Ownership Trust. First formed back in the 1990s as a partnership between Karen Anderson and David Christie. A later succession in 2012 saw a new team led by Adam Bell, Bruce Brebner and Stephen...

Anderson Bell + Christie embrace employee ownership

5 days 5 hours ago
Anderson Bell + Christie Architects have become the latest business to embrace employee ownership with an announcement that 100% of the company’s shares have been transferred to an Employee Ownership Trust. First formed back in the 1990s as a partnership between Karen Anderson and David Christie. A later succession in 2012 saw a new team led by Adam Bell, Bruce Brebner and Stephen...

Aberdeen to commence ‘Hall of Heroes’ museum revamp

5 days 11 hours ago
Aberdeen City Council is to kick-start renovation of the A-listed provost Skene’s House as a new visitor attraction next month as part of efforts to revitalise the city centre. The council’s own in-house building team will oversee a raft of repairs including re-slating the roof and replacing rotten timbers to allow a full internal fit-out to take place, with delivery taking...

Technology-enabled homes earmarked for former Blantyre school

6 days ago
South Lanarkshire Council has lodged plans to build 45 homes together with a community and care facility at the former St Joseph’s Primary School in Blantyre. This plan calls for the erection of terraced houses and three blocks of flats together with a two storey community care facility along the northwestern edge of the brownfield site, forming an ‘avenue’ to connect...

Tenants sought for speculative Atlantic Square office block

6 days 8 hours ago
Occupiers are being sought for 96,649sq/ft office spread across two self-contained blocks currently under construction in Glasgow’s financial services district, ahead of their completion in 2020. Building two comprises of spaces spread over six upper floors with access from York Street, with a new archway punched through a retained façade on James Watt Street offering access to...

Start-up offers ‘client buddies’ & VR to combat ‘dysfunctional’ architecture

6 days 17 hours ago
A Glasgow start-up describing itself as the Uber of architecture has launched with a mission to transform residential architecture by offering free automated online consultations to homeowners. HOKO Design employs a team of six in Bridgeton and is already involved in 15 live projects with the aim of reducing costs for clients and architects by digitising fees, contracts and drawings. This...

Backers sought for speculative Glasgow hotel

1 week ago
Potential tenants or purchasers are being invited to get behind a 160-bed hotel venture within Glasgow city centre, immediately opposite Queen Street Station, which was granted planning consent last year. New graphics depict how Dale House could be replaced by a seven storey new build structure complete with 16,000sq/ft of ground and mezzanine retail and restaurant space – although...

Portobello homes target Swift renaissance

1 week ago
A housing development in Portobello is being promoted as an attractive nesting site for birds thanks to its use of swift bricks. Specified by Barratt Homes the scheme comes in response to an RSPBV study which identified the city as one of ten UK locations where swift numbers and nesting sites have experienced the sharpest declines. The Strand at Portobello, designed by EMA Architects,...

Passivhaus Parkhead homes to energise Springfield Cross

1 week 2 days ago
West of Scotland Housing Association has confirmed their intent to build 36 Passivhaus standard homes at Springfield Cross, Parkhead, later in the year with a planning application declaring their intent. Occupying a brownfield site at the junction of London and Springfield Road’s the homes would sit next to the Emirates Arena to a design by Robert Potter & Partners. Arranged...

2019 Scottish Design Award nominees named

1 week 3 days ago
Urban Realm magazine is drawing together Scotland’s architecture and design communities for a 22nd year with the publication of all shortlisted work for the 2019 Scottish Design Awards, the only awards programme to span the design sector as a whole. Two days of passionate debate saw hundreds of entries whittled down to a chosen few to battle it out in a heated summer contest to...

Sanctuary press ahead with 130 Paisley properties

1 week 3 days ago
Sanctuary Homes, working with Mast Architects, are to deliver 130 affordable homes at Glenburn , Paisley, after requesting permission from Renfrewshire Council. Replacing an area of cleared tenements dating from the 1950s the regeneration will deliver a variety of homes all built to Housing for Varying needs and Lifetime Homes standards, including eight wheelchair adaptable properties....

Infill flats to bookend Restalrig tenement

1 week 4 days ago
Johnston Harris Architects have filed plans to replace a pub in the Restalrig area of Edinburgh with a ‘bookend’ development of seven flats. The unlisted ‘ Bunch O’Roses ’ will be demolished to make way for the six-level scheme, masking a rendered gable with an ordered brick façade and metal clad upper level to provide appropriate punctuation to the...

Celtic pitch plans for Barrowfield training ground expansion

1 week 4 days ago
Celtic Football Club is to embark on a significant redevelopment of their Barrowfield training ground in Glasgow’s east end, including a purpose-built indoor arena complete with a FIFA endorsed artificial pitch. This would provide the club with all-weather training facilities as well as twin outdoor grass pitches and a pair of indoor and outdoor artificial pitches and an outdoor...
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