Wild Glasgow vision postulates ‘forest city’ formation

3 hours 36 minutes ago
Glasgow has been reimagined as a Dear Green Place in its truest sense in a new study imagining how UK cities could appear when subject to vertical forests, biophilic design, tree planting and roof gardens. The green vision is the product of fertile minds at Marshalls, a provider of hard landscaping materials, which has been seeking new ways to make cities more environmentally friendly by...

New homes drag Leith garage out of the slow lane

14 hours 11 minutes ago
Covell Matthews Architects have followed up plans to erect 49 flats on a disused vehicle repair workshop at Constitution Street, Edinburgh, with a revised bid for 39 homes on the same site. The latest proposals reduce the number of new-build residential units from 27 to 18 together with a reduction in the number of homes fashioned from the existing repair centre offices from two to one....

Glasgow riverfront moves onwards and upwards with tower consent

19 hours 37 minutes ago
Glasgow City Council planners have given the all-clear to a riverfront hotel and rooftop restaurant which will tower 20 storeys above the River Clyde after Scottish Ministers opted not to intervene in the case. Spearheaded by Young & Gault Architects and Citihome the glass high-rise will replace an existing three-storey building at the corner of Dixon and Clyde Street , facing the La...

The final piece of Ayr harbour jigsaw falls into place

22 hours 39 minutes ago
Ayrshire Housing has filed plans for the final element of a 25-year masterplan to rejuvenate redundant dockland and barracks in the town of Ayr, with an application to build 40 flats. South Harbour Street is being taken forward by Page\Park Architects who have been commissioned to deliver twin residential blocks around a shared landscape car park, inspired by the surviving look-out post...

Work underway at 56 sheltered apartments in Pollokshields

1 day 8 hours ago
Specialist retirement builder McCarthy & Stone have begun work on their latest project, a development of 56 one- and two-bedroom apartments in Pollokshields, Glasgow. Located at Springkell Avenue the McLean Architects-designed scheme will occupy a triangular plot of land near Maxwell Park Station, offering retired residents a customised environment for their needs. Bringing a strong...

Architecture Fringe double down on long-term goals with biennial model

1 day 10 hours ago
The Architecture Fringe, a volunteer-run programme championing greater engagement in architecture and design, has announced a switch from an annual to a biennial schedule in a bid to find a more sustainable footing. First launched in 2016 the programme has run consecutively for the past four years, culminating with In Real Life in June - but will now not return until 2021. The decision...

Bloc Hotels target Queen Street Station travellers

1 day 14 hours ago
Bloc Hotels are to erect a new Glasgow venue having acquired Dale House on 21 West George Street from Legal & General. Located directly opposite Queen Street Station the site has planning consent already in place for a 160-bed hotel and retail unit by Norr. Dominic Mayes, property director at Bloc Hotels commented: “We are excited to have acquired this site and look forward...

Innis & Gunn previews Edinburgh brewery vision

1 day 18 hours ago
Beer brand Innis & Gunn has detailed its vision for a major new Edinburgh brewery with the launch of a £3m crowdfunding campaign to help make the vision a reality. Described as the largest brewery to be built in the city for 150 years the CDA Group design is earmarked for an as-yet-unspecified location and will bring all aspects of production from fermentation to packaging in...

Kelvindale railway land earmarked for housing

2 days 2 hours ago
Convery Prenty Architects have filed plans for a further 49 homes comprising a mix of apartments and townhouses for former railway sidings in Kelvindale, Glasgow. Located on an awkward island site the project takes the form of a series of tiered elements rising between three and six storeys to create a varied roofscape. Espousing their design concept, the architects wrote: “The...

Torry Community Hub plans finalised

4 days 7 hours ago
Aberdeen City Council with Halliday Fraser Munro Architects has brought forward plans for a new community hub in Torry as part of a broader complex which will also include a primary school and early years facility. Intended to act as a focal point for the local area the hub will combine classrooms with a GP surgery, library, gym and café to help promote civic pride, social...

Glasgow puts people first in 2050 vision

5 days 1 hour ago
Glasgow City Council has embarked on an ambitious masterplan which seeks to set out a roadmap for the city’s evolution over the coming three decades, with people placed front and centre of the vision. A raft of ambitious goals are laid out in consultation documents including an upgrade of High Street Station in anticipation of it forming a northern terminus for the UK high-speed...

Housing density upped at the site of a former Glasgow school

5 days 14 hours ago
Anderson Bell + Christie have returned to plans for new housing on the site of a former school in Glasgow’s east end by upping the number of homes from 40 to 44 . The St Mark’s Primary site has been taken on by Shettleston Housing Association to provide a mix of mainstream and wheelchair accessible homes in a range of flats and houses. Accommodation will be arranged around...

A core component of Glasgow’s IFSD takes shape

5 days 22 hours ago
HFD Construction has marked another milestone in the delivery of 177 Bothwell Street with the topping out of a central services core. Steelwork for the 313,000sq/ft office development is now being lifted into position ahead of its targeted completion by June 2021 as the final phase of the wider Bothwell Exchange. Stephen Lewis, Managing Director of HFD Property Group, said: “177...

South Edinburgh primary cleared for Christmas start

5 days 23 hours ago
The City of Edinburgh Council has cleared the way for a pre-Christmas start for a new primary school and nursery at Canaan Lane after granting planning approval. Located within the Grange Conservation Area the as yet unnamed new school will have a capacity of 500 pupils and has been designed by architects Holmes Miller to sit behind a striking sandstone and corten steel frontage....

Port Glasgow early years centre set for expansion

6 days 12 hours ago
A Port Glasgow school is set for expansion with plans to build a 64 pupil extension to the current Rainbow Family Centre on Oronsay Avenue. Plans drawn up by Holmes Miller Architects show a single-storey addition with a play space tucked within a mono-pitch roof, enabling a hierarchy of spaces to be provided within the full floor to ceiling reach of the space. An exterior playground...

Hillcrest take possession of walled garden homes

6 days 15 hours ago
Hillcrest Homes, recently rebranded from Hillcrest Housing Association, has taken possession of a distinctive development 47 affordable homes abutting a walled garden following their handover by Hart Builders and Cruden. The £5m development utilises a historic brick boundary at Edmonstone walled garden, incorporating the structure as its gable with newly inserted windows permitting...

Kirkcaldy waterfront regeneration now underway

1 week ago
Fife Council have moved on-site with a waterfront regeneration project in Kirkcaldy which seeks to improve connections between the town centre and the Firth of Forth. The £1.6m initiative entails four key interventions including rationalising the current road layout to favour pedestrians and the construction of seafront viewing shelters and seating. Key to this approach will be the...

LBA lodge plans for Duddingston homes

1 week ago
The grounds of a Victorian villa off Edinburgh’s Duddingston Road West have been earmarked for eight semi-detached homes by Stone Acre and LBA. Cairn Lodge in Duddingston currently sits within extensive gardens stretching to Meadowfield Terrace but under the plans, a strip of land to this northern edge will be ceded to three pairs of semi-detached homes, with a further single pair...

Scottish Sculpture Workshop looks to the future with expansion

1 week ago
The Scottish Sculpture Workshop has taken its future into its own hands after tasking Collective Architecture with overhauling its Aberdeenshire workshop to better meet the needs of artists over the coming decades. Having marked its 40th anniversary recently the Lumsden-based artist hub is keen to upgrade its current studio and workshop spaces to meet modern-day requirements, sparking a...

Princes Street Gardens vision scaled back following public feedback

1 week 1 day ago
The Ross Development Trust have published fresh images of a high-profile reimaging of Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens which would see the central public space transformed into an events space. The £25m initiative would see the current Ross Bandstand replaced by a 6,000-seat amphitheatre, visitor and hospitality suite overlooking Edinburgh Castle and a family area located to...
3 hours 20 minutes ago
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