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Scotland’s creatives unite in praise of Clydebank Community Sports Hub

1 day 11 hours ago
Scotland’s creative community have gathered at the 22nd Scottish Design Awards, to recognise the best new buildings of 2019 but in a surprise twist that unity extended to the awards themselves with Clydebank Sports Hub receiving both the architecture and design Grand Prix’s. Topping the bill among 24 separate awards were Marc-Kilkenny Architects who walked away with the...

£100m Montrose housing development gets underway

2 days 23 hours ago
Pert-Bruce Construction and housebuilder the FM Group have broken ground on a 450-home development at the former Sunnyside Royal Hospital , Montrose. The former psychiatric hospital is credited with being one of the first public asylum’s in the world and will sit at the heart of a £100m housing development spanning 64 acres of land. The historic B-listed hospital building...

Masonry monolith to rise from secluded Edinburgh workshop

3 days 4 hours ago
Newly formed Fraser / Livingstone Architects have revealed their first residential proposal within their home city with plans for a sensitive geometric addition to Edinburgh’s Southside. Newly filed plans drawn up for Simon Court call for the delicate insertion of contemporary homes on the site of a hidden workshop, currently residing behind a tall boundary wall. In a statement the...

Submissions sought for Scotland + Venice 2020

3 days 5 hours ago
The Scotland + Venice partnership is inviting creative teams to devise proposals for the 2020 Venice architecture exhibition via an open tender . Biennale Architettura in 2020 is centred on the theme of ‘How we live together’, as selected by architect and scholar Hashim Sarkis, which will explore the role of architecture in improving the quality of life for. Submissions are...

Atkins complete 2,000sq/m lab space for UWS Hamilton

3 days 9 hours ago
The University of the West of Scotland have taken possession of new science labs providing laboratory space for researchers operating in the fields of sports science, biochemistry, physiotherapy and zoology. Stretching to 2,000sq/m the Atkins designed lab space is a key component of the university’s new Hamilton campus , offering bright, flexible and spacious accommodation for 4,000...

Govanhill children’s home tabled for Butterbiggins Road

3 days 9 hours ago
Mast Architects have followed up their plans to build 186 affordable homes in Govanhill, Glasgow, with proposals to erect a children’s residential home . Commissioned by the Link Group the eight-bedroom property will stand on a gap site off Butterbiggins Road amidst the new housing, which is already under construction. Picking up on the design from an adjacent terraced block...

Irvine pins hopes on ‘Great Harbour’ tourism masterplan

3 days 10 hours ago
North Ayrshire Council has progressed plans to position Irvine Harbourside and the Ardeer Peninsula as a tourism destination by partnering with landowner and harbour authority the NPL Group to formulate an overarching masterplan for the area. ‘Great Harbour’ seeks to maximise the potential of the coastal region by enacting several proposals, including the creation of a new...

‘Arrogant’ River Ness art project given the final all-clear

3 days 16 hours ago
The Highland Council has given the final go-ahead to a riverside art installation in Inverness comprising curving stone walls situated on opposing banks of the River Ness. Work had stalled on delivering the landform amid opposition from local campaigners who argued that the £240k project would spoil the existing landscape but such concerns were dismissed by councillors. My Ness...

Additional student beds sought for Slateford village

4 days 1 hour ago
Susan Stephen Architects have brought forward a revised bid to erect a 134-bed student accommodation block in the Edinburgh suburb of Slateford, superseding an earlier 105-bed consent by Kenneth Reid Architects. Extending a run of B-listed buildings along Lanark Road the build would replace a group of commercial properties with a more sympathetic design by reducing the height of the...

Residential drive brings more Newcraighall apartments

4 days 7 hours ago
Block 9 Architects have come forward with plans to replace a former warehouse in Newcraighall, Edinburgh, with a four-storey apartment block to meet increased demand for housing. GL Flooring owns the current site at the junction of Whitehill Street and Maingait Medway for use as their showroom, offices and storage standing alongside a row of C-listed miners’ cottages. These...

Cowlairs masterplan calls for 850 homes in North Glasgow water space

4 days 10 hours ago
Glasgow City Council has presented plans for an additional 850 homes Cowlairs, extending efforts to develop the Forth & Clyde Canal corrido r with a range of new park and wetlands. The Cowlairs Masterplan will provide a range of mixed-tenure homes along a central boulevard and ‘urban cross’ to forge a sense of identity for the area, which will also benefit from new...

Permission sought for Paisley office to hotel conversion

4 days 13 hours ago
BSD Associates acting on behalf of EK Trend have indicated their intent to convert a disused Paisley office block into hotel accommodation under new plans filed with Renfrewshire Council. The change of use for St James House would see the current structure retained, into which a range of bedrooms and an associated bar and restaurant would be inserted. Proposed works extend to dropping...

Acciona shed light on Ness Energy project

5 days ago
Acciona, the contractor behind energy from waste facility at East Tullos, Aberdeen, has further illuminated its plans with an updated lighting design statement. The Spanish contractor proposes to bathe the Ness Energy Project in light from a perimeter of LED luminaires skirting the exterior of the facility. Located on a former gas storage site within the East Tullos Industrial...

Inverness Victorian Market to make a good first impression

5 days 4 hours ago
An ornate entrance point to Inverness Victorian Market has received £43k in funding from Inverness Townscape Heritage Project and the Inverness Common Good Fund to preserve the Academy Street frontage. Designed by Matthews and Lawrie in 1869-70, the opulent B-listed façade stands upon two Corinthian columns framing three central arches capped by a balustrade flanked by carved...

Hotel conversion for Morris & Steedman-designed offices secures planning

5 days 10 hours ago
The City of Edinburgh Council has granted planning consent for the conversion of a 1970s office block originally designed by Morris & Steedman to form a 157-bedroom hotel. Proposals were lodged last August by CDA on behalf of S Harrison for the venture, which would transform the current Osborne House in the Wester Coates area of the city. Ann Scott, S Harrison’s managing...

Glasgow green lights 388 Gorbals homes

5 days 15 hours ago
Glasgow City Council has awarded planning consent to Craighead Properties for the erection of 388 homes on brownfield land bounded by Cathcart and Caledonia Roads. Taking the form of five blocks of flats arranged around a central amenity space the Cooper Cromar masterplan seeks to establish a network of shared streets and ‘nodal corners’. Serving as an extension of the...

Military-grade Gairloch Museum has tourists in its sights

5 days 20 hours ago
An unprepossessing Highland Council depot, originally built as an air defence command centre during the 1950s, has begun a new lease of life as a museum. Officially opened on 9 July by Gairloch and District Heritage Company the Gairloch Museum retains the rough and ready aesthetic of the military build to provide an appropriate canvas for the display and interpretation of items relating to...

Former Dalmarnock school to seed riverside neighbourhood

6 days 6 hours ago
The future is looking brighter for the C-listed former Strathclyde Public School at Carstairs Street, Glasgow, after permission was granted for residential conversion – together with a neighbouring 1960s printworks. These retained elements will be flanked by two new-build blocks collectively overlooking a landscaped riverfront while framing the school and a B-listed mill –...

‘Walled garden’ Kilmacolm home to provide artists sanctuary

1 week 1 day 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

1 week 1 day ago
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....
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