Scottish Building News 2007 – Architecture Designs Scotland

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Scottish Architecture News : 2007

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Scottish Architecture News 2007

Silverhills Housing
Silverhills Housing
photo : Keith Hunter
Scottish Housing, Roseneath by anderson bell christie

Robertson Group HQ
Robertson Group HQ
image from architects
Stirling Offices by Michael Laird Architects

Cromarty East Church
Former BBC Restoration Village finalist to get £641k Heritage Lottery Fund grant. £1.2m restoration of Cromarty East Church, on the Black Isle, to start spring 2008

Garrison House
Garrison House
image from architects
Refurbished by Lee Boyd, on the Isle of Cumbrae, Ayrshire: Garrison House

Aviemore Resort
Cairngorm National Park Authority planning committee approve multi-million pound ski centre expansion plus 160 new homes & 2 new supermarkets. The Highland Resort Masterplan is backed by Macdonald Hotels, Tulloch Homes & Bank of Scotland

Scottish House
Grand Designs’ return visit to Studio KAP’s Leijser House

Scottish Timber
Ministerial Launch of Timber Development Programme & “New Timber Architecture in Scotland” Publication by Peter Wilson – Scottish Building News

Sullivan Report Launch
Low Carbon Building Standards Strategy for Scotland : Sullivan Report – Sustainable Architecture News

National Showground
BDP, Foster & Partners, HOK and make shortlisted to design Scottish National Showground, near Edinburgh

Data Farm
Internet Villages International plans for the ‘world’s first green-powered Data Farm’ near Lockerbie: Scottish development

Dundee to Build Council Houses
Dundee City Council considering new council house building programme, the first major council house building for more than two decades in Dundee. Meanwhile in Edinburgh the depths of the affordable homes problem are visible with over 1000 applicants this week for a single council house

Inverness Theatre
Eden Court Theatre project by Page Park complete : Scottish theatre

Aberdeen Library
Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s University Library approved: Scottish library

New Aberdeen stadium
Report to be submitted at end of Dec re new Aberdeen football stadium

Trump Golf Links News
Golf resort fever hits north east Scotland with numerous recent proposals. Trump International’s plans may not materialise : Scottish Golf Development

The HELIX
Massive ‘Kelpie’ heads set to be built near Falkirk as The HELIX receives £25m lottery funding: canal link reconnecting Forth & Clyde Canal to the Forth Estuary plus creation of two 30m high ‘Kelpie’ heads based on the mythical Scots creatures

Housing Shortfall
Increase from existing 25,000 new houses per year to 35,000 demanded for Scotland. Communities & Sport Minister said the “current rate of new house building – almost 25,000 new houses last year – is simply inadequate. This is why we have proposed a national goal to increase new housing supply to 35,000 a year by the middle of the next decade”. It’s essential the majority of this supply is located in dense developments on brownfield land; the planning system also requires immediate root & branch reform: Scottish housing

BRE Approved Certifiers
BRE Scotland launch 2 Scottish certification schemes

Brechin Town Regeneration
Brechin’s historic centre £3m restoreation & regeneration starts, organised by Brechin Townscape Heritage Initiative – a five-year programme of heritage-led regeneration, set up by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Nov 2007

Roseisle Distillery Approved
Moray Council unanimously approved Austin-Smith:Lord Architects’ planning application for Scotland’s first new whisky distillery in 30 years, by Diageo

Scottish PPP Inquiry
Scottish Government finance committee PPP Inquiry: Significant changes are being suggested – PPP Scotland

The Elements
Livingston Building
image from architects
Livingston building 121007

Castle Tioram – Vision
Castle Tioram
image © David Hogg
Castle Tioram transformed from a ruin – as an image only

SNH
Scottish Natural Heritage HQ
photo : Michael Wolchover
Scottish Natural Heritage HQ voted best corporate workplace in UK at BCO Awards 2007

Inverness Airport – News
Highlands & Islands Airports to proceed with appointment of design team, following make architects’ initial scheme design: Inverness Airport

Fife Eco-Town?
Where better to have a development touted as Scotland’s first ‘Eco-Town’ than in the home county of our Prime Minister, the man who has promoted the concept. But is this a genuine ‘Eco-Town’ or yet another example of greenwash? Fife building news

Scottish Architecture News – up to Oct 2007

The Haymarket
The Haymarket : sensational new images released from Richard Murphy Architects

Esslemont & Macintosh : Hotel
Five-storey E&M building bought by C&L Properties to be 120-bed Aberdeen hotel

Kildean Development
Michael Laird Architects submitted plans for City Of Stirling Business Parks Ltd and Elphinstone Land Ltd: mixed-use development at Kildean Auction Market, Raploch, Stirling

Scottish Sustainable Building Panel
Expert panel proposed to recommend ways to make Scottish buildings more energy efficient: Sustainable Architecture News

Dumfries retail development
Plans for 200,000 sqft, £50m Dumfries retail development unveiled by Centros Miller

Blairs College Redevelopment
North East Scotland Catholic seminary redevelopment proposed by Muir Group: luxury hotel + signature golf course designed by famous Scottish golfer a golfing hero + approx. 280 residential units. Location: Blairs College, nr Banchory-Devenick

Dundee Council HQ
Dundee Council
image from architects
Planning submission for new Dundee City Council headquarters. Construction scheduled to start in Spring 2008

Glenbervie House Hotel Spa
£30m spa village in grounds of recently-opened luxury hotel: Scottish Spa Development

New student architecture award
The James Miller Student Award – up to £10,000 per annum – established Jul 2007 to commemorate work of the late James Miller, Scottish architect. Open to architecture students from Scottish Schools of Architecture. Coordinated by RIAS for Mabel Harper Charitable Trust, set up by James Miller’s daughter

Prince Charles – Gorbals Regeneration
Prince Charles requested Brian Fitch visit Highgrove House to discuss the redevelopment of the Gorbals, Glasgow. Brian Fitch is Scottish Enterprise Glasgow’s regeneration specialist and worked as project manager on the redevelopment

Stirling Sports Village
Plans granted for £20m Stirling Sports Village by S&P Architects

Cupar Homes
Three new houses in Cupar by Paterson Architects for MAB Ltd

Ury Estate leisure development
£40m leisure development: luxury hotel + Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course nr. Stonehaven. Developer: FM Developments

Peacock Visual Arts – Centre for Contemporary Arts
Planning submission for Aberdeen Contemporary Arts Centre. The proposed building is to be located at Union Terrace Gardens and is designed by Brisac Gonzalez Architects, London

Glasgow Garage Demolition
Planning submission by Keppie for Arnold Clark: Botanic Gardens Garage demolition

Mither Kirk Project
£5.1m St Nicholas Kirk redevelopment in Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council HQ
Conversion of Marischal College: Aberdeen Council HQ budget capped at £80.4m

RIAS Architecture Competition
Dunfermline Museum
image from architects
Dunfermline Museum Competition – Richard Murphy wins

Precision Engineering Competition
Shortlist of 6 whittled down to 2 – results not yet authorised

Culloden Memorial
Culloden Memorial
photo : John Hamilton
First image of Culloden building by Gareth Hoskins Architects 100707

Mull Design Guide
Anderson Bell Christie Architects commissioned by Argyll and Bute Council to develop Sustainable Design Guidance for Loch Na Keal National Scenic Area, Mull. When adopted it will become Supplementary Planning Guidance

Pier Arts Centre Opens
Reaich and Hall Architects’ Stromness building complete

Whisky distillery – Austin Smith: Lord
Plans submitted for £40m whisky Roseisle distillery, Scotland’s first for over 30 years

Gleneagles Hotel Proposal
Ochil unveil golfing hotel, course & resort next door to Gleneagles

Scottish Architecture

Scottish Architecture News – up to Jul 2007

Stirling Offices
Stirling Building
image from architects
Castle Business Park Buildings 10 & 11 complete: Michael Laird Architects

Aberdeen Energy Development Centre
Energy Development Centre to promote research, design and development within the industry. The £4.73m Energy Development Centre – complete with biomass boiler & wind turbine – is due to start on site this Autumn, and include 27 business units. Located at Aberdeen Science and Energy Park at the Bridge of Don, next to Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre Jul 2007

Justice Mill Lane Approved
Richard Murphy Architects’ Aberdeen development for Hazledene Estates received planning permission Jun 2007

Aberdeen Urban Village
Former Richard’s textile factory £50m conversion approved in principal by Aberdeen City Council
Developer: First Construction
Site: Broadford Works, Maberly St
Proposal: 221 flat conversions; 177 new-build flats; retail; pub; restaurant; offices
Area: 8.6-acres
Status: A-listed buildings incl. oldest iron-framed mill in Scotland, dated 1808

First Group HQ
Approval recommended for First Group Aberdeen headquarters


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