Forgotten Edinburgh reservoir to welcome a flood of tourists
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A B-listed Edinburgh tourist attraction, formerly a reservoir, is opening itself up to visitors by carving out a new pedestrian entrance off Castlehill. Tartan Weaving Mill has appointed Convery Prenty Shields Architects to punch a hole in the citadel-like structure on Ramsay Lane to serve as a new primary entrance to the attraction. Ornamented with bespoke wrought iron gates the ..read more
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Dunblane nursing home expansion to deliver 20 beds
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A nursing home in Dunblane, Stirling, is set for expansion under plans to build a 20-bed standalone nursing unit. Gilberts Architects  are working with Randolph Hill Nursing Homes Group to build a bolt-on extension to the existing 60-bed facility, completed in 2006, on what was part of the grounds to the Dunblane Hydro. Increased capacity and variety of rooms will help to meet ..read more
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Snug fit Portobello mews development in for planning
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Sundial Properties and MacKenzie Residential have filed plans for three houses in Portobello, Edinburgh. Plans drawn up by James Robertson Architect show how a disused commercial building, latterly a trampoline centre, at 3 Windsor Place could make way for three connected properties. Located in the Portobello conservation area close to the High Street the homes will use flat roofs to ..read more
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Two Scottish projects make the cut at the 2024 RIBA Awards
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The Royal Incorporation of British Architects (RIBA) has singled out two Scottish winners in its lineup of the best new architecture in the UK. Among the 26 winners of the 2024 RIBA National Awards for Architecture was Page/Park's North Gate , a social housing project that has been purpose-built to meet the needs of older residents. In common with the parallel RIAS Awards, this year's ..read more
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Renfrew Bridge designer shares his shipbuilding inspiration
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The lead designer behind the first opening road bridge spanning the River Clyde has shared the shipbuilding inspirations behind the project. Kettle Collective cofounder Tony Kettle swapped far-flung commissions in Reykjavic and Russia for something closer to home in Renfrew, a £117m movable bridge led by Renfrewshire Council. Inspecting progress in joining the north and south ..read more
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Parkland apartments take shape in West Edinburgh
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Cruden Homes has begun delivery of a second phase of a 122 home development at Turnhouse Road , Edinburgh. Phase two of the West Craigs Green development in West Edinburgh includes a variety of apartments, terraces, semi-detached houses and townhouses overlooking the newly landscaped Lennie Park . Ian Springford Architects have slotted the development into a broader masterplan for ..read more
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Govan-Partick Bridge positions itself for an autumn opening
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The Govan-Partick bridge has assumed its final form with the installation of a 15.7m fixed span section by Farrans, ready to connect up with the previously installed swing section. Tipping the scales at 45 tons the crucial segment was painstakingly winched into place by a 400-ton crawler crane positioned on a barge positioned alongside. Scheduled to open by early autumn, around the ..read more
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Multipurpose Gartcosh Community Hub secures planning consent
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A novel community hub in Gartcosh has been granted consent by North Lanarkshire Council, ushering in an innovative shared resource that will combine the existing primary school and community hall. The new facility has been designed by BDP to facilitate further expansion of the commuter village, more than doubling capacity at the school from 188 to 434 places. Built on the site of the ..read more
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Edinburgh school extension to meet rising population demands
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A newly completed Edinburgh school will be expanded three years after opening to cope with a fast-growing population. Holmes Miller Architects have returned to Frogston Primary to provide classroom space for an additional 196 pupils in six classrooms, eased by the deliberate oversizing of facilities when delivering the main school. In a statement, the architects wrote: "The ..read more
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Dunfermline Learning Campus completes ahead of new term
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The finishing touches are being applied to Dunfermline Learning Campus after its formal handover to Fife Council from BAM Construction ahead of its official opening following the summer break. Offering a new home for St Columba’s RC High and Woodmill High the new campus has been designed by Reiach & Hall Architects and has been under construction since September 2021. Fife ..read more
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