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Aberdeen City Council has opened a consultation into their plans to erect a £22m community hub for Torry, combining a 434-place primary school, café, library and community space. Detailed design and development work is currently being undertaken by the authority and it is keen to establish a variety of views in order to pin down precisely what form the hub should take....
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Manor Property Group has brought forward plans for their first Qtel branded hotel north of the border for a prominent corner site at Sauchiehall Street. The current Art Deco building, formerly a department store, would be given a new mansard roof under the tentative plans, which have yet to be submitted formally for planning consent. One of half a dozen sites selected around the country...
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Scottish Borders Council has authored proposals to extend the current St Ronan’s Primary School, Innerleithen, with a new early learning and childcare centre . Catering for 95 children the extension has been designed to be universally accessible with a variety of learning spaces provided behind large bi-folding doors opening onto the playground. In an associated design...
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The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) is to collaborate with Collective Architecture after winning an open tender process to deliver a new exhibition communicating the Scottish Government’s future housing vision. Housing to 2040 seeks to lay down a fresh set of standards over the coming decades informed directly by public consultation, principally...
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Glasgow City Heritage Trust is to host a curated photography exhibition documenting lost industrial architecture in the city as a reminder of how things used to be. End of the Line: Photographs of Glasgow’s Past compiles the archive of John R. Hume who singlehandedly documenting forgotten corners of the city by bicycle from 1964 amid a period of rapid change. Promoting the launch...
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Richard Murphy Architects have been selected by Scottish Historic Buildings Trust and City of Edinburgh Council to author a feasibility study for Leith Custom House by the end of the year. Intended to secure the long-term future of the building the study will look at a range of options for repurposing it for the display of artefacts belonging to the Museum and Galleries Leith collection....
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Air travellers are being catered for by a new hotel at Edinburgh Airport with the opening of a 230-bed Moxy branded venue created by Marriott to appeal specifically to Millenials. Externally the hotel is finished in 150sq/m of glass curtain walling supplied by Cube Glass for the reception and bar areas and includes a pink ‘towel rail’ as a ‘corner feature’. In a...
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Proposals for a further 23 flats on the site of Aberdeen’s Cornhill Hospital have surfaced at the hands of Barratt Homes as an amendment to a previously approved 323 home masterplan after issues were raised by NHS Grampian. The revised scheme seeks to strengthen a linear grid street pattern by more clearly transitioning between townhouses and terraces by building on the courtyard...
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Restoration of St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh is now in full swing with work to carry out stabilisation, steelwork repairs and historically accurate repointing of stone cladding. Repairs to the grade A listed Regent Road landmark have been necessitated by corrosion of the steel frame, sparking the need for urgent action to preserve what was the largest metal framed building in...
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Dundee’s waterfront renaissance has sparked renewed interest in the area as a place to live, as evidenced by a new application to refurbish and extend a former Job Centre Plus on Dock Street to form 40 flats . The joint venture between McGill Homes and Cater Homes will see the B-listed building overhauled at the hands of Neil Rothnie Architects together with the construction of a new...

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