Edinburgh World Heritage News - Support For Syrian Architecture Restoration Responding to a call from Prof Maamoun Adbulkarim, Director-General of Antiquities and Museums, Arab Republic of Syria, Edinburgh World Heritage has offered to provide support towards the restoration of several of Syria’s World Heritage sites, including the ancient cities of Aleppo, Damascus, and Bosra.
Haddington building news - McCarthy & Stone retirement apartments near completion at Mill Wynd. The Hailes is a new development of 43 one and two bedroom apartments and 6 two-bed cottages.
Heart of Midlothian Football Club submits a planning application for a new Main Stand at the Tynecastle stadium. The Tynecastle redevelopment tranforms the stadium building into a 20,000-plus capacity stadium in time for the 2017-18 season: a new Main Stand but also a club museum.
Design: GRAS Planning application submitted for River Craft: a new floating platform that is as an expansion to the Malt & Hops pub on the Shore, Leith. The proposal is for the installation of a new floating deck directly opposite the pub, which can accommodate additional seating, a servery, storage space and an accessible WC.
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland is delighted to be the focus of the design of this year’s planting scheme for Edinburgh’s world-famous floral clock, in honour of the Incorporation’s Centenary. The RIAS, the professional body for Scotland’s chartered architects, was founded in 1916.
Major contemporary buildings include the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh by EMBT/RMJM and the Museum of Scotland (extension) in Edinburgh by Benson + Forsyth. Famous architects with buildings in Scotland include Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, Steven Holl and David Chipperfield.
The overall £1bn development will eventually deliver up to 6,000 new homes over a 20-year cycle in a new urban district proposal which would include a school, shopping centre, sports facilities and green space. A quarter of all the homes, including 375 properties in the first phase, will be affordable housing, with the remainder split between private homes and apartments.
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