Edinburgh Building, Scotland
Edinburgh News – January 2003
Edinburgh Architectural News in 2003
West Port Building
This building represents a real breath of fresh air for Edinburgh, strong but simple with a restrained panelled construction and innovative palette. Due for completion end Jan/Feb. The Client was AMA Limited.
Smith Scot Mullan Architects
Huntly – Acheson
Council HQ Sparks
Landmark Bond Demo
Images of the recently renovated Leamington Lift Bridge. The bridge, fully restored by British Waterways in Autumn 2002, dates from the beginning of last century and was originally located on Fountainbridge. The bridge was moved to its current location at Gilmore Park in the 1920′s when the Port Hopetoun (now Lothian House and Excel House) and Port Hamilton (now Scottish Widows‘ Headquarters) basins were sold and backfilled.
N0. 1 South Gyle Crescent
A proposed development of 400 houses on the banks of the River Tyne is to be opposed by members of Haddington and District Amenity Society (HADAS). The proposal involves houses on fields on the north-east border of Haddington, land highlighted as potential development land in East Lothian Council’s recent Draft Structure Plan.
Haddington Golf Club are involved as an access road direct to Whittinghame Drive and the centre of Haddington (thus avoiding the busy A1) would cut through the tree belt, across the edge of their ground, through the 10th hole and 11th tee and then straight across the Tyne. A new Clubhouse is reported to be part of the deal.
Haddington’s Nungate Bridge is reputed to be the oldest in Scotland: the proposed new bridge should be of exceptional design. Edinburgh Contemporary Architecture will demand that a national Architecture Competition be held for this and encourage others to write to East Lothian Council with their views.
The proposal is by Bryant Homes who made a presentation to the Golf Club in late 2002. The houses are due to be medium to high value. A percentage of low-cost houses by another housebuilder are reported to be threaded into the development. A school is due to be placed at the west side (closestto Riverside Drive) and the flood plain is set to become a park.
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Edinburgh Building News Jan 2003 – Building : page – adrian welch / isabelle lomholt