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Edinburgh Houses

November 2003

N E W S

Space
The Space, Dundee added to the Tour of Scottish Architecture

CDA
CDA – formerly Comprehensive Design – now sponsor the homepage.

Holyrood Park House
Speculative Office on Holyrood Road by CDA Architects: now complete
see Edinburgh Old Town Holyrood page: Scotsman building also added

Double Helix
Broadway Malyan : Leith St bridge now lifted into position

Longniddry Houses
Modernist Houses – images

Rogers Wins Bridge Comp
Richard Rogers Architects were selected to design the new Glasgow bridge across the Clyde, images by Future Systems Architects / Mckeown Alexander, Lifschutz Davidson & gm+ad architects.

Netherbow
Malcolm Fraser Architects’ £2.5m Scottish Storytelling Centre now fully on site with scaffolding to the Netherbow Arts Centre.

HBoS – the Mound
Malcolm Fraser Architects also announced as the architects for the Bank of Scotland Edinburgh HQ refurbishment above the Mound, including opening up the existing ceiling under the dome and thus changing the property into solely a headquarters with no branch.

Following the merger of the Halifax Building Society and the Bank of
Scotland MFA has been appointed for a major refurbishment of the Bank of Scotland Headquarters in Edinburgh.

Haymarket
Morrison Link proposals refused on 6 Nov by CEC Planning 6 votes to 5. Project by Reiach and Hall Architects for EDI reported to be refused partly due to mix of uses. The issue of an Architecture Centre was apparently discussed, possibly recalling the original AR competition. Allan Murray Architects and Page & Park Architects are also working on the site.

Scottish Gas
Centrica HQ by Foster & Partners opens in Granton
Granton Tour

Briery Bank Back Again
A new planning application by Cala Homes for the 5 1/2 ha site for 60 houses to be built on the controversial Briery Bank site in Haddington, across the river from St Mary’s Haddington, has been submitted to East Lothian Council

QMUC exhibition
Exhibition at Brunton Hall, Musselburgh extended until 17 Nov
Musselburgh Conservation Society claiming that rather than becoming part of Musselburgh, plans for development by Queen Margaret University College on a greenfield site near the city bypass give the impression that the institution is turning its back on the town to create an ‘inward looking, self-sufficient concentric campus.’

Nicoll Russell Studios in Edinburgh
Professor Rick Russell reported to be working on a site in the Southside following Benson + Forsyth’s Surgeons’ Hall ‘shelving’ exclusively reported on this site in Summer.

John Richards
‘It is with sadness the RIAS report the death on 28 October of John Richards – a RIAS Past President, leading designer within one of Scotland’s largest practices, and a public figure having served in a senior capacity in a number of roles, most particularly in the housing sphere.’

Refurb
Various revisions to the site, such as Lothian Road

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Scottish Castles

RBS Gogarburn
Royal Bank of Scotland
picture © webbaviation

Haymarket Station
Haymarket Station
picture from architect

Edinburgh Informatics
Potterrow Edinburgh
picture © Keith Hunter

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Edinburgh Building News Nov 2003 – Building : page

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