SASA Edinburgh – News: Scottish Building, Architecture, Architect, Photos


August 2006

New website with pages on key architecture and architects around the globe:
World Architecture – latest building additions:
Copenhagen housing : photos Aug 06

Quartermile Edinburgh
Quartermile Edinburgh
picture from the architect
The Hurd Rolland Partnership has just obtained Listed Building Consent for a new Boutique Hotel at the centre of the Quartermile Edinburgh development 300806

SASA HQ completion
picture from the architect
Scottish Agricultural Science Agency Headquarters near Edinburgh by Parr Architects – sustainable ‘greenfield’ design: SASA Building 230806

Murray Ó Laoire Architects seeking architects
Vacancies in Murray Ó Laoire Architects‘ Dublin, Cork, Limerick & Moscow offices

A+DS News
Nine additions: Ric Russell, Roddy Langmuir, Karen Cadell, Graham Ross, Dorian Wiszniewski, Andrew Pinkerton, Ali Mangera, Lori McElroy & Pauline Gallacher

Scottish Building News
– KSS Design Group working on Scotland’s first 6-star hotel at Taymouth Castle
– Smith Scott Mullan working on £120m Raploch regeneration
– Hurd Rolland complete William Rankine Building at Edinburgh’s Kings Buildings
– Wylie Shanks Architects appointed to £2m High School of Glasgow Science Labs & £4.5m redevelopment of former Govan Police Station
– Mott MacDonald + Sarah Wigglesworth Architects to advise on environmental design of Scottish Schools
– HTA (Hunt Thomspon) working on £500m masterplan for six Aberdeen communities
– Bennetts Associates working on £16m Matthew Hay Complex, Aberdeen
– Reiach and Hall Architects working on PFI £70m Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow
– HLM Architects working on the partner Victoria Hospital, also PFI
– Tesco’s ‘first Eco store’ in Scotland goes on site in Wick
– Sutherland Hussey’s Mansfield Park project, Glasgow, receives planning permission

Matthew Hay Complex:
Matthew Hay Complex
picture from the architect

William Rankine Building
William Rankine Building
picture from the architect

Redevelopment of Holyrood Abbey Church by Malcolm Fraser Architects on site, with mass housing by Gareth Hoskins a little to the north east – details online soon

Trump Tower
The Scotsman reports possible plans for ‘250 properties’ within Trump Organisation’s golf development at Balmedie by architects Jenkins & Marr: Aberdeen Buildings

Bo’ness Hippodrome
Scotland’s first custom-built cinema – A-listed, by architect Matthew Steele – to be restored, closed in the 80’s, start on site October, completion due 2008

Edinburgh Buildings
Museum of Scotland Festival Theatre Edinburgh George IV building George Square buildings
photos © Adrian Welch
Recent photos added to the site: Museum of Scotland, Festival Theatre, George IV building, George Square buildings 200806

Gladstone's Land Lady Stair's House Edinburgh Court Building Edinburgh Mosque
photos © Adrian Welch
Gladstone’s Land, Lady Stair’s House, Edinburgh Court buildings, Edinburgh Mosque

Arches Competition
Won by Zone Architects: East Market Street Vaults – competition organised by Malcolm Fraser Architects for Mountgrange as part of Caltongate masterplan with Out of The Blue as ‘cultural consultants’

Edinburgh Property News
Greendykes Avenue Land
Residential development & public open space at approx 80 units per ha on 9.5 ha of land – Cadell 2 Architects for Craigmillar Joint Venture Ltd: Minded to Grant – Outline Planning Application 240806

120 Lasswade Road
four-storey block of sixteen flats; eleven, two-storey terraced houses ; four residential units – Lee Boyd Partnership for Dunedin Canmore Housing Assocation : Full Planning Application granted 240806

44 Westfield Road
Change of use from car showroom to office – Ian Springford Architects for McKay Ltd: Full Planning Application granted 220806

Glasgow Show – NORD
19 Aug – 8 Oct : Glasgow Exhibitions

Building Case Study
Circus Lane
A year after completion we revisit this contemporary Edinburgh house by Richard Murphy Architects – Circus Lane: new photos, 160806

Haymarket Winner
Unconfirmed reports that Richard Murphy Architects are the architects for Tiger Developments who are reported to have won this prestigious project at the western entry to Edinburgh, formerly masterplanned by Reiach and Hall architects and the site of a controversial Architecture Review competition: Haymarket Edinburgh

Scottish Property Awards News
Property Executive Awards, Shortlist 2006, incl. Architectural Practice Award:
Keppie Design – Michael Laird – 3D Architects – Cooper Cromar – CDA

Balloch Building
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Headquarters, Balloch by Page Park Architects: due to start on site in October 06: Balloch building
Recent Glasgow buildings by Page Park include Friary Court

Edinburgh Development Opportunity
Significant site onto Meadows at 22-38 Chalmers St – 0.85 acres just west of Quartermile by Fosters – for sale by Rydens for NHS Lothian: closing date 12 Sep

Edinburgh Property News
1 Craigpark – Craigpark Quarry, Ratho
Restoration of quarry for public amenity, housing development: Yeoman McAllister Architects for Craigpark Partnership – Full Planning Application – Approved

8A Ellersly Road, West Murrayfield
New dwelling house and construction of driveway in grounds (east) of Belmont House
Reiach And Hall Architects for Miller Homes: Full Planning Application – Continued 140806: West Murrayfield Conservation Area

Glasgow Housing Association – Police Probe
Fraud Inquiry launched at Scotland’s largest social landlord. Property transactions since 2003 understood to be subject to investigation

Good Buildings – Good Life
A major new study has revealed that well-designed Scottish buildings can attract
investment, create jobs, and improve staff performance. The study, commissioned by the Scottish Executive, reviewed over 100 research reports compiled over the past decade by world-leading academics and professional architectural institutions from the UK, Europe, Canada and New Zealand. The main findings highlighted the economic and health benefits associated with well designed buildings. Significant social and environmental benefits were also identified.
The study was conducted by leading research consultants, Morris Hargreaves McIntyre. Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport Patricia Ferguson welcomed the report.

Edinburgh Property News
Development Site At Former RAF Turnhouse
Approval of reserved matters to erect business development with associated car parking, internal service roads, landscaping and ancillary works – Approved 270706 Jones Lang Lasalle for BAA Lynton

Prime Minister’s Award for Better Public Buildings
Two Scottish Finalists – Jamestown Viaduct, Inverkeithing, Fife & Montrose replacement bridge, Montrose, Angus ie no buildings this year

Exclusive: Zaha Hadid’s first UK building
Scottish Building News
Maggies Centre shell is virtually complete in Kirkcaldy: Zaha Hadid building 260706

Exclusive: Richard Murphy Architects’ building
Edinburgh News
Cowgate housing images: Edinburgh housing new images online 060806

Festival Building
Edinburgh News
Most dynamic Edinburgh Festival venue – Adam House, new photos. This has to be high on the list of Edinburgh’s most unusual buildings

Exclusive: New Surgeons’ Hall building
Edinburgh News
Images of Quincentenary building as it nears completion: Royal College of Surgeons 070806

Premature Dereliction: Cardross past/present/future
Scottish Building News
Exhibition of work inspired by the derelict buildings of St. Peter’s College, Cardross. Organised by The List magazine and St. Peter’s Building Preservation Trust. Starts Sat 5 Aug : Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh – Edinburgh Events

Telford Drive Granton
Images from gm+ad architects – contemporary Edinburgh housing complete 260706
Edinburgh News
Also by gm+ad architects: 36-40 Potterrow: demolition of existing commercial office & builders yard to leave clear site: for Unite Group Plc – Conservation Area Consent – Granted 24/07/2006

Quartermile: Offices to Housing
Edinburgh News
Edinburgh Quartermile News

Meadowbank Stadium: Any Future?
Meadowbank Stadium Edinburgh
Edinburgh Stadium


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