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Edinburgh News in March 2006

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Edinburgh Building News in March 2006

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CALA : Approval for Three Major City Developments
Edinburgh-based CALA Homes received committee approval for two major residential developments in Edinburgh today (290306) including one on the highly sought-after site currently occupied by the Scottish Agricultural Science Agency (SASA) – East Craigs [below]. Together, the developments have a sales value in excess of £130 million.

Edinburgh News
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The company was also given permission for 79 homes at Pinkhill in Corstorphine on the site of the former National Air Traffic Services (NATS) office building.

East Fettes Avenue
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Last Wednesday, CALA also received the green light for a contemporary development featuring 89 homes at East Fettes Avenue on the site of the former Christian Salvesen offices which faces south towards Edinburgh Castle: CALA Homes Developments

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telford drive
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Revealed: Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop’s first social housing project: Telford Drive

RSA Annual Exhibition
RSA Architecture Exhibition starts 8 Apr: as always we will post a review immediately prior to opening

In with the New and out with…
Westport Edinburgh
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At last the RIAS announce proposed HQ move to Evolution House – alongside the Edinburgh College of Art – by Reiach and Hall Architects: we fully support this bold initiative, after years of the RIAS struggling to get the figures to stack up, but welcome your views:

Helen Lucas Architects, Edinburgh
“We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative Part 3 student to join our design-led practice for a 6-9 month placement starting in June 2006: archived contact info

HBos Mound Branch
Edinburgh News
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Site photos of Malcolm Fraser project from Mar 2006: Bank of Scotland building

Clydebank College
Clydebank College
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Part of former John Brown shipyard, Jenkins & Marr Architects: Clydebank College

Portree Harbour
Portree Harbour
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Sutherland Hussey Architects have just completed a feasibility study for a new harbour on the Isle of Skye: Portree Harbour

Former C&A Building
Former C&A Building
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Remaining 13,000 sqft reportedly on offer, thus triggering fit-out works adjacent to the H&M Shop fitted out in 2004/05, building by 3D architects

Princes Mall Refurb
Edinburgh News
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Princes Mall £10m redevelopment by PPG to vastly improve the interior spaces

Budget News
Promise of £34 billion to be spent in schools over next five years additional £50m fund for Low Carbon Buildings Programme proposed ‘ideological change’ in PFI procurement model

Contemporary Edinburgh Housing
Planning permission received for high quality residential accommodation in 12 townhouses & 58 apartments at East Fettes Avenue for CALA Homes by Michael Laird Architects

EAA News
Edinburgh News
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EAA Awards announced 170306: Silver Medal winner – RBS Headquarters

Scottish Design Awards
Shortlist unveiled including Gordon Murray pitted against Richard Murphy for Architect of the Year and the Royal Bank of Scotland World HQ nominated for Best Commercial and Best Interior Awards: Scottish Design Awards

Blackridge Housing
Manorlane has submitted planning permission to West Lothian Council for a £54m 300-unit development near Blackridge

RSA Student Exhibition
closes 23 Mar: Edinburgh Events

Forthquarter News
Forthquarter Edinburgh
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Gilberts have received Planning consent for 150 flats at Plot 20 Forthquarter, Granton, Edinburgh on behalf of clients Hart Estates and Places for People

Royal Scottish Academy
30th Anniversary of Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition, 200306

Invited Competition
Richard Murphy Architects are the only UK architects invited to Danish competition at Vejle alongside six other Danish practices and Swiss/Austrian practice

RIAS Convention – Perth
5 May: speakers to include Massimiliano Fuksas + Mario Botta
RIAS Convention : Programme / Cost info online

Projects of the decade
Construction News’ Project of the Decade Award: Scottish Projects – Falkirk Wheel and RBS World HQ – were pitted against the likes of Swiss Re and the Millennium Dome but no Scottish winners, won by Eden Centre, 160306

Xscape Braehead
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Scotland’s first indoor ski slope – Xscape Glasgow

Edinburgh Architects Jobs
Wish to improve prospects? One-stop shop: Scottish Architecture Jobs

Cockburn director steps down
David Macdonald is due to leave the job at the end of this month. David replaced Martin Hulse at the Cockburn Association two years ago and was only 31 years old

Work has commenced on the £30m Antonine Shopping Centre in Cumbernauld in a bid by North Lanarkshire Council to refurbish the town centre and end the stigmatisation. The Centre is to contain 350,000 sqft: Cumbernauld

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