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Edinburgh News February 2007

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Edinburgh Building News in February 2007

Edinburgh Architects – Job
– Malcolm Fraser Architects are looking for a CAD Technician, min. 6-8 wks
– PMP have a number of opportunities at its Edinburgh HQ for enthusiastic individuals: Senior Project Architect, Project Architect, Part 2 Architects, Technicians
– GJ Architects, based in Edinburgh, an exciting opportunity exists for an Architect to join a newly formed practice, remuneration package negotiable
– Award winning East Lothian practice, Paterson Architects, are opening an Edinburgh studio and require a PART 1 / PART 2 student for immediate startApplecross – Property Log Book
Scottish homebuilder Applecross has become the first developer in Scotland to provide its homebuyers with a Property Log Book which will capture, store and give easy access to all the information they need to know about their property

For Sale: Edinburgh building
42 st andrew square
image © Adrian Welch
42 St Andrew Square – former RBS HQ prior to completion of Gogarburn

Edinburgh Talks
Edinburgh College of Art Lectures : series by Professor Masheck

Tigerlily – Awards
Tigerlily Edinburgh
picture from the architect
Won overall by St Andrews’ Old Course Hotel but Graven Images win the Scottish Hotel Design Award & Scottish Hotel Bar Award 2007 for Tigerlily Edinburgh

Scottish PFI
In the same week as the Architecture Policy update was launched the A+DS Deputy Chair Malcolm Fraser resigned in protest over A+DS’s lack of criticism of the Scottish Executive’s PFI policy: Scottish News

Waterfront Edinburgh
Reports suggest Steve Izatt, chief exec of Waterfront Edinburgh, is to leave for
a position in St Helier, Jersey

Edinburgh offices – Sales
E3 site purchased by Arlington Securities: South Gyle Broadway plot formerly
used by Scottish & Newcastle for their distribution facility. Meanwhile the Clydesdale Bank Plaza on Lothian Road is up for sale and Dunedin Property is selling The Stones – 3 buildings at South Gyle Business Park

St James Centre Redevelopment
Stakeholder meetings underway with public meetings understood to be due later in the year, images on the planning portal: St James Centre Edinburgh 230207

Edinburgh Skyline Exhibition
Emphasis on protecting and enhancing views rather than blanket limit on tall buildings ie focus on ‘views’ not ‘height’: Edinburgh Skyline Exhibition dates + review

Aberdeen Library
Aberdeen University
picture from the architect
Aberdeen University Library images from Schmidt Hammer Lassen 230207

New Urbanism event
The Prince’s Foundation and the Congress for New Urbanism event with ‘ultimate urban evangelist’ and Congress President in town: Glasgow event 240207

Sustainable Construction Conference
1 Mar; Aberdeen
Speakers incl. Kevin McCloud, Donald Canavan, Howard Liddell & Gokay Deveci

Well Court Restoration
Dean Village
picture from the architect
Edinburgh World Heritage £1.1m grant to restore Well Court, Dean Village 220207

Scottish Architecture Policy
‘Building Our Legacy’ : Scottish Executive’s new statement on architecture policy, building on original policy from 2001, launched 20 Feb: Scottish Architecture Policy

Thinking Inside the Box
Interiors exhibition / conference, Glasgow – Interior Architecture 200207

KTTBE Awards
Scottish Executive: Knowledge & Technology Transfer in the Built Environment (KTTBE) award winners:
– ScotMark & gm+ad architects to undertake a feasibility study focused on how architecture practices can capture experiential knowledge and practice-based research and transfer this more widely
– Mackintosh School of Architecture & DRC Environment Trust, Glasgow, to prepare a feasibility study focusing on integration of wind turbines into high-rise housing

Planning (Scotland) Act
Dubbed the most fundamental reform of Scottish Planning in 60 years: one-day conference 9 Mar incl speaker Des McNulty MSP: Edinburgh Events

George IV Building
George 4th Bridge Building
image © Adrian Welch
Progress shots of demolition for George IV Hotel by Allan Murray Architects 180207

Edinburgh Architects – Job
Fletcher Joseph Architects have vacancies for experienced architectural technicians/technologists, proficient in Autocad based design including 3D with excellent salary, pension and healthcare package, offering a career position in a growing successful practice. Please send CVs to: Millar Hall, 5 Millar Place Edinburgh, EH10 5HJ F: 0131 446 9958 E: admin@fletcherjoseph.com

Victoria Hospital Extension
£152m PPP expansion of Kirkcaldy’s major hospital (adj. Hadid’s Maggies centre)

Glasgow Harbour Tower
Glasgow Harbour Tower
picture from the architect
19 storey residential tower by Ross Woods Architects approved, for developer Oakwood: Glasgow Harbour Tower 150207

Scottish Pathfinder
Architecture and Design Scotland : Pathfinder Urban Regeneration Companies

Sold: Edinburgh building
Hermiston Quay sold by Miller Developments to clients of Henderson Global Investors

Scottish Carbon Extraction Power Station – halted
£500m ‘green’ power station at Peterhead put on hold by BP / Scottish & Southern Energy. Proposal extracts carbon from gas landed at St Fergus, uses it to generate electricity and pipes the carbon back offshore to the Miller field. Uncertainty re part-funding by UK government may be the reason for delay, which affects around 100 design-work jobs related to the project in Aberdeen. The project would provide ‘clean power’ for estimated 500,000 homes so cancellation would be disastrous for Scotland

HBoS Edinburgh
HBoS Edinburgh info, Malcolm Fraser Architects 100207

Edinburgh Sustainable Buildings Code
All major new developments in Edinburgh will be forced to cut CO2 emissions and provide renewable energy sources on-site to comply with a new green building code. This brings the city into line with London, and meets the Scottish Executive’s Micro Renewables policy noted Jul 2006 on this page: new housing and other developments should generate at least 10% of their energy on site from renewable sources: Edinburgh Sustainable Buildings Code. The code will operate from 1 May.
Affected developments: >1000sq m or >10units or >0.5 hectares

Assembly Street Leith
Assembly St Leith
picture from the architect
Sutherland Hussey application for Burrell Company to redevelop Listed former metal works into 11 apartments approved but proposed 16 new-build flats rejected

Edinburgh Developments Map
GVA Grimley unveil Scotland’s first regional office development map, which allows clients and developers an at-a-glance view of all development taking place across Edinburgh. To be updated annually, or as required; plans for Glasgow development map underway, to be launched within months

Caltongate Sofitel
Image released by Mountgrange for new hotel by RHWL + PagePark Architects at Allan Murray Architects’ controversial Calton Gate development – awaited

Balintore Castle – saved
A-Listed William Burn building empty for over 40 years, saved from dereliction by Angus Council’s compulsory purchase – Baltinore Castle

Hearts Stadium Expansion – Issues
Proposals to relocate adjacent nursery & adult education centre, Tynecastle High School & Distillery storage facilities + planning application for new stand due soon: Hearts Stadium 090207

Scottish Agricultural Centre
£10m Stirling agricultural centre approved, by Elphinstone Land

Victorian Baths – Workshop
Infirmary Street Baths info, Malcolm Fraser Architects 080207

Scottish Widows Building
Photos added of classic Scottish Widows building

Edinburgh Quay 2
Edinburgh Quay 2
picture : Paul Zanre
New images of completed Edinburgh Quay 2 building, Michael Laird Architects 070207

Pier Arts Centre – Orkney
Pier Arts Centre Orkney
image © Adrian Welch
New Stromness building by Reiach and Hall Architects 040207

Call to scrap Tornagrain
Objections to Tornograin new town masterplanned by architect Andres Duany 010207

Holiday Inn Aberdeen West
Aberdeen hotel by KBA, Edinburgh 010207

Hillhead School
JM Architects win, beating ABC, BDP, HLM, gm+ad, DSDHA / Zone Architects: Glasgow Schools 310107

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