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Edinburgh News July 2007

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Edinburgh Building News in July 2007

Edinburgh Housing
Lochend Care Home
image © Adrian Welch
Meadowbank Housing – Gareth Hoskins Architects

Holyrood Abbey Church
Holyrood Abbey Church
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Latest Malcolm Fraser building to be completed in Edinburgh

Leith Street scheme
Allan Murray Architects’ proposals revealed for Kilmartin Property Group for empty site adj. to Leith St footbridge

Haymarket Response
CEC public consultation exercise revealed 93% of respondents support developing Haymarket Station & surrounding area. The radical ‘start again’ option was least favoured: the Council will be asked on 31 Jul meeting to approve further consultation into Option A – retain listed buildings with new purpose-built facility

Stirling Sports Village
Plans granted for Stirling Sports Village by S&P Architects

Cupar Homes
Three new houses in Cupar by Paterson Architects for MAB Ltd

Fat Sams No More
Buildings demolished with Scottish Widows 2 site works underway at Semple St

Totally inappropriate architectural vandalism?
Blackfriars Street Edinburgh
picture from the architect
Claim rejected by gm+ad architects: Blackfriars Street flats

Aberdeen Contemporary Arts Centre
Planning submission by Brisac Gonzalez for Peacock Visual Arts building

Edinburgh Academy – Richard Murphy
Nursery school submission by Richard Murphy for Edinburgh Academy

Glasgow Garage Demolition
Planning submission by Keppie for Arnold Clark: Botanic Gardens Garage demolition

Energy Development Centre
Aberdeen building – with biomass boiler & wind turbine – due on site this Autumn

Doolan Award
Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award 2007 now open to entries

Stirling Offices
Stirling Building
image © Paul Zanre
Castle Business Park Buildings 10 & 11 complete: Michael Laird Architects

Haymarket Consultation Centre
Tiger Developments has opened a Haymarket consultation centre

University Of Paisley
Plans submitted for formation of new university campus buildings + residential development at Craigie Estate, Craigie Rd, Ayr, South Ayrshire by RMJM Scotland

RIAS Architecture Competition
Dunfermline Museum
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Dunfermline Museum Competition – Richard Murphy wins

Lewis & Hickey Promotions
Lewis & Hickey architects promotions in Edinburgh: Emily Forde to director of interior architecture; Iain Cameron to senior associate; Willie Leslie to associate/senior IT manager; Laura Dickson & Maureen Loebel to associate

Precision Engineering Competition
Shortlist of 6 whittled down to 2 – results not yet authorised

Whisky distillery – Austin Smith: Lord
Plans submitted for £40m whisky Roseisle distillery, Scotland’s first for over 30 years

Craigmillar School
Castlebrae Secondary School won by John McAslan + Partners

Gateway Theatre To Go
Planning received for Elm Row residential scheme

Dundee Building Awards
Dundee Institute of Architects Design Awards 2007 deadline: 21 Jul

NORD Award
NORD’s Alan Pert awarded Alumnus of the Year by University of Strathclyde

Glasgow School of Art Refurb
Phase I of Glasgow School of Art refurbishment starts

Dundee Building
Dundee University Building
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University of Dundee Teaching Block by Edinburgh’s Campbell & Arnott

Edinburgh hotel
Palmerston Place hotel – Full Planning Application: Granted

Culloden Memorial
Culloden Memorial
photo : John Hamilton
First image of Culloden building by Gareth Hoskins Architects 100707

Ellersly House
Redevelopment proposals for Ellersly House Hotel by Michael Laird Architects for CALA win approval: redevelopment + new-build

image © Adrian Welch
First new higher education campus in Scotland for 30 years: Queen Margaret University – images by Adrian Welch 090707

Dollar Competition
Dollar Academy Redevelopment won by Page Park

RIBA Awards
Debate rumbles on re inclusion of a ‘Singing Ringing Tree’ in Burnley but exclusion of Zaha Hadid’s first UK building. Gareth Hoskins wins but shortlisted Richard Murphy and Malcolm Fraser Architects don’t make RIBA Awards short shortlist.
Compare Edinburgh and Cork: Edinburgh gained no RIBA National Awards yet Cork, which isn’t even in Britain of course, gains 3 from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Edinburgh’s population is around 449,000. Cork’s population? Just 123,000. You could draw many conclusions from this, that Scotland is under-performing or that the RIBA Awards system needs changing, or you could of course simply (and logically) say evaluate this over many years, a snapshot can be misleading. But, with a new system in place that meant Maggies Fife didn’t even make the starting line (whatever you think about it) it is right to raise questions.

Pier Arts Centre Opens
Reaich and Hall Architects’ Stromness building complete

Advocate’s Close approval
Advocate's Close
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morgan mcdonnell’s development proposal for Advocate’s Close receives planning

Edinburgh Architect Jobs
We welcome new advertisers CP Recruitment to the homepage: we will be posting regular vacancies for Scottish architectural jobs from CP Recruitment

RIAS departure
Mary Wrenn leaves her post as RIAS Chief Executive. Maureen Goodfellow, current Depute Chief Executive, will become Acting Chief Executive

Greyfriars Approved
Candlemaker Row project by Gareth Hoskins Architects gains planning

RMJM Hillier
Sir Fraser Morrison to move to New York as chairman & chief exec of RMJM Hillier

National Portrait Gallery
National Galleries of Scotland inviting tenders until 20 Aug for consultants incl architect, structural engineer and lighting designer re National Portrait Gallery Project. Estimated value, excl VAT, £12.5m

Edinburgh Planning News
Assembly St Leith
Assembly St Leith
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15 apartments & commercial block at 31 Assembly St by Sutherland Hussey Architects for The Burrell Company
Full Planning Application Minded to Grant 280607

Granton School
Two-storey primary school + single storey nursery by Anderson Bell Christie Architects
Approval of Reserved Matters Continued 280607

Napier University arts facility
New arts facility building by BDP
Full Planning Application Approved 260607

1 – 3 Lauriston Park
Change of use from nursery to hotel by SMC Jenkins + Marr for Lauriston Hotel
Full Planning Application Minded to Grant 220607

300 Colinton Road
10 ‘green’ cottages & new public toilet in Colinton Village with demolition of car showroom, garage & public toilet for Eco-Logical Developments
Full Planning Application Minded to Grant 210607

Palmerston Place hotel
Change of use from 90-person hostel & offices to 35-bed town house hotel by Planning + Building Design for Whitechester
Full Planning Application Minded to Grant 210607

Telford College Project
Extension & new-build residential + residential conversion of B-listed building by Comprehensive Design for Miller Homes at Crewe Road North, Telford College North Campus
Full Planning Application Minded to Grant 210607

St Georges School For Girls Project
New classroom & office accommodation by Reiach And Hall Architects
Full Planning Application Minded to Grant 180607

Waverley Station – Refurb
Internal refurbishment with new concourse entrance + replacement signage by Proteus Architects, London, for Select Service Partner Uk Rail
Listed Building Consent Application Minded to Grant 180607

Gleneagles Hotel Proposal
Ochil unveil golfing hotel, course & resort next door to Gleneagles

Hope Terrace building
Hope Terrace Edinburgh
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Oberlanders Architects gain planning consent for 17 flats in The Grange

PM Awards – Single Scottish Nomination
Bridge Arts Centre shortlisted for Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award

Lochend Care Home
Meadowbank project completed by Gareth Hoskins Architects

Dublin Meuse
Pair of contemporary New Town mews houses by Michael Laird Architects for Mactaggart & Mickel win planning approval. Not to be confused with Dublin Mews houses by Richard Murphy Architects!

Playfair Building Refurb
Royal Terrace Hotel £5.2m redevelopment of William Playfair building complete

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