St Andrew Square Edinburgh News: Images of proposed development

March 2007


Edinburgh Architects – Jobs
– johnston & co architects: 2 Architects
– gm+ad Architects: Architects (Glasgow)
– Malcolm Fraser Architects: CAD Technician
– PMP: Senior Project Architect, Project Architect, Part 2 Architects, Technicians
– GJ Architects: Architect
– Fletcher Joseph Architects: Architectural Technicians/Technologists
– Paterson Architects, opening Edinburgh studio, require a Part 1/2 student
Edinburgh Architects Job

Elm Row Apartments
Susan Stephen Architects obtained full planning consent on behalf of QMUC for a development on the site of the former Gateway Theatre : Edinburgh apartments

St Andrew Square: Result
St Andrew Square buildings on Scottish Provident site: full planning approval for £50m development by gareth hoskins architects + CDA for ING Real Estate

Edinburgh City Centre Regeneration Seminar
"proposed glass-covered walkways would run parallel to Hanover Street and Frederick Street, breaking through existing shop fronts": Edinburgh Event on 25 Apr

Hazelwood School
Progress shots of gm+ad architects’ Glasgow school

Carbon Emissions – Jack McConnell
Scottish Executive publish planning guidance for renewable energy developments: requirement on all new developments to ‘reduce carbon emissions by at least 15%’

Corstorphine Hill house
Corstorphine Hill, west Edinburgh – Smith Scott Mullan Architects

Napier University Expansion
Napier University appoints RMJM to design its £55m Sighthill campus

Highland Housing Fair
Over 120 architects/developers registered for HHF Competition: 27 plots – allocations made, each has 5 to 21 entrants in competition: Highland Housing Fair

EAA Awards 2006
We will announce winners of EAA Annual Awards for Architecture 2006 on morning after EAA Ball – 23 Mar, The Hub. EAA Awards

West Holyrood Masterplan
Holyrood Masterplan by Architect John Hope: planners recommending approval

Dakota Hotel Opens
Second Dakota hotel opens in Scotland at South Queensferry, following Eurocentral in 2005: another simple black box located close to a major road

Scottish earthship: structure of earth-filled tyres on 3 sides, turfed, exposed log roof

£200m plans unveiled with two hotels for Tiger developments project masterplanned by Richard Murphy Architects. Meanwhile AMA last week launched the first Townhouses – of very high quality – by Richard Murphy Architects in the Caer Amon development

Dundee Schools
1 new secondary + 6 new primaries by Holmes Partnership : Dundee Schools

William Kinnimonth house
Proposals by CiAO Architects receive planning approval: Edinburgh house

Scottish Style Bar – News
Controversy re proposals at Bar Ten (Ben Kelly): Glasgow Bar

Archigram exhibition/workshop – Edinburgh
Proposal by AIA for Archigram Exhibition + Workshops at Edinburgh Waterfront, with Dennis Crompton from New York & other members such as Peter Cook on the cards, possibly in Architecture Week…

Architecture Week – no Scottish Guide
…but no-one is coordinating Architecture Week in Scotland this year. The Lighthouse received funding in the last 2 years to co-ordinate & compile a Scottish guide for Architecture week events but this funding is no longer available (the English Arts Council fund it in England, the Scottish Arts Council stopped funding architecture about 5 years ago)

Saltire Awards
Invitations open to Saltire Awards 2007

block architects – franchising
This franchising of an architectural business believed to be a first in UK. block architects’ franchise is not available for technicians, surveyors or ex-building control officers, making it unique in Scotland:

Scottish Planning Awards
Scottish Quality in Planning Awards Winners announced. Aquilibrium by Page Park in Campbeltown. Winner for Edinburgh area: Edinburgh Quay

Leamington Wharf
Start on site for Leamington Wharf canalside apartments

North Holyrood Masterplan
Structure complete on office building by 3D Architects behind The Clocktower at the Tun – last unoccupied site in John Hope’s celebrated masterplan

New Edinburgh Architects
More cool names: 21TenArchitecture added to Edinburgh Architects; recently we’ve had Duco and Draw launched, with Duffy&Batt becoming studio DuB

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

Bombarded by Red Tape
New Scottish Building Regulations

Skye house
Skye house by rural design, designed with focus on sustainable construction

CALA Homes – Awards
CALA’s sustainable new community, Greenbank Village (Morningside) & Grandholm Village (Aberdeen) win highly commended awards: CALA Homes

Tynecastle Expansion
Progress as CEC agree purchase of land next to Hearts Stadium
Proposals to relocate adjacent nursery & adult education centre, Tynecastle High School & Distillery storage facilities. Planning application for new stand due soon

Scottish Architecture Competition
Castle Precision Engineering plan 10,000sqm development on East Renfrewshire greenfield site. Expression of interest by 28 Mar. Honoraria of £5000

Edinburgh Council HQ
CEC Edinburgh – final photos of building by BDP

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