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Edinburgh News October 2007

Construction + Architectural Development in Lothian, Eastern Scotland

Edinburgh Building News in October 2007

Andrew Doolan Awards
The Andy Doolan Awards take place this Friday: we will post winner Saturday am: Andrew Doolan Award

Scottish Widows
Work starts on cre8architecture’s £45m Exchange Place at former Fat Sams site

New Scottish housing
Glasgow housing : Page / Park

Leith Docks Leisure Village
RTKL Architects’ indicative proposals for Leith Docks area around Ocean Terminal

New St Andrews Building
Reiach And Hall Architects plans submitted for The University Of St Andrews: medical and science building on land to north of the Physics Building

Edinburgh Zoo Thwarted
Land sale to help subsidise £72m Edinburgh Zoo masterplan blocked

Roses Awards
Most Roses Design Award Winners this year were from northwest England

GSA Floodlighting
Glasgow School Of Art Floodlighting scheme submitted by Page/Park Architects

Saltcoats Competition
RIAS Scottish Architecture Competition – North Ayrshire

New Mull Theatre
CiAO’s Mull Theatre’s new Production Centre

St Peter’s Hotel, Cardross
Developer Urban Splash reported to be considering buying St Peter’s Seminary site for conversion into hotel, plus homes, with possibility of architecture competition

New Town Extension
Claremont Crescent flat extension by Graeme Massie Architects

COAST architects join our comprehensive list of Edinburgh Architects

Press reports in recent days suggest that ‘Scotland’s largest architects practice’ might be taken over by Stewart McColl with a private equity firm, after merger talks between SMC Group and Aukett Fitzroy Robinson appeared to collapse

The Elements
Livingston building 121007

Stevenson College
New music & performing arts centre, the Music Box by RMJM: Stevenson College

The Mantle
Craiglockhart house by Studio DuB + Doors Open Day Critique

Edinburgh Architecture Lectures
Graeme Massie 26 Oct
Smith Scott Mullan 27 Oct
Feilden Clegg Bradley 2 Nov
Shin Egashira 16 Nov
Ian Simpson Architects 23 Nov
Edward Cullinan Architects 30 Nov
Edinburgh Events

Edinburgh aparthotels
St Giles St
Conversion by Holmes Partnership of existing office building at 12 – 26 St Giles St to apart-hotel, restaurant & café: Listed Building Consent Application: Minded to Grant 09.10.07. For The Scarborough Development Group
55 Grove St
Mixed-use development by Fletcher Joseph: student housing, run as apart-hotel non term-time + leisure facility incl. café: Full Planning Application Continued 11.10.07. For Kay Haven Developments. Link: Previous Student housing by Fletcher Joseph

BCI Awards
Bridge Arts Centre wins BCI Regeneration Award, London 101007

Castle Tioram – Vision
Castle Tioram transformed from a ruin – as an image only

Edinburgh Quay 2
New photos by Paul Zanre of Edinburgh Quay 2 building 101007

Fife Eco-Town?
Where better to have a development touted as Scotland’s first ‘Eco-Town’ than in the home county of our Prime Minister, the man who has promoted the concept. But is this a genuine ‘Eco-Town’ or yet another example of greenwash? Fife building news

Inverness Airport – News
Highlands & Islands Airports to proceed with appointment of design team, following initial scheme design: Inverness Airport

Inverness Building
Scottish Natural Heritage HQ : best UK corporate workplace, BCO Awards 2007

Scottish Architects in India
Lewis & Hickey opens office in India

YAYA 2007
Edinburgh architects amongst 20 Architect of the Year finalists: Graeme Massie

Public Building Procurement
Further to this week’s attack by Unison on Scotland’s love affair with PPP now a Scottish Parliament Inquiry into funding methods for public sector capital investment projects. Perhaps the tide is turning?

Zero Carbon Exemption
More encouragement for sustainable houses as stamp duty exemption for zero carbon homes comes into force. The government has revised the official technical guide to compliance with the Code for Sustainable Homes

Architecture Competition
Richard Murphy Architects win at Jesus College Cambridge

Alba Expansion
Miller Developments’ 8No. Alba Business Park office pavilions at approved

Andrew Doolan Award Shortlist
Bridge Arts Centre, Glasgow : Gareth Hoskins Architects
Fettes College Sixth Form Building, Edinburgh : PagePark Architects
Hazelwood School, Glasgow : Gordon Murray & Alan Dunlop Architects
Maggie’s Centre, Kirkcaldy : Zaha Hadid Architects
Pier Arts Centre, Orkney : Reiach & Hall Architects
Princess Gate, Edinburgh : Malcolm Fraser Architects
University of St Andrews Arts Faculty building : Reiach & Hall Architects
RIAS Andrew Doolan Award 2007 incl. links to all the buildings + photos

EAA Exhibition
EAA Awards – Exhibition @ RIAS 2 – 25 Oct

Commonwealth Games – Glasgow
RMJM’s 2014 Commonwealth Games athletes village

Stirling Prize
Stirling Prize – £20,000 prize

HBoS Edinburgh wins BCO Award 2 Oct

Scottish Awards
Scottish Architecture Awards Database joint project by RIAS / A+DS now online: www.scottisharchitectureawards.com. Awards range from €50,000 Mies van der Rohe Award to the British Sundial Society Awards!

Fettes College building
New school building for Fettes College

Strathtummel house
Planning approval for Richard Murphy Architects’ house on north side of Loch Tummel

Carbuncle Cup
BD’s Shortlist of 7 includes Holiday Inn Express in Westhill, nr Aberdeen by Edward Potter Associates

Fettes Row building
Fettes Row link building by Michael Laird Architects

Richard Murphy Architects Ltd
The practice changes status to a limited company, with 4 directors: Richard Murphy, Bill Black, James Mason & Matthew Bremner; Kathy Jowett is company secretary; 3 new associates appointed – Graeme Armet, Craig Amy & Jamie McCutcheon

Waterloo Place
New photos of BL Developments building by Morgan McDonnell Architecture

Gogar Interchange
Edinburgh Airport Rail Link abandoned as expected, but instead an airport/tram interchange station at Gogar is planned. Meanwhile works are already well underway on the new road to the airport from Gogar roundabout

Donaldsons – Richard Murphy
As outlined in our news of 8 Sep Richard Murphy Architects are no longer working on this project for CALA. BD report that Richard is “bitterly disappointed” and “incredulous” at CALA’s statement that his firm had been contracted only for initial designs, and claimed he had been “used in a cynical way as a ‘trophy architect’ to secure planning”. Ouch.

West Lothian Housing
E&F McLachlan’s housing at Whitburn for Horizon Housing Association complete, reviewed in current RIBAJ

Architecture in Edinburgh

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