Edinburgh News Jan 2008, Buildings

Edinburgh News : Buildings + Architects

January 2008

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Conan Doyle
Conan Doyle Medical Centre
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Conan Doyle Medical Centre by Richard Murphy Architects

Containersville
Forth Ports propose up to 300 live / work units at Leith Docks, influenced by 32-unit Container City in east London…in shipping containers

Panmure Court
Panmure Court
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gm+ad architects’ Unite student housing, Calton Rd

Edinburgh Architects in St Petersburg

Okhta Tower
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Okhta Tower : RMJM – new images

Odeon Cinema – make
Duddingston House Properties submit plans by make (architects) for partial demolition & conversion of former B-listed Odeon Cinema + new development to create hotel (with bar / restaurant), artists’ studios / galleries & community facilities at 7 Clerk Street, Southside, Edinburgh. The cinema was built in 1930 and closed in 2003. It features on the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland. The original architect was William Edward Trent, a well-regarded British cinema architect. Various proposals have been put forward by Duddingston House Properties since 2005

Architecture Schools Merging
The Schools of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at eca and Architecture at the University of Edinburgh, in conjunction with the School of Built Environment at Heriot-Watt University, are developing an innovative teaching & research alignment programme across the three institutions. They are working towards the creation of a jointly-owned School of Architecture

Sutherland Hussey 10 Years
Sutherland Hussey Leith
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Practice Ten Year Celebrations: Burns Night party attended by Richard Murphy, David Narro, Malcolm Fraser, Andy Burrell, John Forbes, Dorian Wisniewski, Mark Baines: Sutherland Hussey Architects

EWHT
EWHT Director
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New EWHT Director

Scottish National Portait Gallery
Scottish National Portait Gallery
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Page Park appointed to Scottish National Portrait Gallery Renewal

Eden Court
Eden Court Theatre
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Page Park’s Eden Court Theatre extension

St James Quarter
St James Quarter
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Henderson Global Investors unveil Allan Murray Architects’ £850m proposals for the St James Centre : a new city quarter including a three-storey galleria and overdue demolition of the unloved St James Centre

Caley Refurb
Hilton Caledonian Hotel
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£22m redevelopment of the Hilton Caledonian Hotel starts. Proposals by Crerar & Partners include massive glazed atrium

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Jewel and Esk Valley College
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RMJM Architects’ Jewel and Esk Valley College

Edinburgh Architects in Moscow
City Palace Tower
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City Palace Tower : RMJM

Gayfield Square proposals
Gayfield Square
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Four Gayfield Square townhouses + gallery : Oliver Chapman Architects

Saltcoats
Saltcoats
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Shortlisted entry images by cre8architecture : Saltcoats Competition

Leith Docks Master Plan
Leith Docks Master Plan
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JUMP met with Forth Ports & RMJM Architects: Edinburgh Waterfront

Scotland Bucks the Trend
A Federation of Master Builders State of Trade Survey reveals client enquiries for building work in the last quarter of 2007 fell across the UK, except Scotland. However, with economic volatility in recent weeks this may no longer be the case

7 South Gyle Broadway
Proposed pair of South Gyle office buildings, part of an overall masterplan by Michael Laird Architects: Approval of Reserved Matters granted 210108

Granton Harbour
Mixed-use residential & retail development by Cooper Cromar for Forth Property Development withdrawn, but residential development of 36 units at Granton Square by Susan Stephen Architects granted

India Buildings Hotel
Listed Building Consent granted 180108 for Gregor Shore Ltd alterations to form hotel at India Buildings on Victoria St

Neil Baxter
Interview in AJ 170108, ‘My role as ‘building nemesis’ ends here…RIAS is the proper communicator of Scottish architecture…I think competitions should be for iconic buildings…I’m proposing to build on the RIAS guides’

Calderwood
Stirling Developments’ competition winners: Graeme Massie, Paterson Architects, Studio KAP and WT Architecture

Glasgow Selfridges
Reports of a new architect yet to be confirmed

Cardross Splash
Urban Splash met with Church representatives 16 Jan re Seminary revitalisation

Hearts New Main Stand
Hearts New Main Stand
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Planning Application submitted for Tynecastle stadium redevelopment

Edinburgh Park School
South East Wedge Ltd submit plans for primary school at Miller House, 2 Lochside View, Edinburgh Park

Saltcoats Winner
Saltcoats Competition
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Holmes Partnership: Saltcoats Competition

Highlands Sustainable School
Acharacle Primary School, Ardnamurchan by Edinburgh’s Gaia Architects: timber structural frame to be manufactured & erected by Sohm Holzbautechnik of Austria, naturally-lit & vented, highly-insulated with strong air-tightness

Student Competition
RIAS Helensburgh Pier Competition

Quartermile
QuartermileBuildings
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Quartermile Edinburgh : photos 120108

Craigmillar School
Craigmillar School
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Progress shots of Elder & Cannon’s Craigmillar School

Koolhaas to design Maggie’s Glasgow
World-famous Rem Koolhaas to design Maggies Gartnavel

Farrell attacks Waterfront Plans
Leith Docks Masterplan criticised by Design Champion Terry Farrell

Stonehaven Housing
109 new homes at Carron Den by Cadell² – outline planning application for Churchill Homes. Homezone streetscapes apparently based on Stonehaven’s old town

Murrayfield Avenue
Murrayfield Avenue
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New Edinburgh house by Zone Architects 100108

Ibrox Options
Rangers assessing various proposals incl. new 70,000-seat stadium

Newhaven Housing
130 flats on brownfield Newhaven site for Port of Leith Housing Association

Fountain North News
Mixed-use proposal submitted by CDA for Fountain North

Housing Land Supply
Draft Scottish Planning Policy 3: Planning for Housing released for consultation. SPP3 will facilitate new land supply for housing development and ensure best use is made of existing housing land allocations. It encourages councils to collaborate on both releasing more land, and on assessing & identifying housing requirements. SPP3: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/01/07141036/0

Greywalls Hotel

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Lutyens’ Greywalls hotel & restaurant closes, reopening as holiday lets

EAA Awards News
Shortlist Exhibition 11 Feb – 7 Mar @ RIAS
EAA Awards & Ball: 14 Mar @The Balmoral

Saltcoats Development Shortlist
Craig Heap: The Holmes Partnership
Marcus McEwan: Elizabeth Roxburgh Architects
Peter Bowman: Cre8 Architecture
Joseph Thurrott: Joseph Thurrott Architects
Saltcoats Competition

Scottish Woodland Eco-homes
Forestry Commission proposal to create 32 woodland eco-homes in Kilnhill wood, near Nairn: low-energy houses incl. affordable & holiday homes partly constructed from local timber

Stanley Mills
Former cotton mill on River Tay refurbished to form visitor & education centres. The late 18th century mill was handed back to owners Historic Scotland after two years of work, with the project due to open in Spring

 

Edinburgh News – Dec 2007

Highlights from December News

Forth Crossing
Forth Replacement to be cable-stayed bridge upstream of existing road bridge

Edinburgh sports facilities
Report recommends sale options of land at Meadowbank

National Portrait Gallery Funding
Ministers to provide £5.1m to £17.6m redevelopment of Portrait Gallery

National Showground
BDP, Foster & Partners, HOK + make shortlisted: Scottish National Showground

Scottish Architecture News

Edinburgh Restaurants

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