Edinburgh News in January 2009, Wallace Monument Building, Central Scotland

Edinburgh News January 2009

Construction + Architectural Development in Lothian, Eastern Scotland

Edinburgh Building News in January 2009

Wallace Monument
Wallace Monument visitor centre
picture from the architect
Wallace Monument visitor facility extension : Lee Boyd ArchitectsMies van der Rohe Awards
Scottish Nominees listed at Mies van der Rohe Awards

Dovecot Studios
Dovecot Studios
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Photos of Dovecot Studios : Malcolm Fraser Architects

Union Square
Union Square Aberdeen
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Aberdeen Shopping Centre : BDP

Glenrothes named most dismal place in Scotland in Carbuncles Awards. 290109

Festival Theatre Extension
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch
£2m rehearsal space behind Festival Theatre set for approval. Extenison to be funded by building student flats between new space and South College Street

Norton House
Norton House Hotel
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Norton House Hotel by Fletcher Joseph

Ingleby Gallery
Ingleby Gallery
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Helen Lucas Architects’ Ingleby Gallery. 280109

Craigmillar Town Centre Approval
Craigmillar Town Centre
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Approval for PARC’s Craigmillar Town Centre

Bankton Primary School
Bankton School
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Bankton Primary School Livingston : Arcade Architects

AECC hotel
Four-star Radisson Edwardian hotel adj. Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre set to go ahead, due to complete by 2011, but no developer yet named

Russell Place
Russell Place
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Russell Place house : Arcade Architects. 270109

Donald Trump Resort Starts
Surveyors have started work at the Balmedie site. The 14th-century Menie House, renamed MacLeod House in honour of Trump’s late mother Mary MacLeod, will become the Trump family residence in Scotland. Refurbishment of the mansion is nearing completion.

Clarion building
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Wellington Street office development topped out ceremony: Clarion

Wood Group HQ Shelved
Aberdeen Evening Express report developer of £60m Wood Group HQ, Miller Cromdale pulled out of the office development

Following two articles about my employment published without my knowledge, and using information from a private phone call to do with attendance at a board meeting, I resigned earlier this week from the Prospect Editorial Board. Later the same day Alan Dunlop also resigned for entirely different reasons, to do with the Carbuncles Awards.
Ref. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7854544.stm
“Reason: I would like to see Glasgow Harbour in there as a worst planning decision because it is one of the best example of atrocious late 20th century developer led nonsense that you will find – the point being that the Council could and should have insisted on an entirely different structure and content for the development. As it turned out, Clyde port got exactly what they wanted, ably assisted by numerous architects who were happy to take the dosh while the Council did next to nothing except approve the planning application(s). I think having Glasgow Harbour in there sends out a strong message about concern for the urban environment”. Willie Miller
The Carbuncle Judges are:
Chantelle Niblock. Phd Student, Glasgow School of Art
Colin McColl: Architect, McColl Architects
Esther Weir, Architect, CRGP
Gordon Duffy: Architect, Studio Dub
Gordon Young: Prospect Magazine
John Glenday: Prospect Magazine
Karen Moir, Architect, RMJM
Neil de Perez: Architect, 3DReid
Willie Miller: Urbanist, Willie Miller Urban Design

Edinburgh Waterfront
Public meeting re Leith Docks applications for first two Villages of nine

Scotland’s first ‘A’ Energy Performance Certificates
West of Scotland Science Park
photo : Alan McAteer
Scottish Office Buildings by Cooper Cromar

Edinburgh Development
Discussion on progress and controversy in Edinburgh Developments. 270109

SoCo Approved
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Unanimous approval for SoCo design by Allan Murray Architects

New Edinburgh School
Fettes College Prep School
photograph : Renzo Mazzolini
Glasgow’s Page Park complete Fettes College Prep School

Centre For Health Science
Inverness building
photograph © Ewen Weatherspoon
Keppie Design’s Centre For Health Science Inverness opened by Jim Mather MSP

Princes Street Housing
Edinburgh World Heritage plans to find ways of bringing empty upper floors back into use, as housing or offices: it hopes to identify a block on Princes Street before the end of 2009

Traditional Building Skills
Culture Minister Linda Fabiani today launched a new masonry qualification to meet traditional building training needs in Edinburgh and Lothian. 210109

cre8architecture Design
Flood Design Competition : cre8architecture entry

SOUTH CITY Symposium
Modernist Urbanism in the Southern Hemisphere: Past, Present, Future
Organisers: Docomomo / Edinburgh College of Art / University of Edinburgh
South City Symposium : 22 – 23 Jan

Kolkata Pavilion not to be designed in Scotland
Graeme Massie resigns from Kolkata Book Fair Pavilion for Scotland project

Skara Brae Protection
Protection for Skara Brae. 200109

EICC Expansion
EICC underground expansion progressing again with work due to start later in 2009

New Urbanism New Town
Will Scotland get its own Poundbury? Planning application for a new town at Tornagrain, between Inverness and Nairn, submitted by Andres Duany, one of the founders of the Congress for New Urbanism

Jan Kaplický
Former Future Systems architect Jan Kaplický dies

Moore Street
Moore Street Glasgow : information + images from Richard Murphy Architects

Usher Hall Refurb Cost
Usher Hall refurbishment cost increase of nearly £5m reported. 150109

Bauhaus in Cumbernauld
The Bauhaus School of Architecture & Design, Berlin in Cumbernauld

Murray Grigor Film
Celebrated Scottish filmmaker Murray Grigor launches World Premiere of
John Lautner film : INFINITE SPACE at Palm Springs Film Festival, USA
Sean Connery + Murray Grigor
photo of Sean Connery + Murray Grigor
Cast includes Sean Connery, Lautner’s daughter & Frank Gehry

Forth Crossing Design
With talks now set for 27 Jan in London to agree New Forth Road Bridge funding, Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy suggests the design should also be on the agenda, according to The Scotsman. Meanwhile, The Sunday Herald reports that PPP would likely increase the cost of the project from £2.3 billion to £4bn, with a toll of…£26. The SNP administration in Edinburgh, which opposes PFI/PPP, wants the UK Treasury to spread project costs over 20 years.

Gazprom Tower News
Okhta Tower by Edinburgh’s RMJM Architects to be fully funded

Moore Street
Glasgow buildings by four different architects, masterplanned by Edinburgh’s Richard Murphy Architects complete : Moore Street

Grassmarket Again
Finished at Christmas, but now being dug up again: cobbled path to be replaced with Caithness stones to aid wheelchair users, due to complete in two weeks

Green Belt Village
170-home private “care village” adjacent to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary set for approval despite objections from local residents and Midlothian Council. The sheltered apartments and health centre would be built in the derelict Edmonstone estate grounds at Little France. 100109

Romanes & Paterson
Princes Street B-listed store to reopen on 1st of April after £1m refurbishment following the massive fire in August 2007: Princes Street Edinburgh. 090109

Musselburgh Health Centre
jmarchitects proposals for £21m project – more details online soon

Council Land Acquisition
Western Harbour Leith
picture from the architect
CEC to buy up reduced cost land from credit-crunch hit developers, principally on the waterfront, to stimulate development and provide land for much-needed affordable homes. 080109

Princes Street Hotel Critics
Architecture and Design Scotland criticise SMC Hugh Martin Architects’ Princes Street Hotel proposals. 060109

Overgate Extension
£50m extension by owner Lend Lease to Dundee’s Overgate shopping centre to go ahead despite retail market freefall

Fettes College Prep School
Page / Park building complete : six classrooms naturally ventilated via roof-mounted windcatchers plus an art studio and library. Fettes College

Aberdeen Hotel
Union Street Hotel : planning permission gained for Holmes

St Paul’s & St George’s
Redevelopment of St Paul’s & St George’s Church by lee boyd : completed building photographs, 050109

Energy Performance Certificates
On the day all large public buildings in Scotland were supposed to display Energy Performance Certificates under EU laws many public buildings failed to get a certificate, and of those that have many are poor. 050109

Architecture in Edinburgh

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