Edinburgh News – July 2010 : Architecture, Building

Edinburgh News – July 2010 : Buildings in Scotland

Edinburgh News : July 2010

Edinburgh & Lothian Building News for July 2010

Edinburgh News – Jul 2010

GIA Awards
GIA Annual Design Awards launched – details on the GIA website. 26 Jul

Girvan Hospital
Girvan Community Hospital Development – design by Austin-Smith:Lord. 26 Jul

Scottish House Construction News
The number of registrations to build new homes in Scotland rose by 32% from Apr-Jun 2009 to the same period in 2010, according to the NHBC. 23 Jul

Viewfield Housing
Viewfield Housing, Ayr – design by Austin-Smith:Lord. 23 Jul

Building Regs Part L
The roll-out of the revised version of Part L of the Building Regulations could be delayed for six months: the new regulations were due to come into force on 1 Oct and will set more stringent energy performance targets for buildings. 23 Jul

Festival Theatre Extension News
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
photo © adrian welch
Proposed extension to Festival Theatre criticised by Cockburn Association. 22 Jul

Stirling Prize
Stirling Prize shortlist announced – none from Scotland, but surprise exclusions.
View re shortlist from e-architect editor Adrian Welch. 22 Jul

Curating the City : Representation and Seriality
3 Aug – 3 Sep at Minto House, 20 Chambers St, see Edinburgh Events. 22 Jul

Phoenix Flowers
Garscube Link by 7N Architects / RankinFraser Landscape Architecture. 19 Jul

John Hope Gateway
Her Majesty The Queen officially declares Edward Cullinan Architects designed John Hope Gateway at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh open. 19 Jul

Serpentine Pavilion
Serpentine Pavilion, London – new photos of Jean Nouvel building. 19 Jul

Perth Theatre
Perth Theatre – design by Richard Murphy Architects, Edinburgh. 19 Jul

Design Skills Symposium
Architecture and Design Scotland event 31 Aug – 1 Sep West Park Dundee – see Edinburgh Events page. 19 Jul

Edinburgh Architect Jobs
Architect Jobs – new Edinburgh contract position added. 14 Jul

Loch Ard Boathouse
Loch Ard Property : design by Sutherland Hussey Architects. 14 Jul

BSD Update Events
On 1 October 2010, the new 2010 versions of the Technical Handbooks will come into force. Prior to their introduction, Building Standards Division and RIAS have co-organised two events which focus on the major changes in the guidance. The events will will be held in Stirling on 29 Jul and in Aberdeen on 11 Aug: see Edinburgh Events link. 14 Jul

Scottish Design Competition
19 Jul – registration closing date for SSCI Design Ideas Competition

Rothesay Pavilion
Elder & Cannon appointed to refurbish this Grade A listed thirties building on the Isle of Bute for Argyll & Bute Council. 9 Jul

Saltire Awards News
Saltire Awards, Scotland : Shortlist News. 8 Jul

Small Animal Hospital Opening News
John Swinney Officially Opens Archial Architects’ Small Animal Hospital. 8 Jul

Scottish Planning Policy News
A report from the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee demands that links between transport and land use planning policies be strengthened to ensure public transport is put at the heart of new developments.
The committee report on its inquiry into Transport and Land Use Planning calls on the Scottish Government and local authorities to improve the interactions between the two planning policy areas to prevent developments being built with insufficient transport provision in place. 5 Jul

CIOB in Scotland
Ken Morrison from Stewart Milne Constructio elected as the new chairman of the CIOB in Scotland. 5 Jul

New Council Housing Proposal
Scottish Government allocate £2.9m for new council homes by Edinburgh City Council at West Pilton Crescent as part of their Council House Building Phase 3 funding. The announcement was made by First Minister, Alex Salmond, as he visited West Pilton Crescent. It brings total Scottish Government funding for new council homes in the Capital to £7.5m over the past two years. 5 Jul

New Council Housing Completed
Families are moving into the first new council houses to be built in Dunbar, East Lothian, since 1974; 88 properties built by Ogilvie Construction. 5 Jul

Scotland’s Housing Expo
Scottish Housing Expo nearing completion at Milton of Leys, Inverness – more details online soon. 5 Jul

Edinburgh News – Highlights Jun 2010

Princes Street Store
Primark Store Edinburgh
image from the architects
Primark Princes Street Store – design by 3Dreid. 24 Jun

Drill Hall Arts Centre
Drill Hall Edinburgh
photo from the architect
City Architecture Office complete final phase of seven-year project to convert a former military building into an arts centre : Drill Hall Arts Centre Leith. 16 Jun

Scottish Design Awards
Architecture Grand Prix won by Malcolm Fraser Architects for Scottish Ballet, Glasgow. 2 Jun

 

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Ocean Terminal
Jewel & Esk Valley College
National Portrait Gallery
St James Centre
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