£30 million restoration project opens - city centre hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh, which with 240 rooms is one of the largest in the capital.
Edinburgh Building News for 2017: Scottish architectural + construction updates - East of Scotland property - Edinburgh architecture news, Lothian buildings & architects info and images
Edinburgh Architecture Events Scottish Architectural Talks + Exhibitions - East of Scotland Construction Lectures - Lothian Building Events, Architects CPD Scotland
Edinburgh architects, Scottish architectural offices Listings for design practices East of Scotland - Edinburgh architecture offices online since 2000, a well-established website: Lothian architects studios
Major contemporary buildings include the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh by EMBT/RMJM and the Museum of Scotland (extension) in Edinburgh by Benson + Forsyth. Famous architects with buildings in Scotland include Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, Steven Holl and David Chipperfield.
The last section of the new Queensferry Crossing has been lifted into place, completing the 1.7-mile link across the Forth. The £1.4 billion construction project is due to open in June 2017.
A block of flats in Leith made famous by the novel Trainspotting have been awarded Category A listed status. The curving "Banana flats" in Leith were home to Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson in Irvine Welsh's book. Cables Wynd House was built in the 1960s in the "Brutalist" architectural style. Historic Environment Scotland said it had decided to recognise the flats and neighbouring Linksview House after consultation with residents.
Proposals unveiled for 102 flats and 302sqm of retail space at Quartermile on land off Porters Walk: two 10 storey blocks designed by Foster + Partners, the final phase on this 19-acre site.