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Caltongate site
image © Adrian Welch
Calton Gate – the developer has been given a three-year extension to its planning approval. 21 Mar 2013Advocate’s Close News
Advocate's Close Development
image from The Chris Stewart Group
The Chris Stewart Group, has secured a major restaurant brand for Advocate’s Close in Edinburgh’s Old Town. 21 Mar 2013

Edinburgh BioQuarter Development News
Nine, The BioQuarter Edinburgh
photo from Scottish Enterprise
Edinburgh Bioquarter
Three new life sciences companies move into leading research centre, Nine, a flagship multi-occupancy building for early stage and established life sciences companies. 7 Feb 2013

Craighouse Plan
Craighouse Campus
photograph © Adrian Welch
Craighouse Campus
Updated £90m proposal labelled “diabolical” by campaigners, according to today’s Edinburgh Evening News. Scaled-back plans for the former Napier University campus at Craighouse have been submitted to the city council – with the number of homes on the site reduced by almost a quarter. The development will see 153 units built on the site. 26 Nov 2013

Edinburgh News Highlights 2011

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Edinburgh Military Tattoo Grandstand
render © The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
New grandstand : Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 9 Aug 2011

Schop Exhibition
Exhibition by Nick Sargent
Questions of ownership and attribution are addressed in the new exhibition by Nick Sargent, entitled ‘A Scottish Land’. The focus of the exhibition at Schop is a large scale, painted and embroidered canvas entitled ‘A Scottish Landscape’.
Schop, 36 St Mary’s Street. 5 Aug

EAF Festival Pavilion
Solar Pavilion by Karen Forbes for Edinburgh Art Festival
image Courtesy the artist and Glo
Designed for Edinburgh Art Festival in St Andrew Square by artist and Professor of Art at Edinburgh College of Art, Karen Forbes, this temporary structure is a “contemporary expression of the city’s long fascination with optics and optical devices for viewing”.

Edinburgh Bio Quarter
Edinburgh Bio Quarter
photo from Scottish Enterprise
Edinburgh Bio Quarter : design by Allan Murray Architects. 2 Aug

National Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland
photo © Paul-Riddle.com
National Museum of Scotland – over 22,000 visitors visit on its first day of being open. 1 Aug + 29 + 28 Jul

Royal Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland
photograph © Adrian Welch
e-architect visited the redeveloped Royal Museum of Scotland on 27 Jul : review + photos. 27 Jul

Edinburgh Building Photos
Sugarhouse Close
photograph © Adrian Welch
Edinburgh Building Images – general photos from around the city. 27 Jul

Edinburgh International
Edinburgh International development
picture from Scottish Enterprise
A plan to transform a key development zone around Edinburgh airport into a global centre for transport and international business could inject up to £4.4 billion into Scotland’s economy, it was announced today, 14 July 2011 by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth: Edinburgh International

ECA Head
Dr Chris Breward, head of research at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, has been confirmed as the new principal of Edinburgh College of Art. He will be the first principal of Edinburgh College of Art following its merger on 1 August with Edinburgh University. 24 Jun

The Caledonian, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Caledonian Hilton Hotel
photograph © Adrian Welch
Scotland’s first Waldorf Astoria is to be located in Edinburgh at the Caledonian Hotel.
The hotel will be known as The Caledonian, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel. 10 + 13 Jun

LDN Architects – Awards
Edinburgh University Business School
Business School at the University of Edinburgh
image : Paul Zanre

Morningside Church
Morningside Church
image : LDN Architects

Edinburgh Bio Quarter Design
Edinburgh Bio Quarter design
image : Erz
Edinburgh Bio Quarter : Shortlisted design by Alan Dunlop Architects. 3 + 4 Jun

Grassmarket Community Projects
Greyfriars Community Project
image : Gareth Hoskins Architects
HRH, the Duchess of Cornwall visited some of the Grassmarket Community Projects in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Greyfriars Community Project : Gareth Hoskins Architects. 3 Jun

Trinity Park
Planning approval for CALA Homes’ Trinity Park site – 81 new homes across a six-acre former Trinity Park House site in the north of the city-centre. 31 May

Fountainbridge Brewery Approval
Fountain North, Edinburgh
image : Allan Murray Architects
Masterplan by Allan Murray Architects for former site of Fountainbridge Brewery approved by planners. The outline scheme is a mixed-use development, including residential, retail, leisure and student housing. The redevelopment of the Fountainbridge site could also include the demolition of the listed former North British Rubber Company building, although that would require separate consent. 12 May

Willowbrae House
Richard Murphy Architects submit plans for house in grounds of Willowbrae home. 6 May
Willowbrae House
image from architect

Newbattle Gardens
Newbattle Gardens House Property Home
photo © Dave Morris
Newbattle Gardens, Eskbank, Dalkeith : Craig Amy Architect. 15 Apr

EAA Award Winners
EAA Awards – including a Review by Edinburgh architect Rebecca Wober. 14 Apr

New Forth Bridge – Consortium
Consortium chosen for New Forth Bridge. 22 Mar

Portrait Gallery News
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery redevelopment project to receive £2m funding. 18 Mar

Caltongate Revival?
Prism Developments revealed as the firm to revive the controversial Caltongate scheme:Calton Gate. 3 Mar

Edinburgh News Highlights 2010

Broughton St Mary’s
Broughton St Mary's Parish Church Edinburgh
photo © Keith Hunter
Broughton St Mary’s Parish Church : Benjamin Tindall Architects. 29 Jul

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

Princes Street Store
Primark Store Edinburgh
image from the architects
Primark Princes Street Store : 3Dreid. 24 Jun

Drill Hall Arts Centre
Drill Hall Edinburgh
photo from the architect
Drill Hall Arts Centre Leith. 16 Jun

Exchange Place
Exchange Place
photo © John McKenzie
Exchange Place Photos by John McKenzie Photography. 26 May

Edinburgh News Highlights 2009

Cameo Cinema
Cameo Cinema Photo
picture from the architect
Cameo Cinema refurbishment proposals announced 22 Aug

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh Photos
Hotel Missoni
image © Adrian Welch
Photos of the Hotel Missoni exterior

Hotel Missoni interior
photo : Bepperaso
New images of Hotel Missoni Edinburgh interior from Matteo Thun, Italy

Dovecot Studios
Dovecot Studios
picture from architect
Photos of Dovecot Studios : Malcolm Fraser Architects

Norton House
Norton House Hotel
picture from architect
Norton House Hotel : Fletcher Joseph

Ingleby Gallery
Ingleby Gallery
picture from architect
Ingleby Gallery : Helen Lucas Architects. 280109

Craigmillar Town Centre Approval
Craigmillar Town Centre
picture from architect
Approval for PARC’s Craigmillar Town Centre

Bankton Primary School
Bankton Primary School
picture from architect
Bankton Primary School Livingston : Arcade Architects

Russell Place
Russell Place
picture from architect
Russell Place house : Arcade Architects. 270109

Edinburgh Waterfront
Edinburgh Waterfront
picture from architect
Leith Docks Public Meeting – re applications for first two Villages of nine

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

SoCo Approved
picture from architect
Unanimous approval for SoCo Edinburgh design : Allan Murray Architects

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

Restoring Edinburgh’s Parthenon
Edinburgh Parthenon
picture from EWH
Work has begun on restoring the National Monument on Calton Hill. The project is part of the Twelve Monuments Project, a joint initiative of Edinburgh World Heritage and the City of Edinburgh Council which is restoring some of the city’s famous statues and monuments.

Donaldsons College
Donaldsons College
photo © Andrew Lee
Completion Photos of jmarchitects’ Donaldsons College

Scottish & Newcastle Offices
Scottish & Newcastle Offices
photo © Alastair Cook
Controversial move to demolish brilliant RMJM-designed former S+N Headquarters

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Scottish Capital Building Designs

Contemporary Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Edinburgh Castle

Playhouse Theatre

Rosslyn Chapel


Hotel Missoni Edinburgh

Balmoral Hotel

Scottish Provident Building

British Home Stores

New Town Harvey Nichols

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