What chances a modular homes factory in Scotland? Steve Cole

The chances of a modular homes factory being set up in Scotland? After being recently quoted imagining factories popping up all over the UK (here), Steve Cole, director of Make UK Modular, is hopeful... WHEN it comes to setting up a factory to build houses...

Concept designs chosen, for The Crichton, following competition

A PROJECT to convert part of a former hospital into one of Dumfries and Galloway's most significant cultural and education resources has chosen concept designs, following a competition. A team led by Glasgow-based architecture practice, O'Donnell Brown, fought off competition from 69 other bids, to...

Work progressing on Edinburgh housing seeking to marry twin ‘affordability’ and ‘net-zero’ ambitions

WORK is progressing on the construction of housing in Edinburgh seeking to marry 'affordability' with stringent energy efficiency measures that make them, as close to possible, 'net-(carbon emissions)zero'. The housing - in the Granton waterfront area of the city (north of the city centre) -...

Finalists announced in awards celebrating work on empty homes

THE finalists have been announced by an awards competition recognising the best work in bringing back empty homes into productive use. Says a media announcement, here, on behalf of the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership: "The awards celebrate the impactful and transformative empty homes work undertaken...

Further conservation efforts in store for moorland

SEVERAL thousand acres of moorland in the Scottish Borders earmarked for community-led initiatives are to be joined by several thousand more, operated by a conservation organisation. Begins a media release (here) issued on behalf of major land owners, Buccleuch, missives have been concluded with Oxygen...

Regeneration plans going on display for city centre site

GLASWEGIANS are being invited to view updated development plans for a city centre location: Central Quay, by the River Clyde.  The development site - being progressed by regeneration specialist, Summix Capital - comprises a vacant 4.43-acre site adjacent to an already existing office building of 80,000 sq...

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Regeneration plans going on display for city centre site

GLASWEGIANS are being invited to view updated development plans for a city centre location: Central Quay, by the River Clyde. ...

Work to begin on completing 20mph scheme across most of Glasgow

WORK is expected to begin soon to ensure most of Glasgow's streets operate to a speed limit of 20mph. Already,...

Ambitious public transport proposals to be debated by capital’s councillors

COUNCILLORS in Edinburgh are being asked to back a public transport plan which has, at its heart, a commitment "to...

Views sought on regeneration plans for SE Edinburgh district

VIEWS are being sought on plans to regenerate a south-east Edinburgh district. Consultation has opened on the plans for Moredunvale,...

What chances a modular homes factory in Scotland? Steve Cole

The chances of a modular homes factory being set up in Scotland? After being recently quoted imagining factories popping up...

Work progressing on Edinburgh housing seeking to marry twin ‘affordability’ and ‘net-zero’ ambitions

WORK is progressing on the construction of housing in Edinburgh seeking to marry 'affordability' with stringent energy efficiency measures that...

Finalists announced in awards celebrating work on empty homes

THE finalists have been announced by an awards competition recognising the best work in bringing back empty homes into productive...

Record high reported in homelessness numbers

THE number of people classified as 'homeless' at the end of September last year was at its highest since such...

Regeneration plans going on display for city centre site

GLASWEGIANS are being invited to view updated development plans for a city centre location: Central Quay, by the River Clyde. ...

Work to begin on completing 20mph scheme across most of Glasgow

WORK is expected to begin soon to ensure most of Glasgow's streets operate to a speed limit of 20mph. Already,...

Work on city quayside restoration expected to begin early next year

WORK is expected to begin early next year on restoring the quayside and wider area of a Glasgow city district...

Recycling boost for Glaswegians

GLASWEGIANS are going to be able to soon separate their recycling into two distinct batches - to help improve recycling...

Planning for place-making

We all want to live in lovely neighbourhoods, in places which have been thoughtfully designed and delivered. So, why aren't...

Ten trees to be planted for every person in Glasgow wider region

PLANS have been unveiled to plant ten trees for every person living in the Glasgow wider region. The announcement -...

The restoration of Campbeltown

The most improved place in Scotland? Regeneration agency, SURF, this year thinks it is Campbeltown, as the town’s former regeneration...

What we might learn from Scotland’s New Towns

SCOTLAND’s New Towns (East Kilbride 1947, Glenrothes 1948, Cumbernauld 1956, Livingston 1962 and Irvine 1966) were an early example of so-called ‘public interest-led development’...

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Place and Scottish Government announcements (a work-in-progress list)

IT requires a fair amount of patient detective work to pin down the various Scottish Government documents that range across...

District design lessons from Copenhagen

IT began with a scoping exercise, which fed into the brief of an ideas competition, and continues with constant dialogue...

Vauban reflections

IT was 12 years ago when I wrote up my experiences of a visit to Vauban. I had been part...

Campaign option No.3: Creating a new town, like Vauban

It’s an occupational hazard, running a media outlet such as Place Design Scotland: there is never any shortage of ideas,...

Sweet bench

"EDINBURGH'S Circus Lane has to be one of the prettiest streets in the UK; it's a design inspiration in its...

Window signage

"GREEN. Meadows, on Edinburgh's Buccleuch Street, describes itself as 'a modern take on a tropical plant shop with social and...

Nordhavn, Copenhagen

"NORDHAVN is one of Copenhagen's newest districts. Brilliant streets and public spaces with high-quality landscape. Architecture is materially diverse, with...

Lovely proportions

"NOT in Scotland, but almost. This seemingly now former pub in Berwick-upon-Tweed (on Railway Street) immediately struck me as beautifully-proportioned....

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