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Fifers call for radical overhaul of Scottish planning system

A Fife Council-led survey has revealed wide-spread support for an overhaul of the Scottish planning system to aid development planning and future housing delivery among local people, communities and businesses.

Published 3 December 2015

Building Briefs – December 3rd

Students move into Partick development

Published 3 December 2015

And finally… Architect apologises for ‘eerie howl’ caused by Manchester skyscraper

Architect Ian Simpson has apologised for what residents have described as a howl, a hum and a scream emanating from a skyscraper in Manchester.

Published 3 December 2015

RIAS launches Festival of Architecture 2016

Scotland’s architecture will take centre stage during 2016, as Scots and visitors to Scotland join the most ambitious ever nationwide celebration of the built environment of a single country.

Published 2 December 2015

Social housing completions up 10 per cent but sector calls for more

The Scottish Government has surpassed its target of delivering 30,000 affordable homes in this parliamentary term thanks to a 10 per cent increase in the number of social sector homes completed in the past year, new figures have revealed.

Published 2 December 2015

Vacant Edinburgh site set for £2m mixed-use development

An expanding Scottish property firm is preparing to embark on a key project in the capital as it targets opportunities nationwide.

Published 2 December 2015

Average BREEAM Excellent building ‘saves in excess of 30 per cent CO2’

A new briefing paper has detailed the significant contribution that sustainability standard BREEAM has given to the global carbon reduction in buildings.

Published 2 December 2015

North Ayrshire Council completes Irvine sheltered housing complex

North Ayrshire Council has completed the construction of a new sheltered housing complex in the heart of Irvine.

Published 2 December 2015

Johnstone Town Hall continues award winning streak

BAM Construction’s Johnstone Town Hall has scooped yet another award, this time from the Glasgow Institute of Architects.

Published 2 December 2015

Edinburgh Architectural Technologist to lead CIAT

Gary Mees MCIAT has been inaugurated as the 27th President of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).

Published 2 December 2015

Building Briefs – December 2nd

Further accolades for Twechar development

Published 2 December 2015

And finally… Funding secured for world's tallest building at 1km high

The completion of what will be the world's tallest tower in Saudi Arabia is finally in sight after developers secured funding to complete the project.

Published 2 December 2015

Dumfries to receive £200m investment package

Developers are to invest around £200 million in a string of high-profile projects across Dumfries.

Published 1 December 2015

Woes continues at ISG’s UK construction division

ISG has issued a fresh profit warning following a “disappointing” performance from its UK construction arm.

Published 1 December 2015

MSPs call for council staff pensions to be used for local infrastructure projects

Council pension funds should invest more capital in local projects such as affordable housing despite the “risks” involved, according to a committee of MSPs.

Published 1 December 2015