Michael Laird Architects

Green light for mixed-use development in Leith conservation area

The City of Edinburgh Council has granted planning permission for a mixed-use development at Baltic Street, Leith.

Published 12 August 2021

£46m grain distillery planned in Scottish Borders

Jackson Distillers has revealed plans to build the first grain distillery in the Scottish Borders with a vision to be the lowest carbon and most resource efficient grain distillery in Scotland.

Published 18 June 2021

Major refurbishment project on Glasgow waterfront building commences

Real estate investment firm AM alpha has announced it has commenced a major programme of works to transform an office development in a stunning waterfront location in Glasgow’s city centre.

Published 4 May 2021

Borders village masterplan makes planning progress

Scottish Borders Council has granted Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) for a mixed-use redevelopment of a historic auction mart to create a "new town centre" for Newtown St Boswells.

Published 30 March 2021

Structure collapse leads to Falkirk distillery revision

A project to restore the historic Rosebank Distillery in Falkirk cannot proceed as planned due to the partial collapse of a bonded warehouse on the site.

Published 13 January 2021

Edinburgh Council approves plans to redevelop Corstorphine Hospital

Plans submitted by Sundial Dundas Corstorphine Ltd to redevelop Corstorphine Hospital and its grounds have finally been approved by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 3 November 2020

Mixed-use redevelopment of Leith gasworks site unanimously approved

Historic buildings at a former Leith gasworks are set to be replaced with student accommodation, affordable homes and shared office space following the approval of a planning application this week.

Published 30 October 2020

Leith gasworks redevelopment recommended for approval

Councillors have been recommended to approve plans for a mixed-use development including 18 affordable homes at a former gasworks in Leith.

Published 26 October 2020

MLA rings the changes with raft of promotions

Michael Laird Architects (MLA) has announced a number of promotions as part of a wider review of the internal structure of the business.

Published 27 August 2020

£25m office block planned for outskirts of Raploch

Stirling Development Agency (SDA) has submitted plans to create a £25 million office development on the outskirts of Raploch.

Published 21 May 2020

Hotel plan mooted at former Edinburgh HMRC office block

Plans have been lodged to repurpose a vacant Edinburgh office block into a 166-bedroom hotel.

Published 18 May 2020

Plans submitted for 106 studio bedroom student flats in Stirling

Plans have been submitted for a new 106 studio bedroom student accommodation development at Goosecroft Road in Stirling.

Published 14 May 2020

Plans submitted for mixed office and retail units at Buchanan Galleries

Michael Laird Architects has submitted expansion plans for the Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre in Glasgow, hoping to add mixed office and retail units to the building.

Published 6 April 2020

New cafe and visitor centre planned at Talisker Distillery on Skye

The Isle of Skye’s oldest working distillery has submitted plans for a new cafe and expanded visitor centre.

Published 13 March 2020

BCO Scotland appoints Gillian Stewart as new chair

Michael Laird Architect’s director Gillian Stewart has been announced as the new chair of the British Council for Offices (BCO) in Scotland.

Published 25 February 2020