Michael Laird Architects



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

Sundial Properties submits plans for Leith gasworks redevelopment

Sundial Properties has progressed plans for a mixed-residential development at a former gasworks in Leith following the conclusion of a public engagement exercise.

Published 10 February 2020

Building Scotland Fund marks £100m investment milestone

The Scottish Government’s Building Scotland Fund (BSF) has topped £100 million of financial support for housing, regeneration and industrial and commercial developments throughout the country.

Published 14 January 2020

Robert Gordon’s College plans to demolish science block for sports facility

Independent school Robert Gordon’s College (RGC) has submitted plans to demolish a teaching block in favour of a modern new sports building at its Schoolhill Campus in Aberdeen.

Published 11 December 2019

Render Studio recognised at Scottish Design Awards

Architectural visualisation firm Render Studio has been awarded a top prize and a commendation at the Scottish Design Awards.

Published 27 August 2019

Glasgow office development given £12m SPRUCE funding boost

The Scottish Government has announced a £12 million loan for the renovation of a Glasgow site to create 85,000 sq ft of new Grade A office space.

Published 11 March 2019

Housing plan at former Corstorphine Hospital given green light

A 78-home redevelopment of Corstorphine Hospital near Edinburgh Zoo has been granted planning permission despite concerns over the lack of affordable homes and the welfare of the zoo’s giant pandas.

Published 16 January 2019

Ardgowan Distillery unveils £12m plans for Inverclyde facility

Ardgowan Distillery has revealed ambitious designs for a new £12 million distillery which is being built on the Ardgowan Estate near Inverkip.

Published 15 October 2018

RBS withdraws mixed-use proposal at Fettes Campus site

Royal Bank of Scotland has withdrawn its planning application for a residential-led mixed-use redevelopment of land it owns in Edinburgh’s New Town.

Published 16 August 2018