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Interview: Emerging Architect Award winner Neil Taylor

Interview: Emerging Architect Award winner Neil Taylor

The inaugural RIAS/Saint-Gobain Emerging Architect Award recognises the crucial role architects play in delivering a better world and encourages the great architects of the future at the outset of their careers. This year, the award went to TAP Architecture, recognising two innovative and technically challenging projects: the Aerial Adventures, East Kilbride, and the Scottish National(…)

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Communities to benefit from new historic building regeneration grant

Communities to benefit from new historic building regeneration grant

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is expanding its grant-giving programme and has launched a new Scottish Community Development Grant that enables historic building regeneration projects in communities across Scotland. Thanks to three year funding of up to £200,000 from Historic Environment Scotland (HES), eligible applicants could receive up to £50,000 for regeneration projects in their(…)

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Building Briefs – July 21st

Building Briefs – July 21st

BAM Ritchies’ Charlene Geddes becomes first woman in UK to achieve Shotfiring qualification BAM Ritchies’ Charlene Geddes has become the first female in the UK to gain the MPQC Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Shotfiring. The geography and geo-science graduate from the University of Aberdeen achieved her NVQ qualification last month and has already managed(…)

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And finally… Contractors reunite daughters with father’s 35-year-old message in a bottle

And finally… Contractors reunite daughters with father’s 35-year-old message in a bottle

When surveyors from the Dumfries office of building preservation company Richardson and Starling began stripping plasterboard off a wall they discovered a bottle containing a message concealed in a fireplace 35 years prior. The letter, secreted within a 1971 bottle of Sauternes wine, dates back to 4th February 1982 and was written by James Kirkpatrick,(…)

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‘Critical’ infrastructure planned as £1.1bn Edinburgh City Deal agreed

‘Critical’ infrastructure planned as £1.1bn Edinburgh City Deal agreed

A City Deal has been agreed which will deliver inclusive economic growth across Edinburgh and South East Scotland through housing, innovation, transport, skills and culture. A UK government investment of £300 million is being matched by the Scottish Government with contributions from councils and universities expected to take the total investment to about £1.1 billion.(…)

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Construction workloads hit by Brexit concerns and political instability

Construction workloads hit by Brexit concerns and political instability

Workloads have slowed across most sectors of the construction industry in Scotland amid concerns over Brexit and domestic political instability, surveyors have reported. According to the Q2 2017 UK Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), growth moderated across all sectors with the private commercial and industrial segments seeing(…)

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