Atkins have completed a number of significant interventions within the Category A listed Glasgow Central Station. Main entrances from Union Street and the low level station have been transformed in advance of Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games along with the main concourse washrooms in an attempt to elevate the quality of passenger experience within the internationally significant station building. The presence of the low level station within the upper concourse has been heightened throu
Fourteen architecture practices have submitted for the restoration of Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building.
The school’s iconic library was ruined in the fire, which started in the basement of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh building but made its way up to the roof. It damaged the west side of the GSA building, dating from 1909.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has become the latest significant stakeholder to support the conversion of the now redundant, Category B listed, St Martin’s Church in Glasgow to become the Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike and Activity Centre. The Heritage Lottery Fund gave its initial approval for the project by awarding Glasgow Building Preservation Trust and Ardenglen Housing Association Ltd a First Round pass* for a grant of £1.05m which includes a grant of £178,900 to develop their proposals further.
In the GIA Springburn Winter Gardens Competition 5 finalists have been selected from 25 entries. The public vote on the finalists commenced on 20th September. The winner of this Scottish architecture competition are due to be announced in November.
BDP has revealed yet another vision for its £104 m overhaul of Glasgow Queen Street Station, reports the AJ. The architecture practice tweaked its proposal for the city centre station following feedback from passengers and the public.
Key changes in the latest Glasgow Queen Street proposal include an upgraded façade and roof design, widened stairs at the George Square entrance, improved disabled access and additional cycle stands.
Transformation of Scotland’s National Stadium for next year’s Commonwealth Games.
Hampden Park is where the Games’ most innovative construction project is currently under way. As part of its temporary transformation, the stadium will be given a dramatic new look to gain the width and length required for an IAAF-approved athletics track.