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post updated 20 January 2022

15 Jan 2022
Milngavie Streetscape Design
Since 2018, Glasgow’s Page\Park Architects have been working closely with Milngavie BID, a community organisation formed of stakeholders and representatives of local businesses, to strategise and deliver a series of incremental projects in Milngavie Town Centre. The initiative was community-led, and the success of this first project, has stimulated a wider programme of improvements in the town centre:

Milngavie Streetscape

13 + 6 Jan 2022
New Glasgow Architecture Photos
A few new pictures taken around town on a sunny day, Wednesday 5 January:
Glasgow Building Photos 2022

Happy New Year to all our readers!
Isabelle and Adrian at e-architect wish you a Happy New Year.

Highlights from last year:

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19 December 2021
Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers architect has died, aged 88, on Saturday evening.

He never got a building built in Glasgow, but his bridge over the River Clyde was named winner of a competition in 2004. The £40m pedestrian arc-shaped crossing called Neptune’s Way was to link Tradeston and Broomielaw:
Glasgow Bridge by Richard Rogers

15 December 2021
Two BDP adaptive reuse design projects make the AJ Retrofit Awards shortlist
University of Strathclyde Learning and Teaching Project
photo : David Barbour
Ayr Grammar Campus and the University of Strathclyde Learning and Teaching Project, both designed by BDP, have been shortlisted in the annual AJ Retrofit Awards:
BDP adaptive reuse design projects

10 December 2021
Will Rudd Davidson responds to ONS report showing fall in construction output

MJ O’Shaughnessy, managing director, Will Rudd Davidson Glasgow and Ireland, said:

“We had been hopeful that we would see an increase in output for the period, in part, because these figures do not reflect our experience over the last few months with our expansion into Ireland and new project wins throughout the UK in the residential, hotel/leisure and energy and renewables sectors. However, many firms continue to reckon with COVID-related staff shortages and the resulting periods of self-isolation. Further still, supply-chain issues will be having a negative impact on the pace at which some firms can deliver projects.

“Will Rudd, like all businesses in the construction industry, is looking ahead to 2022, hopeful that the sectors will return to pre-pandemic levels of growth. Additionally, as we work towards meeting ambitious net-zero carbon targets, we must consider how our engineering work can best protect, preserve and enhance our landscapes and environments in a sustainable way.”

[1] Construction output fell 1.8% in volume terms in October 2021, this is the largest monthly decline since April 2020 when output fell by 41.7%; new work fell (2.8%) from September to October 2021 while repair and maintenance remained unchanged (0.0%).

Like recent months, anecdotal evidence in October 2021 from businesses continues to suggest that product shortages caused by supply chain issues leading to subsequent price rises in raw materials such as steel, concrete, timber and glass, were an important reason for the decline.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/constructionindustry/bulletins/constructionoutputingreatbritain/october2021

9 December 2021
“Budget Of Choices” Misses Prime Opportunity To Encourage Consumer Shift To Low Carbon Homes And Fails Would-be First Time Buyers

The “budget of choices” delivered by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Economy Kate Forbes this afternoon has missed a prime opportunity to encourage a consumer shift towards low carbon homes and fails Scotland’s would-be First Time Buyers.

That is the view of trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS) as it responded to the spending announcement which was directed by the priorities of tackling inequalities, supporting the economy and ending the country’s contribution to climate change.

HFS Chief Executive Nicola Barclay said:

“With COP26 still fresh in our minds, it’s essential that environmental factors become a key determinant for people when choosing a home so it is extremely disappointing that a prime opportunity to encourage such a shift by linking rates of Land & Buildings Transaction Tax and council tax to levels of domestic energy-efficiency has been missed.

“Also frustrating for the 82 per cent of households in Scotland that would like to own their own home, the Scottish Government abruptly closed its hugely successful Help to Buy main scheme and First Home Fund earlier this year due to a reduction in Financial Transactions received from Westminster. Now this has been increased by £134m but nothing has been allocated to restore these initiatives, leaving the Open Market Shared Equity scheme, the criteria for which excludes many would-be purchasers, as the only means of government assistance. Rather than tackling inequality, I fear this will see the gap between the ‘housing haves’ and the ‘housing have nots’ continuing to grow.

“Whilst the continuing commitment for affordable housing is to be welcomed, it once again appears that the fundamental role that the private sector has to play in terms of both delivery and wider economic recovery has been overlooked.”

30 Nov 2021
50 Bothwell Street Office News
50 Bothwell Street Glasgow office refurbishment
Mosaic Architecture + Design, one of Scotland’s most experienced practices, has secured detailed planning permission and listed building consent for the redevelopment of 50 Bothwell Street in the heart of Glasgow city centre:
50 Bothwell Street Office Redevelopment

29 Nov 2021
BDP adaptive reuse project wins conservation award at GIA Design Awards
Design: BDP
Architects and industry experts came together to celebrate the very best architecture being produced at the GIA Annual Members Dinner and Awards Ceremony which was held at the BAad in Glasgow, on 25 November. This year’s guest judge was Ingrid Petit – one of the RIBAJ’s ‘Rising Stars’ of 2020.
Ayr Grammar Campus

18 November 2021
Celebrating heritage through design in Glasgow Buildings
Article by Bruce Kennedy, Architect Director at the BDP Glasgow studio:
“We walk in the footsteps of our predecessors. Just as the inherited values of past generations shape our society, their aspirations are cast in stone in the built fabric of our cities.”
Celebrating heritage through design in Glasgow

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