Lidl, East Kilbride
The Lidl UK East Kilbride store reopened on Thursday 21st July following the refurbishment and extension by Dickie & Moore Ltd. The refurbishment included the addition of a bakery and the new style decor throughout the interior.
Government funding for our residential project in Kilsyth with Clyde Valley Housing Association and SIM Building Group has been granted and with all Approvals in place work is scheduled to start on site mid July 2016.
Scottish Home Improvement Awards
Delighted to have made the finalist shortlist for the second year running. Thank you to everyone who voted and whoever nominated us in the first place.
Best of luck to everyone in the category - there is some stiff competition there!
Block A has been unveiled at our residential development on Hornal Road, Uddingston for CCG (Scotland) Ltd and Clyde Valley Housing Association. Blocks B and C will follow in the next couple of weeks with handover of the three blocks in June and July.
Lidl Hamilton Opening
It's Official, the first new style Lidl UK GmbH store on Muir Street, Hamilton was opened this morning by the Provost of South Lanarkshire.
Balcastle Road Planning Approval
DTA Chartered Architects Ltd are delighted that their application for Planning Permission for the erection of a two storey dwelling and detached garage in Balcastle Road, Kilsyth has been granted Approval by North Lanarkshire Council.
Well done to St Andrew's & St Bride's High School in East Kilbride for winning the Go4SET Lanarkshire CAD regional heat and getting through to the National Final of the EDT Scotland Go4Set Schools Engineering Competition in June.
The challenge, organised by the Engineering Development Trust, aims to inspire pupils to pursue careers in Science, Engineering and Technology.
Craufurdland Cafe Granted Funding
Funding has been granted for the cafe development at Craufurdland Fishery. We are looking forward to the first design team meeting and start working towards Building Warrant submission.
Brunel Court Handed Over
All 32 residential units at Brunel Court, East Kilbride were handed over this morning on programme from CCG (Scotland) Ltd to Clyde Valley Housing Association. Well done to all involved.
Mavor Avenue Handed Over
Following a successful handover from Wilson Developments last Thursday, Clyde Valley Housing Association tenants took possession of their keys on Monday for the 12 Cottage Flats at Mavor Avenue, East Kilbride.
Lincluden Medical Centre Opens
Today saw the official opening of the new Lincluden Medical Centre in Uddingston. DTA Chartered Architects Ltd acted on behalf of Alexander Braidwood & Sons (Blantyre) Ltd and NHS Lanarkshire. Photographs coming soon!
Loch Fyne NMV Approved
Non-Material Variation approval granted by Argyll & Bute Council following Design Development and Value Engineering of property at Minard, Loch Fyne for Mr & Mrs Devlin of the Curtis Moore Group.
Having designed an extension and the remodelling of a family home and subsequently achieved Planning and Building Warrant Approval, we received the following email from the family on the completion of the works:
“We are really delighted with the space especially the new kitchen/garden room which is perfect for us as a family - I don't know how we managed before. It's hard to believe the size of the new extension - the boys rooms are amazing and we have better space in the office so it's a much nicer space to work in. Thanks to you and your team for the fantastic design.”
Needless to say we are delighted that the family are enjoying their ‘new’ home and that they are pleased with the outcome.
Smith Electrical Handed Over
SIM Building Group have successfully completed the refurbishment of the industrial unit in East Kilbride for Smith Electrical Ltd and the project was handed over today. We are looking forward to the next project with the contractor starting.
Southbank Road, Kirkintilloch
The tenants talk about their new homes at Trust Housing Association's first mid-market rent development at Kirkintilloch.
Planning Consent Granted for Redevelopment of Property on Loch Fyne
DTA Chartered Architects Ltd are delighted to be acting on behalf of Mr & Mrs Devlin of the Curtis Moore Group on the redevelopment of their property at Minard, Loch Fyne. Planning Permission for the redevelopment of the property has been granted approval by Argyll & Bute Council.
Southbank Road, Kirkintilloch Officially Opened
Wednesday 22nd April saw the official opening of DTA's project with Ogilvie Homes located in Southbank Road, Kirkintilloch. The development comprising 40 properties for Trust Housing Association and 25 for East Dunbartonshire Council to be built and rented out under the Scottish Government's mid-market rent scheme.
DTA Lodge Planning and Building Warrant Application for Warehouse Refurbishment
DTA Chartered Architects Ltd have lodged applications for Planning Consent and Building Warrant on behalf of SIM Building Group for the refurbishment of a industrial unit in East Kilbride. The building recently purchased by Smith Electrical Ltd, part of Cable Services Group, will become their new Glasgow warehouse and distribution centre.
Planning Consent Lodged for New Cafe at Craufurdland Fishery
DTA Chartered Architects Ltd have lodged an application for Planning Consent with East Ayrshire Council for a new cafe and outdoor leisure office including the provision of changing facilities and children's play area at the Craufurdland Fishery, Craufurdland Estate, Fenwick.
Mavor Avenue Development Starts on Site
Works have commenced on DTA’s development for Wilson Developments and Clyde Valley Housing Association on the site at Mavor Avenue, East Kilbride. The development consists of 12no. 1 and 2 bedroom flats which are two storeys in height and was designed to address the context and topography of the site.
Tinto Tapas - Uddingston
Good to see Tinto Tapas (www.facebook.com/TintoTapasBar) getting great reviews on glasgow.stv.tv and Twitter (@Tinto_Tapas). DTA Chartered Architects were delighted to be involved with the proprietor Gordon Craig and the shopfitter, Paul Martin PM Joiners (firstname.lastname@example.org), at the restaurant in Uddingston which opened in December.
DTA have secured Planning Permission for a residential development comprising 20 three bed and 38 two bed terraced houses, situated on the west boundary of Upperton, Longriggend.
The site which covers an area of 5.2acres was the home of the former remand centre until it was demolished in 2007 and nestles against the existing settlement of Upperton which consists of a mix of 80 houses/flats previously constructed in the 1960’s by the Scottish Prison Service for the purpose of providing residential accommodation for prison warden and other staff at the remand centre. It is understood that all the existing properties have been bought under the ‘right to buy’ scheme.
Lindsaylands Road, Biggar
Detailed Planning Permission has been granted for 2 detached dwellings each with a large detached garage along with a 10m deep landscape buffer strip to the south, rear boundary of the site adjacent to the open fields beyond. The remaining trees and shrubbery in and around the boundaries of the site are to remain. The dwelling and associated garages are to be of traditional design with hipped roofs, stone mullions, deep eaves with window styles and traditional finishes such as slates and timber to mirror the design elements in some of the houses adjacent. They are also to have spacious garden areas. In this regard and in particular the design and plot sizes reflect the style and proportions of the large, traditional “gentry” style properties within the area.
Building Scotland Magazine
Building Scotland have written a profile in this months issue on DTA Chartered Architects Ltd featuring two of our current projects at Silverwells Crescent, Bothwell and the Crossbasket Castle Nursery. You can read the article here
Pub Restaurant and Retail Development Granted Approval.
DTA Chartered Architects Ltd’s proposals for a pub restaurant and 6 retail units has been granted Planning Permission in Principal for the 1.5 acre site at the junction of Lindsayfield Road and Greenhills Road, East Kilbride.
Crossbasket Castle Nursery Granted Planning Approval
DTA Chartered Architects Ltd's proposals for the Crossbasket Castle Children's Nursery, which sits in the grounds of the Grade 'A' Listed building, have been granted Planning Approval by South Lanarkshire Council.
Work Begins at Southbank Road, Kirkintilloch
Following the approval of the Stage 1 Building Warrant, Ogilvie Homes have made a good start on ground works at the development of 65 new homes located in Southbank Road, Kirkintilloch.
The development comprises 25 properties for East Dunbartonshire Council and 40 for Trust Housing Association and will have great views of the canal and the Campsie Fells.
DTA Chartered Architects Ltd Sign up for Architect in the House to Help the Homeless
DTA Chartered Architects Ltd has registered to take part in Architect in the House - the joint charitable initiative by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Shelter.
New research has shown that nearly two-thirds of homeowners have lived in the same home for at least ten years. With more people deciding to stay where they are while their families grow, home improvements can be the best option in making sure our homes are fit for our changing needs. Anyone thinking of undertaking work on their home should contact the office, we can help realise the potential of homes while helping those with more significant housing problems.
Homeowners can receive an hour consultation for a suggested donation of £45 to Shelter. Whether it’s inspiration for a study, an extra bedroom, or just better living space you need, DTA can offer creativity and professional advice that will help bring your ideas to life. Homeowners can register for their consultation by visiting www.architectinthehouse.org.uk
Planning Application Lodged for Housing on Site of Old Remand Centre
DTA have lodged a Detailed Planning Application for the erection of 60 two storey terrace units on the site of the former remand centre located to the north west of the settlement of Upperton, North Lanarkshire.
Detached Villas on Old Coach Road, East Kilbride WINS Premier Guarantee Small Development of the Year 2012
DTA's residential development at 32B Old Coach Road WINS the Single Unit Category for the Premier Guarantee Small Development of the Year Award for Scotland and Northern Ireland!
Congratulations to our client and the developer Abbey Construction (Scotland) Ltd for an outstanding job.
Silverwells Crescent Development Starts on Site
The Stage 2 works of DTA’s development of 60 luxury apartments and penthouses for Patersons of Greenoakhill have commenced on site at Silverwells Crescent following the appointment of the main contractor in late 2012.
Crossbasket Castle Nursery
DTA have lodged a Planning Application for a children’s nursery on the grounds of the Grade ‘A’ Listed Crossbasket Castle in South Lanarkshire.
On the 20th 0f October, Our John Foster Will be Zip Sliding Across the River Clyde
On the 20th of October, our John Foster will be zip sliding across the Clyde from 150 foot above the ground beside the Finnieston Crane in aid of CLIC Sargent Cancer Care for Children.
Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years.
Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening experience and the emotional, practical and financial implications of treatment are intensely challenging for the whole family - CLIC Sargent offers the patient and their families care and support, every step of the way.
Please help John raise money to support this invaluable charity by visiting his online fundraising page atwww.virginmoneygiving.com/JohnDFoster and sponsor his zip slide.
If you want to know more about CLIC Sargent or perhaps get involved in one of their events, you can visit their website at www.clicsargent.org.uk or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/clicsargentuk
Detached Villas on Old Coach Road, East Kilbride Nominated for Premier Guarantee Small Development of the Year 2012
The detached villas in Old Coach Road, The Village, East Kilbride for Abbey Construction Ltd have been shortlisted for the Premier Guarantee’s Development of the Year 2012 awards in the Small Development category. The nomination follows the success of DTA’s Single Unit in Earls Gate, Bothwell winning the category in 2011.
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St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High School Win National Go4SET Challenge
Congratulations to the pupils and staff of St Andrew's & St Bride's High School who won the 2012 National Go4SET Challenge (www.etrust.org.uk) at The Scottish Parliament on 25th May following a win in the Lanarkshire heat.
The group, who this year called themselves ‘The Biomasters’, along with their teacher Sharon McLean, have been working alongside John Devlin of DTA Chartered Architects to create a solution that not only addressed the problem in hand, but also gave some thought as to how they could roll-out their solution to other schools. The challenge, organised by the Engineering Development Trust, aims to inspire pupils to pursue careers in Science, Engineering and Technology.
Listed Building Consent Granted for Alterations to 767 Year Old Castle
DTA's application for Listed Building Consent to the 767 year old Craufurdland Castle has been granted approval. The Castle which has been owned by the family since 1245 is run as self catering or bed & breakfast accommodation, as well as the family home, and sits within the extensive Craufurdland Estate which is open to the public for walking, mountain bike and trekking trails, as well as fishing.
Two In A Row!
For the second year in succession our congratulations go to the pupils who won first prize and a cheque for £250, in the Lanarkshire heat of the National Go4SET challenge to design a Biomass Plant for their school. The challenge, organised by the Engineering Development Trust, aims to inspire pupils to pursue careers in science,engineering and technology.
The group, who this year called themselves ‘The Biomasters’, have been working alongside John Devlin of DTA Chartered Architects to create a solution that not only addressed the problem in hand but also gave some thought as to how they could roll-out their solution to other schools. The challenge culminated in a presentation to a judging team of industry experts at the Headquarters of South Lanarkshire Council on 10th May. The judges were incredibly impressed by the pupils innovative solution, determination, organisational skills and depth of knowledge displayed. Well done from all at DTA.
Planning Application for New Medical Centre Granted Approval
DTA’s proposals for a new medical centre in Uddingston have been granted Planning Approval following the recent South Lanarkshire Council Planning Committee meeting. Works are due to commence later in 2012.
Southbank Road, Kirkintilloch Granted Planning Approval
DTA’s proposed development for 65 new homes located in Southbank Road, Kirkintilloch has been granted Planning Approval. The development which comprises a total of 65 properties – 25 by East Dunbartonshire Council and 40 by Trust Housing Association was approved by East Dunbartonshire Council Planning Committee on Tuesday 13th March. Works are due to commence later in 2012.
DTA Secure Planning Permission for New Residential Development at Millhouse Farm
DTA have secured approval for a development of 8 dwelling houses on the site of the former Millhouse Farm, to the South of East Kilbride with extensive views to the countryside. Negotiations with the Planning Department were ultimately successful with a mixture of 1½ storey dwellings forming a vernacular courtyard style development, with a contemporary twist, being deemed a suitably sympathetic design for this rural location.
DTA Lodge Planning Application for New Medical Centre in Uddingston
DTA have lodged a Planning Application for a new medical centre in Uddingston. The proposed development will accommodate the Lincluden Medical Centre who, have through patient demand outgrown their current premises on Bellshill Road, Uddingston. Access to the new medical centre will be through a new car park formed directly of Bellshill Road on the site of the old Medical Rehabilitation Centre. The building itself is organised in a linear form and will comprise a central two-storey block with single storey wings to both sides which creates a ‘wall’ effect to the open land in front.
Public Consultation Begins for the Redevelopment of the East Kilbride Showpark
Redevelopment of the Showpark to form new community hub including;
• 1 no. synthetic 11-a-side pitch
• 2 no. synthetic 7-a-side pitches
• 500 Seat stand with associated works including car parking, lighting etc. for E.K. Thistle Community Football Club
The above proposal is currently at a Pre-Planning Application Consultation stage and if and when a Planning Application is submitted, there will be an opportunity to make formal representations.
Clyde Football Club have indicated that they are willing to groundshare the new proposal at the Showpark with E.K. Thistle Community Football Club, thus allowing the capital finance to carry out the development and, importantly, the capital to maintain the proposal.
The artificial surface pitches afford access for the Under 21 team training, youth teams training and the girls football teams.
Work Commences on Two Detached Villas on Old Coach Road, East Kilbride
Work has commenced on site for the detached villas in Old Coach Road, The Village, East Kilbride. The development comprises the demolition of the single storey dwelling and the erection of two new detached dwellings and associated parking on the outskirts of the conservation area.
Silverwells Crescent Development Starts on Site
Works commenced on DTA’s development of 60 luxury apartments and penthouses for AS Homes Ltd on the site at Silverwells Crescent following receipt of the Stage 1 Building Warrant.
Lying just outside the Bothwell Village Conservation Area, the initial works will comprise the formation of the below ground car parks and ground floor transfer slabs with the superstructure due to begin in early in 2012.
65 New Homes at Southbank Road, Kirkintilloch Granted Funding
DTA’s proposed development for 65 new homes located in Southbank Road, Kirkintilloch has been granted funding as part of the £2.9million secured by East Dunbartonshire Council from the Innovation and Investment Fund to help finance the building of rented housing. A total of 65 properties will be built in Kirkintilloch – 25 by East Dunbartonshire Council and 40 by Trust Housing Association.
Remedial Works to St Benedict’s RC Church, Easterhouse Completed
Remedial works to the north facing roof of the Grade B Listed St Benedict’s Church in Easterhouse have been completed following damage caused to the copper lined gutter during the harsh winter of 2010 / 11 continuing DTA’s long running involvement with the Church.
DTA Secure Planning Permission for Netherhall Farm, Shotts
DTA have secured Planning Permission from North Lanarkshire Council Planning Committee for two new residential properties on the site of Netherhall Farm, Dura Road, Allanton, Shotts on 20th July 2011.
DTA Win Second Sports Hall for Ball Hall at Esher High School, Surrey
DTA have won their second Ball Hall project with LM Construction to provide a £2.1million Sports Hall for Esher Church of England High School in Surrey following the success of the extension to Greengairs Community Centre in North Lanarkshire. The circa 2,000m² facility providing a new indoor four-court sports hall, ancillary halls, fitness suite and changing facilities is due to start on site early this year.
Works Progress on Prestigious Site in Bothwell
Works are progressing on the dramatic South facing site overlooking the river Clyde in Bothwell. DTA achieved Planning Permission in February 2011 for the development of the site for 10 serviced plots for luxury detached villas.
DTA Secure Listed Building Consent for Alterations to St Bride's RC Church
DTA, through discussions with Historic Scotland and South Lanarkshire Council’s Conservation Department have secured Listed Building Consent for works to the living quarters of the iconic St Bride's RC Church in East Kilbride.
St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High School Win Go4SET Challenge
Congratulations to the S2 pupils who won the Best Team prize and a cheque for £250, in the Lanarkshire pilot of the Go4SET challenge to design an Eco Classroom. The challenge hosted by the University of the West of Scotland and EDT (Engineering Development Trust) aims to inspire future engineers and scientists.
The group, who called themselves The Green Gang, had been working alongside John Devlin of DTA Chartered Architects. The challenge culminated in a presentation to a judging team of industry experts at the University of the West of Scotland on 22 February. The judges were incredibly impressed by the team work, determination, organisational skills and depth of knowledge displayed. Well done.
Lambhill Farm Featured in Savills’ New Homes
DTA Chartered Architects Ltd’s Lambhill Steading project is now featured in Savills’ New Homes.
Click here for details
The development comprises a mix of 8 new build residential units and 4 converted cottages restored and extended to form large family homes completing the courtyard formation on the site of the disused farm. A palette of materials and traditional details, well suited to this greenbelt location, add to the rural vernacular appearance.
DTA Have Secured Approval for a Development of 4 Serviced Plots for Dwelling Houses on the Site at Whitemoss Grove, East Kilbride
Whitemoss Grove is a quiet private road adjacent to the Conservation Village of Maxwellton and the recreational facilities at Whitemoss. The plots have the benefit of Detailed Planning Approval for substantial 2 storey houses of approx. 3000 sq. ft floor area. Further details are available on request.
DTA Secure Planning Permission for New Courtyard Development in the Greenbelt
DTA have secured approval for a development of 10 dwelling houses on Stoneymeadow Road, between East Kilbride and Blantyre. A sensitive design ethos with our knowledge of the relevant guidance in Local and National Planning Policies resulted in a successful outcome for our client. Negotiations with the Planning Department were protracted as the site was zoned as greenbelt however these negotiations were ultimately successful with a mixture of 1 ½ storey dwellings forming a vernacular courtyard style development, with a contemporary twist, being deemed a suitably sympathetic design for this rural location.
Extension to Greengairs Community Centre Handed Over
DTA are delighted that the extension to the Greengairs Community Centre which comprises a new 'Ball Hall' facility accomodating a 5-a-side, badminton and basketball indoor sports hall, changing rooms and amenity facilities has been handed over to the Community Council on programme and within budget. The facility is the first 'Ball Hall' to be completed in Scotland and all client bodies involved are delighted with the end product.
Loch Road Wins Premier Guarantee Excellence Award for Social Housing Development
DTA Chartered Architects are delighted with the news that their housing project at Loch Road, Kirkintilloch has been awarded Premier Guarantee's Excellence Award for Social Housing.
The Development between Wilson Developments and Cube Housing Association provides 28 properties comprising a mix of cottage style flats and semi- detached villas and includes 2 special needs units.
Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards 2009
DTA Achieve Planning Permission on Prestigious Site in Bothwell
DTA have achieved Planning Permission for the development of 10 luxury detached villas on a dramatic south facing site overlooking the River Clyde in Bothwell. All the houses have been designed to take advantage of the sloping site and benefit from large gardens that roll down the bank of the river.
Interest in the development has been high and DTA fully expect the development to be a paradigm in luxury housing in Scotland.
Sandhurst Building, Lanark, Nominated for the Prestigious Scottish Homes Award for Conversion of the Year 2010
DTA Chartered Architects were delighted to learn that their conversion of the listed Sandhurst Building on the site of the former Winston Barracks had been nominated for the Scottish Homes Award for conversion of the year and had made it to the final shortlist.
The Development for HBS Winston Barracks comprised the retention and conversion of the old accommodation block, considered the most important of the four listed buildings on the site, to 16 three storey townhouses, 16 apartments and 4 two storey villas.
DTA Achieve Planning Permission on Contentious Site in Bothwell
DTA have achieved Planning Permission for the development of 60 luxury apartments and penthouses on the site of the demolished Silvertrees Hotel in Bothwell following South Lanarkshire Council's decision at the Planning Committee meeting in November 2009.
The proposed 1.07ha site is located in the predominantly residential area in the southwest part of Bothwell, where Silverwells Crescent marks part of the boundary of the Bothwell Village Conservation Area. Lying just outside the Conservation Area, the proposed development sits comfortably within the immediate surroundings which cover a range of scales and types of building. The proposed elevations, fronting on to Silverwells Crescent, have been designed to respect the height of the large buildings opposite and key visual reference points.
Arranged in two blocks fronting onto the curve of Silverwells Crescent and occupying an area of the old site where the previous buildings stood, the new buildings will reinforce the streetscape down Mill Road, lost following the demolition of the hotel and annex.
DTA Celebrate their 1st Year Anniversary Within their New Offices
The 4th of August saw DTA Chartered Architects Ltd celebrate the first year in their new premises at 9 Montgomery Street, The Village, East Kilbride.
The practice refurbished the offices which boast a central location within the village on a busy thoroughfare, prior to moving into them in August 2008. The premises provide the practice with ample room for expansion and the private gardens to the rear enhance the experience of working in this busy friendly office.
Lambhill Farm Phase 2 Given the Go-Ahead
Approval has been granted for the second phase of a 12 unit residential development in the countryside near Strathaven. The second phase involves the restoration, extension and conversion of existing cottages and outbuildings to form four large family homes. This phase completes the courtyard and compliments the Phase 1 new builds which are currently nearing completion.
DTA Achieve Planning Permission for 40 Social Housing Units in Key Area of Uddingston
DTA Chartered Architects Ltd are delighted with the decision of South Lanarkshire Council to grant planning permission for the development of 40 social housing residences on the vacant site at Hornal Road, Uddingston.
The 1.7 acre brownfield site, which has lain empty for 40 years, is a priority project within the strategic housing infrastructure. The design of the dwellings and the site layout complies with the requirements of both the Housing For Varying Needs Design Guidance and Secured by Design. The proposal will deliver affordable homes that benefit from sustainable planning, construction practices and materials.
'Controversial' Application Granted at Markethill Road
Planning approval has been granted for the demolition of an existing dwelling and the erection of a 4580 sq ft house adjacent to one of East Kilbride's most exclusive streets.
Despite the interest of the local press because of the site's proximity to a listed building, the Planning Department agreed with DTA's assessment of the site's potential. Although a large dwelling in terms of the internal floor area, the house was designed to be in keeping with its neighbours and has the appearance of a large extended villa. Successful negotiations with the planners ensured that the client's aspirations and specific requirements could be met on what is in many ways a very restricted site.
DTA Chartered Architects Becomes a Limited Company
On 1st June 2007, DTA Chartered Architects became a limited company trading, not surprisingly, as DTA Chartered Architects Limited.