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post updated 23 September 2023

Dumfries & Galloway Building News

23 Sep 2023
Dumfries High School Building News
hub South West has appointed Morgan Sindall Construction as construction partner with Ryder Architecture leading the design of the new school. Turner & Townsend have been appointed to deliver full cost management, project management and principal designer services for the project and Woolgar Hunter will lead on civil and structural engineering elements of the new school:
Dumfries High School Building News

More contemporary Dumfries architecture designs on e-architect soon

Dumfries Architecture 2019 – 2022

17 June 2022
Dumfries Architectural Photos

J.B. Stevenson & Jeffrey Ltd. ruined building, awaiting renewal
J.B. Stevenson & Jeffrey Ltd. Dumfries Building

Troqueer Parish Church, 58 Troqueer Rd, DG2 7DF
Troqueer Parish Church Dumfries Building

10 May 2022
Dumfries Architecture Photos

The Dumfries Suspension Bridge is a suspension pedestrian bridge that was completed in 1875:
Dumfries Suspension Bridge
photograph © Adrian Welch

Midsteeple, an 18th century town-house used for many purposes over the centuries, including as a prison, council house and clerk’s chamber:
Dumfries Midsteeple Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Dumfries High Street buildings at the junction with English Street, with a fountain at the nexus:
Dumfries High Street buildings
photo © Adrian Welch

5 Apr 2022
Dumfries and Galloway Council appoints hub Southwest to deliver the new Dumfries High School

Dumfries and Galloway Council has appointed hub Southwest Scotland, the construction and infrastructure-focused partnership which works with local authorities and private sector enterprises in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway, to develop the new Dumfries High School in southern Scotland.

New Dumfries High School building:
new Dumfries High School building

One of 25 projects selected as part of Phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP), the new school will accommodate a school roll of 796 pupils with construction on the existing site.

The project will deliver enhanced Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) learning, embedded within the curricular offering and facilities shaped to support this and enhance the pupil experience.

Teacher training will also be a focus, allowing opportunities for new and aspiring teachers and educationalists to develop their skills in spaces design to support their development and growth, within a real school environment. In addition, the new Dumfries High School will continue to deliver enhanced sports and PE facilities.

Gillian Brydson, Director Skills, Education and Learning for Dumfries and Galloway Council said: “Dumfries High School is already at the heart of its community – our values of ambition and respect underpin our work to achieve the highest standards in all educational experiences.

“This investment is an important step in providing a positive learning environment for each and every learner at Dumfries High School and supports the wider ambitions of Dumfries Learning Town.”

Neil McIntyre, Project Management Lead for Phase 2 of Dumfries Learning Town at Dumfries and Galloway Council, said: “The new Dumfries High School will be recognised as a landmark community investment which will enhance the learning experience of our young people and will be also a beacon of community sports and leisure activity.”

hub Southwest CEO Michael Ross:
hub Southwest CEO Michael Ross

Chief Executive of hub Southwest, Michael Ross, said: “We are delighted to deliver this exciting new project for Dumfries and Galloway Council as its development partner and to continue our partnership with the authority.

“Following completion of the tender process that is currently underway, we expect to announce the appointment of the wider team in the coming months.

“The new school building will achieve the highest standards of construction in line with the Scottish Government’s key measures of energy consumption, condition, digital, and economic growth and we believe that when completed it will be a continuing source of pride for the people of Dumfries for generations to come.”

More modern Dumfries architecture designs online here soon

Dumfries Architecture 2006 – 2018

24 + 20 Sep 2018
Moat Brae House – restoration work at the Georgian house where Peter Pan began
Date built: 1823
Design: Walter Newall Architect ; Renewal Design: LDN Architects
Style: Greek Revival
Listed building status: Category B
Moat Brae House Dumfries building design
photo courtesy of The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust (PPMBT)
Moat Brae House
A first glimpse inside the newly restored Moat Brae House, where Peter Pan began, has revealed the extent of the work undertaken to save a Scottish architectural gem.
By 2009 the once luxurious house was derelict and came within three days of being bulldozed when it was taken on by a small group of volunteers. After nearly a decade the first stage in its transformation into Scotland’s new National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling is largely complete.

13 Dec 2017
Dumfries & Galloway Hospital Building Opens
The new £212m Dumfries and Galloway Hospital opens. The 344-bed new build facility was built using the off-site construction method DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly).
Dumfries & Galloway Hospital Building News

Urban design competition for Stranraer and Dumfries

Organisers: Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership

winner for both competition sites: Collective Architecture

5 practices were selected and paid an honoraria of £5k to prepare ideas
Collective Architecture were formerly Chris Stewart Architects

Dumfries Theatre Royal Building News
Design: RMJM Architects
Dumfries Theatre Royal building interior design
Dumfries Theatre : image from RMJM Architects
Dumfries theatre building proposal by RMJM Architects
This is the oldest theatre in use in Scotland and an extremely rare survival of an 18th century theatre, with connections to Robert Burns. Designed by local architect Thomas Boyd in 1790 – 2, and apparently modelled after the Theatre Royal in Bristol, the original building was a simple rectangular structure with a gabled front and a classical portico.

Dumfries & Galloway Hospital

Dumfries shopping development
Plans for 200,000 sqft, £50m Dumfries retail development unveiled by Centros Miller.
New shopping precinct over 3.7 acres from Queensberry Square, through the High Street and down towards the Whitesands, incl. part of Irish Street, Friars Vennel and Bank Street. Debenhams due to be anchor store.

Dumfries & Galloway Buildings
Galloway House
photograph © Daniel Lomholt-Welch
Dumfries & Galloway Buildings

Location: Dumfries, Scotland, UK

Southwest Scotland Buildings

Contemporary Architecture in southwest Scotland – architectural selection below:

Ayr Riverside Development, Southwest Scotland
Architects: Keppie Design ; Masterplan by Niall McLaughlin Architects
Ayr Riverside Office Development | www.e-architect.com
image courtesy of architects
Ayr Riverside Office Buildings

Dumfries & Galloway Competition winner : Collective Architecture – formerly Chris Stewart Architects

University of the West of Scotland Ayr Campus
Ayr Campus

Architecture in Scotland

Architecture Design in Scotland – selection:

Scottish Architecture Designs – chronological list

Scottish Architect

Quarry Studios, Deeside, Cairngorms National Park, the Scottish Highlands
Design: Moxon Architects
Quarry Studios Cairngorms National Park
photo © Timothy Soar
Quarry Studios Cairngorms National Park

Wavegarden Scotland
Artificial Surf Park Scotland
image : HarrisonStevens
Wavegarden Scotland

Scottish Architecture

Architecture and Design Scotland

Scottish Architecture Comeptition: Dunfermline Museum and Library

Scottish Architects Practices

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