Best wishes for a safe Christmas and New Year
Sadly it is not turning out to be the holiday season we were all hoping for nor the upbeat end of year message we were hoping to share.
It has been a busy year for us at Oberlanders, despite lockdown, and we have much to be grateful for and hopefully lots to look forward to in the year ahead.
Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing Christmas and New Year holiday and here’s to a healthier and happier 2021 for us all.
(Screen shots from our first - and hopefully only - virtual Christmas party held last week. Over 50 staff from the south of England to the north of Scotland reflecting on the year gone by and sharing in some much needed merriment.)
Catriona Hill Awarded Highly Commended for Croik Misson Hut.
Last night was the Inverness Architectural Association’s 2020 Awards Ceremony and we are delighted to announce that Catriona Hill was awarded a Highly Commended in the Small Project category for the Croik Mission Hut.
The biennial Awards are a celebration of Architecture in the Highlands and Islands and although the Ceremony was held digitally, it still had some glitz and glamour with presenter Nicky Marr. If you missed it, then you can see the full recording here.
Fit Out Complete for Benchmark at Pioneer Building
Oberlanders has recently completed the fit out for Benchmark at Pioneer Building, Technopole Science Park, within the base build which was also completed by Oberlanders.
Planning success for Scourie Rocks
We are delighted to announce that plans for the Scourie Rocks exhibition and visitor attraction, have been approved by Highland Council.
New STEM Teaching Facilities Complete
We are delighted that the new STEM teaching facilities at Dumfries and Galloway College are now complete and are ready to welcome students when it is safe to do so.
As the lead of a multi-disciplinary design team, we were awarded the contract in 2018.
Angus Achieves Success in Part 3 Examination
Congratulations to Angus Donaldson on successfully passing his Part 3 Exams. We are delighted that all the hard work and study sessions during lockdown paid off. Angus will continue to work with our team to further develop his career as a qualified Architect.
COVID-19 Workplace Strategies
As we contemplate a potential return to our offices, it is clear that the return is not going to be straightforward. At Oberlanders we have been working out the jigsaw puzzles for some time and while our Oxford, Ardgay and Galashiels studios
Wavegarden Scotland Gains Planning Approval
are delighted to announce that Wavegarden Scotland have received planning permission for Scotland's first
artificial surf park
CH Architecture and Oberlanders Merge
We are pleased to announce that as of the 1st August, CH Architecture and Oberlanders Architects will merge, with Catriona Hill becoming an Oberlanders Partner.
Planning Consent Secured for European Marine Science Park, Dunstaffnage
We have recently secured planning consent for
the updated masterplan, site infrastructure works and Phase 2 research
laboratory building at the European Marine Science Park in Oban for Highlands
and Islands Enterprise.
Congratulations to Connor Preston
Congratulations to Connor Preston who has recently been awarded a First Class (Hons) degree in Architectural Technology, from the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Paul selected as new member of AfH Executive Committee
Following their recent AGM, Paul Gilligan, Senior Associate, has been selected to be part of the Executive Committee for Architects for Health (AfH).
Next steps in Edinburgh BioQuarter development
Edinburgh BioQuarter have launched their public consultation for their vision to create a world-leading Health Innovation District.
Virtual public consultation for Scourie Rocks
We are absolutely delighted to have worked in conjunction with Catriona Hill from CH Architecture on Scourie Rocks, an amazing project, at Scourie on the north coast of Scotland.
Passivhaus Trust Membership
We are delighted to announce that Oberlanders are now a member of the Passivhaus Trust.
Final planning application submitted on behalf of Wavegarden Scotland
Oberlanders are excited to announce that a final planning application for Scotland’s first outdoor surf park, has been submitted for Wavegarden Scotland.
North Pier Harbour Building Success
We are delighted that Oban North Pier Pontoons, and the Oberlanders' designed Harbour Building, have made a substantial contribution to tourism in Oban, according to a recent report.
James Hutton Institute – International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre
Oberlanders are delighted to be working on the design proposals for the new International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre for the James Hutton Institute near Dundee.
Congratulations to Oberlanders Promoted Staff
Oberlanders are delighted to announce the following staff promotions. Holly Small has been promoted to the role of Practice Manager, Mark Rego to the role of BIM Manager / Laboratory Planning Specialist.
COVID-19 Client Update
In light of the current COVID-19 situation and ongoing published advice, we would like to share details of Oberlanders’ current response plan which is focused on maintaining maximum business continuity at this time.
Edinburgh BioQuarter £750m expansion
Oberlanders have released the first images of the Edinburgh BioQuater £750m planned transformation which will create a new vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood, supporting a community of more than 20,000 people.
Easter Bush Campus update
Oberlanders have been leading a multi-disciplinary design team delivering the site masterplan, infrastructure and landscaping strategy for the University of Edinburgh’s world class veterinary research campus at Easter Bush in Midlothian.
Steelworks Complete on the Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital
Excited to see the steelworks completed on the Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital and Health Care Centre in Aviemore.
Oberlanders New Oxford Studio
We are delighted to confirm that we have officially opened our new studio in Oxford.
Therapie Watford Clinic
Continuing their expansion across the UK we’ve recently handed over the new Intu-Watford clinic for Therapie.
Next steps for future of Caerlee Mill
Along with Thomson Gray, Oberlanders are
delighted to be providing support to Montagu Evans in their market and economic
assessment of the Caerlee Mill site in Innerleithen.
Western General Ward 15, handed over on schedule
Ward 15 at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh was handed over on schedule, on 24th December, ready for occupation in the new year.