Designs on scholarly success
Having spent a large chunk of our formative years in school buildings, it shouldn’t take you too long to respond if I was to ask you what the inside of a school looked like. Classrooms, corridors, and canteens would pretty much sum it up, right?
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Hot desking: a hot topic in best practice office design
Hot desking – where employees have no designated working space – is not a new concept to the modern office set-up. For years now, forward-thinking employers have introduced a hot desking policy to help stimulate creativity and encourage collaboration...
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Aberdeen Central Library Roofing Works Complete
The works to refurbish the grade C listed Aberdeen Central Library roof for Aberdeen City Council has reached completion after a year of hard work.

The Central Library, along with St. Mark’s Church and His Majesty’s Theatre, form the trio of histori...
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9th Award for Marischal Square
We are delighted that Marischal Square has won Regeneration Project of the Year at the Scottish Property Awards 2019.

Projects that were shortlisted this year were Buchanan Wharf for Deal of Year Award and Ballater Station for Development of the Y...
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Aberdeen Market Redevelopment
Halliday Fraser Munro has lodged a planning application on behalf of the developer Patrizia to redevelopment this important city centre site. The ‘mixed-use’ development would include 120,000sqft of office space along with bars and restaurants with c...
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Wellheads Road – Social Housing Backed by Planners
A solution to tackle the current waiting list for affordable housing in Aberdeen took a major step forward when planning was granted for a large scale residential development at Wellheads Road, Dyce.

The approved application of 283 flats is made up ...
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Official opening of Kinellar Primary School
On the 6th February, Lord Provost Bill Howatson will officially open the new Kinellar Primary school in the town of Blackburn, Aberdeenshire. The school opened its doors in August 2018 and has since provided a dynamic learning environment for 450 pri...
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Halliday Fraser Munro win Planning Appeal Challenging Council Policy on Development near Trees
Earlier this month Halliday Fraser Munro’s  Planning Team successfully won a planning appeal on behalf of CALA Homes (North) Limited for additional housing at the leading developer’s Craibstone Estate in the north of Aberdeen. This allows the next ph...
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Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow – Planning Secured
Planning has been secured on a new city centre quarter on the banks of the River Clyde. When complete the development will provide one million square feet of Grade A office space, residential accommodation and a mix of local amenities and landscaped ...
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Queen’s Hall, Dunoon Doors Open
The Queen’s Hall sits at the foot of Dunoon’s High Street, opposite the waterfront’s Victorian Pier at the gateway to the town. Built in the 1960’s, it has been radically upgraded under Argyll and Bute Council’s coastal towns’ regeneration programme....
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Inverurie Community Campus Celebrates Significant Milestone
A milestone has been reached at the new £55 million Inverurie Community Campus as a steel beam was anchored into place last week.

Mr John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education, attended the site along with council bosses...
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Major Planning Application for Steads Place at Leith Walk, Edinburgh
Halliday Fraser Munro has submitted a detailed planning application for a mixed use development in Leith, Edinburgh on behalf of Drum Property Group.  The development will provide purpose built student accomodation and  a hotel for the University of ...
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Ballater Station Completion
The redevelopment of the historic Old Royal Station in Ballater reaches an exciting stage in the project with the main contract works now complete.

In 2015, a devastating fire destroyed the station which has now been reconstructed with a new extensi...
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Turriff Primary School Opens for the New School Year
The new Turriff Primary School opened to pupils in August for the start of the new term. The school replaces the existing Markethill Primary School located close by. With a current school role of 505 primary school pupils, the school has been designe...
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Moray Sports Centre gets Planning Approval
Conditional Planning Permission for Moray Sports Centre was granted on 27th June.

Backed by Moray Sports Foundation the 12-acre hub will sit at the heart of a 2,500-home community to the south of Elgin offering a range of facilities including a gymn...
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Royal Train Station - Turf Cutting
Aberdeenshire Provost marks the start of Ballater Old Royal Station redevelopment

The B-listed building, owned by the council, was historically used by the Royal Family travelling to nearby Balmoral Castle and was hit by a fire which broke out in Ma...
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Halliday Fraser Munro gets an A+
Anderson Anderson & Brown are delighted to be moving into their new 40,000 sq ft offices today at Prime Four Business Park in Aberdeen.

The offices designed by Halliday Fraser Munro are another excellent example of Grade A BCO standard office build...
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