Architecture and design firm Halliday Fraser Munro shortlisted for award recognising the nation’s inspired learning spaces
Architectural design and planning firm Halliday Fraser Munro has been recognised on the national stage for its work in helping Aberdeenshire schools enhance the learning experience of pupils. The firm has been shortlisted in the Inspiring Learning Sp...
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School projects deliver lessons in stakeholder success
If you were to go back in time 100 years, school environments were very different places to what they are today. I’m not just talking about advances in technology and design that have allowed for the creation of outstanding buildings, but how schools...
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Halliday Fraser Munro comments on work commencing on housing development at Wellheads Road, Dyce
Construction work is underway on a major new affordable housing development in Aberdeen which has been planned and designed by Halliday Fraser Munro.
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Building futures – Halliday Fraser Munro supports drive to encourage industry’s new talent
Award-winning architectural design and planning firm is developing the industry’s next generation of talent by supporting a major event aimed at encouraging young people to consider careers in construction and architecture.
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AFC's New Training Facilities Opening Ceremony with Sir Alex Ferguson
We are delighted to have attended the official opening of Aberdeen's new training facility yesterday where the guest of honour was Sir Alex Ferguson.

The new state-of-the-art community and sports facility includes a Professional Training Campus, You...
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Marischal Square: BCO event will put the spotlight on a Masterclass in Master Planning
Aberdeen is a city that continually surprises. It is well-known for its distinctive granite buildings but few visitors who arrive here expect to be surrounded by so many architectural gems, from the distinctive dome of His Majesty’s Theatre to the st...
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Collaboration and connectivity – building foundations from the inaugural Scotland Development Conference
“One good conversation can shift the direction of change forever.”

Author Linda Lambert hit the nail on the head with this observation. By talking to each other – and, conversely, by listening to what others say – we can effect change and make pro...
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Education Buildings Scotland Awards Shortlist Announcements
We are delighted that Aberdeenshire Councils Learning Plaza refurbishments of Aboyne and Mintlaw Academy have been shortlisted in the Inspiring Learning Spaces category for this years Education Buildings Scotland’s Awards.
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The new Planning (Scotland) Act: real reform or just a remodel?
It’s been a long, protracted and complex process, but at last the new Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 is ready to be implemented. It’s not a shiny new planning system – more a facelifted version of the previous model – but in the months and years to co...
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Exciting Consolidated Workshop Marks the Start of Offshore Europe
Halliday Fraser Munro are delighted to have assisted M2 Dyce Limited to develop a plot within the highly successful D2 Business Park. The development is the largest industrial development within the area in recent years, providing Oceaneering with a...
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£200m construction projects results in Glasgow office move for Halliday Fraser Munro
Halliday Fraser Munro has relocated to larger premises in Glasgow after growing its team and being appointed to work on over £200m worth of construction projects across the region.
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Moray Sports Centre Official Opening
We are delighted to be attending the official opening of Moray Sports Centre today. The new £9million sporting, physical activity, communication hub will act as a destination venue drawing in visitors of all ages and physical abilities.
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Masterplans that deliver, not gather dust
Masterplanning our towns and cities is not a new idea: many of the finest places in which we live, work or visit had a clear plan and structure in place before the first stone was laid.
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Halliday Fraser Munro helps discover construction workers of the future
Halliday Fraser Munro is encouraging the next generation of Scotland’s construction industry workers. The architectural design and planning practice has become the main sponsor of the Build Your Future challenge – a competition led by Grampian Constr...
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Making affordable homes affordable
A home: it’s so much more than bricks and mortar, four walls and a roof to keep out the elements. For some, it can mean a place to feel safe; for others living in a warm, stable building may be the key to maintaining good health. Many will see it as ...
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Planning permission lodged for sustainable coastal community
Halliday Fraser Munro has prepared a vision and framework for the development of a new, sustainable coastal community on the outskirts of Aberdeen. The firm is acting as architects and planners for the project at Cloverhill, for which a planning perm...
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Halliday Fraser Munro lodges plans for 65-bed nursing home in the grounds of Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, Aberdeen
Plans have been revealed to create a 65-bed nursing home in the grounds of a five-star Aberdeen hotel. Halliday Fraser Munro has submitted the application for full planning permission on behalf of Meallmore and the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa.
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Halliday Fraser Munro strengthens Edinburgh presence after being awarded £150m city construction projects
Halliday Fraser Munro has strengthened in presence in Edinburgh where it has recently won contracts to work on construction projects worth in excess of £150m. We have moved to a new city centre office, continuing our 20-year presence in the capital.
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Planning Permission granted for all 3 sites at Longniddry
We are pleased to see that on 26th June, the Planning Committee granted Planning Permission for all 3 sites at Longniddry. Halliday Fraser Munro are delighted to be delivering phase 1 for Cruden Homes in a development which uses the traditional massi...
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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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