Planning Approval Granted – LHA Stranraer

Planning Approval has been granted by Dumfries and Galloway Council for the Loreburn Housing Association for the proposed redevelopment of the former Garrick Hospital site, Edinburgh Road, Stranraer.

This development includes:
• A foyer and associated 12 person unsupported flats
• 12 supported flats
• 6 adapted bungalows
• 4 person supported unit

This development is currently with Dumfries and Galloway Council for Building Warrant Approval. Development construction works start late spring 2018.


Part 1 & Part 2 Architectural Assistant

Aitken Turnbull Architects are currently recruiting for Part 1 & Part 2 Architectural Assistants to join our Edinburgh office. You will be working on a variety of projects including residential, commercial, leisure, education and healthcare.

Requirements for this Role:

– Excellent written and communication skills
– Experience of working within a UK practice is advantageous
– A good understanding of AutoCAD or REVIT is beneficial
– A good understanding of Adobe Creative Suite
– Knowledge of Scottish Technical Standards would be beneficial

Whilst working as an Assistant you will be:

– Communicating with clients, contractors and colleagues
– Working closely with a design team
– Working on all RIBA stages
– Using AutoCAD and REVIT to produce drawings

Please send your CV and cover letter to Laura McCrossan by email to or post to Aiken Turnbull Architects, 9 Bridge Place, Galashiels, TD1 1SN

Eildon Housing Association Partnership

David Burgher was delighted to represent Aitken Turnbull as part of the delivery team in the Partnership Agreement between Eildon Housing Association and Hart Builders for 388 new homes across the Scottish Borders. The official agreement took place at Sergeants Park on the 29th November and was witnessed by Minister for Housing, Kevin Stewart.

AT welcome David Smart to Edinburgh Office

AT are delighted to welcome David Smart to our Edinburgh Office. David joined AT as a Senior Architect in in November. A warm welcome to David from all the AT team and we look forward to working together.

Earlston High School World of Work Evening

David Burgher was delighted to attend Earlston High School’s World of Work Evening on the 23rd November. The purpose of the evening was to raise awareness of the range of careers, consider different routes to work, hear about the importance of skills and qualities as well as qualifications and to generally investigate opportunities that exist now and in the future