Actor, Adrian Dunbar has opened a new Macmillan Cancer Support Center at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It will offer a range of therapies and support, not just for people diagnosed with cancer, but for those living with long term illnesses.  Aitken Turnbull provided Architectural Services for this development and we are delighted to see this ground-breaking campus open.

Aitken Turnbull Architects achieves Investors in People silver accreditation

We are pleased to announce we have achieved the prestigious Investors in People Silver Accreditation, the most successful framework for business improvement through people in the UK. This represents a true commitment to our employees and demonstrates a solid foundation of good practice which remains challenging and aspirational for many organisations.

Congratulations to Rachel

Congratulations to Rachel Brown from our Edinburgh Office who passed her Part 3 Professional Architectural Exams last month. Rachel completed her Undergraduate and Masters course at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and has been with AT since graduating in 2014. She went on to complete her final ‘Part 3′ course at ESALA during 2017 and has this week received her certificate with her name now added to the list of registered Architects held by Architects Registration Board (ARB). From everyone at AT, we want to congratulate you on all the hard work to achieve this and wish you all the success in your future career as an Architect.

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