AT Job Opportunity

Senior Associate/Director

Established Award Winning Practice with growing ambitions and workload have identified an opportunity for a Senior Associate/Director role within their Edinburgh Studio. Aitken Turnbull are a general practice with work across all sectors and offices in Galashiels, Edinburgh and Dumfries.

Please send your CV and cover letter to Laura McCrossan by email to lmccrossan@aitken-turnbull.co.uk or post to Aiken Turnbull Architects, 9 Bridge Place, Galashiels, TD1 1SN.

We’re Hiring!

Senior Technician/Technical Architect

Aitken Turnbull Architects are seeking a Senior Technician/Technical Architect to work in their Edinburgh Studio. We work in both Autocad and Revit and Revit experience would be a distinct advantage. Aitken Turnbull are a general practice with work across all sectors and offices in Galashiels, Edinburgh and Dumfries.

Please send your CV and cover letter to Laura McCrossan by email to lmccrossan@aitken-turnbull.co.uk or post to Aiken Turnbull Architects, 9 Bridge Place, Galashiels, TD1 1SN.

Good luck to Ali Weir

AT would like to wish Ali Weir from our Galashiels office all the best in his new job. After working at Aitken Turnbull for 10 years Ali has decided to move on out with the company. The Galashiels staff enjoyed their lunch out yesterday at The Mill House to bid Ali farewell.

Angus Projects Complete

AT are pleased to announce that the two projects that we have been working on in Angus with a partnership between NHS Tayside and Macmillan Cancer Support are now recently completed.

These works include the new Macmillan Day Assessment Unit, providing new community palliative care and day treatment facilities at Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre in Forfar. Stephen Hay, Vice Chair of NHS Tayside Board and Joanne Adamson, Macmillan Development Manager for North Scotland officially opened the Macmillan unit at Whitehills on 27th June with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. They were joined by representatives from the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership and members of local community groups on a tour of the new facilities given by Rachel Brown from project architects, Aitken Turnbull.

Works also completed on the Macmillan Day Care Unit at Arbroath Infirmary last month as part of the refurbishment works to the former Inch-cape Ward. The official opening took place on 16th May with non executive member of NHS Tayside Board Alison Rogers and Janice Preston, Head of Macmillan Services for Scotland officially opening the unit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. They were joined by representatives from the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership and members of local community groups on a tour of the new facilities given by Alasdair Rankin from project architects, Aitken Turnbull. Two new consultation rooms have been introduced along with treatment rooms and a patient lounge. The reception area has also been fully refurbished and a quiet room has been created to provide patients and families with privacy and space. The garden area will also be made over in the coming weeks. The opening of the Macmillan Day Care Unit completes both phases of the building project at Arbroath Infirmary and has received it’s first patients this month.

Macmillan wants to ensure everyone affected by cancer in Arbroath and Forfar receives the best care and in the most supportive environment, which is why the charity has invested over £940,000 in the area recently to enhance palliative care.

Thank you to all the design team involved with these two projects including the contractor Hatrick Bruce Ltd for Arbroath and Robertsons for Whitehills works.

Almstrongs Hawick Redevelopment

Following a recent feasibility study undertaken for Scottish Borders Council to explore possible redevelopment options for the disused Almstrongs building in Hawick, Aitken Turnbull have been appointed to progress proposals to create a new business hub which will include office space, shared meeting rooms and a cafe. The proposed building is intended to assist business start-ups by providing accessible and flexible office spaces. The addition of shared meeting rooms and a cafe will encourage social interaction between businesses providing the opportunity for the new and rapidly developing companies to come together and grow.

The project will see a new contemporary office building constructed to replace the previous department store entrance building on Oliver Crescent while the adjacent Church Hall and the terraced buildings accessed from Teviot Crescent will be retained and altered.

Scottish Borders Council have stated that the “project will not only provide new job opportunities in Hawick but will hopefully act as a catalyst for further property redevelopment and inward investment in the town in the future”.