Build Scotland Construction Directory
Time and date
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORY
Share this page
Construction News
16/01/2020

Plans Approved To Redevelop Former Kinross Hotel

Construction News Image
The former Windlestrae Hotel in Kinross is set to be transformed into a new retirement living scheme.

Plans for the site are moving forward after the planning committee of Perth and Kinross Council gave the proposals the green light.

Led by Juniper Residential, the proposals will see a mix of 41 houses and flats built specifically to meet the needs of the retirement market.

The site offers easy access to local amenities and services and will make an important contribution to existing facilities within Kinross.

-- Advertisement --
NorthernAsbestosServicesLtd

Eight of the 41 units will be delivered as affordable properties, with the remaining two-unit requirement covered through a commuted sum in lieu of onsite provision.

A spokespersorn for Juniper Residential, commented: "We are delighted that our proposals have been approved. It is now well documented there is an increasingly ageing population, but there is a distinct shortage of purpose-built homes to meet the specific needs of this demographic.

"Our development will enable older people to maintain independence in the local community, whist retaining home ownership in a safe and secure environment. The houses and flats are thoughtfully designed and specified exclusively for the location and will include a number of features, such as a community lounge and a guest suite for visiting family and friends."

A number of construction and labour jobs will be created during the build programme, with over 12 full time equivalent jobs expected following completion.

(CM/JG)

Latest Construction News

23/03/2020

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced new measures to support the construction sector and particularly apprentices and trainees over the coming weeks and months. It follows an announcement last week that CITB has closed its four National Construction Colleges and cancelled i
23/03/2020

McTaggart Group has been announced as a finalist across six categories of the Scottish Homes Awards 2020 including 'Housebuilder of the Year (more than 100 units)' for the third year running. The awards, which began in 2007, is Scotland's largest independent awards initiative for the housing indust
23/03/2020

The Scottish Government has announced new fire safety guidance for high-rise properties. Posters encouraging residents of high-rise properties to keep common areas clear of anything that could be a fire risk are being issued to building managers across the country. The posters set out good practic
23/03/2020

New measures to support business customers who may face difficulties with water charge payments have been developed by Scottish Water, the Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS) and the Central Market Authority (CMA). The measures are designed to reduce the economic impact of Covid19. From
20/03/2020

CALA Homes (West) has released a showcase video of the five-bedroom Garvie home type within its Florence Gardens development. Located in the highly sought-after suburb of Doonfoot, Florence Gardens - the first CALA development in Ayr for a number of years – will offer a stunning collection of 62 fo
20/03/2020

North Lanarkshire Council has announced that its new Tenant Participation Strategy is now in place and sets out how they'll work with tenants and residents to develop and improve opportunities for involvement in shaping housing services. The new five-year strategy - 'Involving Tenants, Improving Se
20/03/2020

Aberdeen City Council is to consider a planning application for the Berryden Corridor Improvement Project. Planning permission is required for only some parts of the Berryden Corridor Improvement Project including the new road heading north from Ashgrove Road. Other parts, such as Caroline Place, a
20/03/2020

Inverclyde Council has approved plans for a £3.1m road improvement programme to tackle potholes, improve pavements and make local streets safer. The cash boost is part of Inverclyde Council's five year, Roads Asset Management Programme (RAMP) and comes on top of last year's £3.6m investment in loca
20/03/2020

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has announced that it will move to a weekly email newsletter and will stop issuing its daily e-news bulletin and Housing Scotland Today. The SFHA said that it was committed to communicating with their members as often as is necessary at this ti
20/03/2020

Halliday Fraser Munro's entire team remain "connected and working as usual". The firm's Managing Director, David Halliday, said that HFM has had full remote working capability for more than two years and have found it invaluable to meet the challenges of modern day working. Mr Halliday continued:
Scot Hoist LtdClarus Site SolutionsMorris & Spottiswood LtdSibbald Training LtdArtisan Rooftech LimitedMechanical & Electrical Fixings LtdALDCoastworksEvana Ltd Roofing & BuildingMG Scotland Ltd
Terms and Conditions