Build Scotland Construction Directory
Time and date
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORY
Share this page
Construction News
16/10/2020

'Stub' Blocks Demolished In Port Glasgow To Make Way For New Homes

Construction News Image
River Clyde Homes has demolished another three of the 'stub' blocks in Port Glasgow.

The demolition is part of a £15 million regeneration programme to replace the flats in Slaemuir Avenue with 96 modern homes.

Whilst work on phase one began in October 2017, the current pandemic led to phase two works being halted at the start of the year. Despite this, Inverclyde’s largest housing association delivered a 40 new homes last month with the keys handed over to residents.

-- Advertisement --
NorthernAsbestosServicesLtd

The contractor Cruden Building is now working on the third and final stages of the regeneration which will provide a further 24 homes.

Under the current plan, the three remaining blocks have been demolished to make way for 17 new homes on Slaemuir Avenue and seven on Campsie Road are built.

Completion of the new homes is scheduled for August 2021. Thereafter the final three remaining 'stub' blocks will be demolished, marking the end of an era in Slaemuir.

David McIndoe, Head of Asset Management Services at River Clyde Homes said: "We are pleased to be moving into the final stages of what has been a comprehensive regeneration in challenging circumstances."

Latest Construction News

28/10/2020

Construction work has been completed on the £55 million Inverurie Community Campus in Aberdeenshire. Inverurie Academy has welcomed pupils back to begin the new term this week. As well as an array of fully equipped new classroom areas, Inverurie Academy pupils are set to benefit from a dance studi
28/10/2020

District Regeneration Frameworks (DRFs) have been given the go-ahead for Blythswood and Central districts of the city centre by Glasgow City Council. These are the fourth and fifth in a series of nine DRFs that will guide the future development of Glasgow city centre over the next decade. Previousl
28/10/2020

Construction work is to commence on the first phase of roadworks on The Loaning in Motherwell. The work, which is expected to start on 02 November, will begin at the junction of Logan's Road and progress towards Dechmont Avenue. It is expected to be substantially complete by Wednesday 18 December.
28/10/2020

A total of £6 million has been invested to transform a school in Greenock town centre, Inverclyde. St Mary's Primary has been extended and completely refurbished in time for the return of pupils and staff after the October break. The school has been modernised throughout, a new entrance created an
28/10/2020

Landowners in the Scottish Borders are being urged to cut back trees and hedges which sit alongside the area's roads and footpaths. The request was made following concerns with overhanging branches and hedges damaging vehicles, and the potential to obstruct pedestrians using pavements and footpaths
28/10/2020

Investigations are being carried out on a school in Stirling following an issue with the water supply. Wallace High School has been closed until further notice and families, carers and young people have been asked to stay at home until further updates are available. Investigations into the cause o
28/10/2020

A total of £184,000 has been invested to refurbish a nursery in Dufftown, Moray. The Morrison Construction-led refurbishment at Mortlach Nursery started in the summer holidays, with the official opening taking place on 26 October when Willow Coutts cut the ribbon to let her friends into their moder
28/10/2020

Modular build specialists Elliott UK has been appointed to deliver a new Covid-test centre in Stirling Scotland on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. The company has also been selected to build puprpose built facilities across the UK. The primary aim is to construct the facilities
27/10/2020

Glasgow City Council has approved plans for a drive-through café and a drive-through restaurant with space for over 40 parking spaces and landscaping at its Glasgow Harbour development. Peel L&P submitted the plans which are set to commence on site in early 2021. The retail partners for the site wi
27/10/2020

Contractor Graham has been awarded a £161 million construction deal by NHS Grampian. A key milestone in Aberdeen’s Baird Family Hospital and ANCHOR Centre the scheme is the largest project to be procured through the Health Facilities Scotland Framework and Graham is now preparing to go on site in N
Scot Hoist LtdSibbald Training LtdClarus Site SolutionsArtisan Rooftech LimitedMorris & Spottiswood LtdStuart King Architecture & Design LtdGrampian Steel Buildings LtdTaybuildCF Concrete PumpingCrest Bathrooms Ltd
Terms and Conditions