Build Scotland Construction Directory
Time and date
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORY
Share this page
Construction News
01/12/2023

Clackmannanshire Awarded Place Based Investment Funding

Construction News Image
Clackmannanshire Council has been awarded £310,000 from the Scottish Government's Place Based Investment Fund (PBIF).

Following the funding allocation, the council has agreed to support five projects in the region – the Carsebridge Cultural Campus, Menstrie Cycle Path lighting, Menstrie Active Travel Orientation Improvements, the paths and park at Tillicoultry Primary and new cycle facilities at Clackmannan.

The Carsebridge Cultural Campus, which is a Resonate Together project, has been awarded £96,500, to help with their project.

Resonate Together have recently acquired Harvey House and Ochil House in the Carsebridge area of Alloa, close to Gartmorn Dam thanks to support from the Scottish Land Fund.

They intend to develop the buildings into a 'Cultural Campus' where they can accommodate their community members as well as promote Clackmannanshire's arts and heritage.

Menstrie Cycle Path Lighting has been granted £82,500 to install lighting columns on the active travel route along the path from Hazel Avenue in Menstrie Mains estate to the junction with NCN768 that links the town with Tullibody.

-- Advertisement --
NorthernAsbestosServicesLtd

The lighting will make the route safer and more attractive for all and will help deliver on the aims of the Connectivity Masterplan.

Menstrie Active Travel Orientation Improvements has been granted £11,000, to improve visitor infrastructure in the town. This will see more directional signs around Menstrie, an interpretation board installed at Menstrie Train Station and more seating.

This also aligns with the Connectivity Masterplan.

This project to develop and improve the parklands adjacent to both Tillicoultry Primary School and Firpark Ski Centre has been awarded £110,000.

The park has a poor quality circular path that is difficult to navigate. This project will improve the greenspace with planting and more biodiversity, widen the path, making it accessible to wheelchairs, and improve the connections into the parkland.

The cycle project in Clackmannan was funded by Council in last year's PBIF allocation with a grant of £79,900 including contingency. This, with a grant of £50,000 from Sportscotland, gave the project a budget of £129,900.

Since then tenders for the project have come back over the original budget and this latest allocation of £10,000 will help make the project viable.

Each project, apart from the Clackmannan cycle project, which is a top-up, has a 10% contingency applied to build in flexibility.

Councillors also heard that if there is an underspend in the overall allocation then the funds will be put towards the Council's playpark replacement programme.

Councillor Ellen Forson, leader of the Council, said: "I am delighted to see these five projects are to be funded through our PBIF allocation.

"These projects will improve our communities and deliver clear and lasting benefits to residents of all ages right across Clackmannanshire by the end of March 2025."

Latest Construction News

26/02/2024

Network Rail has announced the successful completion of the last phase of a £11.2 million investment at Dunblane station, that will improve train performance and reliability on the wider route. Engineers finished the final signalling and commissioning works at the weekend as part of an enhancement ...
26/02/2024

West Lothian Council has announced that it will invest almost £133 million over the next four years in the creation of new homes and improvement works across existing housing stock. The Housing Capital Investment Programme for 2024/25 to 2027/28 was approved at a meeting of West Lothian Council ...
26/02/2024

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has revealed the 17 projects shortlisted for the 2024 RIAS Awards - Scotland's national architecture awards. The 2024 RIAS Awards shortlisted projects are: • An Office and Two Houses, Bunchrew, Highland by Loader Monteith • Ardoch, ...
26/02/2024

Aberdeen City Council has announced that work is now underway on a new 'destination venue' for the city centre, with international-style food and drink outlets as well as providing linkages between two of the main shopping areas. The milestone build is part of the City Centre and Beach Masterplan ...
26/02/2024

Glasgow City Council has announced funding of more than £371,000 to support the development of two new community sports facilities in Govan and Castlemilk. This funding for both will come from developer contributions under the Outdoor Sport ENV2 / IPG category - which supports the provision of ...
26/02/2024

Leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out business, Tilbury Douglas has recently handed over the new Fleet Depot Project to North Lanarkshire Council (NLC). The project, based in Bellshill, will provide a new facility to service, maintain and MOT NLC's light goods and heavy ...
26/02/2024

Scotland's First Minister has been urged to "think again" about the cuts being proposed to the 2024-25 budgets for housing and planning. The call was made in an open letter published in the Daily Record, co-signed by housing organisations Homes for Scotland (HFS), the Scottish Federation of ...
26/02/2024

Arc-Tech (Scotland) has provided a Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) Services package to help modernise facilities and accommodation at one of Edinburgh's most prestigious schools. Merchiston Castle School is located in Colinton and is one of the country's leading independent boarding schools for ...
26/02/2024

CCG has welcomed the news that their milestone development with New Gorbals Housing Association, North Gate, has been shortlisted for the 2024 RIAS Awards by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS). Winners of the prestigious prize, announced on 4 June, will become the 'longlist' ...
26/02/2024

SP Energy Networks has awarded £93,000 to an Ardrossan Scout group to carry out extensive sustainable upgrades to a community hall regarded as a vital part of the town's fabric. The planned renovations include retrofitting the 1960s building to add insulation and new glazed windows, as well as ...
Morris & Spottiswood LtdRBT Underfloor LimitedDW Joiners LtdAPA Facade Systems (UK) LtdSEEIT3DCF Concrete PumpingMaccaferri LtdAPA Facade Systems (UK) LtdSMS Alba LimitedDiscount Kitchens and Bathrooms Ltd
Terms and Conditions
2024/02/27 03:59:02