Build Scotland Construction Directory
Time and date
Share this page
Construction News

Renovation Work At Department Store In Airdrie Nears Completion

Construction News Image
Renovation work at the historic Orrs Department Store site in Airdrie is almost complete.

The redevelopment, in the heart of South Bridge Street, marks a significant milestone in our town centre regeneration plans.

For nearly 150 years, Orrs served as a much-loved shopping destination for the local community. Following its closure in 2007, the vacant building became a concern for residents. However, after years of uncertainty and stalled plans by other developers, the council stepped in, and the redevelopment is finally coming to fruition.

-- Advertisement --

Jim Logue, Leader of North Lanarkshire Council has been a driving force behind the revival of the building, and he visited the site to inspect the final touches to the interior of the building.

Councillor Logue said: "We are thrilled to breathe new life into this landmark site. The redevelopment of Orrs represents a positive step forward for Airdrie, offering residents a reason to be proud of their town centre once again.

"This regeneration project has been a long-time coming, but I'm sure local people will share my delight in finally seeing the building brought back to life. I'm looking forward to seeing the first tenants moving into these fantastic new flats in the coming weeks."

The transformed building features 20 new, high-quality flats, addressing the area's need for social housing. Additionally, there are two ground-level commercial properties offering possibilities for retail or community spaces.

Latest Construction News


Transport Scotland has announced that temporary propping systems have been installed at the M8 Woodside Viaducts. Ongoing design and construction works has revealed the extent and complexity of the measures required to temporarily prop the viaducts and return the M8 to full traffic capacity. This ...

Fife Council has announced a £7.5 million programme of improvement works for Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre. The major refit works will breathe new life into the building which will see the library relocating, from the existing site in the High Street, to the newly refurbished centre. The upgrade ...

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has called on Scottish businesses to nominate for the VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards, which closes on 31 May. Being recognised for sustainability is great for Scottish business. That's the message from Scotland's environment watchdog SEPA, ...

Glasgow's household waste could be used to generate heat for buildings on the city's southside, including Hampden Park, New Victoria Hospital, schools, a police station, other public facilities and homes. Glasgow City Council has welcomed the findings of a feasibility study on the potential to ...

West Lothian Council are seeking interest from developers for the potential redevelopment of the Vennel area of Linlithgow. The Council has committed to undertaking a formal marketing of the area, to find out if there is commercial interest in the site. Local community groups are keen that the ...

A new protocol bringing together both the legislative responsibilities and local requirements for agencies who carry out roadworks on the road network, has been introduced by West Dunbartonshire Council. As the roads authority, the Council have a duty to manage and coordinate all roadworks within ...

The Scottish Borders Council has welcomed the progress being made in the ongoing construction of the Galashiels Academy, with the project on track to be completed and open to students by the Autumn of 2025. Following the conclusion of the planning, design and procurement stages, construction began ...

Perth and Kinross Council are seeking input to help shape and improve the regions transport network over the next 15 years. A public consultation on the new Draft Mobility Strategy and Action Plan in now live and sets out our vision and action plan for managing and improving the transport network ...

North Ayrshire Council has announced the allocation of more than £260,000 for the ongoing works to preserve Seagate Castle in Irvine. The money, totalling £263,420 from the Irvine Common Good fund, will see experts carrying out stabilisation and conservation works at the site near the River ...

Aberdeenshire Council has completed it's latest Town Centre Health Checks, to assess their strengths, vitality and viability, weaknesses and resilience. Throughout September last year, on-site analysis was undertaken in Banchory, Banff, Ellon, Fraserburgh, Inverurie, Huntly, Peterhead, Stonehaven, ...
RBT Underfloor LimitedMorris & Spottiswood LtdSolway Ecology Consulting LtdPerfect View Aerial FilmingCSP AcousticsBurnside Plant Hire LtdSips Eco Panel Systems LtdM K M Building Supplies LtdAlternative Tying Systems LtdContainex
Terms and Conditions
2024/05/30 04:35:55