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Scotland Construction News Archive for November 2017
30/11/2017

A new £100 million energy from waste (EfW) facility is to be built in Dundee. A deal has been finalised with MMV to build and operate the new plant close to the current Dundee Energy Recycling Ltd (DERL) facility on Forties Road, which it will replace. The development will be capable of producing
30/11/2017

A milestone has been reached on the £35 million Stirling Care Village development in the grounds of Stirling Community Hospital. Robertson Central East has achieved the 'topping out' stage of the project and the majority of facilities are on schedule to be completed by autumn 2018, with the ambulan
30/11/2017

Construction work has started on a new secondary school in Perth. The new Bertha Park High School is the 100th school to be built as part of the Scottish Government's £1.8 billion Schools for the Future Programme. Up to £19.6 million of funding is being provided towards the development, which will
30/11/2017

ScottishPower has teamed up with appliance care provider, Domestic & General, as part of its plans to expand into energy services and connected homes. The collaboration will deliver a portfolio of new products and services under the ScottishPower brand, helping customers who want smarter and greene
30/11/2017

A £5 million refurbishment project in Paisley has picked up a prestigious architecture accolade. The A-listed Russell Institute building has won the Conservation Award from the Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) after undergoing a major restoration scheme, which the GIA described as 'a clever re
30/11/2017

Hadden Group has started work to build 40 new homes in Arbroath, Angus. The Abbey Quarter development will transform the former Guthrie Hill/Smithy Croft area, located close to Arbroath Abbey, by replacing four blocks of empty council flats with modern, energy efficient units. Speaking at an event
30/11/2017

ICB (Projects) Ltd has won an accolade for its work at Carrongrange School in Grangemouth near Falkirk. The company picked up an award for best Green Roof installation at the NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards 2017 in Glasgow earlier this month. ICB Projects was recognised for its
30/11/2017

Lanes Group has completed work on a sewer renewal project in Inverness. The project in Fraser Street involved relining the sewer from the inside with a new resin. No excavations were undertaken for the work, with access for the project team to do the work taken via manholes. David Beveridge, Reg
30/11/2017

Atlas Knowledge, a leading provider of digital learning solutions, has launched its accredited Core4 Safety at Work campaign to champion safe working practices across safety critical industries. Newly released safety statistics from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and HSE RIDDOR found that
30/11/2017

Barrhead-based A.C. Whyte & Co is celebrating its recent success after picking up two industry accolades. The company scooped the Excellence in Customer Service Award at the Glasgow Business awards on Thursday, 05 October, and on the same night they were named Installer of the Year at the Insulated
29/11/2017

Building contractor CBC has won a £10.6 million contract to restore the Rothesay Pavilion in Argyll and Bute. The Grade A-Listed building is being transformed into a hub for cultural and community use and work to renovate the landmark will start today, 29 November. Features of the restored pavilio
29/11/2017

The first phase of work on the £48 million Royal Edinburgh Hospital redevelopment is now complete. The project included building new for the adult acute mental health inpatient service, older people's mental health assessment, intensive psychiatric care service and the new Robert Fergusson national
29/11/2017

Up to £1.1 million has been awarded to seven decommissioning projects across Scotland. Grant offers from the Decommissioning Challenge Fund have been made to projects in Dundee, Methil, Montrose, Ardersier, Stornoway and Hunterston. The schemes will support work towards infrastructure improvements
29/11/2017

Work is continuing on a £250 million waste water network upgrade project across the Greater Glasgow area to tackle flooding and improve river water quality in the River Clyde and its tributaries. A joint venture between Costain and Vinci (CVJV) is due to start installing a 55-metre stretch of new s
29/11/2017

Plans have been approved to build 36 new homes in South Lanarkshire. A total of 16 family homes will be developed on the site of the former Heathery Knowe Primary School in East Kilbride. Work is scheduled to start before the end of this financial year. Elsewhere, 20 homes will be built on the sit
29/11/2017

More than 1,900 homes are to be delivered in North Lanarkshire over the next five years. The council has approved its Strategic Housing Investment plan (SHIP) for 2018/19 - 2022/23 following a recent meeting of the Enterprise and Housing Resources Committee. The SHIP aims to double the rate of hom
28/11/2017

A project milestone has been reached on the £64 million NHS Orkney Hospital and Healthcare Facility development. Robertson Group has achieved the 'topping out' stage on the project and completion is on schedule for 2019. Once finished, the two-storey hospital will contain a range of emergency, out
28/11/2017

Aberdeen-based decommissioning firm Well-Safe Solutions has selected the Port of Dundee to become its next onshore marine base. The company has secured two-acres of quayside facilities at the Port, which provides access to 40,000 sq ft of covered space for the firm's marine assets. At the Port, We
28/11/2017

Amended plans have been submitted on the revamp of Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen. In response to representations gathered about the detailed planning application, LDA Design's new proposals include a realignment of a proposed new walkway, linking Union Street to the Gardens, to reduce the poten
28/11/2017

Road users and locals are being invited to view plans to dual a 13-mile stretch of the A9 between Killiecrankie and Glen Garry. With the draft orders and Environmental Statement having been published, a series of public exhibitions detailing the proposals are being held next month. The events will
28/11/2017

Up to £2 million is to be invested to boost broadband speeds for key public buildings in Aberdeen. The funding will connect 57 public buildings, including schools, health and community centres, to broadband with speeds of up to 1 Gigabit. The initiative is being carried out through a £254m investm
28/11/2017

Aggreko has been selected as the official power supplier for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. The Glasgow-based firm will provide around 60 generators to deliver both temporary and continuous reliable power across the Championships' competition and non-competition venues in August. Overall
27/11/2017

Morrison Construction has secured a place as primary construction contractor on hub West Scotland's supply chain. The tender process began in June this year and was open to contractors with an operational base in Scotland that could demonstrate a partnership approach, added value and experience of
27/11/2017

The Scottish Greens have called on Ministers to accelerate the development of the Green Bus Fund after new research revealed it will take more than 70 years to 'green' the entire fleet. With only 362 buses out of a 4,300-strong fleet so far having been 'greened', transport spokesperson John Finnie
27/11/2017

The City of Edinburgh Council has revealed plans to refurbish and improve schools across the region following a review of its schools estate. New projections have predicted an extra 1,300 places for primary and secondary school pupils could be needed in west Edinburgh by 2026, where 4,000 new homes
27/11/2017

Residents are being encouraged to submit their views on how future development should look in Argyll and Bute. The council is in the process of consulting on a new Local Development Plan (LDP) and people are being invited to 'have their say' before the consultation deadline on 11 December. The new
27/11/2017

A new footbridge has been opened at Westerton railway station in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire. The structure, which includes lifts and stairs, replaces the existing footbridge and took eight months to build. Work will now begin to remove the previous footbridge, with completion scheduled for Febr
27/11/2017

Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) is continuing work on a water network upgrade project in East Ayrshire. The contractor has used Tunnel Boring Machines to install a 67-metre-long steel pipe, housed in a 60 metre-long concrete tunnel with a 1.2m diameter, under the A77 near Kilmarnock. Another stretch
27/11/2017

Work is to start on a bridge repairs project near Melrose in the Scottish Borders. The B-listed Lowood Bridge will shut for two weeks next month to allow work to be carried out on the structure's parapet walls. Work will take place from Monday, 04 December until Monday, 18 December. Diversions wil
27/11/2017

Aberdeen-based energy services firm Wood has started a new operating partner contract for the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (SAGE) system and Beryl pipeline. The multi-million dollar, evergreen contract is being carried out on behalf of Ancala Midstream. The deal will see Wood manage the day-to-day
27/11/2017

More than 30 new 'affordable' homes have been occupied in Leven, Fife. The mix of 31 flats, houses and wheelchair accessible homes were developed by the council on Turpie Road. Speaking during a recent visit to the site, Cllr Judy Hamilton said: "It's great to see people settling into their new Co
27/11/2017

Raynesway Construction is to begin lifting concrete beams into place as part of the M8 Kingston Bridge South Approaches cope and parapet upgrading works. An 80-tonne crane will be used to lift three concrete ground beams, which weigh a combined 24 tonnes, from 10.30pm on Tuesday, 28 November. Work
24/11/2017

Detailed plans have been approved to build the first phase of a new £150 million Data Centre Campus in Glenrothes, Fife. The Queensway Park facility will become Scotland's largest data centre and completion of Phase 1 is scheduled by the end of 2018. Covering an area equal to eight premiership foo
24/11/2017

Moray Council has revealed plans to compulsory purchase a derelict property on Prospect Terrace in Lossiemouth. The Braelossie building has lain empty for 20 years and after suffering extensive fire damage in 2015, it was made the subject of a demolition order. Following a full meeting of the coun
24/11/2017

Building work has started on 16 new homes in Inverness city centre. The apartments are being delivered as part of the Raining's Stairs development, which will also feature a new commercial unit. Completion is scheduled for winter 2018. The project is being delivered by the Highland Housing Allianc
24/11/2017

Road improvement works are set to begin on the A83 at Strone Point outside Inveraray next month. The 28-week project aims to improve the radius of the tight corner at Strone Point and will get underway on 04 December. Features include; • realigning the carriageway and cutting back the rock slope
24/11/2017

A new Scottish ports directory has been launched to provide up-to-date technical information on ports active in the marine energy industry covering the oil and gas, decommissioning, subsea and renewable sectors. The Scottish Energy Ports Capability Directory provides businesses investing in Scotlan
24/11/2017

A paving contractor has been prosecuted after a worker fell from the bonnet of a tar laying machine. M & W Tarmacadam Contractor Ltd, of Main Street, Stavely, Kendal has been fined £10,000 after pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 4 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 at Dumfries Sheriff Cou
24/11/2017

Rodger Builders has been appointed to deliver four new industrial units at Hawick's Galalaw Business Park in the Scottish Borders. The facilities, which will provide business development and expansion opportunities, are being developed as part of a £3.6 million funding package from the Scottish Gov
24/11/2017

The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed Councillor Neil Gardiner as its new Planning Committee Convener. With 25 years' experience in architecture, urban design and project management in the international construction industry, Cllr Gardiner has worked in Edinburgh, London, Berlin, São Paulo an
24/11/2017

Work to upgrade sport and fitness facilities in Broxburn, West Lothian has been completed. More than £180,000 was invested to improve and revamp Xcite Broxburn Sports Centre and Swimming Pool. Features include transforming the Centre's entrance, foyer and waiting areas into modern and welcoming sp
24/11/2017

A Scottish engineering and construction firm has completed work on a project 8,000 miles away, it's furthest away contract so far. Forres-based AJ Engineering & Construction Services was appointed to create a steel platform which will be installed on Bird Island, South Georgia in Antarctica. Howe
23/11/2017

ISG has reached a project milestone on a new £20 million four-star hotel development in Edinburgh. The 98-room boutique hotel scheme in the city's Old Town has achieved the 'topping out' stage and work on the exterior and interior of the building will now accelerate, with completion on schedule for
23/11/2017

Construction work has been delayed by at least a year on the £30 million Aberdeen Art Gallery redevelopment project. Contractors McLaughlin and Harvey are in talks with the city council to confirm a new completion date for the works, with the Gallery expected to reopen in late 2018 or early 2019. T
23/11/2017

Nearly 700 new 'affordable' homes are to be built over the next five years in East Renfrewshire. The 693 social housing units will be delivered as part of the council's Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP), which sets out development across the region up from 2018/19 to 2022/23. The new homes
23/11/2017

West Lothian Council has reduced its carbon footprint by 7% over the past year. In its West Lothian climate change declaration for 2016/17 to the Scottish Government, the local authority revealed it has cut down on energy and gas kilowatt per hour usage by over 10.5 million in the last two years, w
23/11/2017

A new £10 million retail park is to be created in Paisley. The facility will be built at a gap site on Wallneuk Road and construction is scheduled to start early next year, with a target opening date of Spring 2019. Retailers Lidl and The Range are in line to be the development's first anchor tena
23/11/2017

Residents are being invited to find out more information about a waste water infrastructure investment project in Glasgow. A ventilation stack is to be installed in Queen's Park as part of the £100 million Shieldhall Tunnel project, which will enable air to enter the tunnel and filtered air to leav
23/11/2017

New plans have been unveiled to redevelop the University of Edinburgh's Teviot Row House. Following feedback from a public consultation in June, previous multi-million pound proposals to transform the world's oldest purpose built Students' Union have been significantly scaled back. The new design
23/11/2017

Hub South East Scotland has picked up two accolades at the inaugural Education Buildings Scotland Awards in Edinburgh. The development organisation scooped the Consultancy of the Year award and, in partnership with West Lothian Council, it was also recognised in the Inspiring Learning Spaces catego
23/11/2017

Network Rail is to begin a bridge replacement project in Pollokshields, Glasgow. The structure, located near Maxwell Park station. was closed in August due to the bridge's deterioration and safety concerns. The first phase of the replacement project will take place from Saturday, 25 November until
23/11/2017

Work is underway to replace barriers and signage along the A77 road in East Ayrshire. A new heavy metal road barrier system is being installed on the Northbound lane between Bellfield Roundabout and Grassyards Junction. Work is scheduled for completion on Saturday, 25 November. In order to reduce
21/11/2017

A milestone has been reached on the River Dee Crossing bridge project. With the 270-metre long structure's decking now meeting above the river, a new link has been created between Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) projec
21/11/2017

New figures have revealed Scottish commercial property sales declined for the third quarter running between July and September this year. The Scottish Property Federation's (SPF) analysis of the latest figures by the Registers of Scotland for Q3 revealed £693 million worth of sales during the perio
21/11/2017

Ineos has revealed plans to expand its North Sea oil and gas operations. The company has agreed to purchase a majority share in two exploration licenses from Siccar Point Energy for areas far to the north of the Shetland Islands. Initial survey work by Ineos indicates extensive gas reserves in the
21/11/2017

Cube Housing Association has started work to build 75 new homes in West Dunbartonshire. A total of 44 flats are being developed by Keepmoat on the site of the old Bonhill Primary school, while a further 31 homes are being built by Cruden Building & Renewals in Carrick Terrace, Dumbarton. Works on
21/11/2017

Residents in South Ayrshire are being invited to submit their views over future development in the region. The council is creating a new Local Development Plan (LDP) and a 10-week consultation on its Main Issues Report is now underway. The report is the first stage of creating the future LDP and a
21/11/2017

CCG has reported record turnover in its financial results for the year ended March 2017. With turnover up 18% compared to last year exceeding £134 million and profit before tax increasing to more than £4.3m, Chief Executive Alastair Wylie said 2017 had been an "incredible" year for the company. CC
21/11/2017

Work is to start on a £330,000 resurfacing project in East Ayrshire. Scotland TranServ will start repairing 1km of the A77 Northbound Kilmarnock Bypass, from Spittalhill to Inchgotrick Bridge from 8pm on Friday, 01 December. Work is scheduled to be completed by 6am on Monday, 04 December. To carry
21/11/2017

Plans have been revealed to redevelop a brick cemetery building in Inverclyde. The two-storey Ivy House building is currently used for storage, however the council plans to convert it into a facility for cemetery staff. Plans include demolishing the rear portion of the existing structure and repai
21/11/2017

Bridge repair work is continuing at Balfron Station in Stirlingshire. Work to repair the structure, which was damaged in a road accident, has been ongoing since mid-September and was expected to be completed in around 14 weeks. However, Scottish Water said the project is taking longer than anticip
21/11/2017

A new £28.7 million school development is starting to take shape in Dundee. Pupils are set to move into the new Baldragon Academy in February next year. The project is being led by hub East Central Scotland in partnership with Dundee City Council, Scottish Futures Trust and Robertson Tayside. Cab
20/11/2017

Up to 1,400 jobs have been saved at BiFab after a financial package was agreed to prevent the engineering firm from going into administration. A deal has been reached between Seaway Heavy Lifting, SSE and the partners to the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project, JCE Offshore, to continue BiFab's curr
20/11/2017

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has revealed its secretary and treasurer, Neil Baxter, is to step down. RIAS said it agreed to a request from Mr Baxter to leave the organisation on Friday, 17 November. In a statement, the organisation said: "The Royal Incorporation has agr
20/11/2017

Aberdeen-based John Lawrie Group has been acquired by four members of its management team. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vic Sinclair, Financial Director Charlie Parker, Operations Director Dave Weston; and Tubulars Director, Iain Laing have bought out the majority shareholder of the business as it
20/11/2017

Financial close has been reached on the £25 million Queen Margaret Academy project in South Ayrshire. With official documents now signed, Kier is preparing to move on site to start construction of the new facility in the grounds of the existing Academy. The new building is expected to open in Octob
20/11/2017

Two companies in Fife are helping to supply thousands of people in Pakistan with clean water thanks to technology used on early Soviet space missions. Working with the James Hutton Institute and National University of Science and Technology in Islamabad, both ADVES Water Ltd and Bridge Technologies
20/11/2017

Work on a £55,000 flood alleviation scheme in Elgin, Moray has been completed. The project was carried out by the council and will prevent flood waters from the Longmorn Burn flowing down the road to houses next to the Longmorn Distillery. Recycled plastic sheet piles were used to reduce the land
20/11/2017

Residents are being invited to submit their views on the next Local Development Plan (LDP) for the Cairngorms National Park. A 15-week consultation has been launched on the Main Issues Report, which sets out the Park Authority's ideas for how things should look in the future. While many sites and
20/11/2017

Plans to redevelop Stornoway's waterfront have been shortlisted in the Scotland's FutureTowns Design Competition. The Waterfront Walk scheme has been named among 12 other entries in the competition which aim to transform communities across Scotland. Designed by Threesixty Architecture as part of t
20/11/2017

Work has been completed on a £7.6 million school extension project in East Lothian. The facility at Law Primary in North Berwick was delivered via the council's ongoing schools investment programme. Features include 16 new classrooms and break out areas, a tutorial room, a new general purpose room
20/11/2017

Compass Construction has started work on the first phase of a new affordable housing development at Drumnadrochit in the Highlands. A total of five new homes are being built as part of the Benleva development, which includes 23 homes for social rent and four for low-cost home ownership. Forming pa
17/11/2017

Kier has won a £34.5 million contract to expand the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank. The two-phase project will see a new dedicated cataract surgery unit built at the Hospital, along with an additional orthopaedic and elective surgical care facility. Work will start on site early next
17/11/2017

More than 700 'affordable' homes are to be built in Stirling by 2023. The council has approved its Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) which includes £45 million of Scottish Government funding to deliver hundreds of new homes over the next five years. Almost a quarter of the homes will come f
17/11/2017

A second public consultation is to be held over Aberdeen FC's plans to build a new £50 million stadium and training complex at Kingsford. Previous proposals were withdrawn by the Club last month to allow planning officials more time to properly assess the plans. The Club originally hoped for a dec
17/11/2017

Residents are being invited to find out more information about railway electrification work in Dunblane. Piling work between Kippenross Tunnel and Dunblane Station, as part of work to electrify the railway from Stirling to Dunblane Station, is due to begin from Monday, 08 January 2018. Locals are
17/11/2017

New research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has revealed two-thirds of Scottish 'not-in-my-back-yarders' (NIMBY) are concerned about house prices for the next generation. The FMB's data states almost 65% of NIMBYs who are concerned about new houses or flats being built in their communit
17/11/2017

Repair works are continuing on a dangerous building in Kelso, Scottish Borders. Since last month, contractors have been carrying out repairs to the privately owned building on Roxburgh Street, which was also closed due to the healthy and safety risk. However, following an inspection by a structura
17/11/2017

A new link road built as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project is due to open on Monday, 20 November. The new Foveran Link Road will give road users improved access to Foveran from the existing A90. A Transport Scotland spokesperson said: "The new Fo
17/11/2017

A project milestone has been reached on the £333 million Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) project. The largest hydrogen fuel cell installation in the UK has arrived at the development, which will be used to provide low-emission heat and power for the 150-acre site. The three fuel c
17/11/2017

The Highland Council has picked up two accolades at an industry awards ceremony earlier this month. The local authority won an award in the 'Process' Category of the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning, as well as being recognised in the 'Place' Category for its work on the Nucleus Building in
17/11/2017

SELECT has called on Scottish Ministers to use a review into building standards to ensure the mandatory use of approved certifier schemes across the construction industry. The trade association made the call as it responded to the Review Panel on Building Standards (Compliance and Enforcement), whi
16/11/2017

Work is underway on a new £15 million whisky and gin distillery in the Averon Valley near Inverness. The new Ardross Distillery is being developed by Morrison Construction at Ardross Mains Farm. Encompassing a 50-acre site, the project involves refurbishing and extending the 19th century dilapidat
16/11/2017

Workers at BiFab have taken part in a demonstration in Edinburgh urging the Scottish Government to help secure the future of the engineering firm. Up to 1,400 jobs are at risk in Fife and Lewis as the company faces administration due a dispute over payments with Dutch-owned contractor Seaway Heavy
16/11/2017

CCG Asset Management (AM) has been appointed to carry out a window replacement contract in South Lanarkshire. The company will upgrade 40 properties in the region on behalf of Garrion People's Housing Cooperative. Work will take place this month and be carried out over a six-week period. The contr
16/11/2017

Traditional building owners in Argyll and Bute are being invited to a free informational event on maintaining tenement and traditional buildings. Organised by the Dunoon Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), Look Up! will give free maintenance guidance provided by local building experts to
16/11/2017

Work is to begin on a £750,000 road network improvement project in Fife. Carriageway resurfacing will start on the A912 Gateside to Fife boundary by Balvaird Castle car park from Saturday, 18 November. The three-week project will be carried out by Stabilised Pavements Ltd, a specialist contractor
16/11/2017

The Scottish Housing Regulator has highlighted rent affordability as an important issue to tenants as it gave evidence to a Holywood Committee on its work over the past year. The organisation's Chair, George Walker, and Chief Executive, Michael Cameron, appeared before the Local Government and Comm
16/11/2017

Residents in Orkney are being encouraged to find out if they are eligible to receive funding for energy efficiency upgrades to their homes. The Scottish Government awarded £1.4 million to the council for 2017-2018 to help home owners, private sector tenants and landlords carry out a range of measur
16/11/2017

Perth and Kinross Council is to meet later this month to discuss its proposed Local Development Plan (LDP) for 2017 – 2028. Elected members will consider the draft LDP at a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday, 22 November. The Plan will form the basis for determining planning applications and gui
16/11/2017

The Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn, has praised the Robertson Group's commitment towards addressing the construction industry's skills shortage. Speaking during a visit to the Pennywell regeneration project in Edinburgh, where hundreds of affordable homes are being created b
16/11/2017

Apex Trees has been appointed to carry out vegetation clearance works on a section of the Dingwall Flood Defences. The scheme, which will be carried out from the railway line down to and around Ferry Point, will start on Monday, 20 November. Highland Council said the project is expected to last a
15/11/2017

The Scottish Government has awarded nearly £1 million towards building a new malt whisky distillery and visitor centre in Inverclyde. A total of £982,000 has been secured by Ardgowan Distillery towards construction costs for the £12m project. The scheme has already achieved full planning consent to
15/11/2017

Lovell has started work to build 20 new homes in North Lanarkshire. The project will be delivered on the site of the former Harthill Primary School. Completion is scheduled for summer 2018. Plans include developing a mix of cottage flats, semi-detached bungalows and wheelchair accessible bungalows
15/11/2017

Peter Brett Associates has produced a 'masterplan' report detailing how the former Cockenzie Power Station site in East Lothian could be developed in the future. The consultancy was appointed by the local authority to create a visionary document for the site, setting out potential future land uses
15/11/2017

Plans have been approved to convert a former office building in Dundee into an antique centre. The building at 26 Foundry Lane will be redeveloped to allow the repair, storage, valuation and sale of antiques, historical artefacts and historic furnishings. Lynne Short, convener of the council's cit
15/11/2017

Landlords in Aberdeen and the surrounding area are being invited to attend an information event highlighting changes to Private Rented Sector (PRS) tenancy agreements. A new agreement for all new PRS tenancies is set to come into force from 01 December. The aim is to make tenancy agreements more f
15/11/2017

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has confirmed Breich railway station in West Lothian is to remain open. The station's future was being reviewed as part of the Scottish Government's investment into the Shotts Electrification project. The electrification scheme between Edinburgh and Glasgow will cre
15/11/2017

Irish energy firm ESB has opened a new office in Scotland. The firm said it will continue to develop high quality renewable energy generation projects in Scotland from its office based on George street in Glasgow. The energy company has earmarked 800MW of clean electricity generation in Scotland,
15/11/2017

Road repair works are to begin on the A97 road in Aberdeenshire. Work will start out on the A97 Banff to Huntly Road between the B9025 junction at Blacklaw and Manderlea Croft from Monday, 20 November. The five-day scheme involves carrying out resurfacing, minor kerbing and drainage works. The ro
15/11/2017

Residents are being invited to view plans for a sewer main upgrade project in the Highland village of Strathpeffer. Scottish Water's alliance partner amey-Black & Veatch (aBV) has carried out detailed camera surveys of the sewer and identified areas that will require to be totally replaced by tradi
15/11/2017

More than £3 million is being invested to regenerate Gorebridge town centre and to redevelop a disused building at Newtongrange railway station in Midlothian. The town projects, 'Gorebridge Connected' and the Track2Train initiative in Newtongrange, have secured £3.437m of funding from a variety of
14/11/2017

Employees working for marine engineering firm BiFab have agreed to continue working despite no guarantees they will be paid. Around 1,400 staff at BiFab yards in Burntisland and Methil, in Fife, and Arnish in Lewis, are staging a 'work-in' to give the company time to sort out its current financial
14/11/2017

Civic Engineers have secured a £1.8 million deal to help upgrade the environment of seven city-centre thoroughfares in Glasgow. The engineering firm will lead a multidisciplinary design team for the 'Avenues' project and focus on enhancing the environment of Argyle St west, Argyle St east, St Enoch
14/11/2017

Riverside Inverclyde has finished work on a £10 million restoration scheme at Custom House in Greenock. The completion of the six-year scheme coincided with the 10-year anniversary of the organisation, which is charged with the economic regeneration of Inverclyde. A ceremony to mark the occasion w
14/11/2017

Construction work has started on a new £3.7 million BMX track in Glasgow. The BMX Centre at Knightswood Recreation Ground is being created ahead of the 2018 European Championships. It is the only permanent venue being built for use at the event and completion is scheduled for late spring next year.
14/11/2017

Aggreko has strengthened its senior team by appointing Heath Drewett as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr Drewett joins the Glasgow-based energy firm after Carole Cran revealed in June she would step down from the role in order to become CFO of Forth Ports Ltd. With vast experience across
14/11/2017

Residents are being invited to submit their views on plans to transform the layout of Picardy Place and the surrounding area in Edinburgh. A number of proposals are being put forward including increased provision for pedestrians and cyclists to improve safety while facilitating public transport, as
14/11/2017

Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has revealed more than £3.6 million will be invested to help developing countries tackle the impact of climate change. Speaking at the 23rd annual UN Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention, Ms Cunningham said: "We have made tackling c
14/11/2017

Work on a new £2.8 million sheltered housing complex in North Ayrshire has been completed. Contractor James Frew Ltd carried out the refurbishment of Robert W Service Court in Kilwinning and the development was officially opened by Provost Ian Clarkson today, 14 November. Featuring 23 sheltered ho
14/11/2017

A new community hall has opened at Dougrie Terrace sheltered complex in Glasgow. The new Dougrie Sheltered Hall was built by City Building (Glasgow) and will act as a focal point for residents to socialise, arrange parties and other events. Features include a kitchen, a staff office and a laundry
14/11/2017

Work on a war memorial refurbishment project in Invergordon is has been completed. Specialist contractors John A. McLean Stonemason and John Hood & Son Dingwall were funded by the council to carry out renewal works to the monument, as part of the War Memorial Restoration Project. The memorial was
13/11/2017

Construction work on a new £12 million specialist care home and veteran's facility in Paisley is now complete. The Scottish War Blinded Day Centre and Royal Blind Care Home was delivered by CCG on behalf of Scotland's largest sight loss charity, Royal Blind, and its sister charity for visually impa
13/11/2017

More than 150 Scottish architects have slammed the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) for its "lack of effectiveness, poor governance and insufficient financial accountability". In an open later to the organisation, a group calling itself 'A New Chapter' called for a major shake u
13/11/2017

Fugro Geoservices has won a new contract to carry out ground investigation work as part of the A9 Dualling programme between Perth and Inverness. The deal is worth over £1.3 million and involves the 12-mile Glen Garry to Crubenmore stretch of the route. Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Economy,
13/11/2017

A demolition company has been prosecuted after a worker died when he fell from a mezzanine deck in Edinburgh. Walker Demo Limited of Somervell Street, Cambuslang, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. It has been fined £40,000. Edinburgh Sheriff C
13/11/2017

Work is continuing on a LED light replacement project along the M74 motorway. A total of 34 high mast sodium lights at Junction 6 will be replaced with new LED alternatives by Scotland TranServ. The scheme will deliver energy efficiency savings of around 60%, and with the implementation of a centr
13/11/2017

Work is to start on a high-rise flat improvement project in Ayr. The scheme at the Riverside High Flats is being carried out following the results of a survey carried out in light of the Grenfell Tower disaster, as well as a number of elderly residents and those with mobility issues populating the
13/11/2017

Up to £7 million is being invested to upgrade 11 railway bridges in Dumbarton. Work is being carried out to 11 structures as part of Network Rail's Railway Upgrade Plan. So far, work has been completed on five structures including addressing drainage issues within Dalreoch tunnel and the £1.2m ref
13/11/2017

West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) has announced it has officially ended its partnership with The Gentoo Group. WSHA's deal with the Sunderland based housing association was legally ended following new rules registered by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for WSHA on 17 October 2017.
13/11/2017

Two regeneration projects in Midlothian have been recognised at the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2017. The Dalkeith Corn Exchange Restoration scheme picked up an accolade in the partnership category, while Dalkeith Town Centre Heritage Regeneration Project was recognised in the place cat
13/11/2017

Atmore Properties is set to acquire a car park site in Glenrothes, Fife. The North Street car park will transfer to the developer as part of a £10 million town centre investment programme. The project includes the redevelopment of the CISWO sports club and adjacent car-park to accommodate a new M
10/11/2017

Stewart Milne Homes has strengthened its senior team by appointing a new Construction Director for Central Scotland. Bryan Galloway will be responsible for increasing the number of homes built by the developer as part of the company's plans to deliver over 500 new homes in the region year on year.
10/11/2017

Construction work has started to build a new £37 million Scottish Sea Farms' onshore smolt hatchery near Oban. Robertson Northern is delivering a new £13m freshwater Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) at Barcaldine, which will rear young Scottish salmon to help meet growing global demand. The
10/11/2017

The company in charge of decommissioning the Dounreay nuclear site in Caithness have managed to save thousands of pounds for UK taxpayers thanks to the use of aerial drones. Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL), which carries out around 50 building inspections at the site each year, has saved aroun
10/11/2017

Scape Group has revealed its second generation £2 billion civil engineering and infrastructure framework, which is to be re-procured in 2018. The four-year programme will run from October next year and is split into two lots; £1.6bn worth of work in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and a dedicat
10/11/2017

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to address the UN Climate Change Conference in Germany later this month. Following an invitation from the UNFCCC Secretary, Ms Sturgeon will address a High Level Plenary session of COP23 in Bonn on Wednesday, 15 November. She will speak on behalf of states, region
10/11/2017

Partick Housing Association (HA) has been granted permission for a demolition and site clearance project in Glasgow. The former care home at 32 Laurel Street is to be levelled to make way for a potential new build flat development. Reigart Contracts Ltd is already underway with demolition and the
10/11/2017

A new LED lighting system has been installed at three high rise building in Aberdeen. The Morven, Brimmond, and Grampian Courts buildings have been upgraded with lights which are to be purple on the roof and green above entrances, as part of a pilot project. The scheme is designed to recoup much o
10/11/2017

Contractors are continuing work to repair a dangerous building in Kelso, Scottish Borders. Roxburgh Street was closed to traffic in September following the discovery of the privately-owned dangerous building, which the council said had the potential to cause significant damage. Pedestrian access w
10/11/2017

More than 1,000 new 'affordable' homes are to be delivered across Renfrewshire by 2022/23. The council has approved its five-year Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP), which sets out the key investment priorities for 'affordable' housing in the region. The homes will feature a mixture of counc
10/11/2017

The Scottish Government's commitment to tackle fuel poverty across the country has been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA). In its Fuel Poverty statement, the government has committed to ending fuel poverty and enshrining this pledge into law. Housing Minister Kevin
09/11/2017

Plans have been rejected to build 70 new homes and a cemetery in Strathblane, Stirling. Gladman Developments, part of the Gladman Group, proposed to create the development on land south of Broadgate House on Campsie Road. However, councillors agreed with Planning Officers over concerns the scheme
09/11/2017

A number of Scottish local authorities have teamed up to create a new £1.5 billon housebuilding framework. The four-year programme is being procured by LHC on behalf of the Scottish Procurement Alliance. Features of the framework include developing new build housing projects such as housing, bunga
09/11/2017

Work on a new £24 million school campus in Dumfries and Galloway is now complete. Graham Construction handed over the new Dalbeattie Learning Campus to the council last month following an 18-month build schedule. Designed by Holmes Miller Architects, the development will replace the town's primary
09/11/2017

Residents in Aberdeen who live in properties vulnerable to flooding are being encouraged to apply for grant funding to help protect their homes. Members of the city council's Communities, Housing and Infrastructure committee have agreed people living in vulnerable properties will be able to apply f
09/11/2017

Communities and developers in the Highlands are being invited to submit their views on developer contributions across the region. Members of the Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee have approved a six-week public consultation on a new Draft Developer Contributions Supplementary Gu
09/11/2017

Contractor James Swinton & Co has started work to create more than £1.2 million of new facilities at two schools in the Scottish Borders. A new £625,000 facility for pupils with complex needs is being developed at Galashiels Academy,while a new £600,000 extension is being built onto a nursery at St
09/11/2017

Orkney Islands Council has been recognised at the National Planning Awards. The local authority was named the overall winner across all categories for its 'Team Stromness' project during the event in Edinburgh on Wednesday, 08 November. The scheme involves carrying out several distinct regeneratio
09/11/2017

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart has confirmed a new £4 million self-build loan fund will be available from next year for people who want to build their own home. Following a pilot project in the Highlands, the initiative will be open to applicants nationwide from Autumn 2018 and will support people
09/11/2017

A new £7.1 million care home has officially opened in Glenrothes, Fife. The Napier House facility will provide a home for residents who previously stayed in Alan McLure and South Parks care homes. In addition, it also provides day services for up to 20 older people from the local area. The openin
09/11/2017

Thousands of new homes are set to be built across the Highlands after the council approved its Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) on Wednesday, 08 November. The five-year plan sets out how investment in 'affordable' housing will be directed up until 2023, with 2,500 new homes built by 2020 an
08/11/2017

Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical Ltd has won a new contract to carry out ground investigation works for the A9 Dualling programme. The deal is worth more than £2.7 million and will see the contractor investigate a 15 mile stretch of the road from Dalraddy to Slochd. The remote Slochd summit is th
08/11/2017

More than £15 million is to be invested in Scotland's railways over the upcoming festive period, Network Rail has revealed. Around 4,500 engineers will work to complete infrastructure upgrades across the country during Christmas and New Year. Schemes include renewing and replacing signalling/overh
08/11/2017

Thousands of new 'affordable' homes are to be built in Glasgow over the next five years. The city council approved its draft Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) last week following a consultation with a range of partner organisations. The plan aims to deliver up to 10,000 affordable homes and
08/11/2017

Work has started on the second phase of a flood alleviation channel for the village of Kingussie in the Highlands. Aviemore-based contractor McGowan Ltd is delivering the scheme on the Pitman Estate's land above the village and work is expected to be completed in five to seven weeks, depending on w
08/11/2017

A utility services company has been prosecuted after four electricians were exposed to absestos during work at Anderson Tower in Motherwell. IQA Operations Group Ltd of 101 Abercorn Street, Paisley, has been fined £6,000 after pleading guilty to a breach of Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at
08/11/2017

Work on a £2 million buildings regeneration project in Inveraray, Argyll and Bute is now complete. The final project at Arkland was carried out as part of the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS). It has become the fifth priority building in the town to be restored, joining the Town House,
08/11/2017

The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has announced Andrew Sutherland as its new Chairman. Mr Sutherland is Joint Managing Director (MD) of Miller Developments and has over 30 years' experience in the property industry. He will succeed current chairman, Paul Curran, Director of Edinburgh-based Qu
08/11/2017

HLM Architects has helped deliver the second phase of a classroom redevelopment project at the University of Glasgow. The Active Learning Spaces Pilot Rooms project has built on last year's refurbishments and transformed existing teaching classrooms throughout the University's campus, inspiring act
08/11/2017

Local communities across the central belt are being invited to bid for a share of up to £400,000 of funding to improve green spaces. The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) funding round for 2018/19 will offer investment to projects which promote active travel, woodland planting, community growin
08/11/2017

Essential resurfacing works are to be carried out on the B979 at Milltimber Brae near Aberdeen. The scheme is being carried out as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project. Work will take place near the B979's junction with the A93 from around 8pm on Fr
07/11/2017

A new £2 billion wind farm is to be built off the coast of Fife after the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the scheme by RSPB Scotland. The charity's application for leave to appeal against a decision in 2014 by Scottish Ministers to approve the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) project was rejecte
07/11/2017

Argyll and Bute Council has revealed plans to build more than 760 new 'affordable' homes in the next five years. The housing will be delivered as part of the council's Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP). Up to £50 million has been approved by the Government to support the programme in its fi
07/11/2017

Work has started to build two new primary schools in Glasgow. The council has signed a £21 million deal to develop the new Carntyne Primary School and new Blairdardie Primary School. The new school at Carntyne will comprise of 11 teaching spaces, drama room, flexible breakout spaces and a multi us
07/11/2017

Work on a £11.98 million building upgrade project at the University of Edinburgh is now complete. CCG's building renewals division, Specialist Building Services (SBS), was chosen in November 2015 to carry out the scheme at Appleton Tower. Features include new upgraded external thermal insulation t
07/11/2017

Crown Estate Scotland has revealed plans to explore the possibility of leasing new offshore wind projects. Discussions are set to take place with industry, government and interested organisations to help inform the approach to leasing, with a view to ensuring new projects can start to operate from
07/11/2017

MCL Construction has been appointed to carry out an environmental improvement project at the Kilgallioch Windfarm site in Dumfries and Galloway. The Dumfries-based contractor has already started work on the scheme and completion is scheduled before the end of this year. The project, which will imp
07/11/2017

Work has started to build two new car dealerships in Stirling. Morrison Construction has been appointed to deliver the £4.6m scheme for Eastern Motor Group and completion is scheduled for midway through 2018. The two facilities will be built for Nissan and Honda at Broadleys Business Park. Each bu
07/11/2017

Scottish water is continuing to work on a £5 million water mains upgrade project in Dundee. The company's alliance partner, Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA), is due to begin improvement work in Constitution Street on 20 November. The scheme is expected to be complete in four weeks and will be carrie
07/11/2017

Resurfacing work is to begin on the M8 motorway in Renfrewshire. Repairs will started on a 1.3km section of the route, the M8 Eastbound Renfrew Road to Arkleston, from 8pm on Monday, 13 November. Once finished, works will switch to the M8 Westbound Arkleston to Renfrew Road and completion is sche
07/11/2017

Work on a £1.5 million bridge refurbishment project in North Lanarkshire is now complete. The project at Cutty Sark bridge is part of a wider rolling programme of maintenance by Network Rail. The 37-metre span fabricated steel bridge above the A8 at Bargeddie has been grit blasted, cleaned, repair
06/11/2017

More than 200 homes for social rent are to be built in Scotland thanks to over £15 million being raised through the Charitable Bond Investment Programme. With almost £90m of bonds issued over the last two years, interest accrued is donated to charity which Ministers have committed to social housing
06/11/2017

Plans are to be submitted to build a new alloy wheels factory in Fort William. GFG Alliance will submit proposals this month to develop the 400-worker facility in the town. The factory will use use liquid aluminium from the Liberty British Aluminium smelter, owned by GFG at Fort William, to make a
06/11/2017

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland has completed the takeover of timber frame housing kit supplier, Scotframe Limited. The deal will see Saint-Gobain accelerate its growth into the offsite manufacturing and closed panel construction market. Scotframe manufactures and supplies full timber frame housing kits
06/11/2017

Work on a new housing development in Berwickshire is now complete. The 16 new properties at Station Drive in Duns were built by Hart Builders on behalf of Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA). Designed by architects Smith Scott Mullan, the development contains a mix of 12 three-bedroom family ho
06/11/2017

BAM Nuttall is continuing work to upgrade accessibility at West Calder Railway Station in West Lothian. Two pre-fabricated 10.5-metre tall lift towers have been craned into position next to the railway as work takes shape to build a new accessible footbridge. The rest of the structure including st
06/11/2017

Work on a £2 million primary school extension project in South Ayrshire is now complete. The scheme at Troon Primary School was delivered by Prestwick-based Ashleigh Building (Scotland) on behalf of the local authority. Features included the demolition of the former stand-alone dining hall; constr
06/11/2017

Detailed design work is to begin on the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme after Councillors gave preliminary approval to the project. The scheme, which will help protect over 900 properties from a 1 in 75 year flood event, still has to pass two more stages before main works can get underway. However,
06/11/2017

A £19 million housing development built by Lovell in Edinburgh has won an industry accolade at the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Excellence Awards. The 183-home scheme in Wester Hailes picked up the 'Excellence in Development for Affordable Housing' prize at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh
03/11/2017

Up to 20,000 'affordable' homes are to be built in Edinburgh by 2027. The City of Edinburgh Council has unveiled its largest ever Strategic Housing Investment Plan for 'affordable' housing over the next 10 years. Over the next five years, the programme would deliver nearly 8,000 affordable homes w
03/11/2017

CCG Asset Management (AM) has started work on a homes maintenance project in the East Lothian area. The company will install new kitchen and bathrooms, as well as heating, rewiring, and decoration to 19 properties throughout the region on behalf of the local authority. CCG AM Manager, Stephen Rile
03/11/2017

An initiative aimed at renewing the industrialised coalfield landscapes of East Ayrshire has secured more than £2.5 million of National Lottery funding. The Coalfield Community Landscape Partnership, which aims to reconnect communities with the landscape by creating opportunities for leisure, touri
03/11/2017

Work has started on a museum refurbishment project in Edinburgh. The Museum of Childhood on the Royal Mile has shut to allow new cases, floors and lights to be installed in what is the first large scale change to the Museum for 30 years. The five-month scheme, being led by Leith-based design pract
03/11/2017

Plans have been approved to build a new £4 million Porsche Centre in Perth. The facility will be developed at Broxden Business Park by Peter Vardy Ltd and is expected to create 29 new jobs along with four apprentice opportunities. Porsche Centre Perth will become the company's fourth site in Scotl
03/11/2017

Inverness-based Nevis Environmental has been purchased from Wind Prospect Group Limited by a private investor. Lee Quinn, the investor, has worked closely with both Wind Prospect and Nevis for a number of years. As an experienced finance professional, Mr Quinn has supported and managed a range of
02/11/2017

A new £10 million hotel is to be built on the grounds of Hamilton Park Racecourse in South Lanarkshire. The 118-room property will be operated by Hampton by Hilton and will bring up to 20 new jobs to the racecourse. Designed by ICA Architects, the hotel will be built in a modular fashion on what i
02/11/2017

The Chief Executive of Homes for Scotland (HfS), Nicola Barclay, has called on builders in the housing sector to "get on top" of Scotland's housing crisis. Speaking at the organisation's largest ever conference event in Edinburgh on Wednesday, Ms Barclay issued a rallying call to the whole of the h
02/11/2017

A project milestone has been reached on a new £13 million primary school in Aberdeen. Morgan Sindall has achieved the topping out stage of the new Stoneywood Primary School development and the project is on schedule to be handed over in spring 2018. The single-storey scheme is being built at the s
02/11/2017

Work has started on a £2.8 million water mains network improvement project in Cumbernauld. Caledonia Water Alliance is installing a 1.2-mile stretch of new water main along Forest Road from its junction with Arns Road to the ramp of the B8045. The pipe installation, which will involve a new sectio
02/11/2017

Plans have been revealed to redevelop a former office building into a new hotel in Inverness. Patio Hotels (Aberdeen) has purchased the former Bridge House building on Church Street close to the city centre. The company plans to turn the 23,000 sq ft four-storey building into a new four-star hotel
02/11/2017

Work is to start on a £870,000 resurfacing project on the A76 in East Ayrshire. Scotland TranServ will begin repairing a 1.5km stretch of the carriageway from Templeton Roundabout towards Catrine Junction on Friday, 10 November. Completion is set for 13 November. The project will be split over two
01/11/2017

Ineos has completed the acquisition of the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) from BP for £199 million. The deal will see the chemicals multinational take ownership of the 235-mile pipeline system, which links 85 North Sea oil and gas assets to the UK mainland and the INEOS site in Grangemouth, Scotland
01/11/2017

Work is continuing to develop plans for a new single carriageway connecting Inshes and Smithton in Inverness. A preferred option for the A9/A96 Inshes to Smithton Scheme has been identified, which involves building a new link road connecting between Culloden Road and Smithton Junction. In addition
01/11/2017

Aberdeen Football Club (AFC) has confirmed it hopes a decision on plans to build a new £50 million stadium and training complex will be made before the end of this year. Proposals for the new community sports hub, football training facilities and stadium at Kingsford were put on hold by the club in
01/11/2017

Weir Group has issued a profit warning despite recording a 56% increase in oil and gas orders between July and September this year. While third quarter group orders rose 21% and minerals orders also increased 12%, the company stated operating profits are "expected to be slightly lower than previous
01/11/2017

Up to 94 new affordable homes have been built in Edinburgh. The development at Leith Fort was built by CCG on behalf of Port of Leith Housing Association (HA) and the City of Edinburgh Council. The project features 62 new homes for mid-market rent and 32 homes for social rent, as well as parking w
01/11/2017

The Veitchi Group has launched a new online auction as part of its fundraising campaign - #VeitchiGives. The auction is the latest more than 25 fundraising activities aimed at supporting 17 local charity organisations suggested by employees. So far, the campaign has surpassed its target £25,000 an
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