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30/04/2019

Industrial property developer and asset manager Chancerygate has started work on its first ever speculative development in Scotland as the company continues to implement its growth strategy. Livingston Trade Park will comprise eight leasehold units totalling 40,000 sq ft and is scheduled for practi
30/04/2019

Rugby World Cup winner Kyran Bracken has teamed up with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to kick off this year's UK-wide SkillBuild competition in Glasgow, to attract more people into construction and help tackle the industry's skills shortage. Around 200 people will gather at the Ci
30/04/2019

NL Leisure has invested more than £300,000 in significant improvements at Kilsyth Swimming Pool. As well as work to the building, the swimming pool and changing village has been completely upgraded and the reception area has been modernised. Emma Walker, Managing Director of NL Leisure, said: "We'
30/04/2019

The Saltire Civil Engineering Awards for 2019 are now officially open for entries. The Awards celebrate outstanding civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity in Scotland, showcasing the people who design, build and maintain the infrastructure that shapes Scotland and transform our liv
30/04/2019

An additional £80 million has been announced to help councils deliver affordable homes across Scotland. The investment will mean local authorities will share a total of £1.3 billion between now and 2021 to help achieve the Scottish Government's ambitious aim to deliver 50,000 affordable homes, wit
30/04/2019

East Ayrshire Council have secured funding from the Scottish Government to assist owners to bring their property up to a lettable standard by providing an interest free loan if the property is let at a market rent for five years or sold at an affordable level. Empty homes can be costly to both owne
30/04/2019

Housing chiefs have revealed that between April 2018 and March this year 161 social rented housing units were built, most of which were two bedroom flats, in Dundee. Kevin Cordell, convener of Dundee City Council's neighbourhood services committee said: "These figures represent brand new energy eff
30/04/2019

Four new housing developments, with a total of 78 units between them, are due to be completed in 2019, as part of the ongoing Affordable Housing Progamme in the Outer Hebrides, which is supported by Scottish Government, and delivered via a successful partnership between the Comhairle, HHP and TIG.
30/04/2019

Clark Contracts has been selected as a finalist in the 'Training Excellence' category of the 2019 Construction News Awards. The construction, refurbishment and maintenance contractor is the only company registered in Scotland to be shortlisted for the Training Excellence award and is up against tou
30/04/2019

A project to stabilise two sections of rock slope opposite Loch Ness at Wellington Layby on the A82, around seven miles north of Drumnadrochit, has been completed, BEAR Scotland has reported. The £500,000 project involved engineers carrying out extensive work to a stretch of the rock face above the
29/04/2019

An additional 1,800 properties are to be built for private rental following the announcement of a £30 million investment from the Building Scotland Fund. The Build to Rent model can reduce the stress and uncertainty of repeated moves for tenants as investors typically plan to keep the properties fo
29/04/2019

Ensuring the housing market is fairer and delivers more people the homes they want is at the heart of a package announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today. She revealed that starting later this year the Scottish Government will create a £150 million national pilot scheme to provide support f
29/04/2019

East Lothian Council's Local Development Plan (LDP) has been commended at a prestigious planning industry awards ceremony. The LDP had been shortlisted as a finalist in the category for Excellence in Plan Making Practice at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 201
29/04/2019

The Highland Council has hosted a drop-in information session about the next phase of slope stabilisation works above the A890 at Stromeferry and to discuss the plans for traffic management. The 2018 annual inspection report highlighted areas for the Council to consider and plan future works. These
29/04/2019

Scottish Water's Head Office has received a 'Plastic Free Champion' award from local campaign group Plastic-Free Dunfermline. Plastic Free Dunfermline, a community organisation run by local volunteers, is focused on getting residents, schools, community groups, businesses and Fife Council to reduce
29/04/2019

Orkney Islands Council is to investigate an additional two sites for potential community wind farms in the county - to add to the project already under investigation on Hoy. The new projects under consideration are located at Faray, in the North Isles, and at Quanterness in St Ola. 'Orkney's Commu
29/04/2019

Work to replace the waterproofing on the bridge over the railway line at Cardwell Road in Gourock is set to start at 8am on Monday 13 May 2019. The vital maintenance work is expected to be finished by 5pm on Friday 19 July although it may take longer if there is adverse weather. A spokesman for In
29/04/2019

Aberdeen is to develop plans to become a global "Hydrogen Hub" – a centre of excellence for the revolutionary green technology. Last year the number of hydrogen vehicles in the city continued to rise and included successful trials of a refuse lorry and road sweeper. The Kittybrewster refuelling
29/04/2019

Ogilvie Construction has started work on a redevelopment of the Borders College Hawick Campus Innovation Hub. Ogilvie will undertake internal works to extend the upper floor of the hub, creating flexible space for businesses and individuals to meet or undertake training and development sessions. T
29/04/2019

ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) will carry out works to ensure the delivery of clean power "for generations to come" by 're-powering' one of its existing windfarms north of Donegal Town, County Donegal. Constructed over 22 years ago, Barnesmore Windfarm's 25 turbines have been successfully generatin
26/04/2019

Lidl's new distribution centre at Eurocentral, near Motherwell, will be fully operational by November, the compnay has reported as it welcomed local politicians and councillors for an exclusive visit to the site. Guests included Neil Gray, MP for Airdrie and Shotts, Graham Simpson, MSP for Central
26/04/2019

Plans to build 55 affordable new Council homes on the site of the former primary school site in Dumbarton have been approved by Councillors. The 1.9 acre area has been empty since the former Aitkenbar Primary School was demolished in 2016, following its relocation to a purpose built shared campus n
26/04/2019

The City of Inverness Area Committee members have given the green light for officers to apply to Sustrans Scotland for 100% of funding to take forward the Accessing Inverness project. The scope of Accessing Inverness is to improve the walking and cycling environment between the rail station, bus st
26/04/2019

Road and transport works totalling £10.6 million have been approved for Aberdeen. The 2019/20 programme includes the resurfacing of carriageways and footways, refurbishing crossings, lighting improvements, pothole repairs, flooding and coastal protection measures, and support for cycling and walkin
26/04/2019

Cuningar Loop Urban Woodland Park has been named as the winner of the Excellence in Planning for Health and Wellbeing at the RTPI awards. The accolade was announced at the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards last night where the judges said the project showed "strong vision that
26/04/2019

Scotland's Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse has officially opened Glenrothes' new district heating network. Supported by £8.559 million investment from the Scottish Government's Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme, the £24 million collaborative project between Fife Council and RWE has bee
26/04/2019

Aberdeen City Council has announced that Balfour Beatty has been chosen to transform Union Terrace Gardens (UTG), with work due to to start this summer. The flagship City Centre Masterplan project will transform the Victorian park into an inclusive 21st Century space by improving access, amenity an
26/04/2019

Ogilvie Construction has started work on a redevelopment of the Borders College Hawick Campus Innovation Hub. Ogilvie will undertake internal works to extend the upper floor of the hub, creating flexible space for businesses and individuals to meet or undertake training and development sessions. T
26/04/2019

A new trade park in Livingston which will help businesses grow and create jobs is to benefit from £2.18 million of public investment. The loan, financed from the £150 million Building Scotland Fund, is being delivered through the Scottish Partnership for Regeneration in Urban Centres fund. It will
25/04/2019

Shetland Islands Council has approved a £300,000 loan to building firm BA Builders (Shetland) Ltd to allow them to construct more homes. The loan will help to build up to 13 modern and energy-efficient homes in rural areas, which supports the Council's strategic objectives to encourage people to l
25/04/2019

Mauchline's "most precious" historic buildings are set for a major transformation following the announcement of over £1.8m of grant funding from Historic Environment Scotland and East Ayrshire Council. The town is the latest in the area to benefit from Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) c
25/04/2019

A west-end landmark that has fallen into disrepair is up for sale after a number of issues were resolved, Dundee City Council has announced. The former guest house at 28 Rosenagle has been empty for more than a decade and deteriorated before it was compulsorily purchased by the Council last year.
25/04/2019

Argyll and Bute Council (ABC) have announced an information event for the Lochgilphead Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan, which aims to outline proposals for a Lochgilphead Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS). ABC said: "As a council, we are required to periodically review ou
25/04/2019

ARC-TECH (Scotland) started work on a multi-million-pound mixed-use development in Glasgow. The leading building services contractor will deliver a turnkey building services solution for the for the former Hills Trust Primary School and Nethan Street development in Govan which will see the conversi
25/04/2019

The total amount of derelict and urban vacant land in Scotland has decreased by 716 hectares (6%) in the latest year, from 11,753 hectares in 2017 to 11,037 hectares in 2018. That's according to the latest annual statistics on the extent of vacant and derelict land in Scotland, published by Scotlan
25/04/2019

Scottish Water has been hailed a leader on workplace gender equality after making the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2019. The prestigious list spotlights UK employers who make gender equality a key part of their business strategy, with a commitment to creating inclusive workplace cultures and en
25/04/2019

Scottish Water has announced that a "challenging project" to replace a vital pipe crossing which spans the River Spey at Fochabers in Moray is now complete. The £1.2 million project will help to safeguard Scotland's fastest flowing river, world renowned for its salmon fishery and whisky industry, f
24/04/2019

The final phase of the project to provide a new crossing of the River Nairn at White Bridge is well underway with work about to start to connect the new bridge crossing with the realigned B9090 route. To allow this work to be carried out safely The Highland Council is advising all road users that a
24/04/2019

Glasgow City Council has approved the design changes for the £9million public realm project on Byres Road - funded by Glasgow City Region City Deal. In 2018, the council consulted on initial design proposals for the street. The consultation demonstrated public support for measures to improve the pe
24/04/2019

The Zinc House at Monikie has been named as the winner of the Angus Design Awards Building of the Decade. The awards, held at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath, celebrate the very best of building, design, development and restoration in Angus over the past ten years. Their purpose is also to inspire
24/04/2019

Pacific Building has said that it is "extra proud" of their Site Manager Martin Lamont, who has been short-listed for the Making A Difference accolade in the 2019 Glasgow Airport Awards. The company said: "At Pacific Building, we always like to recognise the good work of our staff and give them awa
24/04/2019

Highlighting their commitment to raising the awareness of mental health issues within the construction industry, Maxi Construction has announced that their Managing Director, John Aitchison and Construction Director, Barry Simpson are now certified Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs). Recent studies
24/04/2019

Two office fit out projects completed by Clark Contracts are finalists in the recycled/refurbished category of the 2019 British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards. Clark Contracts completed the fit out of 310 St Vincent Street, Glasgow for Praxis Real Estate Management. The project involved the inter
24/04/2019

The safety of people living in high-rise flats across Scotland is the focus of a public consultation launched by the Scottish Government. It calls for views on how to simplify the guidance available to everyone who lives in high-rise flats or is responsible for fire safety in high-rise flats. The
24/04/2019

Scottish Water are offering a behind-the-scenes look at one of their biggest investments in Argyll and Bute – the new Tullich Water Treatment Works. A new short film shows how the raw water from Loch Gleann A'Bhearraidh Reservoir is treated to ensure customers in the area continue to enjoy clear, f
23/04/2019

Works to deliver a multi-million-pound housing improvement contract have recently been completed in Govan by Linthouse Housing Association. Glasgow-based construction specialists CCG (Scotland) Ltd have been operational at Hutton Drive since early 2018 acting as Main Contractor where comprehensive
23/04/2019

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is inviting local communities in Islay and Jura to join its teams to hear about its multi-million pound investment proposals to upgrade the electricity network serving the islands. As part of its North of Scotland Resilience plan, the electricity ne
23/04/2019

A fire-safety expert is leading the first comprehensive study at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) into the risk that historic buildings face from fire with the hope of saving more heritage from being lost. Retired firefighter Henry Landis believes listed properties are up to three times more lik
23/04/2019

Pacific Building has introduced its very own 'A-Team' – with the "A" standing for Airbus they are the people who helped deliver the all-new pier and departure lounge for Emirates airlines' Airbus A380 super-jumbo at Glasgow International Airport. The new facility opened bang on time for the first a
23/04/2019

A new contractor has been appointed to complete work on the Saltoun Square project in Fraserburgh. The restoration of the building, which will be known as the Faithlie Centre, is a key project in the development of the Fraserburgh 2021 Regeneration Scheme. Following dialogue with officers and counc
23/04/2019

BEAR Scotland's new programme of planned road improvement works across the 883 miles of trunk roads in the North West Unit is now available to view in an interactive map here. Some 149 locations are set to be addressed in the £19M resurfacing programme that is now underway across trunk roads in the
18/04/2019

Maxi Construction have commenced demolition works for the redevelopment of Maxi Haulage's Bellshill depot. The existing warehouse and traffic office are being demolished to allow for a new 12,000 ft² steel framed warehouse which will provide office space, mess, welfare and meeting rooms. Externally
18/04/2019

A major infrastructure contract to improve the vital South West A77 route has been awarded and will bring added economic benefits during construction, national transport agency Transport Scotland has announced. Wills Bros Civil Engineering Limited has been awarded the £31.5m construction contract t
18/04/2019

Nominations for the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2019 are now open. Organised by Skills Development Scotland, the Awards recognise the outstanding contribution made by apprentices and "standout" examples of great practice from employers. The Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the achiev
18/04/2019

Infrastructure Secretary Michael Matheson has visited the £70 million East Lothian Community Hospital project being built by Morrison Construction in Haddington to launch the latest update of the Scottish Government's infrastructure programme. Mr Matheson enjoyed a tour of the three-storey hospital
18/04/2019

STUC Congress has passed a motion calling for urgent action to improve access to accessible housing for disabled people. Robert Mooney, from STUC's Disabled Workers Committee said: "At STUC Congress today, we passed a motion calling for urgent action to improve access to accessible housing for dis
18/04/2019

A pilot project to reduce Scotland's skills gap by formally recognising and accrediting the skills and qualifications of people from overseas is being expanded. The initiative, which is being delivered by Glasgow Caledonian University, will support employers by helping migrants transfer training ga
17/04/2019

Nineteen new school projects are amongst the £1.4 billion of new building projects completed in the last year, according to the latest update of the Scottish Government's infrastructure programme. The V&A Museum, new roads and railway lines, and local healthcare facilities are also included in the
17/04/2019

Wednesday 17th April sees the official opening of the first traffic-free link between the rural communities of North Connel and Benderloch, Argyll and Bute. Funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland, the new link sees the first protected pathway for walking, cycling and wheel
17/04/2019

Scotland is missing out on job opportunities in the low-carbon and renewable energy economy while multinationals offshore money and jobs from the country's natural resources, according to a new report from the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC). The report, entitled 'Broken Promises and Offshore
17/04/2019

Students from disadvantaged communities are being offered up to £1500 a year by Scotland's leading housing group to support them through college or university. Wheatley Group has helped 100 people with their further or higher education studies in the past two years by providing bursaries. Now the G
17/04/2019

A further structure at Longannet, Scotland's last coal-fired power station, has been successfully brought down in a controlled explosion. The boiler annex east, close to the station's iconic chimney, was 'blown down' in calm conditions on Thursday by ScottishPower's demolition contractor Brown & Ma
17/04/2019

Dundee City Council is considering extending its programme of energy efficiency measures to 350 more council and private homes at a cost of £3m. Councillors will be told that houses in Benvie Road, Peddie Street, Law Crescent, Brownhill Street and Tummel Place/Dickson Avenue will receive the energy
17/04/2019

Dingwall-based RJ McLoed (Contractor) has been awarded the £10.1M construction contract for the West Link 2 project, including an additional swing bridge and roundabout, with the associated realignment of General Booth Road. The contract is within the overall budget for completion of West Link Stag
17/04/2019

Clark Contracts have released a video of its team installing two gantry's on top of the towers at 55 Douglas Street to facilitate a spider crane which will assist with the delivery of steel work required for the extension to the building. This system was required to avoid disruption to the traffic
17/04/2019

CCG has reached a key milestone in the construction of a landmark affordable housing development with the introduction of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) on the 143 affordable homes it is building for GHA in the Gallowgate, Glasgow – one of the biggest housing developments currently being built in the
17/04/2019

Funding of £38m has been allocated to Warmworks to continue to deliver the Scottish government's fuel poverty scheme over the next two years. The announcement comes as the 15,000th Warmer Homes customer welcomed a new gas central heating system being installed at their home in Dundee. People at ri
16/04/2019

A new form of cleaner and cheaper temporary power, utilising the latest gas microturbine technology from California, is being launched by SSE Enterprise and Pure World Energy. The semi-permanent power solution will help developers cut costs and emissions – thanks to its modular gas micro-turbine te
16/04/2019

Grangemouth residents have overwhelmingly backed plans put forward to improve Zetland Park. 84% of respondents to a public consultation on the future of the park indicated they supported or strongly supported a £2.3m outline masterplan put forward by Falkirk Council. The plan outlines many improve
16/04/2019

Aberdeenshire Council will consider a planning application for a major housing development in Menie following receipt of additional information. The proposals for 550 homes at the Menie Estate, near Balmedie, by Trump International Golf Links Ltd, include plans for community facilities, shops, offi
16/04/2019

More than £8 million will be spent on maintaining Moray's 1,556 km, £1.6 billion roads portfolio, as Moray Council sets out how it will invest millions of pounds on improving infrastructure in the region over the next 12 months. This will involve road resurfacing and reconstruction, drainage repair
16/04/2019

A large-scale archaeology project has been launched in the Scottish Borders and East Lothian that will help investigate the history of a key route linking the two areas and support a new heritage trail. The community-led project will study the upper Whiteadder valley between Duns and Garvald. Not o
16/04/2019

Councillors in Dundee have approved a plan to invest almost £1 million in improvement works across more than 200 homes. Tenders for replacement boilers at houses in the Dens, Blackness and St Mary's areas and replacement roofs in parts of Charleston are included in the programme. Kevin Cordell, co
16/04/2019

Clark Contracts has completed the design and construction of new student accommodation in Potterrow in Edinburgh on behalf of Curlew Properties. The new building, which is located a short walking distance from The University of Edinburgh, features 52 studio apartments in addition to common rooms an
16/04/2019

A pilot project that launched last year to train Scottish teachers on climate change has been given the green light for a second year, after training more than 100 teachers. The Climate Change initiative, funded by ScottishPower, sees Glasgow Science Centre specialists deliver training sessions wit
16/04/2019

Scottish Water has praised a group of its workers who volunteered to help maintain tracks at one of Scotland's most historic railway lines. Six volunteers, who all work in the utility's Resilience and Security Team, took part in a range of activities to help with the ongoing upkeep of tracks and in
16/04/2019

Scotland's Housing Minister has been given a progress report on a project to tackle the shortage of mid market rental homes across Scotland. Kevin Stewart MSP was visiting LAR Housing Trust's multi million pound development at Westwood House in the west of Edinburgh. The project was the housing cha
15/04/2019

Balfour Beatty has awarded Breedon Group a major supply and lay surfacing contract on the A9 Dualling Programme in Scotland. Under the contract, Breedon will supply and lay material on a 9.5 kilometre stretch of the A9 between Luncarty and Pass of Birnam. This is the latest section to be widened to
15/04/2019

A £10 million investment has been announced for a number of major new freshwater projects in Scotland, including the delivery of a new facility in the Applecross estate in Wester Ross. The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) is investing the money in its operational infrastructure and Scotland's rural e
15/04/2019

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has celebrated a landmark installation in its multi-million pound heating upgrade programme. A tenant in Eastriggs had a new heating system installed, marking the 2000th boiler installed in the programme. The four-year £12.5million DGHP heating upgr
15/04/2019

Fife Council has been recognised for its continued engagement with council tenants. The local authority won a Gold Award from the Tenant Participation Advisory Service for its strong partnership with tenants and the work they do together to improve local communities and influence decision-making.
15/04/2019

A new shared vision has been published for Fort William and Lochaber. The Fort William 2040 report (FW2040) includes a Vision, Masterplan and Delivery Programme all prepared with feedback gathered during a major public consultation last year. FW2040 has been published as an innovative online 'Sto
15/04/2019

A number of bridges in Aberdeenshire are set to close over the summer for essential maintenance work. Four bridges on the A957 Stonehaven to Crathes Slug Road - A957 Blairydrine Bridge, A957 Cowton Bridge, A957 Mowtie Bridge and A957 Findlayston Bridge - will be closed throughout July and August i
12/04/2019

Plans have been unveiled to transform Irvine's Harbourside into a key tourist destination. North Ayrshire Council has announced a number of proposals for the area, including plans to create a Maritime Mile with new berthing facilities and upgrade existing slipways. Other projects include a Mariti
12/04/2019

Planning permission has been granted for a new 32-home development in Inverkip, Inverclyde. The new site, named Langhouse Gardens, will feature a mix of spacious three-bedroom semi-detached and three and four-bedroom detached homes. Located on Longhouse Road, some of the Merchant Homes propertie
12/04/2019

Scottish construction group Robertson has secured a prize at this year's Cleaning & Support Services Association Awards (CSSA). The firm won the Corporate Social Responsibility award at a ceremony in London. The CSSA Corporate Social Responsibility award identified the services that Robertson of
12/04/2019

Scottish Water is moving forward with a multi-million pound investment in Glasgow's West End. The utility will now launch an archaeological dig on the walkway at a historic site on the River Kelvin as part of the £15 million project to improve both the environment and water quality in the river.
12/04/2019

GAP Hire Solutions' Joint Managing Director, Iain Anderson has secured a nomination for a prestigious Scottish business award. Celebrating his 35th year with GAP, Mr Anderson will compete to win the The Institute of Directors (IOD) 'Director of the Year' award in the Family Business category. Whe
12/04/2019

A new medical centre has been opened in Fort Augustus, four years on since a fire destroyed the former facility. The Highland Council agreed funding of £50,000 from its Capital Discretionary Fund back in 2016 towards the cost of rebuilding the former Cill Chuimein Medical Centre. Fort Augustus a
11/04/2019

Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has completed roof and roughcast improvements to its homes in Luss. The village, located at the gateway to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, is famous for the TV series Take The High Road and is one of the busiest visitor destinations in A
11/04/2019

Work to progress and deliver the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal is set to continue following a meeting of the recently established Joint Committee. Elected members from both local authorities met with regional business representatives and senior officers from Stirling and Clacks at
11/04/2019

The works to refurbish the grade C listed Aberdeen Central Library roof for Aberdeen City Council has reached completion after a year of hard work. The Central Library, along with St. Mark's Church and His Majesty's Theatre, form the trio of historic buildings on Rosemount viaduct famously said to
11/04/2019

Trade unions, offshore wind developers, supply chain companies and government will come together to look at maximising the offshore wind farm sector. The Scottish Government and UK Government will host the Edinburgh summit to look at how UK companies can benefit more from the build-out of offshore
10/04/2019

Progress of the £1.7m project to stabilse hillsides in Portknockie can now be monitored by residents and visitors with the opening of an information centre. Located within the former harbour office in Portknockie, it was formally opened yesterday by Keith and Cullen councillor, Ron Shepherd. Visit
10/04/2019

Improvements to a road junction in Cambuslang will get underway next week. The work will start on Monday 15 April at the junction of Westburn Road/Westburn Drive. A new roundabout connecting Westburn Road, Westburn Drive and Westburn Farm Road will be constructed with associated lighting, drainage
10/04/2019

More than 6,500 jobs will be created and around £360million per year will be generated for the local economy after the Glasgow City Region councils approved revised plans for the Ravenscraig Infrastructure Access (RIA) project. Improved transport connectivity and road infrastructure at Ravenscraig
10/04/2019

East Lothian Council has reached an agreement with Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL), a subsidiary of Edinburgh based energy company, Red Rock Power Limited, for the purchase of a small part of the former Cockenzie Power Station site from East Lothian Council. ICOL received Planning Permission in P
10/04/2019

Plans for a £1.5million extension to Buchan House in Peterhead have been agreed, with work due to begin on site mid-May. The additional space will provide accommodation for Police Scotland, along with shared office space for council and police colleagues to work alongside each other. The two-store
10/04/2019

The electricity and gas network operators for the north of Scotland are joining forces with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to help make homes safer. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and SGN will be teaming up with fire crews to highlight the extra help available for vulnerabl
09/04/2019

A new fund to encourage more people to walk and cycle for everyday journeys is now available for registered social landlords in Scotland. The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is working in partnership with Cycling Scotland, Living Streets Scotland and Sustrans Scotland to provide
09/04/2019

The recruitment and selection process for Clark Contracts 2019 intake of trade apprentices is "well underway". Following on from our Careers Evening held on Tuesday 5th March 2019 we received over 180 applications. Around 40 applicants have now been invited to attend assessment sessions at Clark Co
09/04/2019

An innovative new affordable housing project has been completed in the Kinning Park area of Glasgow. Admiral Street, located adjacent to Paisley Road West in the south of the city, was once home to a confectionary factory in the mid-1900s and had been a gap site until being purchased by CCG (Scotla
09/04/2019

Work to create the Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor attraction is set to get underway as the next step in the development of the regeneration of Galashiels is a step closer as work gets set to start on creating the Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor attraction. Stirling-based Ogilvie Construction
09/04/2019

Transport Scotland has announced its intention to award a £300,000 ground investigation contract to Allied Exploration and Geotechnics Ltd, for the A90 Laurencekirk Junction Improvement scheme. Subject to completion of the mandatory standstill period, work is programmed to start in early May and ex
09/04/2019

Scottish Water's Your Water Your Life campaign has been recognised in the prestigious The Drum Awards, which brings together the best campaigns and celebrates creative talent from across the UK. Your Water Your Life was nominated in the Public Sector Marketing category and came out on top in a cere
08/04/2019

Preparation works for the Broughty Ferry Flood Protection Scheme are set to get underway next week, Dundee City Council has announced. Investigations, which start today, Monday 08 April, will look at ground conditions and ground water levels to help inform the design and construction of the final s
08/04/2019

Planned works ranging from repairs and maintenance to upgrades will be taking place at 35 schools and nurseries during the Easter holidays as part of a major £47m maintenance programme, the City of Edinburgh Council has announced. Improvements include roof repairs, lighting and ceiling upgrades, in
08/04/2019

The development of The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) has reached another major milestone, as the energy centre that will provide the facility with clean, sustainable, and reliable energy goes live. The multi-million-pound venue, which is being delivered by Aberdeen City Council and its development
08/04/2019

Clark Contracts has completed design and build extension works at Muller Milk and Ingredients' factory in Bellshill. The works included the construction of a two storey extension to accommodate additional employee welfare and office facilities to increase the production capacity at the Bellshill Da
08/04/2019

Arc-Tech (Scotland) Ltd has been granted a second major contract by main contractor, ISG in the form of the Holyrood Distillery, Edinburgh's first malt whisky distillery in a generation. The leading Mechanical and Electrical Services provider will assist in the conversion of a 180-year old Category
08/04/2019

Northern Ireland-based contractor Farrans has upgraded a port on the east coast of Scotland. The firm delivered the first section of Berth 7 & 8 reconstruction project in Montrose. Despite harsh winter weather, the site team progressed the work successfully. The berth was in full use just 10 m
05/04/2019

South Lanarkshire Council has launched a public consultation on a proposal for a new cycle network in East Kilbride The people of East Kilbride have a chance to give their opinion on proposals for a cycle network in the town. Local people were consulted by South Lanarkshire Council in February ab
05/04/2019

Extensive improvement and upgrade works have been completed at Shotts Leisure Centre, with more than £200,000 invested in the swimming pool and reception areas. A new spectating area is being created allowing parents to watch their child's lessons and interactive features are being installed in the
05/04/2019

A new system of roads maintenance in Glasgow will focus on permanent repairs to potholes and other roads defects at the first time of asking. The new approach, based on careful risk assessments of individual roads defects, will signal a substantial reduction in the current practice of temporary pat
05/04/2019

Lochgilphead's historic town centre has been handed a £1million boost in the shape of a grant from Historic Environment Scotland (HES). The funding, part of the HES's Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), will see Lochgilphead benefit from similar CARS projects that have improved Campbeltow
05/04/2019

The external refurbishment of 167 – 201 Argyle Street, on one of Glasgow's busiest shopping streets is now underway. Construction, refurbishment and maintenance contractor Clark Contracts is completing the work which will overhaul the existing façade. The works, which will be completed over a three
05/04/2019

MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf has officially commemorated the start of construction works at the £15m Nethan Street development in Govan, Glasgow. Assisted by Baillie John Kane on behalf of Glasgow City Council, Elderpark Chairperson Elspeth Millen and CCG Director Calum Murray
05/04/2019

EU citizens living in Scotland are to be supported to remain in Scotland during and beyond the uncertainty associated with an EU exit, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The First Minister made a commitment to EU citizens that Scotland remains their home as she promised to continue to ma
05/04/2019

A state-of-the-art tunnel boring machine called Tunnelling Tanya has reached a significant milestone and 'broken through' in Paisley ahead of the completion of Scottish Water's major investment to improve water quality and the natural environment in two local rivers. The TBM broke through in the to
04/04/2019

ISG has been ranked as one of the top companies to work for in Scotland. The list of Best Companies to Work For in Scotland represents the 50 organisations with the highest Regional Best Companies Index (RBCI) following a survey of staff who anonymously score their employers based on a number of fa
04/04/2019

Stirling Council has now fitted more than 10,000 energy efficient and higher quality street lights in communities across the area, underlining its continuing commitment to environmental protection. Since 2015, the authority has invested almost £10million to convert 10,620 old and inefficient sodium
04/04/2019

South Lanarkshire Council has broken ground in East Kilbride on one of its biggest developments of new council housing. A total of 60 units will be built on the former site of St Leonards Primary school in a mix of housing types designed to meet local housing needs. The finished development, which
04/04/2019

Plans have been approved for an iconic building on the banks of the Clyde at Greenock to welcome cruise ship passengers. The plans, approved by Inverclyde planning board, are for a new visitor centre, restaurant and gallery at Greenock Ocean Terminal. The overall project, led by Inverclyde Council
04/04/2019

A landmark new footbridge over the Forth & Clyde Canal in Glasgow is set to permanently link three communities in the north of the city for the first time since the waterway opened in 1790. A planning application for the new Stockingfield Bridge has been submitted, with construction expected to com
04/04/2019

Work has officially started on the expansion of the Emergency Department at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The newly appointed Chair of Oxford University Hospitals, Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery, joined members of staff from the Emergency Department for the official ground breaking on the Emergen
04/04/2019

Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills and Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP, has officially opened the newly constructed Wallyford Primary School. Mr Swinney joined East Lothian Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, Councillor Shamin Akhtar, to unveil
04/04/2019

A new phase of work has begun to install around 5 miles of new water main along the Great Glen Way, between Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston, as part of a £21 million investment in the area's water supply. The work is being carried out on Scottish Water's behalf by its alliance partner, Efficient Serv
03/04/2019

The Heritage Impact Fund is available to organisations that wish to deliver economic and social impact through re-use of Scotland's heritage buildings. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has provided £427,000 funding to the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) for its new Heritage Impact Fund which w
03/04/2019

The construction of 50 new council homes in Elgin has been given the green light by Moray Council's Communities Committee, who unanimously agreed to accept a tender from Springfield Properties to build the homes at Glassgreen. The properties will be a mix of one to five bedroom houses and bungalows
03/04/2019

Orkney Islands Council is to support the development of a multi-partner £28.5m project which could maximise the potential for renewable energy generation in Orkney – and ultimately eliminate the need for fossil fuels. The ReFLEX Orkney (Responsive Flexibility) project aims to create a 'smart energy
03/04/2019

Heathrow Business Summits are in the pipeline for each nation and region of the UK and CECA Scotland members, who are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), are invited to attend the Edinburgh Summit on 10 October 2019. The event offer SMEs the opportunity to meet and trade face to face with He
03/04/2019

Leading network operator, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), has joined together with key local and industry partners to launch Project LEO (Local Energy Oxfordshire), one of the most wide-ranging and holistic smart grid trials ever conducted in the UK. The launch follows confirmati
03/04/2019

Scottish Conservatives Spokesperson for Housing and Communities, Graham Simpson, has visited the University of Stirling to hear how its housing and ageing research is helping to stimulate debate on some of Scotland's long-term challenges. Mr Simpson was welcomed to the Faculty of Social Scienceson
03/04/2019

South Lanarkshire Council is seeking the input of people who live, work and travel in Rutherglen and Cambuslang to inform the development of its new active travel infrastructure. The study uses an online survey and, once that has been completed, an online map can be accessed that allows comments to
03/04/2019

akp have been appointed as the principle contractor to carry out reinstatement works to bring the fire damaged Badabing restaurant back to its "former glory". The Italian restaurant in Edinburgh's Fountainbridge was gutted in a major fire last October. The project will consist of a programme of la
03/04/2019

Scottish Water is preparing to start work on a £500,000 project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding affecting customers on part of King's Gate, close to its junction with Anderson Drive in Aberdeen. The work will be carried out by Morrison Construction, working on behalf of Scottish Water's delive
03/04/2019

CECA Scotland has held its prestigious Annual Awards ceremony on celebrating Scotland's most promising civil engineers. The ceremony, which took place during CECA Scotland's 23rd Annual Dinner in the Doubletree by Hilton, Glasgow Central, was attended by almost six hundred guests representing all s
02/04/2019

The historic Newhailes House will reopen again for the summer season from Good Friday, 19 April. Each winter, Newhailes House is closed for essential care and maintenance. This year the work was markedly different, as Newhailes House spokesperson said: "In the last few years particularly, high leve
02/04/2019

Melville Housing Association (MHA) has a announced a major investment in upgrade works of its housing stock. Over the next 12 months MHA will invest almost £2.4 million to provide 186 new kitchens, 90 new bathrooms, 80 new heating systems and 40 replacement roofs across its stock. This latest phas
02/04/2019

Resurfacing works are due to be carried out on the M8 Commonside, between Junctions 29 and 30, Transport Scotland has announced. As part of Transport Scotland's strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ is proposing to resurface 0.9km of the M8 Eastbound at Commonside between Jun
02/04/2019

Up to 22 new council homes are to be built on the site of four blocks of flats at Mayview, Anstruther, following approval by the North East Fife Area Committee for the flats to be demolished and redeveloped. It was also agreed to carry out a full review of property management over the previous 10-y
02/04/2019

CCG (Scotland) is constructing more than 30 new homes for rent at David Dale Avenue in Stewarton, in partnership with East Ayrshire Council. The site, which was previously occupied by tenement flats, will deliver high quality, energy efficient homes in a range of two, three and four bedroom-sized h
02/04/2019

Queensberry Properties Ltd (QPL) has commenced construction at 'Waverley Square', the first residential development within the groundbreaking 7.5 acre mixed-use New Waverley project located in the heart of Edinburgh's historic old town. Waverley Square includes 66 new homes for private sale in a co
02/04/2019

A new toolkit to promote mental health awareness in the construction sector has been launched by mental health charity Mind in association with a number of industry partners.
02/04/2019

Researchers from Robert Gordon University's (RGU) Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment are conducting a research project into an innovative housing construction method which could help address the housing market issues in Scotland and further afield. The project, in coll
01/04/2019

Perth-based A & J Stephen is to receive a five star rating in an annual Customer Satisfaction Survey, joining the ranks of other UK "five star" companies following extension of the initiative north of the border in November last year. Nicola Barclay, Chief Executive of industry body Homes for Scotl
01/04/2019

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published an engagement plan for every social landlord across Scotland, marking the changes introduced under the new Regulatory Framework which went live today, 01 April. The Regulator also published a summary of its engagement plans for social landlords this year.
01/04/2019

The first step to tackling shortage of accessible homes, will see local authorities required to provide wheelchair accessible housing across all tenures and report annually on progress. Guidance published today by the Scottish Government will help local authorities deliver this shared ambition from
01/04/2019

West Lothian Council Executive has approved revised plans that will deliver a new 3G sports pitch and modular changing facilities at the North Street park using £947,000 from the approved capital budget. Previous plans for the site were for a new sports pavilion and drainage improvements, with Arma
01/04/2019

Heathrow has announced the names and locations of the 18 shortlisted sites that remain in the running to help deliver the expanded airport. The sites have been selected from a longlist of 65, all of which were visited during a nationwide tour which concluded in the summer of 2018. The longlisted lo
01/04/2019

Refined placemaking plans to enhance the Roseburn area will go on display next week, following extensive engagement with the local community, Edinburgh Council has announced. The 'Rejuvenating Roseburn' project aims to make a range of public realm improvements along a section of the City Centre Wes
01/04/2019

The Construction Innovation Hub is delighted to welcome the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) as a delivery partner. Launched in October 2014, the CSIC industry-led team have been linking together businesses, university experts and public sector providers including Scottish Enterprise
01/04/2019

The design and construction contract for the Glasgow Airport Investment Area project has been approved and awarded to Wills Bros Civil Engineering Limited. Councillors on the Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board approved the £21million construction contract to the Motherwell-based
01/04/2019

The regeneration of the original Willow Tea Rooms to create the new 'Mackintosh at the Willow' completed by Clark Contracts has been shortlisted in both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Awards. Mackintosh at the
01/04/2019

A project to help people in social housing get solar panels is to benefit from a share of £13.4 million of low carbon funding. The smart storage project in Aberdeenshire will enable residents in social housing to make the best use of solar panels. It is being funded by the Low Carbon Infrastructur
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