Scotland Build- Industry News

Taking control: Scots service chief honoured at BCIA event

  SERVICE manager Tony McDermott recently flew the flag for Scotland at the prestigious BCIA (Building Controls Industry Association) Awards 2018 in Birmingham after being shortlisted in the Engineer of the Year category. The award was open to individuals demonstrating engineering excellence in controls and BEMS (building energy management systems). As service and maintenance manager […]

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Greens urge action on Scotland’s ‘hundred thousand’ empty underused homes

The Scottish Government needs to play catch-up on the worsening problem of empty homes and second homes if it is to tackle the housing crisis, according to the Scottish Greens. Publishing a major new report on the issue, the party’s housing spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP reveals that over the last decade as homelessness has worsened, the proportion of empty homes in […]

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Victoria Hospital in Glasgow to be transformed into 400 homes

It is a Victorian landmark and a reassuring sight to generations of residents in Glasgow’s southside. The Victoria Infirmary, which opened to patients in 1890 and would become a major teaching hospital, finally closed in 2015 with the future of the huge site in Langside uncertain. Now plans have been approved to convert the Victoria’s […]

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Interserve sells stake in Edinburgh mixed-use site

Interserve’s joint venture with Tiger Developments has sold its Haymarket site in Edinburgh to M&G Real Estate for £49.1m The three-acre site has planning permission for a mixed-use scheme including three office buildings totalling 370,000 sq ft, retail space, a 190 bedroom hotel and a 170 unit apart-hotel. The gross development value of the site is £280m. Dougie […]

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Council leader launches new Glasgow private housing development

Construction and manufacturing company CCG (Scotland) Ltd has returned to the private housing sector with a new contemporary housing development in Glasgow’s south side. The Glasgow-based firm will offer a range of exclusive properties as part of the ‘Riverford Gardens’ development located in a riverside location on Riverford Road, Pollokshaws. Delivered by CCG Homes, ‘Riverford Gardens’ will […]

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The architecture lover’s guide to Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh

Wander the Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle to the Scottish Parliament Building Compare and contrast the architectural styles of the Old and the New Towns Climb Calton Hill for the monuments and the views across the city There can be few better cities in the world for architecture lovers than Edinburgh. With everything from the […]

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RBS and Bank of Scotland to dominate business agenda as they post results

The Royal Bank’s figures released on Friday are likely to contain a good measure of bad news caused by further repercussions of past misdeeds while Lloyds, parent of BoS, could outline a new strategic plan. A tale of two Scottish banks is set to dominate next week’s business agenda, as RBS and Bank of Scotland […]

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Japan and Scotland have a long history and a glorious future

Scotland is rightly proud of a small group of enterprising pioneers who played a key role in the industrialisation of Japan in the second half of the nineteenth century. The most famous was the “Scottish Samurai”. Thomas Blake Glover was an Aberdeenshire merchant who — among a quite staggering list of achievements — founded the […]

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Insider names six new countries where Scotland will set up trade offices

New outposts for Scottish Development International are to be announced shortly – but insider can tell you where, the banks facing the results ‘music’ this week, KPMG in Carillion spotlight, ‘dark ages’ interviewing of women Insider reveals the six countries where Scotland is setting up shop Their setting up was a pledge by Nicola Sturgeon […]

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£650m Scottish railway framework out for bid

Network Rail Infrastructure is on the hunt for three contractors to deliver a £650m programme of building and civils work on the Scotland and London North Eastern routes. Successful suppliers will deliver more than 1,000 maintenance, renewals and enhancements projects, improving earthworks, bridges, tunnels, footbridges and station buildings The framework has been split into three […]

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£450m village development proposal to be shared with Scottish Ministers

Plans by Murray Estates to create a £450m village in Western Edinburgh as part of a new ‘Garden District’ is set to be shared with Scottish Ministers as it nears an ‘important first stage’ of the development. If approved the village development could give a huge boost to the regional economy and housing targets – […]

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