Sites allocated for 5,200 houses across Dundee

A new report by Dundee City Council planners has identified a series of sites across the city to accommodate more than 5,200 new homes. Forming part of a major long-term planning strategy for the city, the report includes larger housing sites such as 400 properties at Dykes of Gray as part of the Western Gateway plans, a […]

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£65 Million Investment into Affordable Housing

GHA unveils 105 affordable homes at Govan tram depot site as Wheatley announces further £65 million of private investment FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited tenants of Glasgow’s latest affordable homes development as Scotland’s largest housing, care and property-management group announced it had secured a further £65 million of private investment. The new funding, in the […]

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Clark Contracts Apprentice Intake 2017

Eleven new trade apprentices have started their careers with construction, refurbishment and maintenance contractor, Clark Contracts.   Following on from the popular careers evenings Clark Contracts held in Paisley and Edinburgh in March and April, 204 applications were received.   As a result, 72 candidates were invited to attend an assessment day to take part […]

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£80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Building a new extension to Edinburgh Airport’s terminal building is the start of an £80 million investment plan to help the airport handle forecasted record number of passengers. Work has started on the three-story extension which will stretch out from the existing gate 12 area, covering the old east end service yard out to the […]

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Scottish construction ‘innovation factory’ set to open

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre is to officially launch its pioneering Innovation Factory at an industry event next month. The £3 million centre, located at Hamilton International Technology Park in Lanarkshire, will allow anyone within the construction industry to access 30,000 sq. ft. of workshop space filled with state-of-the-art production and prototyping equipment and technology. Construction businesses of all sizes can use the […]

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Ogilvie completes £18.5m Aberdeen school

Ogilvie Construction has successfully completed Aberdeen’s £18.5 million Centre of Excellence, which is the first of its kind in Scotland. Orchard Brae School will be a hub for best practice in supporting pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN) from across Aberdeen. As well as functioning as a school, Orchard Brae will act as a community hub […]

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Council’s £50m quay walls strategy to play key role in regeneration of the Clyde

Glasgow City Council today (17 August) gave the green light to the next stage of investment into the regeneration of the river Clyde with the approval of a quay walls strategy for the river. Almost £50million of funding from the Glasgow City Region City Deal – focused on a stretch of the Clyde between Albert […]

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Golf site teed up for new homes

STRATHAVEN Golf Club is selling a 1.92 acre site, which will be the location for new homes in the area. A portion of land next to the first hole has been put up for sale to help fund the “relocation and modernisation” of the golf club’s green keeper’s accommodation. The site has now been earmarked […]

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Work begins to revive Saughton Park in Edinburgh

A major project to restore Edinburgh’s historic Saughton Park got underway this week with the official commencement of a year-long programme of work. The milestone sees the culmination of five years’ effort to establish the park’s £5.2 million redevelopment, which has been made possible thanks to £3.8m of Heritage Lottery Funding. In 1908, Saughton Park was redesigned to […]

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‘Selective’ bidding bears fruit for Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty’s turnaround efforts made further progress at the start of 2017 after the firm’s half-year financial figures revealed a rise in pre-tax profits to £12 million, compared with a £15m loss a year ago. Revenue for the first half of 2017 is also up, from £3,976m to £4,201m. Having spent two years working to simplify […]

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Two ‘significant’ developments given final approval in Dundee

Dundee City Council has granted planning permission to a new Regional Performance Centre for Sport and a business hub comprising co-working space, retail units and rented apartments. Set for a site in the city’s Caird Park, the sports venue will be a hub building with 8-court sports hall, changing accommodation, performance suite, sports science suite, admin accommodation, […]

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