Expansion plans at Scotland’s largest planned new town

The developer behind Scotland’s largest planned new town has signalled its continued confidence in the North East as it agrees a number of new contracts. The £5 million investment by Elsick Development Company (EDC) will pave the way for the next stage of development at the Chapelton site. The expansion plans include a further 250 […]

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Balfour wins £16m Glasgow Queen Street enabling contract

Balfour Beatty has bagged a £16m enabling works contract with Network Rail for the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street Station. The contract will include demolition of the station’s platform buildings and the construction of an operations building. Enabling works are due to start this spring and complete within 12 months. The redevelopment is part of […]

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Morrison Construction Appointed For £63.5 Million Knockroon Learning Campus

Morrison Construction has been appointed preferred contractor to deliver one of Scotland’s largest and most ambitious education projects through a two-stage design and build process. The proposed Knockroon Learning and Enterprise Campus in Cumnock aims to create a state-of-the-art educational and recreational environment for the whole community. Subject to planning approval, it will be the […]

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Construction output continues upward trajectory despite February dip

Output in the UK construction sector fell in February with a 7.3% decrease in infrastructure providing one of the main downward pressures, the latest figures reveal. Sharp falls in infrastructure and as well as new private housing saw UK construction output dip 1.7 per cent in February, its biggest drop in almost a year, according […]

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Huge Development for House Building in the UK

New homes can now be built in just five days Construction giants H+H UK Ltd and SIG Offsite have launched a new house building system which sees homes built in just five days. The SIG I-House combines all the speed of offsite construction with the familiarity of a traditional build – from foundations to roof […]

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National Construction framework – Contract Award

Following a rigorous procurement process, four highly regarded contractors, supported by an extensive local supply chain, have been appointed to lead the new National Construction framework.  The National Construction framework will see Willmott Dixon, Robertson, Wates and Lendlease appointed as lead contractors, supported by a supply chain network of over 70,000 SMEs. The new lot structure […]

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Scotland needs a clearer national development roadmap

Planners have called on the Scottish Government to establish national development priorities across Scotland and map them out clearly in a new National Development Plan (NDP). More specfic plans needed to drive growth In its response to the Scottish Government consultation paper on the future of the Scottish planning system, RTPI Scotland says Scotland needs […]

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Queen Street redevelopment gets ministerial approval

Scottish Ministers have today given formal approval to an application by Network Rail to undertake major redevelopment works at Glasgow Queen Street Station. The Transport and Works Scotland (TAWS) Order triggers the latest phase of this ambitious improvement programme which, on completion, will give one of Scotland’s key rail hubs a major facelift. The main […]

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Scotland-wide hub programme supporting over 9,000 construction jobs

The value of community-based facilities under construction across the Scotland-wide hub programme has reached £1.16 billion and is supporting over 9,000 jobs, figures published today by the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) have revealed. Within the hub programme, nearly 40 schools are under construction along with several community health facilities and care homes. Major projects being […]

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Queensferry Crossing opening delayed

THE Queensferry Crossing has been delayed once again, with the opening now expected by the end of August this year. The Forth Road Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC) has said it needs more time to complete the project due to the number of clear weather windows being fewer than expected, delaying weather dependent works. Tower cranes […]

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Lidl Given Green Light to Build HQ in North Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire Council has today granted planning permission to supermarket chain Lidl for a new Scottish Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) at Eurocentral. The food retailer is planning a multi-million pound investment in the relocation of its 400 strong workforce from Livingston to the new site, located off Coddington Crescent, which the company secured in 2016. The planned 58,000 m² […]

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