12 best new buildings in Scotland revealed in RIAS architecture awards

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has revealed the 12 winners of its 2017 awards representing the very best of current Scottish architecture. Announced at its Awards Dinner in Edinburgh last night, the RIAS Awards 2017 winners will now all be shortlisted for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award, to be presented […]

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New homes plan for Newton Mearns given green light

PLANS to build more than 800 new homes on the outskirts of Newton Mearns have been given the go-ahead. East Renfrewshire councillors have given their backing to the development at Maidenhill, which is being built by Cala Homes and Taylor Wimpey. The builders say that the scheme will bring significant investment to the area, but […]

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CALA Homes start work on Donaldson’s College conversion

CALA Homes have moved on-site of a new build residential project called The Crescent located within the grounds of Edinburgh’s former Donaldson’s College – which will itself be converted to form new apartments. Designs by Richard Murphy Architects call for full restoration of the A-listed Playfair building along with extensive landscaping works including the removal […]

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Bidders welcomed for A737 realignment project

Transport Scotland has published a contract notice inviting bids from construction companies for an upgrade to the A737. The A737 Den Realignment project involves upgrades to approximately one km of the existing A737 between Beith and Dalry, including new junctions. The notice, submitted for publication in the Public Contract Scotland (PCS), follows the £31.2 million A737 […]

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Housebuilding helps drive construction growth to 17-month high

UK construction companies have reported an increase in business activity at the fastest rate for 17 months. The latest Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index, a monthly survey of construction buyers, rose to 56 in May, up from 53.1 in April. The survey revealed the fastest upturn in residential work since the end of 2015, […]

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Infrastructure contract signed for Shawfair urban expansion project

The development of the largest urban expansion project in Edinburgh and Midlothian has taken a major step forward with the signing of a multi-million pound infrastructure contract. The deal, worth over £4 million between Shawfair LLP and Crummock, is for a wide range of infrastructure works that are essential to the ongoing delivery of the new community […]

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Stuart Parker to head up Morgan Sindall’s Scottish construction business

Morgan Sindall has appointed a new managing director for its construction business in Scotland. Stuart Parker, who has been the business development director for Morgan Sindall’s construction business in Scotland since 2015, will take over from current MD Harry Thorburn, who will be retiring at the end of the year. Prior to joining the senior […]

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Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and Considerate Constructors Scheme launch new initiative to support mental health agenda

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and the Considerate Constructors Scheme have launched a new initiative to help support the mental health agenda in the construction industry. Considerate Constructors Scheme registered sites, companies and suppliers can now provide their workforce with handy wallet-sized Construction Industry Helpline cards, as well as displaying posters to advertise the services. […]

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More organisations build the case for construction ahead of General Election

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Scottish Renewables and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) have all released manifestos outlining key policy proposals to support construction and infrastructure ahead of the General Election. In order to improve policy making and provide a better understanding of the construction industry’s contribution to society, the CIOB has outlined […]

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Esh Border Construction unveils new social housing framework partnerships

Esh Border Construction has announced a raft of new multi-million pound framework partnerships within Scotland’s social housing sector. The Livingston-based company has built on its social housing successes by signing up with Link Group, Kingdom Housing Association, Hillcrest Housing Association, Places for People, LAR Housing Trust, Thenue Housing Association and City of Edinburgh Housing Assessment […]

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A737 Dalry bypass contract to be awarded

Transport Scotland intends to award a contract to construct the A737 Dalry Bypass to Farrans Roadbridge Joint Venture, subject to a mandatory standstill period. These complex works will include the construction of a four kilometre bypass, which will consist of two roundabouts, at Hillend and Highfield, and a viaduct to enable road users to travel […]

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