Senior appointments to aid Scottish expansion strategy at Esh Border Construction

Esh Border Construction’s expansion plans have been further boosted by the announcement of two new senior appointments to its Scottish operation. Paul Devine has been named construction director while Paul Curran has been appointed commercial manager as the Livingston-based business continues to target fresh growth. A Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Mr Devine brings 20 years of […]

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Scotland’s first vertical distillery planned for Leith

Proposals to return whisky distilling to Leith, including designs for a ‘landmark’ 40-metre distillery tower, have been submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council. If given the go-ahead, the Port of Leith Distillery will be the first purpose-built single malt facility constructed in the capital for more than a century. It will also be the first […]

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Caledonia Housing Association awards over £3m of local contracts

Caledonia Housing Association has awarded over £3 million of responsive repairs contracts to local companies Novus Property Solutions and McGill & Co Ltd. The three year contracts will run from October 1. The two firms who beat off a significant level of competition during the tender process which was based 70% on quality and 30% on cost, reflective of […]

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Green light for Celtic hotel and museum complex

Celtic Football Club has been granted planning permission to create a new hotel, retail store, ticketing facility and museum next to its stadium. Designed by architecture firm Holmes Miller, the estimated £18 million development will see a five-storey hotel based on London Road outside the main stand of Celtic Park and close to the Emirates Arena. A […]

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Sharkey building hotel and leisure credentials with Dundee and St Andrews developments

Construction services company Sharkey is to commence phase 2 of its development project in the Lower Dens area of Dundee and the further development at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews. In Dundee, the fit-out and refurbishments specialist has embarked on the second phase of a £22 million conversion of the Baxter Brothers & Co 1869 […]

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Blog: BIM bother – contractor locked out

A £55 million power station was to be built in the Falkland Islands. During the tender period, the contractor engaged the consultant to provide design consultancy services, for which they received a modest payment, with a view to the consultant carrying out full design services if the bid was successful. Those services included design and […]

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Housing association withholds payment to energy firm over incomplete job

Thistle Housing Association has refused to make a £3.4 million payment to E.ON over incomplete environmental upgrade work in Toryglen. According to the Evening Times, the energy firm should have completed environmental upgrade work to 608 properties in the area within 12 weeks. E.ON was tasked with replacing roofs, windows and roughcasting and installing insulation in Toryglen flats and […]

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Councillors to consider £45.7m Paisley town centre investment

A major package of capital investment in Paisley town centre is set to be considered by Renfrewshire councillors this week. Plans being put forward propose a package of investment totalling £45.7 million in refurbishment and upgrades to Paisley town hall, Paisley Arts Centre, a new venue at the former Galbraith’s site on Back Sneddon Street […]

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New retail plans for former Angus school

Plans have been lodged for a new retail development on the site of a former school in Carnoustie. Cumbrae Property Ltd plans to transform the Kinloch Primary School site into a development featuring an outlet from bakery firm Greggs alongside a new 6,000sqft Sainsbury’s food store. It is hoped the development, which aims to deliver 50 new jobs, will be […]

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And finally… Is Scotland preparing for new wave of Scandi-style wooden homes?

A new generation of Scandinavian-style wooden homes is being planned for Scotland as the government presses on with its plan to plant up to 26.5 million more trees every year, The Scotsman has reported. Housing and forestry experts are due to meet in Edinburgh next week for a major conference that will look at using more home-grown […]

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Thenue to give new lease of life to historic Glasgow building in £9.3m housing boost

An iconic Glasgow building is to be transformed into new homes for rent in a £9.3 million housing boost for the east end. Thenue Housing is building 49 new flats in London Road and Monteith Row which are due for completion in 2019. Monteith Row overlooking Glasgow Green was once home to well-heeled Glaswegians in the […]

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