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Contractors to get major Scottish housing contract opportunity

THE Scottish construction sector is set to receive a £1.5 billion contract opportunity to deliver new build housing. Scotland Excel will publish the Invitation to Participate (ITP) for its four-year New Build Residential Construction Framework on November 30. The Centre of Procurement Expertise has teamed up with eleven Scottish councils to implement the framework, which will […]

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£8.1m health and care centre planned for Aberdeen

Plans have been unveiled for a new £8.1 million health and care centre in Aberdeen. The facility, which will be located in the Greenferns area on the western edge of Northfield near to Orchard Brae and Heathryburn Schools, will incorporate the general medical services currently being delivered from Denburn Medical Centre, Northfield Surgery and Mastrick […]

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Art centre to open on Calton Hill in Edinburgh

A new centre for contemporary art is to open at one of Edinburgh’s most iconic sites. Collective – on Calton Hill – will include a new exhibition space and restaurant as well as the restored City Observatory. The £4.5m development on the world heritage site is the result of a partnership between artists, businesses and […]

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New taskforce begins mission to reduce vacant and derelict land

The Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce has started the process of finding 100 sites in Scotland with the best potential for development. There are more than 3600 sites on the Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey, ranging in size from under one hectare up to more than 100 hectares. The recent launch of the ‘Not […]

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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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Scotland Build- Industry news

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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Scotland Build- Industry news

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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Scotland Build Expo- Industry news

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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