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Contractor hunt starts for £30m Scottish bypass

Transport Scotland is looking for bidders for the £30m Maybole bypass contract. The successful firm will be required to build approximately 5.2km of bypass and associated junctions. Once complete the scheme will separate local road users from those travelling longer distances, including to the key ports of Stranraer and Cairnryan. Minister for Transport & Islands, […]

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£250m masterplan launched for Rosyth waterfront as Fife ‘opens for business’

Scarborough Muir Group has today launched a £250 million development masterplan offering industrial, office, warehousing and leisure space adjacent to the new £1.35 billion Queensferry Crossing. With two new land sales near completion, the ‘Queensferry One’ development spans 120 acres and occupies a south-facing location at Rosyth waterfront with views of all three Forth bridges, including […]

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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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Profit, turnover and home sales increase at Cruden Group

Construction and residential development business Cruden Group has recorded its seventeenth consecutive year of profitable trading after announcing an increase in turnover, profit and home sales. Since its formation in 1943, the Group has built or modernised over 130,000 homes and currently delivers around 1,200 properties every year. The Group’s focus on innovation, energy efficiency, regeneration and […]

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Development of new Jaguar Land Rover showroom begins in Ayr

A new state-of-the-art car showroom is being constructed in Ayr by Glasgow-based manufacturing company CCG (Scotland) Ltd. Located on Heathfield Road, the new Parks of Hamilton facility will showcase Jaguar and Land Rover in a generous space adjacent to the company’s current showroom on the corner of Heathfield Road and Lochfield Road.  Once complete, the new […]

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Robertson announces record turnover of £453m

Infrastructure, support services and construction business Robertson Group is targeting continued success after unveiling record figures for the last financial year. The Stirling-based group delivered a record year of turnover of £453 million and its strongest ever forward order book thanks to growth in all of its 19 companies. In its audited accounts for the […]

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Aberdeen rental development welcomes first tenants

THE first tenants of a new community in Aberdeen built specifically for the rental market have moved in. Forbes Place by Dandara Living is the first private rental scheme (PRS) to be developed in the city, constructed in response to high-demand for homes for lease which provide security of tenure. The development, which features 276 […]

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SCOTTISH Building Briefs – September 26th

The Arches at New Waverley named Commercial Project of the Year New Waverley is delighted to announce that The Arches has been awarded the covetedCommercial Project of the Year title in the Herald Property Awards for Scotland. The prestigious award recognises the huge progress that The Arches has made in 2016, transforming a formerly neglected […]

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Strong Kier Construction Scotland performance helps drive strong group full year results

Kier Group plc, the parent company of Kier Construction Scotland, has today announced its full-year results for the year to 30 June 2016. A strong performance from Kier Construction Scotland, which has a turnover in excess of £150m per annum and employs over 200 people from its offices in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and Newcastle, has […]

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Homes for Scotland laments lack of homes within Edinburgh’s LDP

The long-awaited approval of Edinburgh’s Local Development Plan (LDP) will not deliver the number of homes that the city needs, Homes for Scotland (HFS) has warned. Approved by councillors yesterday, the LDP has scope for the provision of thousands of new homes but the industry body HFS believes the ‘planning by appeal’ process, which has dogged […]

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Springfield Properties to build 1,700 new homes with more in the pipeline

Springfield Properties is set to significantly contribute to the Scottish housing market after receiving approval for over 1,700 new homes at 13 sites so far in 2016. Located from Motherwell to Forres and Dornoch to Edinburgh, the new homes will cover an area of more than 350 hectares which is the equivalent of 175 football […]

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Tennis ace nets Speirs Gumley sponsorship

SPEIRS Gumley is sponsoring Britain’s top wheelchair tennis player as he goes for Gold at next month’s Paralympics in Rio. Wimbledon champion Gordon Reid, from Alexandria in West Dunbartonshire, started playing tennis as a youngster but contracted a rare neurological condition in 2004 and lost the use of his legs. He began playing wheelchair tennis in 2005 […]

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Stylish revamps for Edinburgh properties

KNIGHT Property Group has completed the refurbishment of two Edinburgh city centre properties. An investment of around £10 million was made between No2 Castle Terrace and 110 George Street, with both buildings described as being situated in “highly desirable” locations. Knight Property Group said works at Castle Terrace involved an “extensive refurbishment” including an overhaul of the new entrance […]

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Hospital project boosts construction trainees

THREE young ladies have gained valuable experience in the construction industry, working on the expansion and refurbishment of the first of seven operating theatres at Monklands Hospital in North Lanarkshire. Antonia Collins (18) and Dainah Smith (19) completed work placements with Graham Construction, the firm leading the building phase of the upgrade project. Another trainee, Eimear […]

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A Grand plan for Edinburgh tourism

THE Royal Bank of Scotland’s historic former home on St Andrew Square, Edinburgh is to be transformed into a major tourism development featuring bars, restaurants, shops and a gym. The Edinburgh Grand, which will comprise 50 luxury apartments, is the newest addition to Lateral City Apartments’ accommodation portfolio. A coffee house and evening venue, operated […]

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Breedon gets green light to complete Hope acquisition

THE Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared Breedon Aggregates’ £336 million acquisition of Hope Construction Materials. The takeover had been delayed after the CMA outlined potential competition concerns earlier this year relating to some ready-mix concrete (RMX) sites and warned an in-depth merger investigation could take place unless Breedon offered an acceptable solution. In response, Breedon agreed […]

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Positive response to planning recommendations

BUILDERS have welcomed the findings of the “game-changing” review into Scotland’s planning system. An independent panel has published its report, titled “Empowering Planning to Deliver Great Places”, featuring 48 recommendations, which will now be considered by the Scottish Government. The review focused on six key themes – development planning; housing delivery; planning for infrastructure; development management; leadership, […]

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Scottish Water plans £15m Waste Water Treatment Works in Inverurie

Scottish Water is submitting a planning application for a state-of-the-art Waste Water Treatment Works upgrade at its site in Inverurie. If approved, the work will be carried out by Scottish Water’s alliance partner Efficient Service Delivery (ESD), a joint venture between Galliford Try, MWH Treatment and Black and Veatch. The planned improvement directly follows a […]

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