Scotland

Morgan Sindall takes Highland Council office contract in Wick

Morgan Sindall has been appointed to build the new £8m offices for Highland Council, in Wick.

Transport Scotland announces three road schemes

A bumper package of investment worth £36.73m for south-west Scotland roads will hit the ground running when three major schemes get underway in the coming months.

Aberdeen bypass contract up for grabs

The contract to build the Aberdeen bypass went out for tender today.

Planning application submitted for Braehead shopping centre development

Retail developer Capital Shopping Centres has submitted a planning application for a £200m mixed-use development at Braehead shopping centre, in Glasgow.

Robertson to improve Forestry Commission visitor centres in Scotland

Infrastructure, support services and construction group Robertson has won a £3.9m contract to improve visitor centres in Dumfries and Galloway on behalf of the Forestry Commission Scotland.

Robertson wins contract at Leverndale Hospital in Glasgow

Robertson has won a £7.5m contract to further modernise the provision of inpatient psychiatric care at Leverndale Hospital in Glasgow.

W H Brown Construction and Bronco Timber Products placed in receivership

Dundee-based contractor W H Brown Construction Limited and its subsidiary Bronco Timber Products Limited has been placed in receivership with the loss of 130 jobs.

Handover of £29m campus at Forth Valley College

An official key handover recently marked a significant milestone in the creation of Forth Valley College’s new £29m campus in Stirling.

Topping out at Heriot-Watt University

The new £12m student residencies at Heriot-Watt University’s Scottish Borders Campus, have taken a step closer to completion, with a topping out ceremony to celebrate the progress being made.

Kier buys Stewart Milne construction operations

Kier has acquired certain construction operations of Aberdeen-based Stewart Milne for a total cash consideration of £1m paid on completion.

Scotland’s CIH and BRE team up on EPCs and learning

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) and CIH Scotland have announced a collaboration on Energy Performance Certification (EPC) and learning services for the housing sector in Scotland.

Green Investment Bank to be based in Scotland

The Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced that the first ever UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) will have its headquarters in Edinburgh.

Public to vote on name for new Forth bridge

Scots will be allowed to vote for the name of the new bridge that is being built across the Forth, the Scottish Government has announced.

City Building handed framework role

City Building has been appointed to a framework agreement to provide construction and refurbishment services to around 400 new and existing homes across Scotland.

Glasgow hotel plans

Plans for the sports-led regeneration of Glasgow’s East Dalmarnock have been boosted by a planning application made to Glasgow City Council for a major new hotel, restaurant and retail development.

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Features

2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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