Scotland

Miller Group complete refinancing

The Miller Group is looking to expand after completing a £160m refinancing deal to help clear debts which have been holding the company back.

HSE swoop on Edinburgh sites

Construction sites in Edinburgh are being put under the safety spotlight as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health.

Balfour Beatty lands Scottish electricity contract

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £290m contract by Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission to replace the electricity transmission line between Beauly and Wharry Burn, 20km north of Denny.

C Spencer takes £11m Glasgow station deal

Network Rail has announced that C Spencer will build the new £11m Dalmarnock Station in Glasgow.

Scottish gas-fired power station approved

Plans to replace a coal-fired power station at Cockenzie in East Lothian with a gas-fired station have been approved by Scottish ministers.

Network Rail selects partner for Glasgow station

Network Rail has selected the Buchanan Partnership as its partner for the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station.

Morris & Spottiswood wins £7.1m fit out contract

Morris & Spottiswood has announced a £7.1m tender win – one of the largest fit out projects in Scotland this year.

Painting of Forth Bridge to finally come to an end

Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering is set to finish the painting of the Forth Bridge in December.

Stewart Milne Developments gets green light for £40m Aberdeen scheme

Stewart Milne Developments has secured the go-ahead to build a £40m office scheme at the historic Triple Kirks site in Aberdeen.

Strathclyde Homes goes into receivership

Strathclyde Homes has fallen into receivership with the loss of 18 jobs.

Barr takes £38m Aberdeen FC stadium

Barr has been named as preferred bidder for Aberdeen FC's new £38m stadium.

Graham Construction takes £7.5m hub project

Graham Construction has been confirmed as contractor on the £7.5m scheme to create a brand new one-stop-shop for neighbourhood and library services in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

Firm fined after worker is crushed between two skips

An Ayr recycling company was fined £80,000 after a worker was severely injured when he was crushed between two skips.

Stewart Milne Construction builds Edinburgh student accommodation

Stewart Milne Construction has completed work on a new 59-bed student accommodation development at Wellgate House in the Cowgate, Edinburgh.

Morgan Sindall appointed to schools framework

Morgan Sindall has been appointed by South Lanarkshire Council to a £150m primary schools modernisation programme.

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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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