Scotland

£120m Glasgow framework up for grabs

City Building (Glasgow) is seeking subcontractors for a two-year framework offering up to £120m worth of work across Glasgow.

Stewart Milne Construction secures £11m North East Contracts

One of Scotland’s leading construction companies, Stewart Milne Construction, has won over £11m of new contracts in the North East of Scotland.

Edinburgh gateway plan

A plan to transform a key development zone around Edinburgh airport into a global centre for transport and international business has been revealed.

Redrow sells Scottish housing arm

Housebuilder Redrow has sold its Scottish division to Springfield Properties in a deal worth up to £49m.

Galliford Try lands £40m care contracts

Galliford Try has announced two significant contract awards worth £40m in the healthcare sector.

£1bn Scottish railway investment programme unveiled

A £1bn programme of rail improvements set to take place in Scotland over the next five years has been put out to consultation by the Scottish government and Network Rail.

Stewart Milne secures £4m Inverness scheme

Stewart Milne Construction has secured a £4m contract with Servite Housing Association and Highland Council to build 50 new low carbon homes in Inverness.

Yorkon wins £7m contract

Modular building specialist Yorkon has won a £7m contract to build a radiological analysis laboratory in Scotland.

Scotland's best buildings awarded

The pick of newly built or refurbished buildings from across Scotland have received a significant plaudit thanks to winning or being commended at the RICS Scotland Awards 2011.

Graham Construction takes £18m Fife leisure project

Graham Construction has won a contract to build a sports and leisure facility at Glenrothes for Fife District Council.

Muse developments get consent for £55m Lanarkshire scheme

Muse Developments have secured planning consent for the delivery of a £55m mixed-use development in the Larkhall town centre in Lanarkshire

R&D Construction enters administration

Dumfries-based contractor R&D Construction has gone into administration, putting at least 200 jobs at risk.

Land Securities moves forward with £70m Glasgow development

Land Securities has unveiled plans for a £70m mixed-use development in Glasgow city centre.

Green light for Scottish tidal power scheme

Plans to build a £40m tidal energy project on Scotland’s West coast, which when completed will be the largest of its kind in the world, has been approved by the Scottish Government.

DuBye goes into administration

Scottish plant hirer DuBye, which has offices in Inverness, Elgin and Turriff, has entered administration, with the loss of more than 20 jobs.

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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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