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McLaughlin & Harvey awarded Peterhead harbour deepening contract

McLaughlin & Harvey awarded Peterhead harbour deepening contract

McLaughlin & Harvey has been appointment by Peterhead Port Authority to help carry out the strengthening and deepening of the north east port. Alongside joint venture partner Boskalis Westminster, the Peterhead Scheme 2 project also entails land reclamation with revetment, widening of the harbour entrance, demolition works and improved services throughout. The harbour will also(…)

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Building Briefs – September 30th

Building Briefs – September 30th

Community owned wind turbine gets green light from Clydesdale Bank Construction of a new wind turbine which will be entirely owned by the local community of Huntly, is now underway after receiving a £2 million support package from Clydesdale Bank. The Greenmyres Community Wind Project will see a 500kW Enercon wind turbine erected on Greenmyres(…)

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And finally… Glass loos with a view open in China

And finally… Glass loos with a view open in China

China’s recent obsession with glass tourist attractions has gone round the U-bend with the opening of some see-through treetop public toilets. The BBC reports that the loos, near Shiyan Lake in southern Hunan province, boast panoramas of the surrounding forest’s lush treetops, the silver waters of the lake… and the toilet cubicles next door. Cubicle walls,(…)

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Regeneration projects included in £350m Ayrshire growth plans

Regeneration projects included in £350m Ayrshire growth plans

Three local authorities have outlined a number of regeneration projects within ambitious proposals to transform the economic prospects for Ayrshire. East, North and South Ayrshire councils yesterday put forward business cases for an ‘Ayrshire Growth Deal’ which is targeting over £350 million of funding from the Scottish and UK governments to develop a number of projects across the region.(…)

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BRE assistive technology event praised by Scottish housing minister

BRE assistive technology event praised by Scottish housing minister

In advance of this weekend’s International Day of Older Persons, Scottish housing minister Kevin Stewart has commended BRE for highlighting how assistive technology could help the older generation stay safely in their own homes for longer. The not for profit building science centre hosted its Assistive Technology event to showcase and demonstrate how the use of the latest(…)

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