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Muir Group extends development activities into central Scotland

Muir Group extends development activities into central Scotland

Fife-based Muir Group has purchased the remaining development land at Glasgow Business Park in the largest commercial land deal in West Central Scotland over the past six months. The 26 acres of development land front the M8 at Junction 9 and forms part of the 72 acre business park well known to commuters due to(…)

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CECA Scotland celebrates new talent in Scotland’s civil engineering sector

CECA Scotland celebrates new talent in Scotland’s civil engineering sector

CECA Scotland held its prestigious Annual Awards ceremony last night celebrating new talent in Scotland’s civil engineering sector. The ceremony, at CECA Scotland’s 22nd Annual Dinner in the Doubletree by Hilton, Glasgow, was attended by over five hundred leading figures in the Scottish civil engineering sector. In a break from tradition, this year’s awards were(…)

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£28.7m Dundee school opens for business

£28.7m Dundee school opens for business

The new £28.7 million Baldragon Academy in Dundee opened its doors for business this week as pupils entered the building for the first time. Completion of the new secondary school finalises an educational campus for the area. This includes the already-opened £8.1 million replacement for Sidlaw View Primary School and Jessie Porter Nursery. Dundee City(…)

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Acquisition extends AA Access reach into Scottish market

Acquisition extends AA Access reach into Scottish market

AA Access Ltd – part of the BGF-backed High Access Maintenance Group – has acquired Outreach Access to expand its reach into Scotland. Outreach Access is a well-established platform hire company based in Falkirk working across Scotland and the North East of England. This purchase follows the High Access acquisition of premium truck-mounted platform business AA Access(…)

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HCL grows Scottish sales team

HCL grows Scottish sales team

HCL Safety, specialist sub-contractor in fall protection and part of MSA Safety, has made two key appointments as part of a wider strategy to enhance its offering across the UK. Joining from Danosa Roofing, Danielle McGowan will cover Scotland as well as North East England and Helen Smith, formerly employed by Arco has been appointed(…)

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Council to grant £1m towards restoration of Citizens Theatre

Council to grant £1m towards restoration of Citizens Theatre

Glasgow City Council has approved additional grant funding of £1 million for the £19.4 million Citizens Theatre redevelopment project. This brings the total of funding support for the project from the council to £5 million. The Citizens Theatre is a world-renowned organisation which has brought many outstanding productions to the stage since its formation in(…)

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UWS launches new construction management with digital engineering programme

UWS launches new construction management with digital engineering programme

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has announced the launch of its new MSc Construction Management with Digital Engineering which has been developed in response to industry demands. The university said the course is designed to meet the challenges brought about by the rapid technological changes occurring within the construction industry, which will significantly(…)

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Highlands City Region Deal to fund new homes for mid-market let

Highlands City Region Deal to fund new homes for mid-market let

The Highland Council has agreed to use City-Region Deal funding to part fund new mid-market housing projects throughout the Highlands. The affordable housing projects will be developed by Albyn Housing Society and Highland Housing Alliance in Ullapool, Fort William, Alness, Inverness, Aviemore, Grantown, Drumnadrochit and Newtonmore and will deliver 61 new homes targeted at young people working in the area.(…)

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Building Briefs – 23rd February

Building Briefs – 23rd February

Boroughmuir High School welcomes pupils and staff Staff and students have finally been welcomed in to the much-delayed Boroughmuir High School with the formal transfer of all resources and equipment from its historic B listed former home, which will now be transformed into 115 homes by CALA. Built by contractors O’Hare and McGovern to designs(…)

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And finally…naughty, naughty

And finally…naughty, naughty

I mean I’ve been bored at work but this can’t be topped pic.twitter.com/pcUFEBgaBR — Jordan Rutledge (@JordanRutledge) February 16, 2018 Two plant operators have been spotted passing some of their down time by playing a bit of ‘Noughts and Crosses’ on the pavement with their machines. The 13-second-long game, captured on video somewhere in the(…)

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Morgan Sindall records near 50% leap in profits

Morgan Sindall records near 50% leap in profits

Morgan Sindall has reported a 48% increase in profits following an “excellent” performance from its Fit Out division and notable contributions from its Construction & Infrastructure and Partnership Housing arms. Announcing its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2017 today, the group revealed that its profit before tax of £64.9 million was 48%(…)

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CITB hosts new careers page for former Carillion workers

CITB hosts new careers page for former Carillion workers

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is calling on construction employers to offer opportunities to the hundreds of Carillion workers who lost their jobs following the company’s collapse. A new careers page has been set up on the CITB website, collating job opportunities in each nation and region, to help Carillion staff find new employment. Currently there(…)

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Havelock Europa secures additional funding to boost revival plan

Havelock Europa secures additional funding to boost revival plan

Interior solutions provider Havelock Europa has secured a multi-million financing deal as the firm continues to implement its turnaround strategy. The Kirkcaldy-based firm has reached agreement in principle on a package of funding which includes an extension of existing senior debt facilities of £5 million for a two year term. Additional subordinated debt financing of(…)

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