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£90m expansion plans for Mallaig Harbour

£90m expansion plans for Mallaig Harbour

Plans have been published for a £90 million expansion to Mallaig Harbour on the west coast of Scotland. Mallaig Harbour Authority said that its 20-year strategy could increase ferry services, accommodate larger vessels at the site and deliver a new facility for West Highland College, incorporating multi-use space for education and business. As well as(…)

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Glasgow affordable homes tower will be Scotland’s tallest timber structure

Glasgow affordable homes tower will be Scotland’s tallest timber structure

Off-site construction specialists CCG have published plans for an innovative residential build in Glasgow which will become the tallest timber structure in Scotland. Located on Ellerslie Road in Yoker, the development will consist of 42 new flats designed by Mast Architects which upon its completion in autumn-2017, will provide affordable living to tenants of Sanctuary(…)

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Building Briefs – February 17th

Building Briefs – February 17th

D J Laing Contracts secures Persimmon Homes deal D J Laing Contracts has won the contract to carry out all ground works at a new housing development, Muirlands Park in Arbroath. The work on Phase 1 will commence at the end of February/start of March 2017, and will provide 147 new private and affordable homes.(…)

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And finally… ‘The strongest guys are often the worst construction workers’

And finally… ‘The strongest guys are often the worst construction workers’

A reader’s letter submitted to US literary and cultural commentary magazine The Atlantic challenges the notion that construction workers a burly, strapping guys. As a construction labourer, I find that one of the funniest misconceptions about my job is that Hollywood and pretty much all TV show producers seem to think that all construction workers have Brooklyn or Bronx(…)

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Ogilvie Geomatics acquires Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors

Ogilvie Geomatics acquires Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors

Ogilvie Geomatics has expanded its land and building surveying operations with the acquisition of Manchester based Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors Limited. The business will operate alongside Ogilvie Geomatics’ other subsidiary companies of Loy Surveys and Longdin and Browning. The combined operation will have an annual turnover of circa £7.5 million and employ over 100 staff(…)

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Call for evidence on building regulations in Scotland

Call for evidence on building regulations in Scotland

The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee has launched a call for written evidence as part of its scrutiny of building regulations in Scotland. In seeking the construction sector’s experiences of the regulations, the committee is particularly interested in thoughts on the verification scheme and building warrant fees. Organisations and individuals are invited to(…)

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