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Building Briefs – April 17

Building Briefs – April 17

Glasgow’s 1 West Regent Street reaches external completion The finishing touches are being made to Glasgow’s latest office development, 1 West regent Street. The 143,000 sq/ft scheme on the junction of Bath Street and West Regent Street has been designed by Ryder Architecture and Sir Robert McAlpine on behalf of Clearbell and M&G Real Estate.(…)

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Graham Construction builds careers in Fort William

Graham Construction builds careers in Fort William

Graham Construction has helped to lay the foundations for careers in the construction industry for local young people in Fort William, through their supply chain of sub-contractors on the new Fort William Primary School project. The company is currently on site creating an 11 classroom school building with community facilities at Lundavra Road, to replace(…)

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Plans revealed of new visitor centre for iconic Aberdeenshire castle

Plans revealed of new visitor centre for iconic Aberdeenshire castle

New images have emerged of how a visitor centre at Aberdeenshire’s historic Dunnotter Castle could look. The plans for the centre at the site south of Stonehaven were revealed this week by the owners, Dunecht Estates. Their proposals include additions to the coastal walkway around the 15thcentury ruins, and two new viewing points to enjoy(…)

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Average Scot now paying more than £8000 to move house

Average Scot now paying more than £8000 to move house

Latest figures from the Post Office’s challenger banking arm, Post Office Money, have revealed that moving house in Scotland now costs, on average, more than £8,000. The data published today by the post office, in collaboration with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), showed that, London aside, the average cost of moving in(…)

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Tragic Scots building tycoon Mickel leaves £6m will

Tragic Scots building tycoon Mickel leaves £6m will

Derek Mickel, the Scottish building tycoon who died tragically when he drowned in the sea in the Canary Islands last November, left a will containing a £6 million fortune, it has emerged. Mr Mickel, 79, a grandfather-of-two, was pulled from the sea in Fuerteventura but his life could not be saved by emergency services. Until(…)

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Building Briefs – April 16

Building Briefs – April 16

Work starts at National Performance Centre for Sport Reiach & Hall Architects have moved on-site at Edinburgh’s National Performance Centre for Sport. The £33m facility for both professional athletes and the wider public, to be known as Oriam (Gaelic for gold), will include a mixture of grass and synthetic indoor and outdoor pitches as well(…)

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Keppie Design Appointed for £333m State-of-the-art Aberdeen Exhibition Centre

Architectural practice Keppie Design has been appointed as architect for the new state-of-the-art Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC). Aberdeen City Council has recently approved the financial proposals for the development of the new AECC as well as the redevelopment of the site of the existing conference centre. Councillors backed the £333m project – a(…)

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Landmark Dundee pedestrian bridge lifted into place by Morgan Sindall

Landmark Dundee pedestrian bridge lifted into place by Morgan Sindall

Construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall has lifted the 56-metre long steel structure of Dundee’s new £3 million Seabraes Pedestrian Bridge into place. Equivalent to half a football pitch long, the arched bridging section has been designed by Morgan Sindall engineers and assembled on-site over the last eight weeks. The team undertook the painstaking task(…)

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Edinburgh council sets out plan for private landlord enterprise

Edinburgh council sets out plan for private landlord enterprise

City of Edinburgh Council is set to become the first local authority in Scotland to become a private landlord, if plans currently under consideration go ahead. The local authority is planning to create an arm’s-length company called Edinburgh Homes, which will attract private investment to fund new housing developments in the capital, which Edinburgh Homes(…)

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Lack of supply drives Scottish house price hike

Lack of supply drives Scottish house price hike

The lack of new houses being built in Scotland is pushing prices rapidly upwards, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey. Throughout Scotland, the supply versus demand imbalance led to 21 per cent more surveyors reporting rise in house prices during March and 27 per cent more expecting prices to increase over the next three(…)

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