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Mott MacDonald appoints new group managing director

Mott MacDonald appoints new group managing director

Consulting engineer Mott MacDonald has appointed executive board director Mike Haigh as its group managing director. Mike will be responsible for the day-to-day management and operational performance of the employee-owned company with 16,000 staff working across engineering, management and development consultancy. Joining Mott MacDonald as a graduate engineer in 1981, Mike Haigh worked on international(…)

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Sweco to begin second phase of Sighthill regeneration project

Sweco to begin second phase of Sighthill regeneration project

Engineering, environmental and design consultancy Sweco has announced it will begin working on the second stage of the development of Sighthill, the largest Transformational Regeneration Area in Glasgow. Working closely with Glasgow City Council and Gardiner+Theobald, Sweco will lead on the design and consultancy engineering integration services supporting the delivery of the second phase of(…)

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New project for Glasgow social enterprise which creates construction jobs for ex-offenders

New project for Glasgow social enterprise which creates construction jobs for ex-offenders

Glasgow Together, a social enterprise dedicated to creating full-time jobs for ex-offenders by building new affordable homes and bringing empty properties back into use, has started work on its latest, and biggest, residential property conversion in the city. With funding from Social Investment Scotland (SIS) and Robertson Trust, Glasgow Together has purchased, and achieved, planning(…)

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Building Briefs – January 20th

Building Briefs – January 20th

Sanctuary finalises Victoria Infirmary consultation programme Local residents will soon be able to share their views on the development of the former Victoria Infirmary site in Glasgow. Having bought the site in August 2016, Sanctuary Group is committed to public consultation about the development and details about this process have now been finalised. The consultation(…)

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And finally… 12 bedrooms, a bowling alley and helipad complete with helicopter – America’s most expensive house on sale for $250m

And finally… 12 bedrooms, a bowling alley and helipad complete with helicopter – America’s most expensive house on sale for $250m

A newly built modern palace overlooking Los Angeles has just become the most expensive home listed in the United States with a price tag of $250 million. CNBC has revealed that the 38,000-square-foot mansion in Bel Air, California, will officially come on the market this week — eclipsing the current record holder, a $195m mansion(…)

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£600m plans submitted for 2,150 homes in Dunfermline

£600m plans submitted for 2,150 homes in Dunfermline

Plans have been unveiled for a residential led mixed-use development comprising a minimum of 2,150 residential units in Dunfermline. An application for Planning Permission in Principle submitted to Fife Council last month by Stirling Developments Ltd proposes a £600 million investment into the Earl of Elgin’s Broomhall Estate. The plams, which could create more than(…)

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