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Grandhome acquisition marks £100m Scottish investment milestone for Dandara

Grandhome acquisition marks £100m Scottish investment milestone for Dandara

Dandara has confirmed its latest investment in north-east Scotland with the acquisition of land in the first phase of the emerging new community at Grandhome in Aberdeen. The housebuilder has delivered more than 2,500 homes to the Scottish market since 2007, including significant developments at Deeside Brae; Oakhill Grange; Fairley Grove; Stoneywood and Hazelwood in(…)

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Cruden Homes to build over 300 new homes in West of Scotland

Cruden Homes to build over 300 new homes in West of Scotland

Cruden Homes West has today announced ambitious plans to build over 300 new homes in the West of Scotland over the next two years. The build plans will see work begin over the next few months on three brand new developments. Laburnum Lea in Uddingston, a development comprising 64 new homes and Cathkin View in Castlemilk,(…)

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Developer ordered to pay £9,000 for Kirriemuir hotel works

Developer ordered to pay £9,000 for Kirriemuir hotel works

The Scottish Government has ordered a developer to pay almost £9,000 for works carried out to protect a Kirriemuir town centre property. Angus Council took direct action to protect the C-listed Hooks Hotel in Bank Street after repeated attempts to get Fife businessman John Cape to make it safe and secure it against the elements,(…)

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Tenders sought for major council housing programme in Aberdeen

Tenders sought for major council housing programme in Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council is seeking tenders from construction firms as part of its programme to deliver 2,000 new council homes across the city. The first project comprises 369 flatted apartments, comprising a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom properties in 2 to 4 storey blocks on an existing brownfield inner city site. A construction(…)

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Ogilvie completes Motel One in Glasgow

Ogilvie completes Motel One in Glasgow

Scotland’s largest new hotel is now open for business in Glasgow after successful completion by Ogilvie Construction. The new Motel One Hotel in Oswald Street, Glasgow, which offers 374 rooms, is the first in Glasgow for the European budget designer brand. The hotel combines high quality product design with an excellent location and attractive pricing.(…)

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Highland Council to adopt supplementary guidance on developer contributions

Highland Council to adopt supplementary guidance on developer contributions

The financial contributions that new developments will be required to make towards facilities including schools, roads and the provision of affordable housing in the Highlands have been updated following the approval of new planning guidance. Members of the Highland Council’s environment, development and infrastructure committee yesterday agreed to adopt the Developer Contributions Supplementary Guidance (DCSG)(…)

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England: £6.9m construction payroll fraud ringleader jailed for nine-and-a-half years

England: £6.9m construction payroll fraud ringleader jailed for nine-and-a-half years

A globe-trotting tax consultant who fled the UK before he could be arrested for masterminding a conspiracy to steal £6.9 million from construction workers’ pay packets is finally behind bars. David Michael Hughes, known as Mike Hughes, 52, worked for the Inland Revenue in the 1980s before setting up as a tax consultant in Kent.(…)

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Council agrees Inverness site for Materials Recovery Facility

Council agrees Inverness site for Materials Recovery Facility

Highland Council has revealed the Longman Landfill site in Inverness as the preferred location to construct a new centralised waste management facility. The Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) will process all of the Highland’s 83,000 tonnes of residual (non-recyclable) waste from 2021 onwards. The MRF will be designed to process mixed residual waste and look to(…)

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Route options removed from A96 Dualling scheme

Route options removed from A96 Dualling scheme

Transport Scotland has removed route options for the A96 Dualling Hardmuir to Fochabers scheme following a public engagement exercise. Discussions with local communities, road users and other stakeholders have resulted in the following route option elements no longer being considered: P1 – Hardmuir to Forres Enterprise Park B1 – Easter Newforres to Hardhillock O7 –(…)

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Novus launches £20,000 fund for Scottish community project

Novus launches £20,000 fund for Scottish community project

Contractor Novus is donating £20,000 to support the delivery of a charity project in Scotland that will be voted for by people across the country. Novus is calling on residents of Scotland to nominate worthy projects. Communities will have until August 19 to vote for their choice, which could include anything from the refurbishment of(…)

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Building Briefs – August 17th

Building Briefs – August 17th

New build flats in Scone handed over to Perth & Kinross Council Perth & Kinross Council has celebrated the completion of its latest development of new-build homes. The 20 one and two bedroomed flats at Birch Avenue in Scone have been built to the highest standard. All the windows are triple-glazed and the properties are(…)

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And finally… Rope access company teams up with Fringe performers

And finally… Rope access company teams up with Fringe performers

Stars of Fringe show Don Juan Andrew Paterson and Susie Berry are caught between a rock and a hard place as they channel the romance of the legendary lover Don Juan – a man so adept at the art of seduction, he thinks nothing of scaling a 100ft climbing wall in heels to reach the(…)

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RBS withdraws mixed-use proposal at Fettes Campus site

RBS withdraws mixed-use proposal at Fettes Campus site

Royal Bank of Scotland has withdrawn its planning application for a residential-led mixed-use redevelopment of land it owns in Edinburgh’s New Town. The bank had applied for permission to demolish the existing office buildings at at Dundas Street/Fettes Row to create up to 400 flats as well as retail, restaurants, a hotel, care home, offices for(…)

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