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Artisan unveils £90m hotel and leisure quarter plan for Glasgow’s waterfront

Artisan unveils £90m hotel and leisure quarter plan for Glasgow’s waterfront

One of Glasgow’s most significant waterfront development sites is set to be transformed into a thriving hotel and leisure quarter following outline plans unveiled by Artisan Real Estate Investors. The investment partnership, which is driving Edinburgh’s New Waverley project, has submitted a pre-application notice to Glasgow City Council to develop the Custom House site, which(…)

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Joint venture AWPR partners offer jobs to Carillion workers

Joint venture AWPR partners offer jobs to Carillion workers

Carillion workers employed on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) have been offered jobs by its joint venture partners Galliford Try and Balfour Beatty, according to Transport Scotland. The three companies made up the Aberdeen Roads Limited consortium delivering the £550 million section of the AWPR between Balmedie and Tipperty before Carillion entered compulsory liquidation last(…)

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Consent granted for mixed-use quarter in central Glasgow

Consent granted for mixed-use quarter in central Glasgow

Planning permission has been granted for a new mixed-use quarter including 400 new homes in central Glasgow. The masterplan for Central Quay, a seven-acre site on the western edge of Glasgow city centre, also includes over 300,000 sq. ft. of offices, a 150-bed hotel, food and retail units and an extensive public realm. Central Quay(…)

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Buoyant CALA targets 3,000 home completions a year

Buoyant CALA targets 3,000 home completions a year

Housebuilder CALA Group has set a new long term target of building over 3,000 units a year after revealing it is on track to deliver a sixth straight year of record revenue and profits. A strong six-month period of trading saw the group deliver a 34% increase in completions to 939 units while private reservations rose(…)

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Darrell Matthews to succeed Newell McGuinness as SELECT MD

Darrell Matthews to succeed Newell McGuinness as SELECT MD

Scotland’s electrotechnical trade organisation SELECT has appointed Darrell Matthews as its new managing director, replacing Newell McGuinness who has been in post for more than 13 years. SELECT is Scotland’s largest trade association with a membership that carries out more than 90% of all electrical installation work in the country. With a turnover of more than(…)

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Clark Contracts re-appointed to hub West Scotland supply chain

Clark Contracts re-appointed to hub West Scotland supply chain

Clark Contracts has been re-appointed to hub West Scotland’s supply chain as a primary contractor following a supply chain reshuffle. The refresh, which was launched in June this year and evaluated by hub West Scotland and its public sector partners, required the submission of a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire to demonstrate contractor’s ability to work collaboratively, engage(…)

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£60m low carbon infrastructure fund open for applications

£60m low carbon infrastructure fund open for applications

A £60 million fund to help new technology and low carbon solutions be developed in Scotland is now open for business. The Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP), which is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), will fund large scale projects which support the ambitions of Scotland’s Energy Strategy, which was published in(…)

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Jobs lost as Glenrothes manufacturer goes into liquidation

Jobs lost as Glenrothes manufacturer goes into liquidation

A Glenrothes-based kitchen manufacturer has gone into liquidation with the loss of almost 40 jobs. The employees at Murray and Murray Limited were made redundant with immediate effect after directors took the decision to wind up the company amid huge debts. The firm designs and manufactures bespoke kitchens and interiors. The Courier has reported that(…)

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Death of MacLeod Construction co-founder Murdo MacLeod

Death of MacLeod Construction co-founder Murdo MacLeod

Murdo MacLeod, who co-founded MacLeod Construction with his twin brother Kenny in 1975, has died aged 70. Mr MacLeod died at his Achnaba home on Wednesday November 29. He retained an active role in the Argyll-based business to the end. A full obituary has been published in The Herald.

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Free SME advice event at Saltcoats Town Hall

Free SME advice event at Saltcoats Town Hall

Clark Contracts is holding a free SME Advice Event at Saltcoats Town Hall on Thursday 25th January between 9.30am and 12pm. Small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) are invited to this event for free advice from leading construction contractor, Clark Contracts. In attendance will be representatives from the main contractor’s Health, Safety, Environment and Quality(…)

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Renfrewshire tackles fuel poverty with IoT technology

Renfrewshire tackles fuel poverty with IoT technology

An internet of things (IoT) initiative underway in Renfrewshire is helping to tackle fuel poverty in social housing and could save local authorities millions of pounds on property management and repair bills. Working with Renfrewshire Council, smart asset management company iOpt Assets has been detecting temperature, humidity, and carbon dioxide levels at 50 social homes(…)

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Global competition launched to find best solutions to tackle high levels of homelessness across Glasgow

Global competition launched to find best solutions to tackle high levels of homelessness across Glasgow

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a global competition calling on young people to come up with new ideas to find the best solutions to help Glasgow tackle its high levels of homelessness. Glasgow, Manchester and London are among 24 global cities chosen for the competition, which asks entrants to provide practical,(…)

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Building Briefs – January 22nd

Building Briefs – January 22nd

Queensferry Crossing to become motorway next month The Queensferry Crossing will officially become a motorway on February 1, it has been announced. The road orders have been approved for the £1.35 billion bridge for it to officially become a motorway. This means there are changes to the type of vehicles that can use the new(…)

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