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Councillors to consider £45.7m Paisley town centre investment

Councillors to consider £45.7m Paisley town centre investment

A major package of capital investment in Paisley town centre is set to be considered by Renfrewshire councillors this week. Plans being put forward propose a package of investment totalling £45.7 million in refurbishment and upgrades to Paisley town hall, Paisley Arts Centre, a new venue at the former Galbraith’s site on Back Sneddon Street(…)

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Thenue to give new lease of life to historic Glasgow building in £9.3m housing boost

Thenue to give new lease of life to historic Glasgow building in £9.3m housing boost

An iconic Glasgow building is to be transformed into new homes for rent in a £9.3 million housing boost for the east end. Thenue Housing is building 49 new flats in London Road and Monteith Row which are due for completion in 2019. Monteith Row overlooking Glasgow Green was once home to well-heeled Glaswegians in(…)

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Housing association withholds payment to energy firm over incomplete job

Housing association withholds payment to energy firm over incomplete job

Thistle Housing Association has refused to make a £3.4 million payment to E.ON over incomplete environmental upgrade work in Toryglen. According to the Evening Times, the energy firm should have completed environmental upgrade work to 608 properties in the area within 12 weeks. E.ON was tasked with replacing roofs, windows and roughcasting and installing insulation(…)

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Blog: BIM bother – contractor locked out

Blog: BIM bother – contractor locked out

Karen Manning and Lynda Ross answer in the affirmative the question: can a court compel a consultant to provide access to design data stored on a BIM platform pending resolution of a dispute over payment? A £55 million power station was to be built in the Falkland Islands. During the tender period, the contractor engaged the consultant to(…)

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Carillion director joins highways executive team at Amey

Carillion director joins highways executive team at Amey

Amey has announced the appointment of Ray Jones from Carillion to its highways executive team. Having spent the last 15 years with Carillion working across several sectors, Ray joins Amey as a business director to help grow its presence in the local authority market. Amey’s highways managing director, James Haluch, said: “Following a challenging year(…)

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Black’s Blog: Revolutionary ideas at Hospitalfield House

Black’s Blog: Revolutionary ideas at Hospitalfield House

Architect Malcolm Fraser did the impossible at the first Andrew Nicoll Lecture (September 22). He made some revolutionary ideas seem sensible. He says we should stop building houses out of toxic materials, such as timber coated in preservative. We should stop trying to make new build houses airtight by wrapping them up in polythene. Houses(…)

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Interserve wins £6m facilities services deal with SCS

Interserve wins £6m facilities services deal with SCS

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has secured a £6 million facilities services account with furniture and flooring retailer, ScS (Sofa Carpet Specialist). The UK-wide account, which runs for an initial period of three years, covers waste services, planned and reactive mechanical & engineering and fabric maintenance for ScS’ head office in Sunderland(…)

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New retail plans for former Angus school

New retail plans for former Angus school

Plans have been lodged for a new retail development on the site of a former school in Carnoustie. Cumbrae Property Ltd plans to transform the Kinloch Primary School site into a development featuring an outlet from bakery firm Greggs alongside a new 6,000sqft Sainsbury’s food store. It is hoped the development, which aims to deliver(…)

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Building Briefs – September 25th

Building Briefs – September 25th

Affordable housing partnership continues in Fife A formal agreement between Fife Council and the Fife Housing Association Alliance has been renewed for the next five years, allowing the partnership to continue to deliver affordable housing across the region. The Fife Housing Association Alliance is a collaborative working arrangement between the four housing associations based in(…)

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And finally… Is Scotland preparing for new wave of Scandi-style wooden homes?

And finally… Is Scotland preparing for new wave of Scandi-style wooden homes?

A new generation of Scandinavian-style wooden homes is being planned for Scotland as the government presses on with its plan to plant up to 26.5 million more trees every year, The Scotsman has reported. Housing and forestry experts are due to meet in Edinburgh next week for a major conference that will look at using(…)

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Robertson well positioned for long term growth as turnover reaches record £580m

Robertson well positioned for long term growth as turnover reaches record £580m

Robertson Group has delivered a record year of turnover as well as its strongest ever forward order book, totalling £2.3 billion. Releasing its audited accounts to March 2017, the Stirling-based infrastructure, support services and construction group reported a 28% increase in turnover to a record £580 million, and profit before tax of £26m, an increase(…)

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Contractor search to begin as councillors approve tram extension business case

Contractor search to begin as councillors approve tram extension business case

The search for a contractor to extend Edinburgh’s tram system to Newhaven is to commence after the Outline Business Case (OBC) for the proposal was approved yesterday by the local authority. Published by the City of Edinburgh Council last month, the OBC set out the findings and recommendations resulting from a 20-month programme of very detailed(…)

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Infrastructure project slump a worry for plant hire businesses Jarvie

Infrastructure project slump a worry for plant hire businesses Jarvie

A six-year low in infrastructure projects is a cause for concern as the UK braces itself for the impact of Brexit, according to one of Scotland’s largest independent plant hire companies Jarvie Plant Group. Figures released last month by construction sector intelligence provider Barbour ABI revealed a 97% annual decrease in infrastructure projects across the(…)

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