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£50m A96 Dualling design contract awarded

£50m A96 Dualling design contract awarded

A joint venture between Mott MacDonald and Sweco has been awarded a contract worth up to £50 million on the A96 Dualling project by Transport Scotland. Subject to the mandatory standstill period, the JV will carry out route option assessment and detailed design work for dualling the 29-mile western section of the A96 between Auldearn(…)

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CALA Homes partners with The Prince’s Trust to help local young people ‘get into construction’

CALA Homes partners with The Prince’s Trust to help local young people ‘get into construction’

CALA Homes (East) has partnered with The Prince’s Trust and Edinburgh College to launch a new initiative that aims to provide disadvantaged unemployed young people an opportunity to develop new skills and get hands-on experience. Ten local people have successfully taken their first steps in the construction industry and secured apprenticeships after completing a ‘Get(…)

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Building Briefs – May 27th

Building Briefs – May 27th

Balfour Beatty reaches milestone on Dundee railway station project A key stage in the development of the new Dundee railway station concourse has been reached with the installation of more than 40 massive support beams. Weighing in at up to 18 tonnes each the beams will support the new concourse and buildings over the main(…)

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Green light for £65m Edinburgh hotel plan

Green light for £65m Edinburgh hotel plan

Plans for a £65 million four-star hotel in Edinburgh’s Old Town have been approved despite concerns being raised by UNESCO. The 235-bedroom development will see a number of listed buildings bought back into use, and the space between Victoria Street and the Cowgate developed. Drawn up by ICA Architects on behalf of Jansons Property, the hotel would be(…)

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UWS campus plan in Hamilton given council approval

UWS campus plan in Hamilton given council approval

South Lanarkshire Council has approved plans for a new campus for the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) on the edge of Hamilton. The development at Hamilton International Technology Park (HITP) includes plans for state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities for students and lecturers, sports amenities and new student accommodation. Despite being contrary to the(…)

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First Minister sets out programme for government

First Minister sets out programme for government

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has outlined a comprehensive programme for the Scottish Government including action to deliver 50,000 affordable homes over the parliament. In a speech to MSPs at Holyrood yesterday, Ms Sturgeon said the next five years represent a “precious opportunity” to improve the lives and opportunities of Scotland’s young people, to grow the(…)

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