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Heritage agency backs music venue plan for Royal High School

Heritage agency backs music venue plan for Royal High School

Plans to transform Edinburgh’s former Royal High School into a new music school and concert venue have been endorsed by Historic Environment Scotland. Experts at the national heritage agency said the proposals, which were formally submitted by the Royal High School Preservation Trust in December, represent a “measured reuse of a nationally and internationally important site(…)

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New business units nearing completion in Forres

New business units nearing completion in Forres

Moray Council is investing more than £850,000 in a Forres business park to meet demand for industrial units. Following upon the success in developing and letting four factory units to small businesses at Waterford Circle in 2013/14, a further development of five units is currently under construction. Once completed the council will upgrade the estate(…)

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Building Briefs – February 12th

Building Briefs – February 12th

Move to block Great Tapestry of Scotland home fails A late bid to halt funding for a permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland has failed as Scottish Borders Council agreed its budget. Conservative councillors hoped to block that element of the ruling SNP/Lib-Dem/Independent administration’s plans. That move failed and the spending proposals were(…)

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Willmott Dixon to offload support services division

Willmott Dixon to offload support services division

Willmott Dixon is seeking expressions of interest for its support services division to focus on its remaining major contracting and residential development divisions. The board has decided that subsidiaries Willmott Dixon Partnerships and Willmott Dixon Energy Services “could each grow to challenge market leader status in their respective sectors” if they were not part of(…)

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