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Aberdeen Art Gallery revamp delayed by an extra year

Aberdeen Art Gallery revamp delayed by an extra year

Construction work on the £30 million redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery is to take at least a year longer than scheduled, it has been revealed today. The revamp of the building, which McLaughlin and Harvey began back in 2015, was scheduled to be completed in late 2017. But Aberdeen City Council today said it now won’t(…)

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Queensferry Crossing worker’s death ‘a freak accident’, inquiry told

Queensferry Crossing worker’s death ‘a freak accident’, inquiry told

A fatal accident inquiry into the death of a construction worker on the Queensferry Crossing has heard that the man may have died as a result of a “freak accident”. John Cousin was on the bridge deck when he was struck by a crane boom extension weighing 550kg on the north tower deck of the bridge(…)

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Developers sought to lead ‘ambitious’ expansion of John O’Groats

Developers sought to lead ‘ambitious’ expansion of John O’Groats

Agents have been appointed to attract new investors and developers to realise “ambitious” plans for expansion at the iconic location of John O’Groats. Located on the far north coast of Scotland in the county of Caithness overlooking the Pentland Firth to the Orkneys, the popular tourist destination is famous for lying on the north-eastern point(…)

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Prestwick assisted living development wins planning approval

Prestwick assisted living development wins planning approval

McCarthy & Stone has secured planning permission for an assisted living development at Links Road in Prestwick. Designed by Holmes Miller, the four storey building contains 69 independent living flats with common facilities including dining and kitchen. Former children’s cancer home Malcolm Sargent House will be demolished to make way for the development. The seafront(…)

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Breedon reports volumes and revenues boost in ‘solid’ trading update

Breedon reports volumes and revenues boost in ‘solid’ trading update

Breedon delivered “another solid performance” in the 10 months to 31 October 2017, in which both volumes and revenues were ahead of the prior year, according to a new trading update. The firm said today that the success includes a full 10-month contribution from the former Hope Construction Materials business, which was part of the(…)

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Student accommodation plan for former Glasgow print plant

Student accommodation plan for former Glasgow print plant

The former John Watson & Company print works in Glasgow is to be redeveloped as student accommodation and office space following its sale to developers Watkin Jones. The planned development at Kyle, Calgary and Stafford Streets, will comprise student accommodation of around 300 bedrooms, ancillary accommodation, amenity space and parking. The 0.85-acre site became available(…)

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Firm unveils £3m funding pot for social housing heating retro-fit

Firm unveils £3m funding pot for social housing heating retro-fit

Heating installation specialist Ecoliving, part of the Glasgow based Turner Group, is making £3 million available to support social landlords in the fight against fuel poverty. The timing of the announcement coincides with the opening to applications of the second round of funding from the £150m Warm Homes Fund later this month and just ahead(…)

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Green light for Glenrothes public heating scheme

Green light for Glenrothes public heating scheme

A project to provide heating for homes and businesses in Glenrothes from a biomass plant at nearby Markinch has received planning approval. Councillors have granted planning permission for a vast network of underground pipes to be installed throughout the town as part of the Glenrothes District Heating Scheme. Spearheaded by Fife Council in conjunction with energy(…)

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Funding secured to save historical Rosefield Mills in Dumfries

Funding secured to save historical Rosefield Mills in Dumfries

Local building conservation group Dumfries Historic Building Trust (DHBT) has secured funding to begin the process that will save one of Dumfries’ favourite buildings from further neglect and possible demolition. Rosefield Mills were once the largest woollen mills in Dumfries, positioned beside the River Nith opposite Dock Park, where once stood so many Victorian mills.(…)

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Building Briefs – November 22nd

Building Briefs – November 22nd

Dundee housing development could resurrect old street name A street name that disappeared when two Dundee multi storey blocks were built could be resurrected if councillors back the move next week. Russell Street was wiped from the map in the late 1960s to make way for Bucklemaker and Butterburn courts at the top of the(…)

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And finally… Radio station offers free bacon butties to construction workers

And finally… Radio station offers free bacon butties to construction workers

Builders across London will be getting more free bacon butties thanks to a local radio station. Fix Radio, a station for tradespeople and builders in the city, is to resume its Fix Radio Bacon Butty Tour from January. The inaugural tour earlier this year lasted 40 days and saw 15,000 hot bacon butties given out(…)

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Off-site manufacturing investment pays off as CCG reports record turnover

Off-site manufacturing investment pays off as CCG reports record turnover

CCG (Scotland) Ltd is preparing for further growth after reporting a strong year with turnover exceeding £134 million – up 18% on 2016’s figures. Profit before taxation at the Glasgow-based construction and manufacturing group also significantly increased on the previous year to over £4.3m. Commenting on the group’s performance for the financial year ended March 2017, Alastair Wylie, chairman and(…)

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Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre set for £19.4m ‘transformative’ redevelopment

Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre set for £19.4m ‘transformative’ redevelopment

The Citizens Theatre Company is to move out of its historic home in the Gorbals next summer for two years while the theatre undergoes a £19.4 million redevelopment. The building, which is leased by Citizens Theatre Company from Glasgow City Council, needs to close to allow builders to move on-site to undertake the essential building(…)

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