Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice illustrationCMS Window Systems helps Glasgow hospice towards its £21m new building goal

A donation of more than £30,000 by CMS Window Systems has enabled Glasgow’s Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice to take another important step to reaching its goal of creating a new state-of-the-art palliative care and support facility.

The donation to the Brick by Brick Appeal by CMS will help towards the £21 million build costs required for the new hospice at Bellahouston Park.

Work started on the new site back in September last year, but the hospice has still to raise £1.4m to reach its target and be ready as planned for patients to move in by Spring 2018.

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EDF Energy Renewables buys 11 new Scottish wind farm sites

EDF Energy Renewables (EDF ER) has bought 11 wind farm sites from Partnerships for Renewables, a development and asset management company.

The sites in Scotland have a potential capacity of 600 MW.

Three sites with around 100 MW of capacity already have planning consent, one site is in the planning system already and seven other sites are in development. The majority of the projects are on land managed by Forest Enterprise Scotland.

The acquisition follows the opening of EDF Energy Renewables new offices in Edinburgh earlier this year.


Clydeside cranes set for demolition

Inchgreen Cranes LongThree giant Clydeside cranes are to be demolished this weekend.

The three cranes at Inchgreen dry-dock are due to be brought down by controlled explosion.

Sections of the A8 dual carriageway and Scott Way near Inchgreen will be closed to traffic between 6am and 10am on Sunday 16 July.

Environment & regeneration convener at Inverclyde Council, Councillor Michael McCormick, said: “It will be sad to see the cranes disappear from the Inverclyde skyline where they have become a familiar and iconic landmark. Ultimately on the day public safety is our top priority and it important that we play our part in ensuring the area is kept clear and the general public safe during the course of the demolition works.”


Glasgow nightclub set to close for £200,000 refurbishment

A Glasgow city centre nightclub has announced it is to close for a huge refurbishment worth a whopping £200,000.

The team at Light Nightclub in Royal Exchange Square has said it feels it necessary to “give something back” to its loyal customer base after three-and-a-half years of successful trading.

The management team and directors said they are grateful to customers who have supported the club over the years, and added how the VIP section will double in size with other major changes in store, including extra bathrooms, more VIP booths, and a new “premium feel” entrance.


Work to start on water network upgrade in Westray

ESD is to begin work on a £350,000 water network upgrade scheme on the Orkney Islands.

The project involves installing a new storage tank and pump kiosk at the existing water treatment works in Pierowall, Westray.

Work will begin on Monday, 17 July and take around 12 months to complete.


Targeted treatment in Inverclyde to avoid costly road repairs

Inverclyde Council is to carry out a £350,000 programme to preserve and protect road surfaces across the area.

As part of the £29 million five-year Roads Asset Management Strategy, the planned treatments are to be applied to existing carriageways to extend their lifecycle and avoid or delay the high cost of future reconstruction.

The current financial year’s programme will see approximately 46,000 square metres of carriageways in Greenock, Gourock and Port Glasgow treated with microasphalt.

The materials are mixed on site and any ruts or defects in the road are filled in a single pass of the machinery. The result is a road surface which has greater skid resistance and a high resistance to future rutting – effectively putting a protective seal over the existing surface which will prolong its lifecycle.

After treatment, some loose chips will remain after the new surface has been laid. The process requires the action of traffic to compact the material properly and any remaining chips after the bedding-in period will be swept up. Road markings will be laid after this is complete.

Work is scheduled to start around Monday 17 July weather permitting and should be completed by Monday 14 August 2017.

The process is very dependent on dry weather so any significant rainfall will cause delays.