A council planning officer who has been reading SCN's articles on Scotland’s Broken Planning System has blown the whistle on the technological barriers facing local authority planning departments.
SCN's latest Construction Leader Callum Houston talks to Margaret Taylor about Holmes Miller's proud public sector achievements, working in China and the challenges architects face to ensure they are appropriately remunerated. When she visited the Scottish Prison Service’s new site f
This month's SCN Construction Leader Grace Mair talks to Margaret Taylor about her journey to becoming a regional director at Thomas & Adamson, the cost impacts of the pandemic and Brexit, and what the future holds for the construction sector. Grace Mair never meant to become a surveyor. She sta
SCN's Construction Leaders feature continues with managing director John Aitchison telling Margaret Taylor about Maxi Construction's success in diversifying its operations. When John Aitchison joined Livingston-based Maxi Construction in 2005 the business was, he says, known as a small she
As PMP enters its fourth decade in business, managing director Stewart Rutherford speaks to Margaret Taylor for SCN's Construction Leaders feature about his time in charge of the company and its future plans. Edinburgh-headquartered construction consultancy firm PMP has come a long way sin
As part of Renfrewshire Council’s wider regeneration programme of Paisley’s historic cultural venues, the local authority has invested £22 million in the transformation of Paisley Town Hall, a particularly fine example of Neoclassical architecture designed by William Henry Lynn an
The retrofit of Civic House, a former printworks, has created a hub of cultural and social enterprise that brings new life to a neglected corner of Glasgow.
Brown & Brown has completed a new low energy home in a conservation area of Aberdeen, turning an open plot into a private, leafy retreat that foregrounds craftsmanship and design.
Smith Scott Mullan Associates' comprehensive remodelling and retrofit of McDonald Road Community Fire Station to become the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s City of Edinburgh Headquarters has been completed.
International law firm DAC Beachcroft has welcomed commercial and construction disputes specialist Alistair Dean as a partner in its national Professional & Commercial Risks team in Scotland. Alistair, who joins DACB from Scottish law firm Anderson Strathern, has nearly three decades of exp
A vastly experienced Edinburgh property professional has joined the team at solicitors and estate agents Lindsays. Simon Donaldson has been appointed as a property manager within the firm’s residential property team, based in the capital, following 17 years with Simpson & Marwick.
The son of a couple who sold part of their farmland to the Highland Council as part of a road development has been unsuccessful in an action seeking declarator that he had an unrestricted servitude of access over adjacent land also acquired by the council during the construction process.
Independent law firm Anderson Strathern has strengthened its partnership with the promotion of seven new partners and the appointment of a further two. Among the seven directors being promoted to partner is Chris Devlin, who is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in planning la
Construction and property development company Heron Bros has completed the complex removal and replacement of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) panels at Knightsridge Primary School in Livingston.
Architects at Holmes Miller have unveiled plans for Caledonia Gladiators’ new multi-million-pound stadium.
New images have revealed more about how a proposed multi-million-pound revamp of Aberdeen beach could look following the submission of new planning applications. Aberdeen City Council said the designs, which have been shaped by the city’s youngsters, will create new areas at the beac
Plans to regenerate derelict gap sites on Glasgow’s main shopping streets have been detailed in a new plan for the so-called 'Golden Z' area of the city. The Vision and Delivery Plan for the Golden Z in Glasgow city centre - Argyle, Buchanan and Sauchiehall Streets - was approved at a Glasgow
John Sibbald has been confirmed as the new president of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) at the trade association’s AGM held earlier this month. He succeeds outgoing president Callum Mackintosh and will be supported by David Jarvie in his role as vice president.
Barrhead-based construction firm Allma Construction Limited and its sister company Centre Plant Limited have collapsed with the loss of 181 jobs.
Kattrak International has supplied ten Sunward machines to Advance Construction Scotland (ACS).
A narrow house less than four metres wide but 32 metres long has been approved in South Ayrshire.
A 45-storey student accommodation development is set to be delivered in Leeds. Developer Olympian Homes and investor Cain International said the 191-metre Cirrus Point scheme will be “the tallest PBSA building in the world and the tallest building in Leeds”.
Drivers in a French village have complained after being disoriented by crisscrossed white lines on the road which the mayor has argued has purposefully made them slow down. The village of Bauné in western France introduced the series of crisscrossing white lines at interse