Final plans to redevelop the former Marks & Spencer store in Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street to provide student accommodation for 634 residents have now been submitted. Student housing developer Fusion Students has lodged £76m proposals with Glasgow City Council for the prominent c
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Engineering and construction firm Burns & McDonnell has launched an Environmental Services (ENS) Group in the UK as it widens the range of services available in the country.
Sir Robert McAlpine has welcomed back two former managers to its buildings senior leadership team. Grant Findlay joins the company’s board as executive managing director, buildings and Mike O’Donnell, has been appointed managing director, commercial sector.
The Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) has appointed renowned expert Lesley Anderson as its permanent head. Ms Andertson will drive the development of the procurement body, which has £1.1 billion of contracts under management and is also delivering a benefits scheme worth millions o
Andy Steel, the operations director at rail contractor QTS Group, has joined the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Scotland’s board of directors. The move follows Andy’s 11-year career at QTS. He joined the firm in 2012 as design manager before progressing through the rank
UK and Ireland specialist paving and building products company AG has welcomed three new recruits to its growing workforce including a new head of sales for Scotland. James Jack brings with him over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, working across both the manufacturing a
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
SCN's Construction Leader for May, Janice Russell, tells Margaret Taylor about her pride in being trusted with becoming the managing director of McTaggart Construction. Ayrshire-headquartered McTaggart Construction has changed significantly from the business that was formed by brothers Geo
This month's Construction Leader Jeanette MacIntyre, the managing director of Indeglas, speaks to Margaret Taylor about creating spaces that make people feel good. It should come as no surprise that the founder of a design company with the word ‘glass’ in its name has an i
Redpath Construction founder Jim Pritchard tells Margaret Taylor for SCN's Construction Leaders feature that good timing and the ability to adapt have paid off for the company. It was fortuitous for Jim Pritchard that, when as an employee he had become frustrated with under-performance in the indust
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.
A ruined basalt barn has been creatively repurposed as a dining hall and restaurant by London-based fardaa, providing a valued community resource for a coastal community.
Architects’ Showcase: Close collaboration results in new multi-use community hub for North Lanarkshire
Through collaboration with the community and innovative design, multi-disciplinary consultancy BDP has delivered a new multi-use community hub in North Lanarkshire. Newmains & St Brigid’s Community Hub is home to both Newmains and St Brigid’s Primary Schools, and the Newmains Family
Property investor who claimed he did not know he signed personal guarantees loses action for reduction
A property investor who sought the reduction of three personal guarantees granted by him to the Royal Bank of Scotland has been unsuccessful in establishing misrepresentation in an action before the Outer House of the Court of Session.
Law firm Burges Salmon has appointed Katy Wall as a new director in its construction and engineering team. Ms Wall joins the firm from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where she was a senior associate in the firm’s commercial construction and engineering team.
Supreme Court upholds decision that equipment at hydroelectric plant did not constitute tunnel or aqueduct
The UK Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed an appeal by HM Revenue and Customs against a decision that items constructed for the collection and transmission of water through a hydroelectric power station in Fort Augustus were not tunnels or aqueducts for the purposes of the Capital Allowance Ac
Scotland is in a strong position to exploit the potential of low-carbon hydrogen, but only if the right decisions are quickly made on production locations and demand models, according to a new report. The potential of hydrogen as a low-carbon alternative to traditional fuels has increasingly hit the
The growing resurgence of Campbeltown as a distinct whisky region has been marked today with the submission of a planning application from Brave New Spirits for the creation of a contemporary whisky distillery.
A networking group that uses singing as a means for construction professionals to unwind and get to know each other is on the lookout for new members.
A three-bedroom penthouse apartment that forms part of the New Steiner development and boasts the "best views" of Glasgow has now been completed.
Connect Modular, part of modular construction solutions provider The Wee House Group, has delivered the first six amenity blocks to the Clinterty Travelling Persons site in Aberdeen.
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has partnered with the Scottish Partnership Against Acquisitive Crime (SPAACE) to tackle plant and fuel theft across Scotland. Callum Mackintosh, President of the SPOA, launched the first crime prevention campaign from SPAACE in Edinburgh on 22nd May in a
Blairs Windows & Doors has welcomed the newest addition to its factory in Inverclyde - a specifically designer profiling and tenon machine and 5 Axis CNC machine. This timber manufacturing machine will help increase the efficiency and accuracy of Blairs timber windows and door products, without
Scottish Forestry has awarded £452,000 towards a three-year trial that will test the use of state-of-the-art electric timber wagons to transport timber.
Advance Construction Scotland has added to its range of safety devices and protocols by installing Alcolock devices to its plant vehicles.
Paris has lowered its height limit for new buildings in the city in an attempt to preserve the skyline.
A "lethal" lack of road markings at a busy roundabout has forced a local driver into action.
Midlothian Council has unveiled the winner of a competition to name its new 13-tonne permanent pothole repair machine.
A council has been criticised for chopping down a number of "stunning" palm trees to discourage people from having sex underneath them. Plymouth City Council left a row of stumps along the famous Hoe because council officials were "regularly having to clean up sex and drug paraphernalia" in the area