Holiday park plans proposed for Midlothian quarry

A Proposal of Application Notice has been lodged with Midlothian Council to transform a former quarry into a holiday resort.

Published 17 July 2019

New 5-star hotel opens in Inverness

A new 5-star hotel has opened in Inverness in a development supported by £4.5 million of funding from Barclays.

Published 17 July 2019

West Ranga Property Group to revamp unused Dundee industrial estate

Property developer West Ranga Property Group (WRPG) has unveiled plans to create a new industrial hub in Dundee.

Published 17 July 2019

National award in safe hands with CALA site manager

A site manager from CALA Homes (West) has been named as the only Scottish National Winner at the industry’s top health and safety awards – picking up Best Site in the Large Builder category.

Published 17 July 2019

House prices in Scotland grow faster than UK average

The average price of a property in Scotland in May 2019 increased by 2.8% on the previous year to reach £152,801, the UK House Price Index (HPI) has shown.

Published 17 July 2019

Building Briefs – July 17th

A “magnificent” £6.2 million housing project is set to spark the regeneration of the West End of Paisley. Sanctuary Homes has transformed the site of Wellmeadow Street’s former Co-Op sup

Published 17 July 2019

And finally... England wants electric car chargepoints at all new homes in world first

A consultation proposing that new-build homes in England are fitted with an electric car chargepoint by 2050 has been launched by the UK Government.

Published 17 July 2019

FMB calls for delay to ‘disruptive’ VAT changes to avoid construction chaos

The UK Government has been urged to delay the implementation of major changes to VAT in October to avoid chaos in the construction sector.

Published 16 July 2019

Improving public health through planning ‘a no brainer’, says RTPI Scotland

Scotland’s public health body should have more explicit connections with the planning system so that place-making can play a more preventative role in creating healthier communities, according to RTPI Scotland.

Published 16 July 2019

Construction companies most likely to have public disputes with their insurers

New research reveals that companies who take their insurers to court or public arbitration over non-payment of a claim win in around one in three cases.

Published 16 July 2019