Transport secretary cautions against ‘cut corners’ as AWPR works draw to a close

Physical work on the remaining four-and-a-half miles of the Aberdeen bypass has been completed although final safety checks still have to be carried out before the project can fully open, the transport minister has said.

Published 22 January 2019

BakerHicks awarded new medicines manufacturing innovation centre design

Multidisciplinary design and engineering company BakerHicks has been awarded a contract to deliver design services for the new Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) in Renfrewshire.

Published 22 January 2019

Montagu Evans partner joins DM Hall

Chartered surveying firm DM Hall has appointed Gavin Anderson as an associate in its West of Scotland commercial property team.

Published 22 January 2019

Riddell PM appoints new business development director

Dunfermline-based construction consultancy Riddell PM has appointed Mark Grant to the position of business development director.

Published 22 January 2019

Build-to-rent drive is supporting Scotland’s city living agenda

A plan to boost economic growth within Scotland’s cities through an increase in city-living is benefitting from a surge in build-to-rent led developments, with Glasgow now in the top five cities outside London for the number of homes in planning, under construction and complete.

Published 22 January 2019

Negotiations for £300m Ayrshire Growth Deal reach final stages

A £300 million initiative to create new jobs and transform the Ayrshire region is poised to be officially signed off.

Published 22 January 2019

EU Settlement Scheme ‘presents challenges for construction workers’

Many skilled construction workers may not have the language or technical skills to understand how to apply for settled status, the National Federation of Builders (NFB) has warned.

Published 22 January 2019

Work begins to construct box to save Mackintosh’s Hill House

After the arrival of a 100 tonne mobile tower crane in the early hours of Monday morning the first steel beams of the ‘Box’ that will protect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s The Hill House from driving rain and wind were lowered in to place. 

Published 22 January 2019

Planning approval for affordable Borders homes

Eildon Housing Association has welcomed planning approval for two Borders developments which will provide more than 90 new affordable homes.

Published 22 January 2019

Construction and Scotland’s economy – online survey

The Scottish Parliament’s economy committee is currently seeking views on the construction sector and its contribution to Scotland’s economy.

Published 22 January 2019