Building Briefs - April 8th

Scottish steel mills handed to new owner Liberty House

New owner of two Lanarkshire steel mills which were mothballed by Tata Steel have been officially taken over by Liberty House.

A total of 270 people had been employed at the Clydebridge and Dalzell steel processing mills before Tata’s decision to mothball them three months ago.

International metals trading and manufacturing group Liberty House now expects to create 150 jobs to get them up and running again.

The company’s boss Sanjeev Gupta attended a ceremony at the Dalzell works in Motherwell.


New Glasgow SME hub opens

Jobs & Business Glasgow has opened a new enterprise at Garscadden House in Drumchapel.

The hub will offer free support services to benefit local SMEs realise their growth potential as well as space for up to 17 businesses that are looking to expand.

The hub aims to be a stepping stone to enable companies to gain the help and support they need to grow over a 24 month term, providing training, development, HR and financial advice services.

In order to encourage networking and shared ideas across sectors, the hub boasts a large, open plan layout.

An open day at the hub will take place on Tuesday 12 April to provide more information about the available spaces.

Glasgow Institute of Architects names new president

The Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) has announced a new president for the next two year.

The position will be filled by Holmes Miller director Tim Gray.

He is joined by colleague Isabel Garriga, who will be vice-president during his tenure and is the GIA convenor for the RIAS’s Festival of Architecture 2016.

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