Building Briefs - October 28th

  • Traditional Kilmarnock office premises for sale

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors is bringing to market fully refurbished traditional townhouse office premises in Kilmarnock for sale.

Building Briefs - October 28th

The property is located on the south side of Portland Road at its junctions with Seaford Street and South Hamilton Street in a popular and established office area a short distance west of the town centre.

The extended semi-detached two storey and semi basement townhouse is set within a large regular shaped plot with 15 car parking spaces to front and rear.

The 1,846 sq. ft. property offers an entrance hallway and four offices on the ground floor and  three offices and a W.C. on the first floor while the lower ground floor offers an office, staff kitchen, two W.C.s and external storage.


  • Community artwork plans unveiled at Stockingfield Bridge

Eight community artwork projects have been unveiled by Scottish Canals to bring life to the public space around the new Stockingfield Bridge in North Glasgow.

Building Briefs - October 28th

The £12 million active travel bridge over the Forth & Clyde Canal will link the communities of Maryhill, Gilshochill and Ruchill in the city for the first time since the waterway opened in 1790.

The project, delivered by Scottish Canals with funding from Sustrans through Transport Scotland, and the Glasgow City Council Vacant Derelict Land Fund, will also deliver a new public recreational space on a currently vacant site. The eight projects that will fill the site all have a local connection and have an element of community input. 

They range from pieces that showcase the area’s industrial past, to community designed ceramic mosaics, to metalwork celebrating the role of disabled people in the community with former houseboat resident Anouska Haviden will be working with the community to tell local stories on the granite lock stones. 

The increased access and the design of the bridge structure with an integrated observation deck and landscaping on this currently underused site will encourage greater use of the canal. The new link will open in summer 2022. 


  • New phase of homes launched at Hazelwood development

Dandara has unveiled its latest phase of new homes at its Hazelwood development in the West End of Aberdeen. The new release consists of 17 new homes, with three-, four-, and five-bedroom properties on offer.

Building Briefs - October 28th

Alongside a modern exterior featuring solar panels, the latest homes will include stylish contemporary fitted kitchens complete with high-quality appliances, thermostatically controlled showers, landscaped front gardens and generous rear gardens. Each home also benefits from an integral garage.


  • Recommendation to remove Drakies Link Road from Inshes Junction Improvements

A recommendation to remove proposals for a link road from Sir Walter Scott Drive at the ‘Eagle’ roundabout to the Drakies area will be included in a report to the Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee next month.

In an online meeting yesterday, Highland Council officers met with representatives of Culcabock and Drakies Community Council.

The meeting addressed the responses to a public consultation on proposals to Inshes Junction Improvements. The vast majority of comments and feedback provided are related to the proposed link road to Drakies from the Eagle Roundabout.

Council officers have taken into account the majority community feedback and will be recommending in a report to the City of Inverness Area Committee that that the proposed Drakies Link Road is removed from the Inshes Junction Improvements scheme.

Members of the City of Inverness Area Committee will consider the revised recommendations on November 18.


  • Expansion plans announced for Hawick textile mill

Much-welcomed expansion plans at a world-renowned Hawick textile mill have been revealed.

Hermitage Holdings, the owners of Lovat Mill in Commercial Road, has submitted a planning application to Scottish Borders Council for a new external store extension which will allow the company to store machinery parts under cover.

Lovat Mill is renowned for producing high quality tweeds and fabrics, of which approximately 50 per cent are destined for export abroad.

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