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.
For the monthly SCN column from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Emma McKay shares information about the organisation’s CIOB Assist programme.
Jo Gilroy, group sustainability director at Balfour Beatty, shares an update on the company’s ongoing journey towards the Zero Carbon Construction Site of the future at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. We have some exciting news to share. For the first time on a live Balfour Beatty site, w
FMB’s Scotland director Gordon Nelson welcomes a recent initiative on construction quality and shares the latest on licensing the construction industry. Quality and high standards. Easily said, much harder to practice and consistently deliver across and within the construction industry. Both a
Guy Marsden examines how the rise of energy prices has forced businesses to bring forward investment into net zero technology and how Clyde Gateway's first Green Regeneration Innovation District will deliver Scotland's most innovative heating and cooling to existing and future offices at Magenta Bus
Cliff Smith: Scotland is driving culture change to avoid error – the industry needs to take up the call
The launch of the Construction Quality Improvement Collaborative (CQIC) is a proud moment for Scottish construction and shows how far the sector has come in tackling attitudes towards error and quality control, says Cliff Smith. It's been six long years since the Edinburgh Schools problems, which tr
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
Ahead of the SFHA Development Conference on Wednesday, we spoke with Scotland Excel’s housing services manager Colin Taylor. What will you be discussing at the conference?
As Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2023 comes to a close, our work in devising ways to attract talented youngsters into the built environment must continue, writes hub South West Scotland chief executive Michael Ross. According to the Construction Skills Network (CSN) report, Scotland will need 19,550
Spring 2023 will be a significant time for developers as the UK and Scottish governments progress their separate cladding remediation programmes. Each government’s programme is at a different stage. Caroline Maciver (partner) and Lynda Ross (director) from the construction team at law firm Bu
The architects behind Bearsden’s new Allander Leisure Centre, which opened its doors this week, are hailing the facility as a potential future flagship for community-led, combined leisure and adult day care projects.
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
Mhairi Donaghy, associate director at Scottish Futures Trust, highlights a new report out today that looks at why town centre living (TCL) is important and the reasons investment has been limited. Scottish society was built around towns and villages. From the traditional clan system to to
Jocelyne Fleming: Despite promising industry-led initiatives, more must be done to address Scotland’s skills shortages
The monthly Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) column continues with Jocelyne Fleming reflecting on her visit to Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Construction. Ensuring the Scottish construction industry has a steady supply of labour with the necessary skills continues
With Scotland and the rest of the UK continually missing housebuilding targets, Fraser Mitchell, partner in Shepherd and Wedderburn's Property and Infrastructure team, asks: what are the roadblocks to building?