Blog: Lead consultants - liable for what?

Kathleen McAnea outlines why developers should review a recent case when procuring works and considering the extent of their design consultant’s liability.

Published 23 May 2018

Appeal Court dismisses council’s damages claim against architects over failed social housing development

A Scottish local authority which raised an action for £12 million in damages over the loss of a social housing development claiming that a firm of architects appointed as lead consultant had “assumed responsibility” for the other contractors’ negligence has had its claim dismissed following an appeal.

Published 28 March 2018

Developer lines up tasty treat for Dalkeith

Developers are on course to serve up a tasty treat for Dalkeith with plans for a £2 million development of a Starbucks coffeehouse and a KFC drive-thru restaurant.

Published 22 March 2018

Tenders invited for new Midlothian road

A new road linking Musselburgh with the new Shawfair community and Danderhall is set to reduce road traffic through Millerhill village by as much as 80% when it opens towards the end of this year.

Published 6 March 2018

Portakabin to provide modular buildings at Midlothian Energy from Waste facility

Modular construction provider Portakabin has won a contract to deliver three separate buildings at a multi-million pound Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Midlothian.

Published 9 February 2018

Scotland's first purpose-built film & TV studio wins formal government backing

Scottish ministers have granted planning permission in principle for the country’s first purpose-built film and TV studio following a long-running planning battle.

Published 12 January 2018

Over 500 new homes on track at new Midlothian community

A trio of housebuilders have outlined plans to deliver more than 500 new homes at the Shawfair community in Midlothian.

Published 27 October 2017

Midlothian school building plan approved

Midlothian is to embark on a major school building and extension programme after councillors approved 17 recommendations to improve facilities and tackle capacity challenges.

Published 27 September 2017

Construction firm accused of showing ‘utter contempt’ to social dumping fears

Trade unions GMB Scotland and Unite have accused construction giant Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) of treating workers and politicians with “utter contempt” following its response to social dumping fears on the Millerhill Recycling & Energy Recovery Centre (RERC) project.

Published 4 September 2017

Plans to extend Midlothian science park approved

Midlothian Council’s planning committee has approved plans to extend Edinburgh Technopole, the science park at the Bush House Estate near Penicuik.

Published 20 June 2017

SES top of the class with £10m Midlothian school M&E contracts

Engineering specialist SES Engineering Services has secured two mechanical and engineering (M&E) contracts worth approximately £10 million to deliver two new schools and community centres.

Published 8 June 2017

Care projects deliver healthy boost to Esh Border Construction

Esh Border Construction has enforced its sector specific specialist capabilities with a host of healthcare projects.

Published 7 June 2017

Buccleuch Property wins two prestigious conservation awards

Developer Buccleuch Property has been recognised for its sensitive and effective restoration of Dalkeith Country Park (DCP) after collecting two industry awards.

Published 2 June 2017

Infrastructure contract signed for Shawfair urban expansion project

The development of the largest urban expansion project in Edinburgh and Midlothian has taken a major step forward with the signing of a multi-million pound infrastructure contract.

Published 22 May 2017

Straiton film and TV studio plan approved by ministers

A major new film studio looks set to receive planning permission after the Scottish Government said it was minded to approve plans for the development.

Published 4 April 2017