Scottish Futures Trust

Balfour Beatty signs £55m Forth Valley College construction contract

Balfour Beatty is to deliver the final phase of construction work to the new £55 million Falkirk campus of Forth Valley College.

Published 12 October 2017

New income guarantee scheme launched to boost investment in housing

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has announced the launch of the UK’s first Rental Income Guarantee Scheme (RIGS) to support investment in private rented housing.

Published 12 October 2017

Government releases £28m tranche of ‘Schools for the Future’ funding

A £28 million investment will be shared between four new schools as part of the fifth phase of the Scottish Government’s £1.8 billion ‘Schools for the Future’ programme.

Published 23 August 2017

Scotland-wide hub programme supporting over 9,000 construction jobs

The value of community-based facilities under construction across the Scotland-wide hub programme has reached £1.16 billion and is supporting over 9,000 jobs, figures published today by the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) have revealed.

Published 31 March 2017

Work to start on new homes at historic Inverness College site

The demolition of all non-listed buildings at the Inverness College site at Midmills in the city centre is to begin next month to make way for more than 80 retirement homes.

Published 21 March 2017

£15m investment boost for Fife and North Ayrshire infrastructure

Finance secretary Derek Mackay has confirmed a £15 million investment to develop infrastructure in the country.

Published 15 March 2017

Contractor sought as £83m Falkirk Campus business case approved

Forth Valley College is looking for a contractor to build the New Falkirk Campus after the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council approved the full business case for the £83 million project.

Published 14 December 2016

Chair appointed to the board of Scottish Futures Trust

Ian Russell has today been appointed as chair of Scottish Futures Trust (SFT).

Published 25 November 2016

Scottish Futures Trust’s infrastructure work adds ‘billions’ to economy

Public infrastructure programmes undertaken by the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) have delivered economic benefits worth billions of pounds, according to its annual report.

Published 20 October 2016

Free BIM training programme to be launched at industry conference

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is set to launch a free training and awareness programme to help Scottish construction businesses prepare for the impending implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2.

Published 7 September 2016

Community infrastructure work linked to ‘hub’ programme tops £1bn

Hundreds of small to medium-sized construction and property firms are said to be benefitting from increased workloads as the value of construction work linked to the Scotland-wide ‘hub’ programme has increased to more than £1 billion.

Published 5 September 2016

Graham starts work on Dumfries Learning Town programme

Graham Construction has been selected as principal contractor to deliver the three Phase 1 projects in the Dumfries Learning Town (DLT) programme.

Published 3 August 2016

New Eastwood Health and Care Centre nears completion

The new Eastwood Health and Care Centre in East Renfrewshire took one step closer to completion as the keys were handed over on the £15 million state-of-the-art building.

Published 12 July 2016

Scotland’s street lighting programme in the spotlight

A Scottish LED street lighting replacement programme, forecast to deliver electricity and maintenance cost savings of £1.2 billion over the next 20 years whilst saving 2.6 million tonnes of CO2, has been recognised at the annual Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) awards.

Published 23 June 2016