Scottish Futures Trust



Scottish BIM implementation plan launched

A new implementation plan has been launched that sets out the strategy for public sector projects within Scotland to adopt BIM Level 2 by April 2017.

Published 14 October 2015

Work begins on £7m Greenock school

Construction work has officially started at the £7 million St Patrick’s Primary School in Greenock following a sod cutting event.

Published 29 September 2015

National Housing Trust initiative reaches 1,000 homes milestone

More than 1,000 affordable homes for rent with a total value of £146 million have now been delivered through the National Housing Trust initiative (NHT) over the last four years.

Published 16 September 2015

EU ruling delays Kelso High School until 2016

Construction work on a £21.4 million new high school in the Scottish Borders has been delayed until 2016 as a result of a European ruling affecting investment projects across the country.

Published 14 September 2015

Hub delays continue as ONS questions Eurostat over funding classification

A number of capital projects under the Hub programme run by the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) cannot reach financial close until EU statisticians complete a review into the classification of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR).

Published 10 September 2015

Construction set to begin on new Duns Primary School

Work on an £8.6 million new primary school in Duns is due to begin in the coming weeks after Scottish Borders Council authorised the start of construction.

Published 4 September 2015

Keynote speaker announced for BIM Convention

The newly appointed chair of Scottish BIM Delivery Group, David Philp will deliver the keynote speech at the BIM Convention on Thursday 22 October at the Glasgow City Hotel, Cambridge Street.

Published 3 September 2015

£7m Inverclyde school project reaches financial close

Inverclyde Council’s £7 million plan for a new building for St Patrick’s Primary in Greenock has achieved financial close clearing the way for construction to begin.

Published 10 August 2015

Contracts signed on £56m Shetland high school project

Work is about to get underway in earnest on the new Anderson High School and Halls of Residence at the Staney Hill in Lerwick after the project reached financial close.

Published 31 July 2015

Scottish Government defends funding and progress of infrastructure projects

The Scottish Government has insisted that infrastructure projects will be delivered on time and on budget following questions over how much private finance is being used to fund them.

Published 29 July 2015

Fife Council backs new £24m Waid Academy

Work on an “innovative” £24 million replacement for an ageing Anstruther school will begin as soon as possible after planning consent was agreed by Fife Council.

Published 17 July 2015

Scottish BIM survey launched by Scottish BIM Task Group

The Scottish BIM Task Group is conducting a survey for construction professionals to help inform and develop the next stage of the building information modelling (BIM) strategy in Scotland.

Published 2 July 2015

Green light for new phase of NHT homes in Edinburgh

The Scottish Government has given the go ahead for 80 new affordable homes in Edinburgh, part of almost 1,000 homes earmarked for sites across the city.

Published 18 June 2015

Construction ‘hub’ programme leads to 78 per cent surge in projects

The value of projects under construction delivered through the Scotland-wide hub programme has leapt 78 per cent in the past six months.

Published 15 June 2015

Work to start on Edinburgh retail and residential site

An abandoned Edinburgh market that has lain derelict for 14 years will finally be redeveloped, with diggers set to move on to the site by the end of the month.

Published 21 May 2015