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‘Historic day’ as Edinburgh-based university opens new Dubai campus

HERIOT-WATT University has hailed the official opening of its new Dubai campus as a 'historic day'. Located at the Dubai Knowledge Park, the seven-storey structure...

CityFibre appoints new lead to spearhead £100m investment in Edinburgh

CITYFIBRE has appointed a new lead for its £100 million investment in supporting Edinburgh's smart city ambitions. Paul Wakefield will spearhead the project to bring...

Urbanism expert appointed to lead Edinburgh’s sustainable placemaking future

THE City of Edinburgh Council has appointed an urbanism expert to lead the capital's sustainable placemaking future. Daisy Narayanan, current director of urbanism for Sustrans, will...

Arc-Tech MU commences work at Glasgow passivhaus development

MULTI-utilities works are underway at a major new residential project in the east end of Glasgow. Springfield Cross comprises 36 one and two-bedroom affordable homes...

Giffnock hotel to re-open following £3 million refurbishment

GIFFNOCK'S Redhurst Hotel in Giffnock will re-open in May following a £3 million pound refurbishment. Owners Manorview Group invested in the wedding venue with a...

‘Modest’ Scottish office uptake in Q1 but promising signs for the future

CBRE has released its latest figures on the office markets in Edinburgh and Glasgow, which highlighted 'modest' uptake during the first quarter of 2021. Take-up...

Housebuilder submits plans for 256-home development at Fauldhead

CALA Homes (West) has submitted plans to East Dunbartonshire Council to build a new residential-led development at Fauldhead, near Bishopbriggs. The proposals would deliver 256...

Harland & Wolff contract win to create 290 jobs

SAIPEM has awarded the £21 million contract for the fabrication and load-out of eight wind turbine generator jacket foundations to Harland & Wolff. The jacket...

Scottish election to have huge implications for construction industry

THE Scottish construction industry is eagerly waiting to discover how the outcome of the upcoming Scottish Parliament election will impact the short, medium and...

Luxury housebuilder has a Good thing going

A Perth-headquartered developer of bespoke luxury homes and renovations has hailed the impact of its decision to open its own timber kit manufacturing site...

Timber technology teaching marks a new era for construction education

A Scottish professor is to lead the introduction and establishment of a new method of academic construction delivery focusing on timber technology. Professor Robert Hairstans...

Inverness Castle transformation opens the door to Highland tourism

THE architects behind the transformation of Inverness Castle are ‘revelling’ in the mixing of old and new as they work to create a new...

Barratt Homes East Scotland to deliver over 100 new affordable homes in Edinburgh

BARRATT Homes East Scotland has announced a multi-million pound investment which will see almost 100 new affordable homes built across three developments in Edinburgh. In...

New tool could help indoor spaces be designed to reduce spread of Covid-19

THE University of Glasgow is developing a tool capable of predicting the spread of airborne droplets in a bid to help indoor spaces be...

Robert Gordon University to offer over 200 graduate apprenticeship opportunities

ROBERT Gordon University (RGU) has announced it is to offer over 200 fully-funded graduate apprenticeship opportunities for entry in 2021. The Aberdeen university confirmed that...

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Advances in Scottish timber can support net zero efforts

By Sam Hart, innovation manager, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) IN the tale of the Three Little Pigs, only the house made of bricks survived...

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