Residential projects totting up for engineering business


CONSULTING engineer Dougall Baillie Associates (DBA) has announced a string of major contract wins in Scottish residential projects.

Recent project wins for the East Kilbride-based firm include a development worth close to £200 million in the grounds of the former Dykebar Hospital in Paisley in which Barratt, Bellway and Cala are proposing to build over 600 new homes. DBA is providing transportation assessment, civil and structural engineering, earthworks analysis, drainage design and modelling, flood risk assessment, infrastructure design and full structural design for homes.

The company has also been contracted to a development at Torrance Park in Holytown, Lanarkshire, worth £150 million in which Taylor Wimpey and Barratt are building over 600 homes; and a spine road and residential development design at Carnbroe in Lanarkshire in a project worth £112 million in which 450 new homes are being provided. The phase is currently being progressed by Barratt Homes.

DBA has also won work from Cala Homes for design process in Kirkintilloch where it is currently on site in a 150-home development in the former Broomhill Hospital project.

DBA’s MD Fergus Adams said ongoing work inflows had increased turnover by 10% to £3.3 million in the financial year to April. He commented, “The firm has outperformed in attracting significant new business and is well placed to continue on an upward curve as its reputation for professional delivery becomes increasingly recognised at the highest levels of the UK construction sector.”