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Sharp decline in builders’ merchant sales as pandemic impact takes hold

BUILDERS' merchant sales dropped by 6.7% in Q1 compared to the same period last year as the impact of Covid-19 started to become apparent. Year-on-year...

Collaboration crucial as sector prepares for phased return

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has welcomed plans for the phased return to work for Scotland's construction sector and insisted that health and safety...

Building supply companies abandon merger

THE Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced it is cancelling its Phase 2 merger investigation after Kingspan abandoned its proposed deal with Building...

Glasgow firm secures funding to help adapt to new ways of working

PVP Developments, which is currently delivering a £10million luxury apartment scheme in Yorkhill, Glasgow, is planning to re-open sites in the coming weeks after...

Major names added to hub South West Tier 1 contractor stable

HUB South West has announced it has welcomed BAM Construct UK and Robertson Construction to its stable of Tier 1 contractors. The move is part...

Moray set for ‘major’ boost as £65m growth deal gets formal commitment

A £65 million growth deal for Moray has been given a formal commitment from both the UK and Scottish governments. The deal will see the...

Robertson appoints new director of safety, health and environment

ROBERTSON has announced the appointment of Joe Guilfoyle as group director of safety, health and environment (SHE). Currently responsible for SHE within Robertson’s construction Group,...

TÜV SÜD appoints technical director to lead new inspection service

TÜV SÜD has announced the appointment of Michael Hargreaves as technical director of its new LOLER Inspection Service. Under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations...

BAM Nuttall appoints new chief executive

BAM Nuttall has appointed Adrian Savory as its new chief executive, following the announcement that Stephen Fox, who has occupied the role since 2010,...

RICS calls for clarity over restarting the Scottish house buying process

RICS has urged the Scottish Government to provide clarity over the restarting of the house buying and selling process. The organisation said a survey of...

New fast-track adjudication process for low-value disputes welcomed

THE CICV Forum has welcomed the launch of a new fast-track summary adjudication process for low-value disputes. The process features a capped adjudicator’s fee and...

Life sciences boom tipped to provide ‘surge’ in demand for office space

PROPERTY specialist Knight Frank has said the changing nature of health research could drive a 'surge' in demand for high quality office space in...

Furlough scheme extended until end of October

THE Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until the end of October, meaning furloughed workers will continue to receive 80% of their salary...

Sign of the times: new posters released to protect essential construction workers from abuse

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has announced it has started distributing protective signage to protect key workers carrying out essential projects. The posters, designed...

More politicians back campaign to regulate profession of electrician

ELECTRICAL trade association SELECT has announced that almost a third of Scotland’s MSPs have now given their support to a campaign for regulating the...

Housing association secures £10m credit facility

KINGDOM Housing Association has confirmed it has agreed a revolving credit facility agreement with Lloyds Bank during the Covid-19 period after an open tender...

HS2 project managing director appointed

BALFOUR Beatty VINCI has appointed Michael Dyke as managing director to lead its landmark HS2 joint venture. He will be tasked with providing strategic leadership...

Clients urged to support supply chains and ‘increase scrutiny’ for signs of distress

CONSTRUCTION businesses have been urged to stay close to supply chains when lockdown restrictions start to ease. Turner & Townsend said its most recent UK...

CICV Forum welcomes raft of new members

MORE organisations have joined the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum to help the industry recover from the challenging Covid-19 situation. 78 individuals are now involved...

Malcolm Group concludes ‘largest’ Scottish lockdown industrial deal

CANMOOR has announced that Malcolm Group has agreed terms for 67,000 sq ft of warehouse space at Westway Park in Renfrew - representing the largest lockdown industrial deal...