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Cabinet Secretary seeks to reassure ex-Carillion workers involved in Aberdeen bypass

KEITH Brown, the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Secretary, has met with former Carillion employees working on the Aberdeen bypass project to reassure them over …

Trade body calls for lowering of Project Bank Account threshold

SELECT has called for a lower threshold on Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) to offer more payment protection for SMEs in the wake of the Carillion demise. The …

V&A architect visits completed museum

THE architect of the V&A Museum of Design Dundee has visited the construction site to see the completed building for the first time. Japanese architect …

Milestone reached as work starts at £150m Newton Mearns development

WORK has commenced on a landmark new community at Maidenhill, Newton Mearns, which will eventually give rise to over 800 new homes. Housebuilders CALA Homes …

Utility contractor appointed to £250m Clydebank project

UTILITY specialist Energetics has been appointed to deliver utility works at the £250 million Queens Quay regeneration project in Clydebank. The firm …

Thousands of new workers needed to meet industry demands in Scotland

MORE than 10,000 new workers will be required in the Scottish construction sector over the next five years to meet demand, new research has revealed. Most …

Housebuilding drives construction growth in Scotland

CONSTRUCTION activity in Scotland rose marginally during the final quarter of 2017 thanks to a rise in housebuilding, according to new figures from …

Aberdeen stadium plans backed by council

ABERDEEN Football Club’s plans for a new 20,000 capacity stadium and associated facilities at Kingsford have been approved by Aberdeen City Council. …

Barratt announces plans for 12 new Scottish sites

BARRATT Developments has revealed plans to open 12 new sites across Scotland during the course of 2018, creating 2280 new homes. The business, which includes …

Pennywell plans gather pace with Phase Three approval granted

PLANNING permission has been secured for the next phase of regeneration at the award-winning Pennywell Living development. The proposals from regeneration firm …

Aberdeen FC stadium plans move a step closer

ABERDEEN Football Club’s plans for a new £50 million stadium have moved a vital step closer after an application for planning consent was recommended …

£90 million Glasgow waterfront regeneration plans unveiled

PLANS have been unveiled for a £90 million Glasgow waterfront hotel and leisure development. Artisan Real Estate Investors, the partnership behind …

CITB calls on employers to take on ex-Carillion apprentices

THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has called on construction employers to ‘rally round’ and take on apprentices of fallen …

V&A Dundee poised for September opening

AN opening date of September 15, 2018 has been announced for the landmark V&A Dundee. Scotland’s first design museum – and the only V&A museum …

UK Government wants “fast-track” probe into Carillion directors past and present

THE UK Government has asked for a “fast-track” investigation into the directors of stricken construction giant Carillion to help establish the …

Carillion goes into liquidation

CONSTRUCTION giant Carillion has gone into liquidation. The Official Receiver has been appointed by the court as liquidator along with partners at …

Multi-million pound Scots film studio moves step closer

  PLANNING permission in principle has been granted for Scotland’s first purpose-built film and TV studio. Scottish ministers have given the green …

Construction output falls at fastest rate since 2012

THE latest ONS (Office for National Statistics) figures have revealed construction output has contracted for the sixth consecutive period in the three-month on …

SEC Group hoping for end to cash retentions “abuse”

THE Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group said it is optimistic that the issue of cash retentions in the construction industry will be “properly …

“Unique” Edinburgh luxury retirement concept gets the green light

EDINBURGH Marina Holdings has confirmed it has secured detailed planning permission for a Scotland-first luxury waterside retirement living scheme to the north …