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New measures will help manage impact of climate change on Scotland’s historic buildings

HISTORIC Environment Scotland (HES) has revealed it is adopting a new approach to the inspection of historic properties in response to the impact of...

Plans approved for new Eastwood Leisure Centre

PLANS for a new Eastwood Leisure Centre and theatre have been given the green light by East Renfrewshire councillors. The new facility will be created...

Dunfermline firm lands £1.8m fit-out contract at Winchburgh campus

DUNFERMLINE-based fit-out specialist Deanestor has been awarded a £1.8 million contract by Morrison Construction for a new £60 million multi-school campus in West Lothian. The...

Galliford Try ‘pleased’ with performance in first half of financial year

GALLIFORD Try Holdings has revealed the group is 'performing well' and trading in line with the board expectations. The announcement was made in a trading...

Archaeological survey work to start ahead of new South Queensferry development

AN eight-week archaeological survey will start in February at the site of a new development in South Queensferry as a condition of the approval...

Springfield submits plans for new Midlothian neighbourhood

SPRINGFIELD Properties has announced it has submitted proposals to create a new sustainable neighbourhood in Midlothian, which could see up to 1,000 homes delivered. Following...

Approval for ‘groundbreaking’ north west Edinburgh housing build

PLANS for a 'groundbreaking' net zero housing development in north west Edinburgh have been granted approval by the capital's council. The 75 net zero carbon...

Sector needs more support over recruitment and training

A construction recruitment specialist believes a long-term approach to training and development is necessary to help solve the escalating labour shortage problem. Richard Samuels, managing...

Scotland’s construction industry enters 2022 with renewed optimism

2021 was one of the most challenging years on record for the Scottish construction industry. Material shortages, soaring price rises, the skills gap, and...

Calls for local planning policies to be ‘urgently’ re-evaluated to support working from home...

HOUSEBUILDER Barratt Developments and planning consultancy Lichfields have launched a new report calling for local planning policies to be 'urgently' reviewed to support the...

Pushing the envelope: major milestone for River Ness hydro project

THE River Ness hydro project is marking a major milestone with the installation of the stainless-steel envelope for the 92kW Archimedes Screw hydroelectric scheme. Located...

Construction Scotland updates Site Operating Guidance following Omicron emergence

CONSTRUCTION Scotland has reviewed and made several changes to its Site Operating Guidance designed to help companies comply with new regulations following the emergence...

Cruden hails ‘bright outlook’ after weathering pandemic storm

THE Cruden Group has reported a 22nd consecutive year of profitable trading despite the firm's financial results being 'significantly impacted' by the Covid-19 pandemic. Cruden...

Second consultation period ends over £40m Loch Lomond tourism proposals

THE team behind Lomond Banks, the proposed new £40 million tourist development on the banks of Loch Lomond, say they 'remain encouraged' by the...

CSIC and SEPA to drive net zero ambitions in construction

CONSTRUCTION Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have signed a formal agreement to support a sustainable future for the...

Donaldson Group enters timber frame market with acquisition of Stewart Milne Timber Systems

THE Donaldson Group has completed the acquisition of Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS). The move represents the Fife-headquartered company's entry into the timber frame market...

Outline planning application submitted for £205m Glasgow waterside development

PLANS have been submitted for a new £205 million Glasgow waterside neighbourhood. A partnership between build-to-rent specialist Moda Living, investor Osborne + Co and MRP,...

Scottish Construction Leadership Forum outlines ‘steady progress’ on Recovery Plan

THE Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has revealed it has made 'steady progress' on its Recovery Plan. Looking back over 2021, the organisation believes there...

CICV Forum members call for spirit of cooperation and collaboration to continue in 2022

MEMBERS of the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum have revealed their Christmas wish-list for the coming year. The continuation of cooperation and collaboration within the...

UK construction output dips but businesses continue to invest for a bright future

UK construction output fell by 1.8% in October 2021 - the largest monthly decline since April 2020 following the pandemic-related lockdown. Figures released by the...

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