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UK Government Hub handed over in Edinburgh

THE new UK Government Hub at New Waverley in Edinburgh, which will eventually house some 3,000 civil servants, has been officially handed over to...

CITB business plan aims to tackle ‘Big Six’ construction skills challenges

THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has outlined plans to tackle what it describes as the ‘Big Six’ skills challenges facing the sector. Based on...

Builders back rise in grant funding for apprenticeships

SCOTTISH builders have backed a funding boost announcement for construction apprenticeships. The Scottish Building Federation has welcomed the news that from April 1, the Construction Industry...

Balfour Beatty to deliver £25.7 million Union Terrace Gardens ‘transformation’

BALFOUR Beatty has been chosen to lead the transformation of Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) by Aberdeen City Council. The project will turn the Victorian park into...

Fears over potential Galliford Try job losses in Scotland

MAJOR job losses in Scotland are feared after contractor Galliford Try admitted its Scottish infrastructure business unit could close. The firm recently announced it was...

Kier team “keen to do whatever we can” following devastating Glasgow School of Art...

THE contractor leading the restoration of the iconic Mackintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art has said its team is "keen to do whatever...

Aberdeenshire Council unveils affordable housing plans

ABERDEENSHIRE Council has outlined its plans to invest more than £150 million in delivering affordable housing over the next five years. Following 'positive feedback' from...

Ellon bricklayer takes top apprentice award

ELLON bricklayer Glen Thomson (22) has scooped the Apprentice of the Year prize at the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council’s 2016 Apprenticeship Awards. Glen, who...

Calls mount for introduction of construction regulator role

PRESSURE is mounting on the Scottish Government to appoint a dedicated construction regulator with “real teeth” to help resolve issues such as payment disputes...

New MD for Robertson Group’s Specialist Division

Robertson Group has announced the appointment of a new managing director to its Specialist Division. Craig Robertson, a joiner to trade with over thirty years experience...

Keepmoat Homes appoints new Scottish MD

KEEPMOAT Homes has appointed Beth McNeil as new regional managing director of its Scottish division. Beth joined the business in 2015 and was named operations...

Kier issues profit warning in trading update

KIER Group has released a trading update which reveals reported revenue for the 2019 financial year will be lower than previously expected. The group said...

‘Game-changing’ Innovation Factory poised for lift-off

CONSTRUCTION Scotland Innovation Centre’s (CSIC) new Innovation Factory will be officially launched today (September 11) at an event attended by hundreds of construction professionals. The...
Lakesmere

Over 100 jobs go as Lakesmere enters administration

Roofing and cladding specialist Lakesmere has gone into administration with the loss of 109 jobs. Richard Hawes and Nick Edwards of Deloitte have been appointed...

Stirling students to benefit from £13.5m sports upgrade

CONSTRUCTION is underway of the £13.5 million redevelopment of the University of Stirling's sports facilities. Main contractor Morrison revealed demolition works have been completed on...
Edinburgh-205

‘Best development site in Scotland’ put up for sale

A 186-acre development site adjacent to Edinburgh Airport has been put up for sale. The site offers a ‘blank canvas to create a vibrant hub for...

Scottish projects boost Kier financial results

KIER Construction Scotland has reported a "strong" performance from them has contributed to the overall Kier Group's financial results, which revealed group revenue is...

Students ‘Get into Engineering’ with new partnership project

PUPILS from Trinity High School and Stonelaw High School in Rutherglen are celebrating the completion of a 10 week Get into Engineering project. The development scheme...

Shortlist announced for RIAS Awards 2018

A sports performance centre in Edinburgh, a new hospital in Dumfries and a Glasgow-based distillery are among the buildings in contention for the Royal Incorporation...

RTPI Scotland backs move to appoint chief planning officers

THE Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland has welcomed a number of agreements reached during the final Holyrood debate on the new Planning (Scotland)...

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