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Balfour Beatty powers into 2021 with ‘strong’ order book and ‘robust’ balance sheet

BALFOUR Beatty has revealed the business expects to deliver financial results in line with expectations for the full year, despite the challenges brought about...

Scottish construction sector should take pride in ‘real wealth of talent’

DOUGLAS Ross has called for an overhaul of Scotland’s ‘cumbersome’ procurement process and outlined his ambitions for bold new infrastructure projects. Mr Ross, who was...

Trade body expresses ‘shock’ as Scotland’s First Home Fund closes after five days

TRADE body Homes for Scotland has revealed its 'shock' that the Scottish Government’s First Home Fund has closed to applications after being exhausted only five...

Glasgow targets having ‘best event campus in Europe’ as £200m plans approved

PLANS to turn Glasgow's SEC site into the 'best event campus in Europe' have been granted planning permission in principle. The SEC, which is made...

Balfour Beatty lands £85m overhead line contract in west of Scotland

BALFOUR Beatty has secured an £85 million contract for the second phase of overhead line works between Port Ann and Crossaig, on behalf of...

Springfield Properties poised to acquire Tulloch Homes for £56.4 million

SPRINGFIELD Properties has announced the conditional acquisition of Inverness-based housebuilder Tulloch Homes for a net consideration of £56.4 million. This will be Springfield’s third acquisition...
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Confidence hits record high as recovery grows

CONFIDENCE in the Scottish construction industry is at its highest point in more than five years. Employers feel more positive than at any stage since...

Billion pound City Deal agreed for Edinburgh and South East

The Edinburgh and South East City Region has secured a deal from the UK and Scottish Governments worth £1.1 billion. The city region deal aims...

Green projects at the heart of Scotland’s Programme for Government

A number of measures announced in Scotland's Programme for Government 2019-20 will have ramifications for the construction sector. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans to...

Funding boost for multi-million pound project to revamp Paisley Museum

AMBITIOUS plans to transform Paisley Museum into a 'world class' visitor destination have received a boost after The National Lottery Heritage Fund committed to £3.8...

First Minister repeats call for Scottish construction sites to close

NICOLA Sturgeon has again called for construction sites across Scotland to close, so long as they are not involved in 'essential' projects such as...

UK Government business secretary: ‘vital’ that construction remains open

THE UK Government's business secretary has said that it is 'vital' that construction work continues amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The statement came in a letter addressed...

Scottish Government announces £800m upgrade of 25 schools

THE Scottish Government has announced that 25 new schools and campuses are to be constructed or refurbished across Scotland. The £800 million investment across 18...

Plans unveiled for renewable energy village in north east Scotland

PLANS have been launched to construct a renewable energy park in the north east of Scotland with capacity to power tens of thousands of...

Steel specialist purchases East Kilbride crane plant

STRUCTURAL steelwork specialist J & D Pierce has announced it has reached agreement with Finnish firm Konecranes to purchase its East Kilbride-based operation. Pierce said...

Major Edinburgh office project achieves practical completion

A significant new office development in Edinburgh has achieved practical completion. No2 Freer Street has been developed by Vastint Hospitality as part of its New...

Cruden Building East begins multi-million pound mixed-use Edinburgh project

WORK is underway on a new mixed-use private development at Colinton Road, Edinburgh, which will see residential accommodation and commercial space built on a...

Balfour Beatty agrees ‘largest sustainable linked loan’ in UK construction sector

BALFOUR Beatty has announced the firm has reached agreement for the conversion of its £375 million revolving credit facility (RCF) to the 'largest sustainability...

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...

Edinburgh’s new Waverley connects with the Royal Mile

A major milestone in the transformation of Edinburgh’s Old Town will be reached this month when the city’s New Waverley development starts construction work...

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