In at the deep end for Caledonian Cranes

Caledonian Cranes has showcased how its Maeda mc285 was used to convert a former swimming pool to a triple screen cinema and community hub in Montrose.

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Robertson starts work on £22.4m Edinburgh robotics facility

Robertson has commenced construction work at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus to deliver a £22.4 million National Robotarium.

Published 4 March 2021

Profitability returns at Galliford Try

Galliford Try's return to profit has been confirmed in its newly published half-year results for the period ending 31 December 2020, despite a drop in revenue.

Published 4 March 2021

Budget: Implications for Scotland’s construction sector

The UK Government’s Budget presented a mixed picture for the Scottish construction sector yesterday with extensions to coronavirus recovery support and new guarantees on 95% mortgages, though the tax cut for house buyers in Scotland will end as planned on April 1, despite an extension in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement.

Published 4 March 2021

Plans unveiled for mixed-used flats development in Finnieston

Ambassador Group has unveiled plans to build 140 apartments in a building with up to nine floors at the junction of Finnieston Street, Minerva Street and Argyle Street in Glasgow.

Published 4 March 2021

Work starts on new £7m school in Livingston

Construction has started on £7 million state-of-the-art replacement for Cedarbank School in Livingston.

Published 4 March 2021

Stannah introduce new cost-effective passenger lift range

Selecting the right passenger lift for a project can be a challenge. Many different factors need to be considered carefully to ensure that the selected lift is right for the building, and the lift specification, despite sometimes a myriad of choice, options and configurations, does not cause long-term headaches for property managers.

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Commercial contracts lead return to growth for construction buyers

Purchasing managers indicated a return to growth in February for the UK construction sector after lockdown had caused it to contract in January for the first time since last May.

Published 4 March 2021

Number of furloughed construction workers on the rise

There has been a significant rise in the number of workers furloughed in the construction sector this year, with 244,100 people on furlough at the end of January.

Published 4 March 2021

Robertson starts work on new homes for Maryhill Housing Association

Robertson Partnership Homes has started work at Rothes Drive in Glasgow to deliver 22 new homes for Maryhill Housing Association.

Published 4 March 2021

CALA lays foundations for homes at new South Lanarkshire development

CALA Homes (West) has started work on a new development on the outskirts of East Kilbride.

Published 4 March 2021

Moray Council approves infrastructure investment as part of 'budget for recovery'

Moray Council has agreed a multi-million-pound investment plan for the upcoming year in a budget worth over £215 million.

Published 4 March 2021

Electric Vehicles – Are You Getting Charged Up?

Social landlords are very aware they need to comply with government regulations to ensure their housing stock meets specified energy efficiency standards. They are expected to comply with EESSH, have plans in place for implementation, and report annually to the Social Housing Regulator on progress towards this. They wholly understand the reasons for this requirement, both to ensure that social housing contributes to the massive reduction in carbon emissions embedded in challenging Scottish Government climate change targets (net zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045) and to improve comfort levels and reduce fuel poverty for their tenants.

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