Lewis Dunbar: Managing working capital carefully as we exit the pandemic

The recent easing of restrictions across most of the UK has resulted in a controlled resumption of travel, return to work, house moves and socialising in homes as we manoeuvre out of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has come as a relief to everybody, and none more so than those in the construction industry.

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Planning consent granted for £3.5m East Kilbride industrial warehouse

Knight Property Group has been granted planning consent by South Lanarkshire Council for further development at Langlands Commercial Park in East Kilbride.

Published 11 June 2021

Construction output suffers first fall since December

Output in the UK construction industry fell 2.0% in April 2021 following a strong 5.8% increase in March, new figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today have revealed. New work continues to

Published 11 June 2021

Location approved for £28m Faifley education campus

A new education campus in Faifley is to be built on the current St Joseph’s Primary School site, councillors have agreed.

Published 11 June 2021

Revised Cupar North expansion plans set for consultation

A public discussion will take place next week into an updated masterplan for the Cupar North expansion, more than ten years after the first planning application was lodged.

Published 11 June 2021

Council to sell Maryhill site for £1 to Barnardo’s Scotland for accommodation project

Glasgow City Council is to sell a site at Shiskine Drive in the city’s Maryhill to Barnardo’s Scotland for the nominal sum of £1, and the charity will develop accommodation there in a pilot project for Glasgow which will help young people transition from being in care to being independent tenants.

Published 11 June 2021

QuickBlock wins Circular Economy Award for sustainable construction product

The innovative construction product QuickBlock has won the Circular Economy Award at the Scottish EDGE finals and an award of £80,000.

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Carnoustie school site to be transferred to council's housing account for free

The site of a former school in Carnoustie is to be transformed into new homes for Angus Council.

Published 11 June 2021

Eildon's retrofit of doctor's surgery aims to improve health of the planet

Students from Borders College paid a visit to the doctor’s recently to learn more about how properties can be re-purposed and retrofitted with new technology, such as ground source heating systems, to significantly reduce a building’s carbon footprint.

Published 11 June 2021

East Renfrewshire Good Causes receives latest instalment of homebuilder funding

East Renfrewshire Good Causes has received its second funding boost from its charity partners at Maidenhill.

Published 11 June 2021

Building Briefs - June 11th

Moray Council has extended the public consultation on the draft Elgin City Centre Masterplan to July 30.

Published 11 June 2021

And finally... Bats hit Aberdeen flats demolition

The demolition of Aberdeen flats that were found to be sinking into the ground will begin next week after work was delayed by bats.

Published 11 June 2021

Supporting Scotland’s Green Recovery - Offsite Construction

Scotland Excel’s new build framework offers councils and housing associations the option of ‘offsite‘ construction for their project – an approach that brings efficiencies as well as environmental and quality benefits. 

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