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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Cruden Building wins £7m affordable housing project in Troon

Ayrshire Housing has appointed Cruden Building to deliver a £7 million affordable housing development at Troon in Ayrshire.

Published 21 January 2021

200 new homes planned as part of mixed-use development in Uphall

Plans have been submitted to build 200 new homes in Uphall, West Lothian, alongside retails units and a new park and ride facility at the local train station.

Published 21 January 2021

Hillcrest to deliver 39 new energy efficient affordable homes in Perth

Work has recently started on a new Hillcrest Homes development of 39 affordable modern apartments in Perth.

Published 21 January 2021

Number of construction firms showing signs of early financial distress up by a third

Scotland’s real estate and property sector was particularly impacted by trading difficulties during the final quarter of 2020 with the number of firms showing early signs of financial distress increasing by 35% compared to the same period last year.

Published 21 January 2021

SELECT welcomes Prompt Payment Code changes

Sweeping reforms to the UK Government’s Prompt Payment Code have been welcomed by SELECT as a major milestone in its long-running campaign for fairer payment terms for small businesses.

Published 21 January 2021

To create a better bid… put yourself in their shoes!

You’re spending a lot of time and putting considerable thought into that significant, personalised bid. You’ve honed in on your USP, what only you can offer that others can’t, and you’re thinking about how to articulate it.

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Improved fire safety for new flats and social homes – dissemination events

The Scottish Government's Building Standards Division on the latest changes to sprinkler regulations.

Published 21 January 2021

Fraserburgh 2021 regeneration scheme enters final year with 26 new homes on agenda

The £5.8 million Fraserburgh 2021 regeneration scheme has entered its final year with plans to renovate Anderson House and create 26 new homes taking centre stage.

Published 21 January 2021

Scottish Building Society warns of ‘lost generation’ of young buyers as house prices surge

Paul Denton, the head of Scottish Building Society (SBS), has welcomed a dramatic rise in house prices - but warned the impact of COVID-19 could prove a barrier to a generation of buyers getting on to the housing ladder.

Published 21 January 2021

Knight Frank: Investment in Scottish commercial property drops in 2020

Investment in Scottish commercial property dropped to £1.2 billion in 2020 as lockdown measures and economic uncertainty curbed deal-making, according to the latest data released by Knight Frank.

Published 21 January 2021

CBRE: Encouraging end to 2020 for Aberdeen office market

The latest research by global real estate adviser CBRE has revealed a positive end to 2020 for the Aberdeen office market, with a take-up of 155,926 sq ft for the final quarter. Whilst this is down 34% on the same period in 2019, it is 26% up on the five-year average of 123,307 sq ft for Q4.

Published 21 January 2021

Derek Gemmell: Property Developer? Here are 5 tax planning tips to be aware of

With the construction sector wrestling the challenges caused by COVID, property developers are again looking ahead and assessing new opportunities. The Construction & Property sector team at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), one of the leading independent firms of chartered accountants and business advisors in the UK, highlight their top five tax planning tips for property developers.

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