Building Briefs – December 12th

  • Newton Property launches 2020 green vision campaign

Derek MacDonald, joint managing director, Newton Property, at the first electric vehicle charging point installed by Newton in Glasgow. Image credit Jamie Simpson

Lettings company Newton Property has launched its national 2020 Green Energy Vision campaign helping Scotland embrace a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly future. 

The campaign will see Newton Property invest £100,000 in the first phase of its electric vehicle charging point initiative with the installation of charging points in properties factored by Newton, with the aim of having at least 50 charging points up and running by 2020.  Newton is the first private property factor to make such a commitment.

The Scottish Government has set a target to phase out new petrol and diesel cars by 2032, with only battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles allowed.

Newton’s Green Vision campaign is multi-faceted and has set out a programme of key initiatives to be implemented by 2020, which also includes helping customers generate electricity from installation of solar PV schemes, reducing energy usage through installation of LED lighting and smart lighting controls, ensuring all customers’ electricity is from suppliers committed to generating electricity from renewable sources and utilising derelict areas of ground as carbon stores through co-ordinated tree planting schemes.


  • International manufacturer and contractor opens Glasgow HQ

Technical design, manufacture and finishing contractor Manser Saxon has opened its UK HQ in Glasgow.

The firm, which works in the high-end hotel and hospitality sectors across the UAE and Indian Ocean, intends to deliver high-end joinery packages and FF&E from the HQ and a second office in London.

Manser Saxon commenced operations in August 2018 and to date has successfully achieved call off contracts with the Berkeley Group and is currently on site at West End Gate, London.