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GRAHAM agrees £161m construction contract for Aberdeen hospital

A key milestone in Aberdeen’s Baird Family Hospital and ANCHOR Centre project has been achieved with the signing of the £161 million construction contract by NHS Grampian and GRAHAM, with the contractor preparing to go on-site next month. 

Published 23 October 2020

Plans lodged for new multi-purpose community space for Possilpark

Collective Architecture has unveiled designs for a proposed new build community centre in Glasgow as a planning application is submitted by Possilpark People’s Trust.

Published 23 October 2020

McCarthy & Stone to accept £630m takeover

US private equity group Lone Star has launched a £630 million takeover bid for McCarthy & Stone with the retirement homes specialist's board recommending that shareholders accept the offer.

Published 23 October 2020

Competition winner revealed as SCN hits 10k subscribers

The winner of the Scottish Construction Now subscription competition has been revealed.

Published 23 October 2020

Permanent solution 'only realistic option' to prevent Rest and Be Thankful disruption

Argyll and Bute Council has recommended that the Scottish Government takes forward the first of 11 options to address landslide issues at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful following a consultation by Transport Scotland.

Published 23 October 2020

Councillors updated on progress of £250m Sighthill regeneration

Glasgow City Council was yesterday given an update on the progress of the Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area (TRA) which noted the achievement of key milestones and looked forward to future projects within the TRA.

Published 23 October 2020

Beach landing Harris water works comes on stream

A new state of the art Water Treatment Works (WTW) that was delivered by sea to a Harris beach has entered service.

Published 23 October 2020

Covid-19 RNA traces identified in Scottish waste water

Scientists at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have successfully pinpointed fragments of coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA) in local waste water samples across the country.

Published 23 October 2020

Additional funding granted for Glasgow community regeneration projects

Glasgow City Council has accepted a further £2.705 million from the Scottish Government's Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) for five community-focused regeneration projects in the city.

Published 23 October 2020

Plans for new housing association homes at Fife quarry

Plans are being drawn up for the creation of 180 new homes and luxury log cabins at Prestonhill quarry in Inverkeithing.

Published 23 October 2020

Delay to new smoke alarm rules given cautious welcome from SELECT

Trade association SELECT has cautiously welcomed a proposed one-year delay to new rules on domestic smoke alarms – but says Holyrood needs to roll out a major awareness campaign on the rules in the meantime.

Published 23 October 2020

Pent-up demand for homes increases turnover at DM Hall

Chartered surveyors DM Hall said the post-lockdown property boom has been “like a dam burst ” as pent-up demand has seen a surge of interest from prospective buyers. Alan Gordon, senior partner, said the property market has proved to be extremely resilient and ha

Published 23 October 2020

Building Briefs - October 23rd

Glasgow City Council has approved the acceptance of up to £21.3 million of funding from Sustrans - as part of the 'Places for Everyone' programme - for the Avenues Plus project, which will see the existing Avenues programme extended to connect the city centre to surrounding neighbourhoods.

Published 23 October 2020

And finally... L’Arc de Triomphe

A Glasgow-based architect and designer has been selected to create the prizes at the Scottish Album of the Year Awards 2020 (SAY Awards).

Published 23 October 2020

Unions 'furious' after BiFab and EDF offshore wind farm deal breaks down

The Scottish Government’s pledge to create thousands of renewables jobs is "in tatters" after the collapse of a deal between BiFab and EDF over the manufacture of jackets for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm.

Published 22 October 2020