Referendum sees investment in Scottish commercial market stall

The UK has seen its sixth consecutive quarterly decline in office space availability though office and industrial sector rents are expected to rise at the fastest rate since 1998 over next quarter, the latest RICS commercial property survey has revealed.

Published 6 November 2014

Building Briefs – November 6th

Lovell safety performance recognised by RoSPA President’s Award

Published 6 November 2014

Barr Construction seeks local subcontractors for Kelvin Hall overhaul

Barr Construction has issued a call to the local construction industry to get involved in the first phase of the renovation of Glasgow’s historic Kelvin Hall.

Published 6 November 2014

Costain and Morgan Sindall win £250m Edinburgh-Glasgow rail contract

Network Rail has awarded alliancing contracts to Costain and Morgan Sindall to deliver the core physical works on the Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP).

Published 6 November 2014

Construction output rises at slowest pace for five months

Construction output rose at its slowest rate in five months in October as residential work growth eased off, according to the latest Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI index.

Published 5 November 2014

Commercial property sales surge in post-Referendum Scotland

Commercial property sales in Scotland almost doubled in 2014’s third quarter, rising from £592m in Q2 to £962m in Q3.

Published 5 November 2014

Building Briefs – November 5th

Trapped Borders Railway worker cut free

Published 5 November 2014

Green light for new £500m Kirkcaldy neighbourhood

Fife Council has approved plans for a new £500 million neighbourhood at Kingslaw in Kirkcaldy.

Published 5 November 2014

Men in court over alleged 'bribes' for Edinburgh council building contracts

Eight men appeared in court yesterday charged in connection with alleged bribes to City of Edinburgh Council officials for building repair contracts.

Published 5 November 2014

Tesco fails in challenge to new Sainsbury’s store

A supermarket which challenged a decision of Perth and Kinross Council to alter an agreement with a rival company and allow it to open a new superstore nearby before completing necessary road improvement works has had its petition for judicial review dismissed.

Published 5 November 2014

Work starts on new entrance canopies at St Enoch Subway Station

Work has commenced on the eye-catching new entrance canopies for St Enoch Subway Station in Glasgow which are set to transform St Enoch Square.

Published 4 November 2014