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Council approves new South Lanarkshire primary school

Glassford Primary School is to get a £2.8 million replacement after South Lanarkshire Council gave the plans the green light.

Published 9 December 2014

BAM leads topping out celebrations at CONNECT110NS in Glasgow

A topping out ceremony that blended a mix of Glaswegian and German traditions has been held at CONNECT110NS in Queen Street, a new office development led by BAM Properties.

Published 9 December 2014

UK skills shortage sees firms hiring £1k-a-week foreign bricklayers

Building companies in the UK have hired Portuguese bricklayers on £1,000-a-week wages because of a shortage of skilled Britons, a recruitment firm has said.

Published 9 December 2014

John Laing mulls over new Balfour Beatty approach

John Laing Infrastructure Fund (JLIF) has said it is still in the hunt to acquire Balfour Beatty’s public-private partnership (PPP) business, despite its initial offer being rejected.

Published 8 December 2014

What does new quarterly reporting to tackle false self-employment mean for construction?

From April 2015 employment intermediaries will have to send HMRC quarterly reports that contain details of any workers and their payments that have not been subject to Income Tax or National Insurance through their PAYE.

Published 8 December 2014

Glasgow firm wins industry apprentice accolade

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has awarded the Large Employer of the Year (Scotland) prize to CCG at the Managing Agency Apprenticeship Awards 2014.

Published 8 December 2014

Builders Merchants' Federation meets SNP

The Builders Merchants' Federation (BMF) met with the Scottish National Party to give government ministers and party officials an opportunity to hear about the BMF's ideas and policies, as well as to discuss the role of merchants and the organisation itself in the building materials' supply chain.

Published 8 December 2014

Building Briefs – December 8th

New 125 bed hotel planned for Lerwick

Published 8 December 2014

Charity loses liability challenge in windfarm planning decision

An environmental charity which is seeking to challenge a decision to grant planning permission for a new windfarm in the Scottish Highlands has a bid to limit its liability for expenses in the proceedings refused.

Published 8 December 2014

RJ McLeod wins £31m Selkirk flood protection contract

RJ McLeod has been announced as the successful bidder for main construction works on Selkirk's £31.4 million flood protection scheme.

Published 8 December 2014

Morrison Construction boss named Forth Replacement Crossing project director

Former chief engineer of Morrison Construction, Michael Martin, has been named as project director of Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC), the consortium building the £1.4 billion Queensferry Crossing.

Published 8 December 2014

Galliford Try reclassified as house builder

Galliford Try has today said it has been notified by FTSE Client Services that the Group will be reclassified into the Home Construction subsector from the Heavy Construction subsector.

Published 5 December 2014

Building Briefs – December 5th

Plans to expand Edinburgh trams network to Leith

Published 5 December 2014

Joiner who could not remember fall from ladder awarded damages after employer found liable

A joiner who suffered a head injury and a broken wrist in a fall at work has been awarded more than £45,000 damages despite the fact he could not remember the accident and there being no witnesses.

Published 5 December 2014