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Building Briefs – October 7th

Dumfries DG One repairs under way

Published 6 October 2014

New scheme launched to help Scots with energy bills

UK poverty relief charity Turn2us is working with energy company SSE to help low income and vulnerable households in Scotland lower their bills by accessing energy efficiency measures through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

Published 6 October 2014

Report highlights need for construction competence framework

A major construction industry report has called for development and implementation of a wider and more inclusive competence framework to ensure that the workforce is safe, skilled and efficient.

Published 6 October 2014

Progress being made on Renfrew subsidence problem

Renfrewshire Council is making progress resolving a subsidence problem in Ferry Road, Renfrew.

Published 6 October 2014

Five firms sought to build new women’s prison

The bidding process for firms to design and build a new £75 million women's prison in Greenock has opened.

Published 6 October 2014

Scottish Futures Trust saves taxpayer over £640m

The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT), the body tasked with finding value for money in public sector building projects, has secured over £640 million in savings in its first five years.

Published 6 October 2014

New £21.8m Kelso High School approved

Published 6 October 2014

Lovell selected for £4.8m Clydebank tower blocks modernisation

West Dunbartonshire Council has selected Lovell to carry out a £4.8 million programme of external refurbishment work for three 15-storey blocks of flats in Clydebank, Glasgow.

Published 6 October 2014

Building Briefs – October 6th

Vinci appoints new UK construction boss

Published 6 October 2014

Construction jobs bonanza for Edinburgh as new NHT phase launched

Housing developers are being invited to submit bids to deliver up to a further 500 new affordable homes for rent in Edinburgh after the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) launched an additional phase of the National Housing Trust (NHT) programme.

Published 6 October 2014

Finance Secretary to outline plans to replace stamp duty

Finance secretary John Swinney will set the first Scottish tax rates in over 300 years this week as he presents the Draft Scottish Budget 2015/16.

Published 6 October 2014

Scot JCB says sector back to pre-recession levels as it posts record sales

Scottish construction plant dealer Scot JCB has posted record annual profits for 2013 and said activity in the housebuilding sector north of the border appears to have returned to pre-recession levels.

Published 3 October 2014