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Pilkington Trust resurrects Almond Valley Village housing plan

Major housing plans which could see 1,500 homes built along with a primary school on land to the west of Perth have been submitted by the Pilkington Trust.

Published 30 September 2014

Scottish Government unveils £4.5m fuel poverty fund for social landlords

More than 1,600 households in the social rented sector will be fitted with measures to make them warmer and cheaper to heat, with the announcement of a £4.5 million fuel poverty fund from the Scottish Government.

Published 30 September 2014

Building Briefs – September 29

Builders construct a slight rise in Scottish start-ups

Published 29 September 2014

Constructionarium celebrates successful year

Constructionarium, the programme that gives students ‘hands on’ experience of constructing real, scaled-down versions of buildings and civil engineering projects, celebrated another successful year at its annual gathering at the RIBA last week.

Published 29 September 2014

Contractor sought for £17m national nuclear archive

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is looking for a contractor to start work on the £17m national nuclear archive at Wick, Caithness.

Published 29 September 2014

Mohamed Al-Fayed appeals to Supreme Court over Highland incinerator plans

Wealthy entrepreneur Mohamed Al-Fayed has appealed to the UK Supreme Court in his battle to stop a huge incinerator being built near his home in the Highlands.

Published 29 September 2014

Balfour Beatty issues £75m profit shortfall warning

Balfour Beatty has issued its fifth profit warning this year which warned that its construction business is likely to show a £75 million profit shortfall at the end of the year.

Published 29 September 2014

Scottish construction bosses ‘cautiously optimistic’ as employment predicted to rise

Employers in the Scottish construction sector are ‘cautiously optimistic’ about future prospects for the industry as 42 per cent expect to take on more workers over the next three years.

Published 29 September 2014

Balfour Beatty awarded £34m Hunterston nuclear project

Balfour Beatty has been appointed by Magnox to deliver the £34m Solid Intermediate Level Waste Encapsulation (SILWE) contract at the Hunterston A former power station in North Ayrshire.

Published 26 September 2014

Scottish householders rights to object to fracking to be removed

The UK Government have announced that they are to remove the rights of householders to object to oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing beneath their homes.

Published 26 September 2014

Work to begin at Edinburgh Caltongate development

The firm behind the £150 million Caltongate development in Edinburgh’s Old Town has announced that work is set to begin before the end of the year.

Published 26 September 2014

Kier wins Gold RoSPA award

Kier Construction’s Scotland business has been recognised for the fourth consecutive year for its exemplary approach to health & safety by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Published 26 September 2014

Site chosen for new multi-million pound Dundee sport centre

Dundee’s Caird Park has been chosen as the location for the multi-million pound Regional Performance Centre for Sport, city council leader Ken Guild has confirmed.

Published 26 September 2014