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New protocol on local authority management of Common Good Land

Clear expectations on the management of Common Good land by local authorities will help make the most of this unique form of ownership for communities, according to the latest protocol from the Scottish Land Commission.

Published 4 December 2020

Building Briefs - December 4th

Glasgow Spirit of Christmas and Stepps Community Development Trust (Stepps CDT) have each received donations as part of Barratt Homes West Scotland’s regular Community Fund giveaway.

Published 4 December 2020

And finally... Safedem breaks world record for tallest demolition

Dundee demolition company Safedem has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the demolition of the tallest building by the controlled use of explosives, at Mina Plaza, Abu Dhabi.

Published 4 December 2020

Piling rig topples at Bishopton housing site

Work at a housing site in Bishopton has been suspended after a piling rig fell over yesterday.

Published 3 December 2020

BiFab goes into administration

Engineering firm BiFab has gone into administration after failing to secure any new contracts and a decision by Scottish ministers against nationalising the company.

Published 3 December 2020

Bobby Forbes named new commercial director at Story Scotland

Story Contracting has appointed Bobby Forbes as commercial director to its Story Scotland division.

Published 3 December 2020

Ogilvie begins construction of Dundee and Glasgow Community Custody Units

Ogilvie Construction has started construction work on new Community Custody Units (CCU) in Dundee and Glasgow for the Scottish Prison Service (SPS).

Published 3 December 2020

Robertson to prioritise people, partners and planet in 2030 strategy

Robertson Group's commitment to being socially, economically and environmentally responsible has been outlined in its 2030 Responsible Business Strategy, which was launched today.

Published 3 December 2020

Leo Shand: Blending the old with the new in the building design of the first Virgin Hotel in Europe

Leo Shand explains how the use of a 3D model has helped collaborate on the new Virgin Hotel in Edinburgh.

Published 3 December 2020

Borders architect steps down to concentrate on pioneering dementia technology

A director at Borders architectural practice Aitken Turnbull is stepping down after 21 years to continue the development of an innovative technology created to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.

Published 3 December 2020

CITB to expand apprenticeship support to all levy-registered employers

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is changing its apprenticeship support to enable all levy-registered construction employers to benefit from an expanded support service.

Published 3 December 2020

Taylor Wimpey secures deal to deliver affordable homes in East Kilbride

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has reached an agreement with South Lanarkshire Council to deliver 67 affordable homes for social rent, which will form part of the wider masterplan vision and framework for the new community that is now emerging at Benthall Farm in East Kilbride.

Published 3 December 2020

Improved fire safety for new flats and social homes

Guidance has been published for the housebuilding industry ahead of new regulations on sprinklers coming into effect next year.

Published 3 December 2020

Housing and regeneration investment among missions for new national bank

The new Scottish National Investment Bank has been set three core missions to ensure it addresses the “grand challenges” facing Scotland.

Published 3 December 2020

Iain Marley: Good to give this Christmas

hub West Scotland's chief executive Iain Marley discusses the launch of this year's Winter Warmer appeal.

Published 3 December 2020