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Frankie Healy: A digital agency still needs a collaborative work space

Digital agency director Frankie Healy reveals why his business and others won't be ditching their office spaces post-pandemic.

Published 8 June 2021

Building Briefs - June 8th

Three of CALA Homes’ largest and most ambitious showhomes are launching across two Edinburgh developments with just two weeks separating them. Saturday 12 June will see the opening of The Waverley, part of The Avenue at

Published 8 June 2021

And finally... Facial recognition technology installed at Robertson site

Robertson Construction has deployed facial recognition technology on its National Robotarium project in Edinburgh to support contactless site entry for the workforce.

Published 8 June 2021

£500m 'urban quarter' revamp planned for Edinburgh’s Gyle Shopping Centre

Development manager Bankfoot APAM has unveiled plans to invest £500 million to overhaul Edinburgh’s Gyle Shopping Centre into a major "urban quarter".

Published 7 June 2021

Aberdeen Harbour Board to seek further funding for £350m harbour development

A key part of Aberdeen’s £350 million harbour development is in the balance due to a shortfall in financing, according to reports.

Published 7 June 2021

JR Group appoints Colin Lafferty as group HSEQ lead

Experienced health and safety professional Colin Lafferty has been appointed by building and construction firm The JR Group as its new group HSEQ manager.

Published 7 June 2021

Urban Union announces four new hires

Regeneration firm Urban Union has strengthened its Glasgow-based team with four new appointments, as it continues to transform communities across Scotland.

Published 7 June 2021

Stonehaven care home bid parked by councillors

An application to build a care home on empty land in Stonehaven has been rejected by councillors amid concerns of traffic and parking provision.

Published 7 June 2021

Canongate homes set for conservation and energy efficiency work

Residents in the Canongate area of Edinburgh's Old Town will benefit from a range of conservation and energy efficiency improvements on track to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by over 50%.

Published 7 June 2021

Emtec to provide full M&E services at Robertson's £18m packaging facility in Livingston

Emtec Building Services has been awarded the contract for the full M&E services for Project Alba with Robertson Group.

Published 7 June 2021

Jason Chandler: Building safer utility workplaces using advanced tech: Lessons from the U.S.

Burns & McDonnell projects director, Jason Chandler, looks at the advantages and safety improvements delivered by wearable technology which has been used widely in the US in construction sites during the pandemic.

Published 7 June 2021

Chief planner John McNairney to retire

John McNairney has announced that he intends to retire from his position as chief planner at the Scottish Government later this summer.

Published 7 June 2021

Glasgow railway bridges set for improvement work

A £2.3 million project to strengthen and re-paint two bridges in the southside of Glasgow will get underway this month.

Published 7 June 2021

Edinburgh publishes draft climate strategy

The City of Edinburgh Council has set out a city-wide approach to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions as part of new plans being considered by councillors to tackle climate change.

Published 7 June 2021

New affordable homes making progress in East Calder

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has started work to deliver the first of 69 affordable homes for Home Group Scotland at its Calderwood development on land off Clifton Road in East Calder.

Published 7 June 2021