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Wates marks World Suicide Prevention Day with plea for colleagues to 'take a minute'

Wates Group has launched a company-wide campaign to encourage colleagues to ‘take a minute’ as the rate of UK suicides soars to the highest levels in years.

Published 10 September 2020

RICS: Scottish house prices rise as gardens and green space continue to top shopping list

Enquiries, instructions, prices and sales all continued to rise in Scotland during August, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey, as pent up demand and the stamp duty holiday continue to influence the market.

Published 10 September 2020

CMS director wins IoD Scotland award for sustainability

CMS Group support services director Martin McCrimmon has been recognised by the Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland for his achievements in delivering the company’s pioneering sustainability strategy over the past 14 years.

Published 10 September 2020

Housing association commits £75m to build 500 new homes

Caledonia Housing Association has confirmed a £40 million spend on seven current housing projects in Scotland with a further £35m earmarked for nine future developments, including a continued expansion in the Highlands.

Published 10 September 2020

Cruden moves on site with 60 new homes for Cassiltoun Housing Association

Cassiltoun Housing Association has commenced on site with its latest new build project in the east end of Castlemilk.

Published 10 September 2020

Crook of Devon housing rejection appealed

The firm behind plans for 10 new homes at Crook of Devon in rural Kinross-shire has appealed a rejection with the Scottish Government. 

Published 10 September 2020

Plans submitted for new affordable homes in Leven

Quale Homes has submitted plans to redevelop old social work offices and a gym into 24 affordable two and three-storey apartments on Station Road in Leven.

Published 10 September 2020

Building Briefs - September 10th

CALA Homes (East) is offering buyers at its Boroughmuir development in Edinburgh the opportunity to benefit from comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) charging provision.

Published 10 September 2020

And finally... Waste material repurposed for playgrounds and animal bedding

Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS) has teamed up with Bromwich-based Giffords Recycling, in a move that sees waste timber product repurposed for community use.

Published 10 September 2020

Scottish Government launches £1bn green investment portfolio

The Scottish Government has launched its Green Investment Portfolio inviting investors to get behind more than £1 billion of low carbon, eco-friendly and recycling opportunities.

Published 9 September 2020

A.C. Whyte wins £5m housing deal in East Ayrshire

Barrhead-based contractor A.C. Whyte is set to deliver a £5 million programme to upgrade more than 490 East Ayrshire homes by September 2021 following a successful tender earlier this year.

Published 9 September 2020

Maxi to deliver £3.3m revamp at Edinburgh school

Maxi Construction has been awarded a £3.3 million contract from the City of Edinburgh Council for refurbishment works to Balerno High School.

Published 9 September 2020

FM Conway unveils new CEO as Michael Conway takes step back

Infrastructure services company FM Conway has announced the appointment of Adam Green to CEO as Michael Conway MBE steps into the role of chairman.

Published 9 September 2020

Stewart Milne completes 1678 hours of online training during lockdown

Housebuilder Stewart Milne Group had never ventured into the world of e-learning for essential training before this year - COVID-19 changed that.

Published 9 September 2020

Social housing investment 'reduces poverty, improves health and drives economic growth'

Investment in the social housing sector generates economic and social benefits for Scotland and its people, including reducing poverty and homelessness, improving health, and creating jobs, a new report has found.

Published 9 September 2020