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Swinney’s budget promises £4.5bn of infrastructure investment

Finance secretary John Swinney delivered a budget yesterday which pledged to provide £4.5 billion ...

Published 10 October 2014

Muir Group announces improved land positions as it declares year of solid results

The Fife based Muir Group has continued its steady advance with another year of solid results and ...

Published 10 October 2014

Scottish construction sector displays ‘cautious optimism’ despite fall in output

The UK construction industry has witnessed the first year-on-year contraction in output since May 20 ...

Published 10 October 2014

Joiner loses £25,000 damages claim following fall from stepladder

A joiner who was injured at work when he fell off what he claimed was a faulty stepladder has had an ...

Published 10 October 2014

South Lanarkshire homes in line for major energy efficiency improvements

Keepmoat has won a further £10.9 million sustainability contract with South Lanarkshire Council w ...

Published 10 October 2014

Offsite construction companies take new approach to tackling skills shortages

Five employer-led project groups in the UK offsite construction industry, including one from Edinb ...

Published 9 October 2014

£10m HLF grant awarded to Aberdeen Art Gallery redevelopment

A Heritage Lottery Fund grant of almost £10 million has been awarded for the ambitious Aberdeen A ...

Published 9 October 2014

20 tradespeople die every week from asbestos

An average of twenty tradespeople die every week from asbestos related diseases, according to a new ...

Published 9 October 2014

£107m Marischal Square development given green light

Plans have been approved for the redevelopment of the site of the former Aberdeen City Council hea ...

Published 9 October 2014

Building Briefs – October 9th

University of Glasgow to divest £18m from fossil fuel industry The University of Glasgow has becom ...

Published 9 October 2014

Scottish housing market stalls in September, say surveyors

Demand dropped to lowest level since January 2013 during September, as referendum uncertainty hit ...

Published 9 October 2014

Aberdeen councillors back plans for 3,000 new homes at Countesswells

A new community of 3,000 homes will be built in the west of Aberdeen after councillors approved th ...

Published 9 October 2014

Breedon makes south-west Scotland expansion with £21m Barr Quarries acquisition

Scottish construction group Barr Holdings Limited has agreed to sell its quarry business to Breedon ...

Published 9 October 2014

New deal will see billions invested into Scotland’s rail services

New trains, revamped stations and superior facilities are on the horizon following the announcemen ...

Published 8 October 2014

Deputy First Minister officially launches Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

The vital role that innovation has to play in the Scottish construction industry was reinforced by ...

Published 8 October 2014