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Building Briefs – January 27th

£10m Kirkcaldy retail park plan ‘would create 230 jobs’

Published 27 January 2016

And finally... The ‘inside job’ still a major cause of building site thefts

Power tools have topped the list as the most stolen item from building sites in 2015, a new survey has revealed.

Published 27 January 2016

Penicuik housing approval ends four year section 75 saga

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has been granted permission from Midlothian Council to build 458 new homes in Penicuik, four years after submitting its original planning application.

Published 26 January 2016

SECC hotel and apartment plans lodged

Plans have been submitted for a mixed use development of two hotels and serviced apartments at the entrance to Glasgow’s SECC complex.

Published 26 January 2016

Housing subsidies for councils and RSLs increased by up to £14,000

Subsidy levels for affordable homes for rent being delivered by councils and registered social landlords (RSLs) are to increase up to £14,000 for each new home over the next three years, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 26 January 2016

‘Right-sizing’ pays dividends at Havelock Europa

Interior solutions provider Havelock Europa, which announced 100 redundancies towards the end of last year, is beginning to reap the benefits of its cost cutting exercise.

Published 26 January 2016

Viridor appoints new regional managing director for Scotland

Renewable energy company Viridor has appointed Paul Brown as its new Regional MD for Scotland.

Published 26 January 2016

Further £6.6m landslide mitigation investment for A83

An additional £6.6 million investment in the A83, including just over £4m for landslide mitigation measures at the Rest and Be Thankful, has been announced by the Scottish Government.

Published 26 January 2016

Saltire Society’s 2016 Housing Design Awards to celebrate 80 years of architecture

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards with this year’s judging panel due to be guest chaired by renowned Scottish journalist, writer and television presenter Kirsty Wark.

Published 26 January 2016

Building Briefs – January 26th

New associate building surveyor at Hardies Aberdeen

Published 26 January 2016

And finally... Pitch Perfect – though Rod Stewart in the dark over plans for new mansion

Rod Stewart has been given the go-ahead to build a football pitch at his new £5 million mansion as long as he does not have floodlights.

Published 26 January 2016

Small construction firms suffer ‘sharp fall’ in workloads

Workloads for small builders in Scotland took a downward turn towards the end of last year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Published 25 January 2016

Final phase of £1.8bn schools plan revealed

A total of 19 new schools will be built across Scotland by March 2020, impacting more than 6500 pupils, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.

Published 25 January 2016

Breedon wins £10m A9 supply contract

Breedon Aggregates has won a deal to supply drystone, ready-mixed concrete and asphalt to the £35 million first stage of the A9 dualling project.

Published 25 January 2016

Councils to share £14m of energy efficiency funding

A new £14 million fund has been introduced which will allow councils across Scotland to make homes, public buildings and businesses more energy efficient.

Published 25 January 2016