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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

New £209m EU cross-border funding programme launched

A £209 million EU funding programme for innovation, health, environment and transport projects across western Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland, was launched in Belfast last week.

Published 25 January 2016

Two Scottish projects among BREEAM 2016 Awards contenders

Two developments in Scotland have joined some of the finest examples of sustainable buildings from across the world in being shortlisted for 2016 BREEAM Awards.

Published 25 January 2016

Research highlights importance of ‘future proofing’ new homes

Homes of the future will need to be properly hard-wired as technology plays a greater role in looking after the health and wellbeing of owners, new research by the NHBC Foundation has found.

Published 25 January 2016

Homes for Scotland launches student design competition

Coinciding with 2016 being the year of Architecture, Design and Innovation, industry body Homes for Scotland has launched its first student competition encouraging innovative home designs suitable to meet future zero carbon requirements.

Published 25 January 2016

Building Briefs – January 25th

RIBA chief executive resigns

Published 25 January 2016

And finally... The Scottish builder who visited Calais refugee camp to help and ended up staying

The conditions of the Calais camp known as the Jungle has been a source of controversy on both sides of the channel, with rights groups and the migrants themselves claiming the situation is inhumane.

Published 25 January 2016