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Aberdeen to continue £0.5bn capital investment programme despite budget savings

Aberdeen City Council has agreed a £516 million capital programme in its 2016/17 budget.

Published 1 March 2016

West Lothian Council agrees £109m housing budget

West Lothian Council will spend over £109 million over the next two years improving and increasing its council housing stock.

Published 1 March 2016

Deal agreed to deliver new homes in Craigmillar

A deal has been agreed between The EDI Group Ltd and housebuilder Cruden Homes to build a further 148 new homes in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

Published 1 March 2016

Work starts on £28.7m school in Dundee

Work on a £28.7 million replacement for Baldragon Academy in Dundee officially got underway.

Published 1 March 2016

Blog: New advice: Will Scotland get the homes it needs?

Marc Giles, planning consultant at Ryden, on the part planning plays in delivering housing and infrastructure.

Published 1 March 2016

Building Briefs – March 1st

Robertson appoints new North East England MD

Published 1 March 2016

And finally... Metal band Architects reported for misuse of title

A metalcore band called Architects has been reported to the Architects’ Registration Board for misuse of title, Building Design has reported.

Published 1 March 2016

Dundee Waterfront secures £63m investment boost

The Scottish Government is to invest up to £63.8 million in Dundee’s Waterfront after deputy first minister John Swinney agreed a Growth Accelerator model (GA) with the local authority.

Published 29 February 2016

John McAslan and Partners recommended for Burrell Collection revamp

John McAslan and Partners has been recommended to take forward the £66 million revamp of Glasgow’s world famous Burrell Collection museum.

Published 29 February 2016

Government unveils £75m package to boost housebuilding

The Scottish Government has announced measures to accelerate housebuilding via two new funds totalling £75 million.

Published 29 February 2016

Premier Inn brings three new hotels to Edinburgh with £35m investment

Budget hotel chain Premier Inn has invested £35 million into Edinburgh with three new hotels and ongoing refurbishments and extensions, bringing 150 jobs and 10 apprenticeships to the city.

Published 29 February 2016

Atmos appointed planning consultants for £70m Fife biomass plant

Environmental consultancy Atmos Consulting has been appointed to provide planning consultancy services to support plans for a £70 million biomass generating plant in Glenrothes.

Published 29 February 2016

CMS Window Systems appointed on new £270m Dumfries hospital

CMS Window Systems has won a comprehensive building envelope contract valued circa £5 million to manufacture and install curtain walling for the new 350-bed Dumfries & Galloway Hospital.

Published 29 February 2016

Blog: The importance of apprenticeships

Gavin Hay, training manager at City Building and chair of the Scottish Building Apprenticeship Council, says Scottish Apprenticeship Week (29 February – 4 March) is a timely reminder for us to look more closely at the important role young people play in securing the future of our industry and the next generation of talent.

Published 29 February 2016

More Scottish construction apprentices recruited in 2015

The number of building apprentices registered in Scotland rose by 8 per cent to 1,683 last year, according to new figures by the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC).

Published 29 February 2016