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Innovative energy efficiency and repairs project to transform 700 Glasgow homes

Glasgow City Council and Thistle Housing Association have signed up to an £8.5 million project to transform 700 homes in Toryglen, delivering reduced energy bills and improved building fabric between now and late 2016.

Published 6 January 2016

Construction of Scotland’s largest solar farm ‘heralds brighter future for the sector’

Construction has begun on Scotland’s largest solar farm on the Errol Estate in Tayside.

Published 6 January 2016

Building Briefs – January 6th

Restored Perth building reveals Georgian grandeur

Published 6 January 2016

And finally... Architects design fantastical crazy-golf courses

Architects and designers have created quirky obstacles based on features of Los Angeles for a temporary mini-golf range at the city's Materials & Applications gallery, reports Dezeen.

Published 6 January 2016

Bids sought for £112m Glasgow Queen Street project

Network Rail has issued an invitation for firms to tender for a £112 million redevelopment project to expand and upgrade the Glasgow Queen Street.

Published 5 January 2016

Designers selected for £40m University of Glasgow research hub

Global firms WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and HOK Architects have secured a major contract with the University of Glasgow to develop a world-leading research hub.

Published 5 January 2016

Annual profits surge at Forth Holdings

Construction support services firm Forth Holdings has achieved a leap in annual pre-tax profits from £1.5 million to £7.5m as favourable sector conditions boosted turnover, The Herald has reported.

Published 5 January 2016

James Donaldson & Sons boosted by record engineering division performance

Fife-based timber specialist James Donaldson & Sons Ltd has enjoyed a stronger year in the improving housebuilding and construction industry.

Published 5 January 2016

Plans lodged for near 1500-home expansion of Cupar

Plans have been submitted for the expansion of Cupar, which will deliver 1,480 new homes and more than 700 jobs to the town.

Published 5 January 2016

UK construction industry rebounds in December

The UK construction industry rebounded robustly last month after November’s weak performance according to the latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) figures.

Published 5 January 2016

Ministers agree retention plan for Tata steel workers

A £195,000 support package has been agreed by the Scottish Government to retain key staff at the Tata steel plants in Dalzell and Clydebridge.

Published 5 January 2016

New video showcases 12 months of progress with Queensferry Crossing

Transport Scotland has released a new video including some unique drone footage of the construction work to build the Queensferry Crossing.

Published 5 January 2016

Building Briefs – January 5th

Architectural accolade for Botanic Cottage restoration

Published 5 January 2016

And finally... Roadside construction sign urges drivers to ‘Vote Donald Trump’

An official digital freeway sign in Riverside County, California sparked outrage on Christmas evening when its message was switched from a mundane traffic warning to a campaign booster for US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

Published 5 January 2016

Season’s greetings from Scottish Construction Now

The team at Scottish Construction Now would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers, advertisers and contributors a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

Published 24 December 2015