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Confidence is building for Scottish construction

Confidence is building for Scottish construction | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
CONFIDENCE in the construction industry has reached its highest level since the economic crash of 2008, a new survey has revealed.
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Morrison Construction owner hails Holyrood projects

Morrison Construction owner hails Holyrood projects | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
GALLIFORD Try, the FTSE 250 builder that owns Edinburgh-based Morrison Construction, yesterday praised the Scottish Government’s infrastructure spending for stimulating the market north of the Border.
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New building projects boosts construction industry finds survey

New building projects boosts construction industry finds survey | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Activity appears to be edging upwards but 'still a long way to go' before industry recovers.
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Alarm at plans to water down green standards for buildings

HOLYROOD ministers are coming under fierce criticism from the energy conservation sector for backtracking on a commitment to higher standards for new buildings.

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Haymarket £200m revamp to go-ahead

Haymarket £200m revamp to go-ahead | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A £200m development with hotel, offices and shops is to be built in Edinburgh's Haymarket, following several years of delay.
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Barratt plans hundreds of new Edinburgh homes

Barratt plans hundreds of new Edinburgh homes | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
HUNDREDS of new homes are to be built across the Capital under plans unveiled by one of the country’s biggest construction firms.
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Construction projects revived

Construction projects revived | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

 Four house building projects will receive a share of £1.8 million from a loan fund designed to kick-start stalled construction sites, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today.

 

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Derelict land set for £21m revamp

Derelict land set for £21m revamp | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Derelict land in the west of Scotland is to be brought back into use with £21.2m of public money.
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Skills cards to be compulsory on Scottish public sector sites

Skills cards to be compulsory on Scottish public sector sites | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish government is introducing a requirement for all construction workers on public sector projects to hold a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card or equivalent qualification.
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Building firms 'gloomy' for 2013

Building firms 'gloomy' for 2013 | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A survey of Scottish construction firms finds that after thousands of job losses in 2012, many predict ongoing decline in 2013.
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Homes for Scotland seeks lending from investors

Homes for Scotland seeks lending from investors | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
HOMES for Scotland is gearing up to launch a platform for its struggling housebuilder members to win backing from institutional investors as it looks to fill a gap in the private rented housing sector.
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Bill Jamieson: Building recovery, brick by brick

Bill Jamieson: Building recovery, brick by brick | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
JUST when we thought the economy was turning a corner, it has run into another one.
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Scottish construction conference looks to build on signs of optimism

Scottish construction conference looks to build on signs of optimism | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A QUARTER of Scottish construction businesses expect to grow over the next year despite the economic downturn, providing a rare ray of sunshine for a battered sector of the economy.
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Miller wins £200m Scottish schools programme

Miller wins £200m Scottish schools programme | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Miller Construction has been selected to build a £200m programme of new schools across the north of Scotland
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Firms to make £415m motorway upgrade

Firms to make £415m motorway upgrade | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The preferred bidder is announced for a £415m project to upgrade the motorway network in central Scotland.
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£120m affordable homes boost | Herald Scotland

A SHARED equity scheme designed to help home-buyers shows the Scottish Government helps people in tough times, claims Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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Cash flow boost for Scottish construction industry

The construction industry in Scotland is to benefit from an initiative to speed up payments to contractors in public sector developments.

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Boost for housebuilding sector as Cala backed in £210 million deal

Confidence in the housebuilding sector today received a further boost following a deal worth £210 million for Edinburgh-based firm CALA.

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Bill Jamieson: Why Scotland needs to get building

Bill Jamieson: Why Scotland needs to get building | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
OF ALL the sectors in Scotland that took a battering in the aftermath of the financial crisis and recession, construction and property were the most severely impacted – commercial property in particular.
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Scottish FMB leader’s firm goes bust

Scottish FMB leader’s firm goes bust | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

The leader of small builders in Scotland has stepped down from his post after his firm went bust.

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Highlands and Islands receive £6.5m to fund infrastructure projects

The Highlands and Islands have been given a £6.5 million share of a funding package for local authorities to be spent on infrastructure projects.
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Scottish government dilutes carbon reduction plans

Scottish government dilutes carbon reduction plans | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish government is going out to consultation on diluted proposals to improve the energy efficiency of new buildings.
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Plea over 'greener' building move

Plea over 'greener' building move | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish builders urge ministers to delay plans to make new buildings more energy efficient until experts examine the issue.
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Building sector fury over SNP works project cuts

Building sector fury over SNP works project cuts | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
THE budget for the SNP’s flagship policy to build new schools, roads and hospitals has been slashed to just 6 per cent of its original forecast for this year, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.
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Scottish government bundles £450m Aberdeen road schemes

Scottish government bundles £450m Aberdeen road schemes | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The £350m contract to build the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) scheme is going to be bundled with the £100m Balmedie to Tipperty A90 road improvement scheme as a single construction project.
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