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Completion of MEP Works at Sacred Heart Primary School in Ayrshire

SPIE UK has completed a contract with Morrison Construction to deliver full mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works at the Sacred Heart Primary School in Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland. As part of the contract for hub South West on behalf of South Ayrshire Council., SPIE UK were responsible for installing state of the art renewable…

News

Leaky Ambition

Star Aberdeenshire apprentice Connor Cruden has been recognised with a ‘Medallion for Excellence’ after competing against finalists from 20 countries to take 7th place at the WorldSkills Plumbing Competition in Lahr, Germany. The gifted plumber who was coached by Newry-based Ronnie Ferris was supported at the event by his farmer parents Iain and Fiona, employer…

Fire

Wireless Fire Protection Installed at Historic Country Home in Scotland

Wireless fire technology from Hyfire is protecting The House of the Binns, a historic house in West Lothian that is under care of the National Trust for Scotland.  The House of the Binns, or simply The Binns, has been the seat of the Dalyell family since it was first built. Despite being donated to the…

Germany

Star Apprentice to Represent UK at WorldSkills Plumbing Finals in Germany

Connor Cruden, who in 2020 completed his four-year plumbing apprenticeship having come top in 2019 at the SkillPLUMB UK finals to find the country’s most accomplished apprentice plumber, is now preparing to take on the world’s elite at the WorldSkills Plumbing finals due to be held in the Black Forest town of Lahr, Germany, between…

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Compass Scotland Announces Food Charity Partnership

Compass Scotland has launched a new surplus food partnership with food charity, FareShare. This partnership will encourage Compass Scotland sites to work with FareShare to donate surplus food so that meals can be distributed to those who need it most. The announcement comes as more individuals and families struggle to cope with the rising cost…

News

Electricians Bill Goes Before Scottish Parliament

Construction trades association SELECT is hailing a new Bill which has been presented to the Scottish Parliament by Conservative Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) Jamie Halcro Johnston to regulate the use of professional titles within the electrical industry.  If successful, the Private Member’s bill will protect Scotland from poor and potentially dangerous electrical work…

News

First European Jack Nicklaus Branded Residential Golf Development Under Construction

Nicklaus Companies and award-winning developer FM Group have launched the first residential golf community in Europe to be carry the legendary golfer’s name at Stonehaven in Scotland. The development of luxury homes at the historic Ury Estate is being built around an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course which is also the site of a…

Bangladesh

Commonwealth Games 2022: How Nudge Theory is Driving Better Hygiene Behaviour

Katy Slater, Regulatory Director, New Growth Platforms at Reckitt, explains how ‘nudge theory’ is boosting hygience confidence at large-scale events, and informing protocols at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. After two years of the pandemic, a greater understanding of hygiene and the role we collectively play in enhancing hygiene habits to help reduce the spread…

Contracts

Tennent Caledonian Breweries Awards Scottish Catering Contract

Elior UK have been awarded a staff catering contract at Tennent Caledonian Breweries’ Wellpark brewery in Glasgow. The three-year contract will see Elior provide an all-day service in the brewery’s canteen, for up to 375 staff, comprising breakfast and a lunch offer which includes a deli bar and grab and go service. The offer will…

Cleaning

Green Cleaning Products Manufacturer Appoints Alliance Scotland as Exclusive Country Distributor

GreenTeck Global have signed a five-year partnership with Alliance Scotland for distribution of its  innovative range of natural cleaning solutions throughout Scotland. As part of the relationship, Alliance Scotland will represent GreenTeck Global’s COSHH-free products across all sectors, from local authorities and public transport bodies to hospitality companies. The move will see more of Alliance’s…

Contracts

SSEN Transmission Launches Digital Journey with IBM Maximo and Peacock Engineering

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Transmission has appointed Peacock Engineering, a class-leading specialist in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions, as part of its digital investment strategy, aligned with Ofgem’s RIIO-T2 price controls for electricity providers to deliver world-class service and reliability.    Using an IBM Maximo cloud-based solution fully managed by Peacock Engineering, the new…

Construction

SELECT Nominated for UK Trade Association Awards

SELECT, Scotland’s largest construction trade body has been shortlisted as a finalist in three categories of the Association Excellence Awards which salute the vital work trade associations undertake on behalf of their members. The first nomination for Best Membership Support Since Covid-19recognising the organisation’s on-going response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has included offering members…

Net Zero

Scottish Partnership to Deliver EV Charging Solutions

Two award-winning Scottish businesses have teamed up to help meet the growing demand for electric vehicle chargepoints. Solutions provider Eco Group have joined forces with electrical engineering firm DRW Electrical Group Ltd to supply a complete EV charging solution to businesses and organisations across Scotland and the North of England. With more drivers than ever…

Case Studies

RHASS Pavilion Features Stunning Masonry Design

IG Masonry Support has delivered eye-catching masonry design for a single-storey pavilion that is being used as an event space by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) in Ingliston near Edinburgh. Designed by architect Holmes Miller and constructed in 2021 by contractor Robertson Central East and subcontractor Haymarket Limited, the Royal Highland…

Construction

Knowledge at your Fingertips

Industry collaboration body the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has taken a major step towards achieving greater openness, transparency and information exchange within the construction industry in Scotland following its launch of a revolutionary new data dashboard. Available via its own website, the dashboard will benefit the sector, companies and individuals by collecting and disseminating…

Construction

CICV Calls for UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) Mark Intervention

The Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV) is calling on the Scottish Government to intervene and help address concerns raised by Scottish construction businesses over the introduction of the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark. The unique trades organisation’s Post-Brexit and Trade Group has written to Business Minister Ivan McKee requesting assistance as CICV businesses grapple…

Cleaning

Lessons in Hygiene from COP26

Dr Lisa Ackerley, CEnvH, FRSPH, Director of Medical and Scientific Engagement and Hygiene at Reckitt, shares insights into what brands can learn from the hygiene protocols she helped develop for COP26. The first UK lockdown – announced on 23 March, 2020 in a televised press conference – may seem a distant memory, but its legacy…

Appointments

Legal and Estate Agency Business Appoints Father and Son Duo

Edinburgh and Glasgow based Watermans has appointed Darren and Alistair Lee to its board of directors with the remit of spearheading the expansion of its property offering throughout Scotland. The father-and-son duo have built up an enviable reputation as two of the most active estate agents in the west of Scotland and will work alongside…

Contracts

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Hard Services Contract

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has awarded a contract to deliver planned and reactive maintenance, and project services across its estate to Robertson Facilities Management (RFM). The five-year contract which commenced at the start of April has an annual value of £14.35 million, with an option to extend for a further three years.  RFM…

Contracts

Scouts Catering Services Contract

ESS, the defence, energy and government services business of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been awarded a new catering services contract with Scouts Scotland at the Scout Adventures facility in the Scottish Highlands. The residential centre at Lochgoilhead in Argyll offers high-quality outdoor learning in hill, forest and water environments, accommodating up to 150…

Construction

Improving Diversity within Scottish Construction

The Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) is celebrating International Women’s Day by highlighting its work on a National Equity and Inclusion Plan for the sector. Funded by Scottish Government this latest initiative is part of the wider plan for the industry to develop a more diverse and inclusive workforce, giving the sector access to a…

Engineering

ABM UK: Readdressing the Gender Balance

On International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022), Jenna Pollock, ABM UK’s divisional director for Scotland, tells FM Magazine fostering gender diversity is crucial to the future of facilities management. Q. The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022) is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” – in recognition of the contribution of women and…

News

Compass Partners with Decorated Scottish Chef

Compass is partnering with Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred Chef, Stephen McLaughlin as he becomes Culinary Ambassador for Compass Scotland. This arrangement will see McLaughlin, head chef of the acclaimed Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, contributing as a consultant for Compass Scotland. He will play a central role in the esteemed Compass Scotland apprenticeship and training programme and…

Construction

Scottish Minister Visits Community Campus

Clare Haughey MSP, Minister for Children and Young People recently visited the construction site of the Maybole Community Campus. The Minister was given a tour of the South Ayrshire site as the £50 million learning campus starts to take shape. Work is progressing well, with one of the two all-weather pitches already in place and steelwork…

Construction

Kier Recruitment Drive to Fill Over 1,200 Vacancies

Kier has launched a recruitment drive with over 1,200 jobs available across the Group. As one of the UK’s leading construction and infrastructure providers, the jobs will support new schools, hospitals, roads and rail projects in communities right across the UK. The recruitment drive will also help Kier to achieve its ambitions to bring a…

Construction

SPIE Awarded School M&E Contract

McLaughlin and Harvey have selected SPIE UK as the Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) contractor for the Boclair Academy, a new state-of-the-art learning environment for 1,050 pupils under construction in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The project encompasses a range of mechanical and electrical work throughout a new two-storey building which is set for completion by summer…

Environment

Feedr Launches in Edinburgh

Compass Group has introduced Feedr, the workplace delivered food technology platform it acquired in March 2020 to the City of Edinburgh. Developed in the United Kingdom, the foodservice solution offers employers a scalable way to feed teams, either on-site in the workplace or at home. Following its success in serving clients across London, Manchester and…

Construction

New Name, Same Vision

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has rebranded to reflect an expanding remit as its members increasingly collaborate on other issues its expanded remit and ongoing collaborative vision for the future.  The unique alliance of trade associations and professional bodies has been rebranded as the Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV), putting more emphasis on its…

News

Scottish Police Authority Contract

28.10.2021, 09:59 Scottish Police Authority Contract The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has selected Atalian Servest to deliver a full range of Hard FM services across its portfolio of 450 buildings and 450,000 SM of infrastructure.   Atalian Servest will additionally support the delivery of capital projects by the authority and with the provision of compliance…

Construction

CICV Forum Recognised in Scottish Parliamentary Motion

21.10.2021, 16:36 CICV Forum Recognised in Scottish Parliamentary Motion A cross-party selection of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) have recognised The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum for its collaborative approach to supporting the recovery of the country’s construction sector from the pandemic.   MSPs from the SNP, Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats backed a…

Environment

Improving the Coordination of Offshore Wind Transmission

20.10.2021, 18:02 Improving the Coordination of Offshore Wind Transmission The Crown Estate, Crown Estate Scotland and National Grid Group subsidiary National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) have committed to building a closer relationship in support coordinated delivery of offshore wind projects in the UK. As key partners of the Offshore Transmission Network Review (OTNR), all…

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