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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…

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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…

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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…

Perspectives

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Events

Celebrating Hospitality Apprenticeship Week 2021

18.10.2021, 15:09 Celebrating Hospitality Apprenticeship Week 2021 With Hospitality Apprenticeship Week underway in the United Kingdom, Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers at Compass Group UK&I, explains why apprenticeships are relevant to people of all ages. At Compass Group UK and Ireland, we fully support any initiative which shines a light on our…

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Protecting Scotland’s Construction Workers Post-lockdown

12.08.2021, 16:06 Protecting Scotland’s Construction Workers Post-lockdown The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has published a video reminding construction professionals in Scotland of the need to continue to keep themselves and others safe as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed.   The 90-second animation is the latest in a string of easy-to-follow Forum films designed to help…

Events

Acquisition Boosts Mitie Telecom Capability

11.08.2021, 08:55 Acquisition Boosts Mitie Telecom Capability Mitie has acquired DAEL Ventures UK, together with its subsidiaries DAEL Telecom, JB Towers and JISTICS for £15 million. DAEL Ventures is the UK arm of DAEL Netherlands, a leading provider of acquisition, design and construction (ADC) services for telecoms infrastructure. With a team of around 130 the…

Blog

Lessons from the Recent Fire at a Lancashire Primary School

09.07.2021, 15:35 Lessons from the Recent Fire at a Lancashire Primary School A major fire at a school in Lancashire, North West England, has led to its closure and further disruption to students’ education in the run up to the summer holidays.   The fire at the school in Ormskirk on 16th June required six…

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Napier University Edinburgh Recognises Glass Czarina

28.06.2021, 14:41 Napier University Edinburgh Recognises Glass Czarina The creative and entrepreneurial spirit of Indeglass founder Jeanette MacIntyre has been recognised by her induction into the University of Edinburgh’s Hall of Fame.   The School of Arts and Creative Industries (SACI) at Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) – MacIntyre’s alma mater, awarded the rare accolade to Jeanette in tribute to her creative…

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What you Need to Know About the Environment Bill

21.06.2021, 08:09 What you Need to Know About the Environment Bill Gareth Rondel, Sustainability Lead at the Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), explains why the UK’s proposed Environment Bill will impact environmental governance of the built environment sector.   After several Covid-related setbacks, the Environment Bill, which provides a post-Brexit framework for environmental…

News

CICV Forum Welcomes Scottish Construction Leadership Forum Chair

18.06.2021, 11:15 CICV Forum Welcomes Scottish Construction Leadership Forum Chair The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has welcomed the appointment of Scottish Government Minister Ivan McKee to the Chair of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF).   CICV Forum represents a unique collaboration of trade associations, professional bodies, companies and individuals, and is  now a…

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Future Defence Infrastructure Services Programme Contract

15.06.2021, 07:27 Future Defence Infrastructure Services Programme Contract Mitie has won a new seven-year contract to deliver maintenance services on the UK’s Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) programme for sites across Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), which has made the award, has the option to extend the contract for a further…

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Britain Builds Back

09.06.2021, 14:19 Britain Builds Back According to a forecast by the UK’s Construction Skills Network (CSN), the sector will return to 2019 levels within a year as a result of demand from the HS2 railway project and need 217,000 new workers by 2025. The forecasts is based on survey data for a report published by…

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What’s Missing from School Fire Protection?

20.05.2021, 14:19 What’s Missing from School Fire Protection? Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, explains why many schools in the United Kingdom are falling short on fire safety.   The upheaval in education due to the pandemic in the past year has only highlighted how damaging the closure of schools has been and…

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Supporting Home Bargains in Northern Ireland

05.05.2021, 19:07 Supporting Home Bargains in Northern Ireland Belfast-based Parr Facilities Management is delivering fit out works and FM support at a newly opened 30,000SF Home Bargains store location in Newtownabbey, County Antrim. The 6-month project has represented a significant investment by Home Bargains, with the new site on the Longwood Retail Park now its…

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EETF Announces Key Appointments

18.02.2021, 11:56 EETF Announces Key Appointments The Electrical Engineering Training Foundation has appointed Gordon McArthur, managing director of family run contractor WMQ Building Services, as Chairman, and elected Atalian Servest AMK director Mike Stark to its board.   Based in Midlothian (in the east-central Lowlands), the organisation funds training and skills development within the electrotechnical sector…

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COVID-Secure Construction Essential to Scotland

15.01.2021, 03:34 COVID-Secure Construction Essential to Scotland Construction companies and workers in Scotland are being urged to follow updated guidance on operating safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.   Ken Gillespie, Construction Scotland, Industry Leadership Group and member of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum Executive Group, has called on the entire construction industry to “play its part” during…

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