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Ogilvie visits budding builders at Alva Primary School

Posted on Friday, 21 June 2019 10:47 in News
Ogilvie visits budding builders at Alva Primary School

Staff from Ogilvie have this week visited a local school to visit a boy who has taken a keen interest in construction. Following classes learning about ‘The World of Work’, the P4 pupil produced a book of poetry and dedicated it to Ogilvie. 

His teachers passed on the book to Ogilvie who decided to hand deliver a thank you letter and provide the class with some PPE equipment of their own. 

Ben Allard, Site Manager and Jacqueline Neilson, HR Manager, visited Alva Primary School in Clackmannanshire to speak to the class and inspire the next generation of builders.

Ogilvie Construction is working on number of projects in the area, which their teacher says are now being closely followed by the pupils, along with measuring everything in the classroom thanks to some Ogilvie tape measures!

Thanks to all the staff and pupils at Alva Primary School.

Community Benefits Scheme pays dividends at Borders College

Posted on Tuesday, 28 May 2019 08:35 in News
Community Benefits Scheme pays dividends at Borders College

Ogilvie Construction's project to redevelop the Hawick Campus of Borders College has also bought about some positive changes for more than just the local students.

Ogilvie are participating in the Community Benefits Scheme encourages the use of local contractors, as well as employing local people. 41-year old James Kirby from Hawick has secured a full time job following a successful 2-week placement with Ogilvie and will continue to work on the new campus.

You can find out more about James and Community Benefit Scheme by reading the full story on the Borders College website.

Ogilvie supports #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Posted on Tuesday, 14 May 2019 15:16 in News

The Ogilvie Group is proud to be supporting the Mental Health Awareness Week, 13-19 May, run in conjunction with the Mental Health Foundation, Heads Together and This is Me.

Across the business a number of activities have been organised including the 'Big Walk' on Wednesday 15th May and a Wellbeing Breakfast on Friday 17th May.

This coincides with new initiatives recently launched to help improve and support employee mental health. These include the appointment of mental health first aiders and the Employee Assistance Programme, a telephone and online service to give employees and their families support and advice in areas including legal, medical, financial and family care.

Ogilvie starts work on Hawick Innovation Hub

Posted on Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:05 in News
Ogilvie starts work on Hawick Innovation Hub

Ogilvie Construction has started work on a redevelopment of the Borders College Hawick Campus Innovation Hub.

Ogilvie will undertake internal works to extend the upper floor of the hub, creating flexible space for businesses and individuals to meet or undertake training and development sessions.

The project will be completed in July this year and is part of a wider investment by the South of Scotland Economic Partnership.

Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said: “We are delighted to be working with Borders College and look forward to delivering a high quality facility that will play an important part in supporting business support and development in the area.”

Hazel Robertson, Vice Principal, Borders College, said: “This investment shows our long term commitment to the Hawick campus and the exciting and flexible ways in which businesses need to learn to operate if they are to compete successfully in the 21st Century.”

Ogilvie Construction is part of the Ogilvie Group, one of Scotland's most consistently successful family owned businesses. The company is over 65 years old and employs over 550 people across its various business operations.

Ogilvie appointed as Galashiels regeneration gets underway

Posted on Monday, 08 April 2019 15:16 in News
Ogilvie appointed as Galashiels regeneration gets underway

The next exciting development in the regeneration of Galashiels is a step closer as work gets set to start on creating the Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor attraction.

Stirling-based Ogilvie Construction has been appointed to build the landmark facility for the attraction, which tells the story of Scotland through one of the world’s largest tapestries created by 1,000 people from across the country. 

Work is expected to start in the coming weeks at the town centre site, which will be transformed with the creation of the new building. It has been designed by one of Scotland’s leading architectural practices, Page \ Park, with new images of what it is expected to look like now available.    

The visitor centre – which is accessible from Edinburgh in less than an hour via the Borders Railway - will have a wide range of interactive displays and activities. There will also be exhibitions and events for tourists and locals alike, as well as a gift shop, café with local and seasonal produce, and educational facilities for all age groups.

The Great Tapestry of Scotland – which will be managed by charity Live Borders - will kickstart a new future for Galashiels, alongside a number of other projects which will provide a host of benefits for the town and the Scottish Borders. 

These include the new town trail which will include a sculpture dedicated to Galashiels sweet seller Robert Coltart who wrote the world famous children’s lullaby Coulter’s Candy (Ali Bali Bee). Significant improvements to the town centre are currently being taken forward in partnership with community groups, and a masterplan which aims to transform Galashiels and encourage investment in the wider Borders economy is being progressed.

Ogilvie builds Glasgow's first Yotel

Posted on Wednesday, 06 February 2019 13:46 in News
Ogilvie builds Glasgow's first Yotel

Ogilvie Construction has started work on Glasgow’s first YOTEL in a prime location on Argyle Street opposite the city’s Central Station.

Ogilvie is transforming the Westergate building into a 256 room hotel that will be equipped with YOTEL’s signature design and technology-driven hospitality offering. The new hotel will feature Glasgow’s first destination rooftop bar complete with bowling alley.

The new hotel is set to open for business in November 2019 and will be YOTEL’s second hotel in Scotland after Edinburgh and its fifth in the UK.

Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said:

“We are delighted to be working with YOTEL to deliver their vision for a unique new hotel in the centre of Glasgow. Our team brings unrivalled specialist knowledge of the hotel and leisure sector and we look forward to successfully delivering another first class destination on the city.”

Known for its seamless technology and cleverly designed spaces, YOTEL Glasgow’s cabins will feature the brand’s signature adjustable SmartBed™ as well as its smart TVs for guests to stream their own content.

Ogilvie Construction is part of the Ogilvie Group, one of Scotland's most consistently successful family owned businesses.  The company is over 65 years old and employs over 550 people across its various business operations. 

Inspired by the luxury of first-class travel and uncompromisingly designed around guests, YOTEL takes the essential elements of luxury hotels into smaller, smart spaces and deliver extraordinary value and a sense of community with areas for co-working, social gatherings and exercise in sought after locations.  Premium Cabins include YOTEL’s signature adjustable SmartBed™ with rejuvenating rain showers and SMART TVs, multi power and USB points and easy connectivity.

YOTEL currently operates four airport hotels in London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris, Charles de Gaulle and three city centre hotels in New York, Boston and Singapore.  YOTEL is expanding rapidly with new projects under development globally, including Istanbul New Airport, San Francisco, Singapore Changi Airport, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Geneva, Amsterdam, Miami, Dubai, Mammoth, Park City, Porto and New York Long Island City.

YOTEL’s major shareholders include a controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, the Talal Jassim Al-Bahar Group, United Investment Portugal and Kuwait Real Estate Company (AQARAT).

YOTEL was created by YO! founder Simon Woodroffe OBE, who inspired by first class travel, translated the language of luxury airline travel into a small but luxurious cabin (www.yo.co.uk).

Visit www.yotel.com for more information.

Ogilvie climbs Business Insider's Top 500 List

Posted on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:00 in News
Ogilvie climbs Business Insider's Top 500 List

Ogilvie Group has moved up 6 places in Business Insider’s list of the Top 500 Scottish Companies. Now placed inside the top 100 at 97th place, the list is ranks businesses based on a number of factors including turnover, employee size and profit per employee.

Ogilvie breaks ground on £4.5m Travelodge

Posted on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 14:25 in News
Ogilvie breaks ground on £4.5m Travelodge

Ogilvie Construction will break ground this month on a new £4.5 million Travelodge in South Gyle, Edinburgh for developer Crucible Alba Group.

The new 70 bedroom hotel is due to be completed in the Autumn and aims to attract tourists and business travellers taking advantage of its proximity to Edinburgh International Airport. It is located on a site purchased from Greene King and adjacent to a recently opened Farmhouse Inn.

Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction said:

“We are delighted to have been chosen for this project. Our team has extensive experience in the hotel and leisure sector in Scotland and we look forward to delivering the new Travelodge on time and budget for Crucible Alba Group.  The building will be constructed to the highest standards creating a first-class facility in South Gyle.”

Ogilvie Construction is part of the Ogilvie Group, one of Scotland's most consistently successful family owned businesses.  The company is over 65 years old and employs over 55 people across its various business operations. 

 

On the road with a fleet of new vans

Posted on Monday, 03 December 2018 10:03 in News
On the road with a fleet of new vans

 Ogilvie Construction's latest batch of vans have been delivered to Stirling and are now on the road construction sites across the UK. 

The 38 vans, made up of Ford Transit Customs, will be used to replace existing vans as well as allow to meet needs for current projects, have been leased via sister company Ogilvie Fleet. 

The vans have been fully branded by vehicle livery specialists Mediafleet, incorporating branding for each of the Ogilvie group companies - Ogilvie Fleet, Ogilvie Homes, Malcolm Hughes and Net Defence. 

Ogilvie makes it 5 RoSPA Golds in a row

Posted on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 13:49 in News
Ogilvie makes it 5 RoSPA Golds in a row

Ogilvie Construction has achieved the Gold Medal following their fifth successive Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in this year’s internationally renowned RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards.

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, which is the longest- running industry awards scheme in the UK, receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said: “This award once again recognises our commitment to maintaining consistently high standards of health and safety across all areas of our operations. Safety is at the heart of everything that we do and we are delighted to receive our fifth consecutive gold award.”

Julia Small, RoSPA's head of qualifications, awards and events, said: "The RoSPA Awards are the most highly respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”

Ogilvie Construction is part of the Ogilvie Group, one of Scotland's most consistently successful family owned businesses. The company is over 60 years old and employs over 500 people across its various business operations.

Pictured left to right: Donald Macdonald, Managing Director Ogilvie Construction and Stewart Morrison, Ogilvie Group Health & Safety Manager

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