New 237 bed purpose-built student accommodation development, The Old Printworks, Edinburgh, completed on behalf of Unite, on time and on budget and fully let for the 2017/18 academic year
Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Group, is pleased to announce that its latest student accommodation development, The Old Printworks, Edinburgh, has been completed in time for the 2017/18 academic year on behalf of the Unite Group. The total development value of the property is approximately £31 million. The development is fully let for the 2017/18 academic year.
The Old Printworks is located in central Edinburgh, a short walk from the University of Edinburgh campus and close to the historic Royal Mile. Work on the development began in January 2016 and the building celebrated a successful topping out ceremony in March 2017. The new, purpose-built, high specification, city centre scheme comprises 44 studio apartments and 193 beds in clusters of between three to nine flats over 5 storeys. Students can also enjoy a range of high quality communal facilities including a common room, meeting space, laundry facilities, gym and bike storage. The contractors for the project were Ogilvie Construction.
Ogilvie Construction has successfully completed a £33 million student residence in Glasgow’s West End on behalf of Bricks Capital for their ‘true’ student accommodation brand.
Built on the site of former warehousing at Kelvinhaugh Street, the 589 bedroom facility consists of three separate blocks of between 5 and 9 storeys constructed above a semi basement parking space.
One block was created using traditional steel and lightweight steel framing, with the other two blocks built using a volumetric modular container system pre-fabricated and fully fitted out off-site and assembled on arrival in Glasgow.
Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said:
“We are proud to have been involved in such an innovative construction project in the city. The building provides a uniquely modern environment for students in Glasgow, completed to the highest standard and incorporating the latest sustainable materials and design.”
Marc Carter, Managing Director at true, said:
“This brand new development offers state-of-the-art accommodation and amenities to provide with the very best in student living. Ogilvie Construction has completed this complex and innovative development on schedule and to a very high standard.”
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 400 people across its various business operations.
Ogilvie Construction has successfully completed Aberdeen’s £18.5 million Centre of Excellence, Orchard Brae School, which is the first of its kind in Scotland and will be a hub for best practice in supporting pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN) from across Aberdeen
As well as functioning as a school, Orchard Brae will act as a community hub for families, ASN parents / groups and charities to access, as well as a hub for outreach services such as speech, language and autism support.
The innovative development will also provide a new resource centre for ASN teaching and training and a multi-agency facility for health, education, social work and family support.
Orchard Brae school boasts a swimming pool, a hydrotherapy pool, soft play and sensory rooms, wildlife and growing gardens and specialist art and home economic areas as well as specially designed play areas.
Adjoining the school is the pioneering Howes Hoose which supports pupils to learn about independent living, with a bedroom, kitchen and living space where the children can develop life skills in a home setting.
Kids from Carrongrange School in Falkirk managed to raise £620 for Five Sisters Zoo in West Lothian with support from Hub East Central Scotland and Ogilvie Construction.
The pupils arranged a coffee morning event which raised £120 and hub ECS and Ogilvie, who are constructing the new Carrongrange school building, each donated £250 to support the initiative.
The new school building is due to open soon and will offer 190 pupils a state of the art learning environment.
Five Sisters Zoo is non-profit enterprise with a collection of over 180 different species of mammals birds and reptiles. A large part of the zoo’s focus is to provide a home for three bears and four lions who were rescued from lives performing in travelling circuses.
Gary Bushnell, Chief Executive, hub East Central Scotland said:
“We are delighted to support the pupils at the school in their efforts to raise money for the zoo and look forward to presenting them with a fantastic new school building in the near future”
Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction added:
“We work hard to support local communities on all of our projects and it was a pleasure to donate to the campaign organised by the children at Carrongrange. We have constructed a high-quality building which will meet their specific needs for the future.”
Ogilvie Construction has achieved its fourth successive Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in this year’s Occupational Health & Safety Awards.
The award was achieved during a special year for the family-safety charity, as it celebrates its centenary.
Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants' overarching occupational 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 another gold award.”
Julia Small, RoSPA's head of awards and events, said: "The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.
“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year.”
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 400 people across its various business operations.
Take a looking at this amazing time-lapse footage of the progress being made over the last 15 months on Ogilvie's Motel One project - soon to be Scotland's biggest hotel.
Ogilvie Construction has reached a milestone in the construction of the new £22 million hotel for Motel One Group in Oswald Street, Glasgow, with the completion of the roof deck and concrete frame.
Members of the construction and design team celebrated the achievement with a “topping out” ceremony on the roof of the new building.
With 374 rooms, the new hotel will be one of the largest in Scotland and the first in Glasgow for the European budget designer brand. It will open in 2018 and combines high quality product design with an excellent location and attractive pricing.
Bob Gray, Construction Director, Ogilvie Construction, said:
“We are delighted to have reached this key milestone and are working closely with Motel One to deliver their vision for a new hotel in the centre of Glasgow. Constructed to the highest standards, the building combines the use of high quality materials with our extensive experience and expertise in the hotel and leisure sector.”
The Glasgow project is Ogilvie’s second for Motel One after the company built the prestigious Motel One hotel building on Princes Street in Edinburgh, which opened in 2014.
Motel One operates 56 hotels across Europe with more than 15,165 rooms and has ambitious plans to expand their network to 74 hotels with 18,000 rooms.
Ogilvie Construction is part of the Ogilvie Group is one of Scotland’s most consistently successful family owned businesses. The company is over 60 years old and employs more than 450 people across its various business operations in the UK.
Ogilvie Construction has been awarded a £4 million contract to build 40 new homes in Dundee for Hillcrest Housing Association.
The development will create new social housing for the city on vacant land on Eliza Street and comprises 36 flats and 4 semi-detached homes. Work is due to start on site at the end of July and complete in summer 2018.
All the homes will be built to the Greener Homes Innovation Scheme standard using modern sustainable construction methods and creating fuel efficient homes that reduce energy bills.
Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said:
“We are delighted to have been chosen to build the new homes and will be working closely with Hillcrest Housing Association to deliver high quality homes for their future tenants. Throughout the project our team will engage with the local community to consider their needs and ensure the minimum disruption in the immediate area.”
David Zwirlein, Director of Development and New Business, Hillcrest Group, said:
“Working with Ogilvie Construction to deliver 40 new homes in Dundee continues our commitment to providing much needed affordable housing in the city. Providing energy efficient homes is always a priority for us to help reduce the cost for tenants once they have moved in. We’re looking forward to getting started on the site and watching the project come together.”
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 450 people across its various business operations.
Construction Director Bob Gray is running three marathons in just five weeks to raise funds for The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow. Starting with the London Marathon on the 23rd April, Bob will also run the Stirling and Edinburgh Marathons in the following weeks.
Bob’s sister sadly passed away in November 2013 from cancer and charities like TPPWH give fantastic support to the patients, as well as their family and friends. The hospice looks after 1,200 patients every year and relies on more than £3million in donations to maintain this level of care.
To support Bob’s efforts, you can donate via his Just Giving page here. Any donation, large or small, will be greatly received and help the hospice to continue its fantastic work.
Ogilvie Construction are delighted to be working with Robert Gordon University to offer industry work placements to some of its students. The article below from the RGU website explains more about the scheme and how construction companies can help to fill the skills gap.
Robert Gordon University (RGU) has teamed up with a Scottish construction company to offer students paid employment opportunities.
Ogilvie Construction Ltd is currently hosting Stage 2 Construction Management student Patrycja Linka to give her valuable paid work experience relating to her studies.
Former-Construction management subject leader at RGU, Rob Leslie, is urging more companies to follow the example in order to help tackle the skills shortage the industry is facing and ensure students have extensive practical experience to complement their qualification when they graduate.
RGU already works with a wide variety of companies to provide students with a placement opportunity during their third year, which often leads to longer-term employment.