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Ogilvie starts works on £8m Cardenden homes project

Posted on Thursday, 28 January 2021 09:44 in News
Ogilvie starts works on £8m Cardenden homes project

Ogilvie Construction has started work on an £8 million project to build 59 new homes in Cardenden, Fife, for Kingdom Housing Association.

The development will create new affordable housing in Balgonie Grove, on the former coal mining site behind Jamphlars Court in a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes with infrastructure and landscaping. The project is due for completion by Spring next year.

Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said:
“We are delighted to be working with Kingdom Housing Association to deliver their vision for new high-quality affordable homes in Cardenden. Work has now started on site and will continue with full compliance of the COVID 19 protocols across every aspect of our operations. The site team will engage with the local community throughout the build to consider their needs and ensure the minimum of disruption in the immediate area.”

Kingdom Group Chief Executive Bill Banks, said:
“Ogilvie Construction is delivering a diverse range of new affordable homes for Kingdom, designed with the current and future needs of residents in mind. The new homes will be highly energy efficient which not only bring financial benefits in terms of reduced energy costs for our tenants, but they also have environmental benefits too."

Ogilvie Construction is part of the Ogilvie Group is one of Scotland’s most consistently successful family owned businesses. The company is over 65 years old and employs more than 600 people across its various business operations in the UK.

Ogilvie completes Edinburgh's newest hotel

Posted on Wednesday, 06 January 2021 09:32 in News
Ogilvie completes Edinburgh's newest hotel

Ogilvie Construction has completed work on Edinburgh’s first voco™ boutique hotel for Axcel Group.

The 150 bedroom hotel is located in Torphichen Street in the city’s West end incorporates a restaurant, bar and leisure facilities in the brand’s characteristically unstuffy quality surroundings.

The new hotel has been built to eight storeys with a façade of mostly natural stone. It is the Axcel Group’s second hotel in the city, complementing the company’s 110 bed Mercure Hotel in Haymarket.

Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said:
“We are extremely proud of the new hotel and worked closely with the team at Axcel Group throughout the build to ensure that every aspect of the project has been delivered to meet the exacting standards for voco™. It will provide a refreshing new hotel experience for visitors in the heart of the city.”

voco™ is an international upscale hotel brand owned by the InterContinental Hotels Group. Since launching in 2018, voco™ has opened hotels in the UK, Australia, UAE and Saudi Arabia. The name voco is based on the Latin word meaning ‘to invite’ or to ‘come together’.

Ogilvie Construction is part of the Ogilvie Group is one of Scotland’s most consistently successful family owned businesses. The company is over 65 years old and employs more than 600 people across its various business operations in the UK.

Merry Christmas from Ogilvie Construction

Posted on Monday, 21 December 2020 12:11 in News
Everyone at Ogilvie Construction would like to wish you, your families, friends and colleagues a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Despite a year like no other, we have been involved in some brilliant projects with highlights including:

Ogilvie starts construction of Dundee and Glasgow community custody units

Posted on Thursday, 03 December 2020 09:41 in News
Ogilvie starts construction of Dundee and Glasgow community custody units

Ogilvie Construction has started construction work on new Community Custody Units (CCU) in Dundee and Glasgow for the Scottish Prison Service (SPS).

These community based units are part of a new approach to the management of women in custody in Scotland, with the women who will be living there assessed as suitable.

The Dundee facility is being built on the site of the old Our Lady’s Primary School in the Hilltown area of the city accommodating 16 women. The unit in Glasgow is in Shawpark Street, Maryhill on the site of the former health centre and will accommodate 24 women.

The new facilities will provide modern reception areas as well as a communal space with kitchen facilities, bedrooms and secure gardens.

Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said: “After some delays to the original timetable due to COVID 19, we are delighted to have started site operations in Dundee and Glasgow. We look forward to handing over the two high quality facilities for the Scottish Prison Service in early 2022. Our site team will engage with the local communities throughout the build programme and ensure the minimum of disruption.”

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 more than 600 people across its various business operations.

New classroom block for ESMS

Posted on Tuesday, 24 November 2020 10:41 in News
New classroom block for ESMS

Earlier this year, Ogilvie Construction completed a new classroom block for Stewart's Melville College in Edinburgh. The boys school is part of Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools, the largest family of independent schools in Europe.

The project consisted of the construction of a new two storey classroom block with a gross internal floor area of 1,832 m2. The block incorporates 4 classrooms, meeting rooms, stores, circulation spaces, toilets and showers.

Architect: Squires and Brown
Structural and Civil Engineer: Harley Haddow
M&E: PLC Consulting
Quantity Surveyor: Thomson Bethune

Ogilvie appointed to hub South West supply chain

Posted on Thursday, 01 October 2020 15:04 in News
Ogilvie appointed to hub South West supply chain

Ogilvie Construction has been appointed to hub South West Scotland’s supply chain as a Tier 1B Contractor.

The award means that Ogilvie Construction can bid for hub infrastructure projects up to a value of £10 million across the South West of the country. It builds on Ogilvie’s successful track record with the national hub programme, which has seen the company deliver 3 schools in the North East and Central Scotland.

Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said: “We are delighted to have joined the hub South West supply chain and look forward to working with them to deliver high quality buildings that benefit the communities in the region. Our teams have extensive experience in the successful delivery of high quality public sector infrastructure in Scotland.”

Michael McBrearty, chief executive, hub South West Scotland, added: “As our pipeline continues to expand and diversify, hub South West are committed to ensuring we have a skilled and robust supply chain that can deliver a wide range of quality projects on behalf of our participants. We are delighted to welcome Ogilvie Construction as a Tier-1B contractor and look forward to working with them in the future.”

hub South West is the development partner of choice for the public sector and has delivered over £500 million of infrastructure for local authorities, the NHS, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, North Ayrshire Ventures Trust, as well as police and fire.

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 more than 600 people across its various business operations.

Great Tapestry of Scotland nears completion

Posted on Monday, 17 August 2020 09:16 in News

The Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor attraction in Galashiels on the Scottish Borders is nearing completion and these drone photos show the amazing complexity of the roof structure.

Ogilvie Construction receives RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety achievements

Posted on Monday, 10 August 2020 14:30 in News
Ogilvie Construction receives RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety achievements

Ogilvie Construction is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards for the seventh consecutive year.

Ogilvie has received a RoSPA Gold Medal Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its staff get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

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 seventh consecutive gold award.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations around the world, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety.

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

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 more than 600 people across its various business operations.

Boost for Borders as Innovation Park works begin

Posted on Thursday, 30 July 2020 14:03 in News
Boost for Borders as Innovation Park works begin

Work has begun on a new business park which will provide a major economic boost to the Scottish Borders and has the potential to create over 380 jobs.

Ogilvie Construction started site operations for the ambitious Borders Innovation Park in Tweedbank this week, which will see four sites developed initially as part of the first phase. Work had originally been due to begin in March but was postponed until this month due to the Coronavirus lockdown, in line with the Scottish Government’s roadmap for the return of the construction industry.

The £29million development aims to deliver much needed high quality business space in the Borders, stimulate business growth and improve inward investment opportunities. As well as predictions that the new park will help create over 380 jobs, it is estimated it will generate Gross Added Value (GVA) of £350million over 30 years and offer a £16 return for every £1 spent.

The Borders Innovation Park is a key component of the Tweedbank Masterplan, a transformational prospectus which has the potential to create over 1,400 jobs across various sectors. It includes a number of ambitious ideas to encourage people to live, learn, visit and work in the Borders, as well as attract inward investment through public and private sector funding. The first phase of the Innovation Park is expected to be completed by August 2021, with Ogilvie Construction also contracted to complete phase two of the project. A third and final phase of the Innovation Park is also scheduled to take place, with revised completion dates for phases two and three being finalised.

Restarting Site Operations

Posted on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 09:00 in News
Restarting Site Operations

We have introduced a phased restart of our site operations across the country.

We've undertaken a detailed review of all our sites to implement the necessary safety requirements to protect staff as they return to work.

Sites where work has restarted include two Premier Inns, as well as student accommodation, residential developments, together with the Great Tapestry of Scotland Visitor Centre in Galashiels.

Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said: “We have taken a rigorous approach to planning the restart of work so that all our sites operate with all the necessary hygiene and distancing arrangements required to protect our staff and the public, in line with the advice from the Scottish Government"

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© 2021 Ogilvie Construction. Part of the Ogilvie group of companies.
Ogilvie Construction is a registered company in Scotland with company number SC069644
Ogilvie House, 200 Glasgow Road, Stirling FK7 8ES
VAT registration number 400 892 864

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