CONSTRUCTION work has started on a £9 million project to create a new swimming pool and sports facility in Montrose in the north of Scotland.
Angus Council marked the commencement of site works by holding a ground-breaking ceremony today (Thursday, March 10, 2011).
Provost Ruth Leslie Melville, joined Louise Martin, chair of sportscotland, and Phil McEwan of contractors Ogilvie Construction at the turf-cutting ceremony. sportscotland will contribute £1 million towards the £9 million cost.
THE first stage of a £12 million business park development in North Lanarkshire is getting underway.
Initial infrastructure works have started on the 3.5 acre site to the west of Coatbridge to create Drumpellier Business Park.
The site, located on the A89 route to Glasgow, just off the M8, has detailed planning consent for some 65,000 sq ft. of office buildings, over nine pavilions.
Once finished, it will provide a range of business properties to meet the growing market for owner-occupied offices in the area – as well as leasehold properties.
Ogilvie Construction has started work building a new £2.9 million recycling and waste management facility for Stirling Council.
The new facility will be situated at Lower Polmaise, near Fallin – just outside Stirling. It will receive all recyclables and waste collected from households, and will enable sorting of quality materials to be reused and recycled, diverting as much as possible away from landfill sites.
ONE of Scotland’s leading leisure centres has been officially re-opened after the first phase of a £6 million revamp.
The Time Capsule in Coatbridge has had extensive renovation work over the past year.
It now boasts a unique new attraction: Europe’s only indoor “Tornado Tantrum” slide. The thrilling 30 second slide, which was imported from Canada, can be enjoyed by up to four people at once.
OGILVIE Construction has just taken delivery of 30 new Ford Transit vans.
“It’s part of our commitment to invest in plant and machinery to deliver the very best for our customers,” said managing director Phil McEwan.
“During this downturn, some companies are cutting back on renewing vehicles and other essential equipment to do the job. We think this can be a false economy.”
The new vans will replace existing Ford Transits in the Ogilvie Construction fleet – which totals 200 vehicles.
OGILVIE Construction has handed over new council flats to East Lothian Council.
The eight, one-bedroomed properties at Middleshot Square in Prestonpans will provide homes for local familes.
Ogilvie Construction Managing Director Phil McEwan said: "We're delighted to hand over these new flats to East Lothian Council - helping to provide high quality, affordable accommodation for local people. I hope residents moving into the properties will be very happy in their new homes."
FAMILIES are moving into the first new council houses to be built in Dunbar, East Lothian, since 1974.
This month (July), the second of six phases at the new Brunt Court development in the town will be completed. A total of 88 properties are being built on the 2.2 hectare site, previously an agricultural field.
CONSTRUCTION work has started on a multi-million pound civic building in Bathgate, West Lothian.
The new centre - in the town's South Bridge Street - will include a community hall, library and cafe, plus offices and meeting spaces. There will also be accommodation for the town's Advice Shop and Council Information Services (CIS) centre.
The complex - which replaces the former Lindsay House - will also have a landscaped garden, complete with an orchard. The project is being carried out for West Lothian Council by Ogilvie Construction.The architects are BDP.
Jim Walker, Executive Councillor for culture and leisure, cut the first turf at a special ceremony to formally mark work getting underway.
ONE of Scotland’s most popular leisure centres is undergoing a £6 million revamp.
The Time Capsule in Coatbridge, which attracts around 700,000 visitors a year, will get a new water slide and improved spa facilities as part of a major improvement programme, commissioned by North Lanarkshire Council.
Building work, led by Ogilvie Construction, has just started on site. The project is expected to take around nine months to complete.
A MULTI-MILLION pound refurbishment programme has started at one of Edinburgh's leading hotels.
The five-star Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa, in the west end of the city centre, is undergoing a complete re-design of all its bedrooms and suites, increasing the overall number of rooms to 268 - as well as developing an opulent Grand Suite and exclusive "Club Floor".
Scottish-based Ogilvie Construction is the main contractor for the project. The programme is being project managed by Currie & Brown.