Subjects: Building industry, industry issues
A new community orchard and garden is being installed in Buckie.
A new community orchard and garden is being installed in Buckie.
50 new affordable homes to be built in Elgin.
The go-ahead was given for 50 new council homes to be built in Elgin this week.Members of Moray Council’s Communities Committee unanimously agreed to accept a tender from Springfield Properties to build the homes at Glassgreen on the south of Elgin.The properties will be a mix of one to five bedroom houses and bungalows, with some equipped to be wheelchair accessible.The development, which is fun
Events arranged to help local contractors contract for Moray Council
Local contractors keen to undertake work for Moray Council should come along to one of two information events being held next week.The council is developing contracts for building maintenance to maintain and improve our buildings, which will include planned maintenance and reactive repairs.Called Framework Agreements, they will cover all categories of trades and specialist work required to supplem
More residents and businesses protected from flooding in Elgin
Work to keep residents and businesses from flooding in an Elgin suburb has been completed by Moray Council.The £55,000 alleviation scheme will prevent flood waters from the Longmorn Burn flowing down the road to houses next to the Longmorn Distillery when it over-tops. To reduce the land area taken up by the bank structure recycled plastic sheet piles were used, which are sunk into the ground by a
Moray Council's brand new Elgin High School opens its doors to students
Elgin’s new High School opened its doors to delighted pupils and staff today.The £30million high-tech campus replaces the existing building, and includes a fitness complex, auditorium, library and state-of-the-art catering facilities.The 600 pupils arrived at the school in by year group phases, and were addressed by head teacher Hugh McCulloch. Speaking as the first wave of pupils entered the buil
Trading standards warn Moray residents of tarmac cowboys who cheated couple out of £10k
Trading Standards officers are warning residents about itinerant traders in the Moray area offering to lay tarmac on driveways. The alert follows a complaint where a couple were duped into agreeing to a small amount of work which rapidly developed into a demand for payment of over £10,000.The rogue traders told the couple that they had left over tar from a Moray Council job - completely untrue. Tr
Statement on cladding used for refurbishment and insulation on council properties.
Following the recent fire at Grenfell Tower, London, both the UK and Scottish Governments have issued directives to all social housing providers requiring them to carry out fire safety audits to any domestic buildings that are above 18m from ground level (i.e. 6 storeys and above) and/or where such buildings have been retro-fitted with rain-screen cladding.In Moray, we have no domestic properties
Official opening for £86million Elgin flood scheme
The biggest flood alleviation scheme ever undertaken in Scotland was officially opened today.
Designs of new Linkwood Primary school released as pupils visit site.
Staff, pupils and parents visit site of new school in Elgin.
Elgin flood alleviation scheme commended at engineering awards
Moray Council’s flood alleviation scheme in Elgin has scooped a top engineering award.At the 2016 Saltire Civil Engineering Awards in Edinburgh this week, the project received a commendation for delivering a range of benefits to the local community and businesses.The integrated project team consisted of Moray Council, Royal HaskoningDHV, Morrison Construction and cost consultants Arcadis.The award
Work starts on unique project to create Moray's high intensity rehabilitation unit
Work starts on Moray high intensity rehabilitation unit Renovation work is underway to transform six vacant properties in Moray into high intensity rehabilitation units for older people.The £120,000 project will provide a transitional option for patients ready to leave hospital but who need extra support before returning home.The terraced cottages in Elgin’s Victoria Crescent will provide a homely
Moray schools unaffected by construction concerns raised in Edinburgh.
In light of the weekend’s news that schools in Edinburgh built under the Private Finance Initiative have been closed due to construction concerns, Moray Council’s director of education and Social Care, Laurence Findlay, assured parents over local buildings.He said:“Miller Construction, the contractors responsible for the schools built under the PPP initiative in Edinburgh, has not undertaken any w
Development proposals for the Waulkmill area of Elgin go on show this week
New development proposals for the Waulkmill area of Elgin will be subject to a public consultation starting this week.In a partnership between Springfield Properties and the Council’s Lands and Parks department, two potential concept redevelopment options are being proposed. The proposals seek to address long standing problems currently affecting residents and provide new and improved areas of ope
First turf cut on the site of the new Elgin High School
Construction work was formally – and finally - started on the site of the new Elgin High School yesterday with a turf-cutting ceremony. The long-awaited start on the 1,000 pupil school comes after a roller-coaster year of wrangles over EU accounting rules and cost negotiations.
Local tenants move into the first new council homes in Speyside for a generation
Robertson Homes and Moray councillors welcomed new tenant Louise Clark to her wheelchair-friendly home today. Note: selection of pictures large file size available below for download.
New business units nearing completion in Forres
Moray Council is investing more than £850,000 in a Forres business park to meet demand for industrial units.
Elgin High School price negotiations mean £400k off construction costs
Council officers have negotiated with contractors to bring the cost of the new school down by £400,000. Turf-cutting ceremony is scheduled for March 16th
New buildings arrive for Elgin primary
New classrooms and nursery arrives on a fleet of trucks for Seafield primary
Scotland's biggest flood alleviation scheme in Elgin reaches practical completion.
The misery of flooding will be a thing of the past for most of Elgin’s homes and businesses following practical completion of the £86million flood alleviation scheme. The final piece of engineering, a footbridge over the River Lossie, was formally opened today (Tuesday). All that remains is landscaping and ancillary works.