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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 Constriction 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"

Maryhill CCU Update

Posted on Friday, 22 May 2020 15:08 in News
Maryhill CCU Update

The Covid-19 pandemic has unfortunately delayed the start to our site works at our new project at Maryhill in Glasgow for the Scottish Prison Service.

All at Ogilvie Construction are eager to get going and we will get back to you in June with an update on our start date.

Initial operations will involve accessing  the site, some tree protection  and removal works, soil and drainage investigation works along with establishing of our site welfare.

We look forward to updating you regularly with our site works / progress and hope you are all staying safe during these unprecedented times.

Ogilvie Reaches 3000 Student Room Milestone

Posted on Tuesday, 19 May 2020 13:11 in News
Ogilvie Reaches 3000 Student Room Milestone

Ogilvie Construction has reached a unique milestone in the Scottish construction sector, having built over 3000 student accommodation rooms across the country in the last five years.

The company is one of Scotland’s leading contractors in the student accommodation market and has completed 11 developments across Scotland. Ogilvie’s 12th project – New City Road – is currently under construction in Glasgow and will deliver a further 315 rooms when it is completed.

Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said:

“This milestone reflects the unrivalled level of expertise in the student accommodation sector that our team has developed over recent years. We have a real depth of understanding of what it takes to deliver high quality, sustainable buildings that meet every aspect of our clients’ needs and provide the best residential environment for students.”

More than half (57%) have been built in Edinburgh in 6 developments with 29% of rooms created in Glasgow in 2 developments, 7% in Aberdeen in two developments and one building in Stirling that accounts for 7% of the total. (Full list below).

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.

Student Accommodation Projects Completed by Ogilvie Construction:

Edinburgh

Arran House 

Murano         

Shrubhill        

Haddington Place

Lutton Court  

Potterow       

Gorgie Road

 

Glasgow

Collegelands

Kelvinhaugh St

New City Rd

 

Aberdeen

George Street 

King Street     

 

Stirling

Forthside Way

Andy Day joins board at Ogilvie Construction

Posted on Monday, 03 February 2020 12:19 in News
Andy Day joins board at Ogilvie Construction

Ogilvie Construction has appointed Andy Day as Construction Director, strengthening the company’s senior leadership team.

Andy will oversee day to day operations across Scotland with a focus on projects in the west and central regions. He is a highly experienced construction professional with a successful career spanning over 30 years in the sector and has a proven track record business improvement and successful delivery of major complex projects.

Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Andy to the team. He will play an important role in maintaining our focus on continuous improvement and delivering the highest standards of quality and service to our customers across our operational sectors.”

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. 

Ogilvie Involved in the great Tapestry of Scotland

Posted on Monday, 27 January 2020 13:20 in News
Ogilvie Involved in the great Tapestry of Scotland

Excitement is building for the Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor attraction, with the landmark’s facility’s opening date confirmed and new Centre Director announced.

Ogilvie Construction is the main contractor and is adding an extension as part of the overall programme. The main part of the scheme is the construction of the home for the tapestry. This is a two-story steel braced frame, which is roughly a square-shaped building measuring 40m x 40m.

Construction of the roof and external walls is due to follow in the coming months.

The project will be led by internationally experienced director, entrepreneur and expert marketer Sandy Maxwell-Forbes, as Centre Director for The Great Tapestry of Scotland.

Minerva Street Defibrillator Donation

Posted on Monday, 13 January 2020 14:49 in News
Minerva Street Defibrillator Donation

mtech Scotland’s safety first ethos was demonstrated recently when they donated an emergency defibrillator to Ogilvie Construction’s Minerva Street site, where Imtech are delivering the Mechanical and Electrical package.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest.

This lifesaving piece of equipment will be available on site during the construction phase of the Minerva Street Development in Glasgow and will then be donated to the local community once the development is completed. The defibrillator was handed over to Ogilvie’s Project Manager Alasdair Wells (right) by Imtech’s Project Manager Ian Fannen and Emma Fradgley, Imtech’s Business Development Manager.

 

Ogilvie to build new AC by Marriott hotel in Glasgow

Posted on Thursday, 09 January 2020 10:09 in News
Ogilvie to build new AC by Marriott hotel in Glasgow

Ogilvie Construction has been awarded the contract to build the new AC by Marriott hotel in Glasgow for Chris Stewart Group.

Construction work has just started on the 245 bed hotel, which will be part of a £100 million mixed use development to transform the north east corner of the city’s George Square.

The development will fill an 80 year old gap site in the city, bringing style, elegance and all the associated amenities to create a first class experience for business and leisure guests.

Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said:

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

Tim Currie, Project Director, Chris Stewart Group, added:

“Located in the heart of Glasgow city centre the new AC by Marriott hotel is an exciting and highly visible development, which needs a careful and considered approach to the construction phase activities, and in Ogilvie we have found a partner with whom we can work collaboratively and confidently with to deliver a building that we can all be proud of.”

The new hotel is the first stage in the realisation of CSG’s vision to deliver an experience and lifestyle-led destination in the heart of the city, skirting the Merchant City and Queen Street station. The initiative will also create contemporary new homes at Love Loan with a focus on innovation and low carbon living.

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 550 people across its various business operations.

Ogilvie breaks ground on new council £30m housing development in Aberdeen

Posted on Friday, 11 October 2019 14:58 in News
Ogilvie breaks ground on new council £30m housing development in Aberdeen

Ogilvie Construction has broken ground on a new £30 million initiative to build 283 new flats in Wellheads Road in Dyce for Aberdeen City Council.

The development will comprise of a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom apartments across four buildings, each constructed to a height of five storeys. The buildings are positioned to create linear green open spaces with outdoor seating and two children’s play areas.

The initiative is part of the biggest local authority housebuilding programme in Aberdeen in more than 50 years which aims to deliver an additional 2,000 council homes for the region.

Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said:

“We are proud to be working with Aberdeen City Council to deliver new housing that will provide a quality environment for future residents and the local community. The new homes will be constructed to the highest quality using modern, sustainable materials.”

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said: “The work at Wellheads Road accelerates our ambitious council housing programme, which is already delivering a raft of new homes.  

“Improving the quality of life for residents is fundamental to everything the Council does and the provision of high quality, affordable housing offering a range of tenancies is central to that. 

“Our Local Outcome Improvement Plan – shaped with partners – has at its heart place-making and to that end we are committed to creating inclusive new communities where people feel connected and valued.” 

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 550 people across its various business operations. 

 

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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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