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.
Construction work is continuing at a pace on a former Hamilton town centre “eyesore”.
The Premier Inn plan to build a £7m hotel on the former derelict Hamilton Town Hotel site now that it has been cleared.
As well as having 96 rooms, the Townhead Road development will also house a Beefeater restaurant.
The hotel and restaurant could have an opening date of early spring 2020.
Ogilvie Construction has started site operations to build over 100 apartments in Glasgow’s West End for Drum Property Group.
When complete, G3 Square in Minerva Street, Glasgow, will feature 108 apartments and penthouses within a landscaped outdoor space. The development will rise to six stories, with car parking and lift access to all levels.
The architecture echoes the height and feel of nearby traditional sandstone buildings and crescents, while planting will frame around both sides of the south block and flow through the centre, creating leafy spaces for recreation and a place for residents to relax in the heart of the city. Due for completion in 2020, apartments will range in size from one, two and three bedrooms and start at £159,000.
Ogilvie Construction Ltd has been handed a prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its staff get home safely at the end of the working day.
Ogilvie has achieved a Gold Medal (6 consecutive Golds) in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.
The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards. Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”
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.
Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.
There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.
Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2019 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 14th consecutive year.
For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards
Ogilvie Construction has broken ground on a £20 million project to build a new student residence at New City Road in Glasgow for Bricks Capital, creating the second facility in the city for the ‘true student’ brand.
The 13 storey L-shaped tower will create 315 high-quality rooms in a mix of individual studios and shared apartments with associated communal areas. Students will benefit from a range of facilities including a gym, cinema, as well as study areas and laundry facilities. The building is expected to open in late summer of 2020. It is ideally located for quick access to the universities, city centre and public transport links.
Staff from Ogilvie have this week visited a local school to visit a boy who has taken a keen interest in construction. Following classes learning about ‘The World of Work’, the P4 pupil produced a book of poetry and dedicated it to Ogilvie.
His teachers passed on the book to Ogilvie who decided to hand deliver a thank you letter and provide the class with some PPE equipment of their own.
Ben Allard, Site Manager and Jacqueline Neilson, HR Manager, visited Alva Primary School in Clackmannanshire to speak to the class and inspire the next generation of builders.
Ogilvie Construction is working on number of projects in the area, which their teacher says are now being closely followed by the pupils, along with measuring everything in the classroom thanks to some Ogilvie tape measures!
Thanks to all the staff and pupils at Alva Primary School.
Ogilvie Construction's project to redevelop the Hawick Campus of Borders College has also bought about some positive changes for more than just the local students.
Ogilvie are participating in the Community Benefits Scheme encourages the use of local contractors, as well as employing local people. 41-year old James Kirby from Hawick has secured a full time job following a successful 2-week placement with Ogilvie and will continue to work on the new campus.
You can find out more about James and Community Benefit Scheme by reading the full story on the Borders College website.
The Ogilvie Group is proud to be supporting the Mental Health Awareness Week, 13-19 May, run in conjunction with the Mental Health Foundation, Heads Together and This is Me.
Across the business a number of activities have been organised including the 'Big Walk' on Wednesday 15th May and a Wellbeing Breakfast on Friday 17th May.
This coincides with new initiatives recently launched to help improve and support employee mental health. These include the appointment of mental health first aiders and the Employee Assistance Programme, a telephone and online service to give employees and their families support and advice in areas including legal, medical, financial and family care.
Ogilvie Construction has started work on a redevelopment of the Borders College Hawick Campus Innovation Hub.
Ogilvie will undertake internal works to extend the upper floor of the hub, creating flexible space for businesses and individuals to meet or undertake training and development sessions.
The project will be completed in July this year and is part of a wider investment by the South of Scotland Economic Partnership.
Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said: “We are delighted to be working with Borders College and look forward to delivering a high quality facility that will play an important part in supporting business support and development in the area.”
Hazel Robertson, Vice Principal, Borders College, said: “This investment shows our long term commitment to the Hawick campus and the exciting and flexible ways in which businesses need to learn to operate if they are to compete successfully in the 21st Century.”
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 over 550 people across its various business operations.
The next exciting development in the regeneration of Galashiels is a step closer as work gets set to start on creating the Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor attraction.
Stirling-based Ogilvie Construction has been appointed to build the landmark facility for the attraction, which tells the story of Scotland through one of the world’s largest tapestries created by 1,000 people from across the country.
Work is expected to start in the coming weeks at the town centre site, which will be transformed with the creation of the new building. It has been designed by one of Scotland’s leading architectural practices, Page \ Park, with new images of what it is expected to look like now available.
The visitor centre – which is accessible from Edinburgh in less than an hour via the Borders Railway - will have a wide range of interactive displays and activities. There will also be exhibitions and events for tourists and locals alike, as well as a gift shop, café with local and seasonal produce, and educational facilities for all age groups.
The Great Tapestry of Scotland – which will be managed by charity Live Borders - will kickstart a new future for Galashiels, alongside a number of other projects which will provide a host of benefits for the town and the Scottish Borders.
These include the new town trail which will include a sculpture dedicated to Galashiels sweet seller Robert Coltart who wrote the world famous children’s lullaby Coulter’s Candy (Ali Bali Bee). Significant improvements to the town centre are currently being taken forward in partnership with community groups, and a masterplan which aims to transform Galashiels and encourage investment in the wider Borders economy is being progressed.