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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. 

 

Work picks up pace on Hamilton town centre's new £7m Premier Inn

Posted on Friday, 13 September 2019 09:00 in News
Work picks up pace on Hamilton town centre's new £7m Premier Inn

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 starts construction of Finnieston luxury apartments

Posted on Tuesday, 30 July 2019 12:18 in News
Ogilvie starts construction of Finnieston luxury apartments

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 handed RoSPA Gold Medal (6 consecutive Golds) Award for health and safety practices

Posted on Friday, 19 July 2019 15:08 in News
Ogilvie Construction Ltd handed RoSPA Gold Medal (6 consecutive Golds) Award for health and safety practices

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 Begins Construction on £20m Glasgow Student Residence

Posted on Friday, 12 July 2019 08:49 in News
Ogilvie Begins Construction on £20m Glasgow Student Residence

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.

Ogilvie visits budding builders at Alva Primary School

Posted on Friday, 21 June 2019 10:47 in News
Ogilvie visits budding builders at Alva Primary School

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.

Community Benefits Scheme pays dividends at Borders College

Posted on Tuesday, 28 May 2019 08:35 in News
Community Benefits Scheme pays dividends at Borders College

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.

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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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