Ogilvie Construction will break ground this month on a new £4.5 million Travelodge in South Gyle, Edinburgh for developer Crucible Alba Group.
The new 70 bedroom hotel is due to be completed in the Autumn and aims to attract tourists and business travellers taking advantage of its proximity to Edinburgh International Airport. It is located on a site purchased from Greene King and adjacent to a recently opened Farmhouse Inn.
Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction said:
“We are delighted to have been chosen for this project. Our team has extensive experience in the hotel and leisure sector in Scotland and we look forward to delivering the new Travelodge on time and budget for Crucible Alba Group. The building will be constructed to the highest standards creating a first-class facility in South Gyle.”
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 55 people across its various business operations.
Ogilvie Construction's latest batch of vans have been delivered to Stirling and are now on the road construction sites across the UK.
The 38 vans, made up of Ford Transit Customs, will be used to replace existing vans as well as allow to meet needs for current projects, have been leased via sister company Ogilvie Fleet.
The vans have been fully branded by vehicle livery specialists Mediafleet, incorporating branding for each of the Ogilvie group companies - Ogilvie Fleet, Ogilvie Homes, Malcolm Hughes and Net Defence.
Ogilvie Construction has achieved the Gold Medal following their fifth successive Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in this year’s internationally renowned RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards.
The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, which is the longest- running industry awards scheme in the UK, receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
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 fifth consecutive gold award.”
Julia Small, RoSPA's head of qualifications, awards and events, said: "The RoSPA Awards are the most highly respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”
Ogilvie Construction is part of the Ogilvie Group, one of Scotland's most consistently successful family owned businesses. The company is over 60 years old and employs over 500 people across its various business operations.
Pictured left to right: Donald Macdonald, Managing Director Ogilvie Construction and Stewart Morrison, Ogilvie Group Health & Safety Manager
Ogilvie Construction have continued a strong second half of the year with a top 10 ranking in Glenigan's Top Contractors in Scotland league tables.
Up from £92.4million, Ogilvie have have been awarded 16 contracts in the last year worth £101.5 million.
The figures come on the back of projects awarded in the hotels, leisure and education sectors.
Ogilvie Group’s continued success has recently been recognised across a number of industry awards schemes and business league tables.
The Group reached its highest position ever in this year’s the Sunday Times Top Track 250, at 93rd. The league table ranks the UK’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales.
Ogilvie Fleet will be aiming for a hat trick next year after retaining the Leasing Company of the Year Award up to 25,000 vehicles at the annual awards from trade publication BusinessCar. It adds to the Best Daily Van Rental Award at the van Awards and the Top Vehicle Leasing and Fleet Management Company for Customer Service at the Experteye Awards that they picked up earlier in the year.
Ogilvie Construction was ranked 58th in this year’s top 100 construction firms published in the Construction Index. It continues the construction business’ consistent strong performance, despite the changing market conditions.
Duncan Ogilvie, Chief Executive, Ogilvie Group said:
“Across the Group our businesses continue to make steady progress in their markets and we are delighted to see that recognised in industry awards and league tables.
“Our success is thanks to a continued focus on maintaining the long-term growth of the business with continued investment in skills and an unrivalled commitment to customer service.”
Ogilvie Group is one of Scotland’s most consistently successful family-owned businesses. The company is more than 60 years old and employs over 500 people in twelve locations across UK.
The Glasgow Clan are delighted to announce the return of Ogilvie as a major club sponsor for the 2018/19 season.
The partnership will once again see the Ogilvie branding appear on the ice at Braehead Arena as well as being the official player sponsor of Swedish forward Gerard Hanson.
Nick Hardy, Sales & Marketing Director at Ogilvie said: “Ogilvie are of course delighted to be once again sponsoring the Glasgow Clan. We’ve had a fantastic relationship for a number of years now and have our own growing Clan fanbase from our Head Office in Stirling.
“The branding we have with the club and around the ice helps raise our various Group company profiles in the region in a way that is harder to achieve elsewhere in sports marketing, and also compliments the other relationships we have with a number of other Elite League clubs.
“To say the least we have a fair bit of friendly rivalry within Ogilvie and our fans from Glasgow, Belfast and Sheffield. All in good spirit of course….but nobody ever wants to lose. We hope the Clan have a great season and are thrilled to be alongside again this year”.
Glasgow Clan’s Gerry McLaughlin commented: “Ogilvie aren’t just a great company that covers construction, automobiles and technology, they’re also a tremendous supporter of hockey in the UK. They go above and beyond, not just in their sponsorship support, but also in bringing new people to the sport we all love”
Ogilvie Construction is showcasing the artistic talents of the children at Clepington Primary School in Dundee who drew pictures of their dream house for the nearby new build project in Eliza Street.
Children at the school sent in the drawings in a competition run by the construction company, who are building 40 new homes near the school for Hillcrest Housing Association.
Now all of the drawings have been collated by the company and made into poster collages displayed on the hoardings at the building site.
The company also presented Clepington Primary Head Teacher, Paula Cheghall, with large posters of the collages for display in the school.
Watch the time-lapse footage of Motel One's newest hotel in Glasgow's city centre. With 374 rooms over 13 floors, Motel One is Scotland's biggest hotel by number of rooms.
Scotland’s largest new hotel is now open for business in Glasgow after successful completion by Ogilvie Construction.
The new Motel One Hotel in Oswald Street, Glasgow, which offers 374 rooms, is the first in Glasgow for the European budget designer brand. The hotel combines high quality product design with an excellent location and attractive pricing.
Donald MacDonald, managing director, Ogilvie Construction, said: “We are proud to have worked with Motel One to build their vision for a new hotel in the centre of Glasgow. Constructed to the highest standards, the building combines the use of high quality materials with excellent design to create an outstanding modern environment for a stay in the city.”
The Glasgow project is Ogilvie’s second for Motel One after the company completed the prestigious Motel One hotel building on Princes Street, Edinburgh, in 2014.
Motel One operates 65 hotels across Europe with more than 18,000 rooms in 9 countries and has ambitious plans to continue its successful expansion.
Photos from Paul Zanre Photography.
Ogilvie Construction recently ran a competition for schoolchildren at Clepington Primary School in Dundee.
Children were encouraged to draw their dream house or the on-going housing project that Ogilvie are constructing on Eliza Street in Dundee. All the homes will be built to the Greener Homes Innovation Scheme standard using modern sustainable construction methods and creating fuel efficient homes that reduce energy bills.
The children’s photos will be displayed on large boards within the school and on-site at Eliza Street. To view all of the childrens photos please visit - Clepington Primary School Photos
At the start of the project Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to build the new homes and will be working closely with Hillcrest Housing Association to deliver high quality homes for their future tenants. Throughout the project our team will engage with the local community to consider their needs and ensure the minimum disruption in the immediate area”