OGILVIE Construction is playing its part in a £10 million project to help a charity expand its activities in rural Stirlingshire.
Camphill Blair Drummond runs a "warm and welcoming" facility, providing homes and meaningful daily activities for people with learning disabilities. The charity’s operations are centred around a large Victorian house, surrounded by woodland, overlooking the famous Blair Drummond Safari Park. Thirty years after it was set up, the charity is now embarking on ambitious plans to revitalise the site.
Ogilvie Construction has won a contract to carry out part of the work - constructing a new activity workshop, together with associated external works.
Bathgate Partnership Centre, Lindsay House, was built by Ogilvie Construction for West Lothian Council. It was officially opened by the authority's executive councillor for culture and leisure, Cllr Jim Walker, on Friday, October 28.
The opening ceremony also saw the new library named the Simpson Library after James Young Simpson, the famous son of Bathgate, who discovered the anaesthetic properties of chloroform.
In recognition of Bathgate's twinning partnership with Cran Gevrier in France, the registration service ceremony room has been named the Cran Gevrier Suite.
FAMILIES had a fun day out at Stirling-based Ogilvie Group's first summer fete.
They also raised around £3000 for charity.
The area around Ogilvie's headquarters at Pirnhall Business Park was turned into a fairground on Saturday (August 20). Staff and families enjoyed everything from a sports arena, a bucking bronco and (more sedate) pony rides, to a bouncy castle and lots of great things to eat, including marshmallows dipped into a very popular chocolate fountain.
There were also bungee trampolines, magic shows, and an expert armed with all types of animals . . . from little rabbits to scarier snakes and a tarantula spider. Keeping things moving was a guest DJ.
Although some activities were free, others attracted a small charge - in turn raising much-needed charity cash.
WORK has started on building new homes for pensioners in the Millerston area of Lanarkshire.
Ogilvie Construction is carrying out the work on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council. The new homes, off Coshneuk Road, were designed by MAST architects.
The £1.1 million project - supported by £300,000 in funding from the Scottish Government - will see the creation of 11 "amenity" bungalows, purpose-built for older people. The new homes are part of a wider £75 million "Building for the Future" programme by the Council to deliver 500 new affordable properties for rent over five years.
PLANS to invest £5 million in a new clubhouse and golf course extension have been revealed by the Renaissance Golf Club in East Lothian.
Ogilvie Construction will carry out building work on the site near the historic village of Dirleton. The new building has been designed by Edinburgh-based Yeoman McAllister. Preliminary ground works are expected start shortly. The new clubhouse should be completed by the summer of 2013, in time for the British Open Championship at the nearby Muirfield golf course.
OGILVIE Construction has completed building work on a £9 million project to extend and refurbish the former Chalmers Hospital in Edinburgh into a new Sexual Health Centre.
The new NHS Lothian facility opened its doors to the public on June 7, 2011.
CONSTRUCTION work has started on a £9 million project to create a new swimming pool and sports facility in Montrose in the north of Scotland.
Angus Council marked the commencement of site works by holding a ground-breaking ceremony today (Thursday, March 10, 2011).
Provost Ruth Leslie Melville, joined Louise Martin, chair of sportscotland, and Phil McEwan of contractors Ogilvie Construction at the turf-cutting ceremony. sportscotland will contribute £1 million towards the £9 million cost.
THE first stage of a £12 million business park development in North Lanarkshire is getting underway.
Initial infrastructure works have started on the 3.5 acre site to the west of Coatbridge to create Drumpellier Business Park.
The site, located on the A89 route to Glasgow, just off the M8, has detailed planning consent for some 65,000 sq ft. of office buildings, over nine pavilions.
Once finished, it will provide a range of business properties to meet the growing market for owner-occupied offices in the area – as well as leasehold properties.
Ogilvie Construction has started work building a new £2.9 million recycling and waste management facility for Stirling Council.
The new facility will be situated at Lower Polmaise, near Fallin – just outside Stirling. It will receive all recyclables and waste collected from households, and will enable sorting of quality materials to be reused and recycled, diverting as much as possible away from landfill sites.
ONE of Scotland’s leading leisure centres has been officially re-opened after the first phase of a £6 million revamp.
The Time Capsule in Coatbridge has had extensive renovation work over the past year.
It now boasts a unique new attraction: Europe’s only indoor “Tornado Tantrum” slide. The thrilling 30 second slide, which was imported from Canada, can be enjoyed by up to four people at once.