Perth and Kinross Council has announced today that £10M will be invested in Perth Museum and Art Gallery, which will result in a major overhaul to the building and see the creation of a new collection store in the city. The revamp will deliver modern facilities on par with the National Museum of Scotland and other recent major refurbishments.
The local authority has appointed architectural firm Hoskins to lead the overall design of the project, with BAM Construction carrying out work on the museum and Ogilvie Construction tasked with building the new collection store on a separate site.
Perth is currently bidding to become UK City of Culture 2021 and the museum renovation is intended to support the city of Perth’s future development. The project is anticipated to increase the cultural offerings of the city, improve the quality of life for residents and attract greater numbers of visitors.
Ogilvie Group is delighted to have been announced as one of the Top 500 Scottish companies in Insider Magazine’s latest report.
The rankings are based on a combination of profit and turnover, with Ogilvie jumping 25 places from the previous year to 107th on the list.
Ogilvie reported turnover of £207million for the year ending June 2016, with a profit of £4.6million. The number of employees rose 1.6% in the same period to 461, with a profit per employee of £9,978.
The list also contained a number of other Stirling-based businesses, a year on from the launch of the Stirling City Development Framework, a £200m plan to grow the city with major economic and cultural investments.
Ogilvie Construction has been awarded the contract to build the new two-storey golf centre extension at Carnoustie Golf Links.
The work is due to start in January for completion by December 2017, ahead of the Open Championship’s visit to Carnoustie in July 2018. The new building will provide a state-of-the-art golf practice and training facility along with a modern bar and restaurant with magnificent views over the golf course.
A spokesman for Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee (CGLMC) said, "We now look forward to progressing this ambitious project in partnership with Ogilvie. The building will be open to all members of the public and the local townspeople will be strongly encouraged to make use of this community asset."
Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said:
“We are delighted to have been awarded the contract for such a prestigious project and look forward to working closely with Carnoustie Golf Links to deliver a first class facility that is in keeping with the venue's iconic status. Our teams have extensive experience and understanding of the needs of the tourist and leisure sector and will complete the building to the highest modern construction standards.”
Ogilvie's Construction Director Bob Gray, with members of the Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee.
Artists impression of the new club house at Carnoustie, which will hold the Open Championship in 2018.
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National Museums Scotland have kick-started construction of a £3.5m collections centre in north Edinburgh which will provide an additional 1,000sq/m of specialist research and storage space.
The National Museums Collection Centre is expected to begin operation in October 2017, providing enhanced facilities for the scientific study, conservation and research of over 12m historic items.
Specific services include a conservation science centre and improved accommodation for a variety of geological collections, textiles and artefacts in addition to space for staff and researchers.
The project design team includes Ogilvie Construction, Hypostyle Architects, Ailsa TH project management and Thomson Gray Ltd Cost Consultants.
Ogilvie Construction are delighted to confirm our position as one of Scotland's Top 10 Contractors.
The league table, produced by Glenigan, puts Ogilvie 9th in terms of contract value awarded in the 12 months to October 2016, moving up one position from 10th in the previous period.
From November 2015 to October 2016, Ogilvie have won 16 major contracts, totalling over £100 million.
The figures were boosted by wins in the education, hotels and student accommodation sectors.
True Student Living have released a fascinating video of their Kelvinhaugh Street student accommodation, currently under development by Ogilvie Construction. The unique project will be home to over 600 Glasgow students with luxury en-suite rooms and facilities including a cinema, library, gym and cafe.
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Children and young people with additional support needs in the Falkirk area will benefit from a modern new facility thanks to the Scottish Government’s Schools for the Future building programme.
Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown, led the sod cutting at the site for the new £9m additional support needs secondary school that will replace Carrongrange School.
The project is being delivered by hub East Central Scotland for Falkirk Council in partnership with Ogilvie Construction and is part of the Scottish Government’s £1.8billion Scotland’s Schools for the Future building programme. This will see 112 schools replaced or refurbished across Scotland.
Pupils in Armadale, West Lothian are enjoying their first weeks in one of Scotland’s most energy efficient primary schools, which was recently completed on time and budget by Ogilvie Construction.
Southdale Primary School has been designed as an eco friendly, energy efficient building incorporating photovoltaic solar panels on the roof, along with a significantly increased insulation envelope and air-tight design. This innovative approach to the design and construction of the building will deliver considerable energy savings.
The new school was built in two phases, creating 16 new classrooms, school nursery, gym and community hall. A grass pitch and tarmac multi-user games area is complemented by a full size community grass pitch designated for community use.
Ogilvie Construction have reinforced their dedication to augmenting the capabilities of the young people that join them by enrolling in The 5% Club. This philosophy has been central to our ethos since the outset and indeed prior to joining The 5% Club.
We recognise the importance of recruiting apprentices, graduates and sponsored students throughout our operations. New talent is consistently brought into the company to be trained and developed to help contribute to their own personal development and be part of the team which is measured upon Ogilvie Construction’s standard of excellence.
Becoming a member of the 5% Club has allowed Ogilvie Construction to publicly share their commitment to the recruitment and training of apprentices, students and graduates.
At present we have 27 employees, 11.5% of the current workforce, who currently study at college, university and for professional membership; the success of this programme underlines our desire to continue our investment in this area.
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