A group of students from the National Certificate in Civil Engineering Class at Dundee & Angus College recently visited the site of the New Premier Inn Hotel, Dundee Central.
The students and course lecturer, Kevin Mill, were met on site by Ogilvie Construction Senior Site Manager, Stephen Mackie who gave an overview of the project. This was followed up by a guided tour of the site, by Scott Robertson, Site Manager and Billy Sutherland, Ground Works Supervisor. The students then had the chance to ask questions and project interfaces were looked at in detail.
Lecturer Kevin Mill said of Ogilvie Construction "Because of your efforts and professionalism, our experience could not have been better. All or your employees were extremely courteous and went out of their way to explain various functions and answered any questions the students asked about the project. It's so important to us at the Dundee and Angus College from development aspects to encourage a learning approach which helps the students to make connections between the subject matter and the 'real world' of work or the profession, as this is invaluable to their studies and skills setting for future employees"
Ogilvie Construction has reached it’s 100th building project registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme, reflecting the company’s commitment to operate safe, clean sites and respect neighbouring communities.
The site at Kelvinhaugh Street in Glasgow, where Ogilvie is building a 607 bedroom student accommodation building, has the honour of being the 100th project in the scheme.
Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said: “We are proud to have reached this significant milestone. It is essential that we always consider the effect of construction work on the local neighbourhood and engage with the community to take account of their needs throughout the project. Our site teams work closely with communities over the lifetime of the build.”
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a non-profit making independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its image.
Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.
The latest Glenigan tables of the top contractors in Scotland for 2016 has seen Ogilvie Construction finish the year strongly in 10th place.
The 12 month period saw 14 deals won with a total value of £104 million.
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.
Watch the video here: