Work is about to start on the first building at Drumpellier Business Park in Coatbridge, the joint venture initiative between Ogilvie Group Developments and North Lanarkshire Council’s regeneration company, Fusion Assets, which has planning permission for 65,000 sq ft of office development.
The two storey, 8,000 sq ft building, to be called Enterprise House, will provide high quality office space, sub divisible to accommodate a range of units from 1,500 sq ft upwards.
Ogilvie Construction will build the new facility after an award of over £1.1 million grant funding from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.
The business park is located in prime position with excellent access to major road and rail networks, as well as public transport and will incorporate over 200 parking spaces.
Murray Collins, Managing Director, Fusion Assets Ltd, said:
“We have been able to progress this initiative as a result of the grant from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund. This is the first important stage in achieving our aim to create a village of small to medium sized offices for growing and established businesses.”
Steve Lloyd, Director, Ogilvie Group Developments, added:
“We are delighted that work is starting on this significant regeneration project for the area. The offices will be constructed to the highest standard, offering quality business accommodation.”
Enterprise House will offer local businesses the opportunity to be based in a modern high quality building in a very accessible location. Knight Frank and Whyte & Barrie have been appointed as the letting agents.
Ogilvie Construction has climbed one place to 7th in the top ten building contractors in Scotland in the latest independent index, published by Construction News.
The survey showed that for the year to July 2015 Ogilvie has won 19 new deals with a combined contract value of over £155.8 million.
The report is indicative of the continued successful growth of the constructor business, which has secured a number of public sector works, along with major projects in the private sector, particularly in hotel, leisure and student accommodation sectors.
Donald MacDonald Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said:
“Our continued success is the result of our people and their unstinting commitment to deliver high quality buildings that meet the needs of our customers, on time and within budget.”
Ogilvie Construction has started work on a £11 million project to build a new development in Aberdeen for SACO The Serviced Apartment Company.
The nine storey building on Union Street will include studio and one bedroom apartments grouped around internal courtyards. It will incorporate a café bar on the ground floor with the apartment reception on the first floor. The project is due to be completed in Autumn 2016.
The new building will transform the site of a former music shop, which ceased trading several years ago.
Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said:
“We are delighted to be working with SACO to deliver a major project that will provide high quality accommodation in the centre of Aberdeen.
“Our teams have extensive experience in the hotel and leisure sector and the building will be constructed to the highest standard, providing first class accommodation in an excellent location.”
Stephen Hanton, CEO Commercial, SACO, says: “Scotland is a key growth market for SACO and, as a major business destination as well as one visited by many tourists, opening a property in Aberdeen is a priority for us.”
Ogilvie Construction is part of the Ogilvie Group is one of Scotland’s most consistently successful family owned businesses. The company is over 60 years old and employs more than 400 people across its various business operations.
Ogilvie Construction has climbed ten places to 61st in the UK league of construction contractors and maintained it’s top ten position in Scotland at number 8.
The latest independent index, published by Construction News, shows that for the year to July 2015 Ogilvie has won 17 new deals with a combined contract value of over £143.1 million.
The report is indicative of the continued successful growth of the business, which builds high quality buildings in a range of sectors including the hotel, leisure and student accommodation sectors, as well as major public and private contracts.
Donald MacDonald Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said:
“We are seeing continued growth in the business thanks to the high standards of professionalism and commitment from our teams, combined with a focus on delivery, quality and value for our customers.”
The West Lothian Council bulletin (issue no.75, Autumn 2015) features the Ogilvie Construction primary school building project for Armadale.
"The £7.5m project remains on target for the first phase of the school opening in August 2016."
"In September 2014, Council Executive approved funding for the development of a new primary school in Armadale to enable the school to be available for the 2016/17 academic year."
"Work will commence this Summer following the appointment of OgilvieGroup to build the school."
"Local people will be able to see the new school building take shape over the summer months and we look forward to working with Ogilvie to see the school building develop from he design stage through to completion.
Both the school and Ogilvie will ensure that parents and pulls are provided with regular updates on the school's profess over the months ahead."
As reported by the BBC new service on 30th July, 2015, Scottish firms are seeing an increase in workload as the industry continues to recover. The latest RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) market survey found 33% respondents saw an increase in activity throughout the second quarter of this year. 73% more surveyors expect to see an increase in workloads.
Quoted from the BBC article, Ogilvie Construction's George Mackie commented,
"There still remains a serious shortage of construction professionals required to deliver the increase in workloads being experienced.
"This has the added effect of key staff being subject to increased unsolicited approaches from various sources as well as through social media.
"This will drive up costs as companies need to compete to maintain adequate resource levels."
Full story available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-33710800
Ogilvie Construction has once again received a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in this year’s RoSPA 2015 - Occupational Health & Safety Awards.
As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 59 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work. Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage improvement in occupational health and safety management. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Ogilvie Construction Ltd, contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”
Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said: “This award once again recognises our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of health and safety across every area of our operations. Safety is at the heart of everything that we do and we are delighted to receive another gold award.”
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 400 people across its various business operations.
Eleven staff at Ogilvie Group climbed three mountains and over 11,000 feet in 24 hours to raise £2,400 for UK charities.
A team from across the Group’s Geomatics, Fleet and Construction businesses completed the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge, climbing the three highest peaks in the UK, one after the other. They started at Ben Nevis in Scotland, then drove straight to Scafell Pike in England and finally on to Snowdon in Wales.
The money will be shared with the Motor Neuron Disease (MND) Association, Marie Curie Cancer Care, The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice and the Willen Hospice.
Mark McGarragh, Managing Director, Ogilvie Geomatics who led the initiative, said:
“It was a really tough challenge and at times really grueling, but everyone in the team is really proud to have raised so much for charity. We set ourselves a target of 24 hours and managed to complete the challenge with 20 minutes to spare.”
This story is also available at Project Scotland - The Scottish Construction News Magazine.
Construction News regularly report on the movements throughout the construction industry and release league table information. The current table for Contractors 2014-2015 puts Ogilvie Construction in the UK Top 50. Great news for the team who work tirelessly to get the tenders right and keep customer service focus at 100%.
For more league information, please visit http://www.constructionnews.co.uk/
Ogilvie Construction has started work on a £7.5 million project to build a new primary school in Armadale, West Lothian.
The contract was awarded by West Lothian Council and the new facility will include eight new classrooms and two general-purpose rooms as well as a gym and dining room and nursery provision for 60 pupils.
The project will also include the construction of a tarmac multi user games area, car parking and a grass pitch.