14 students studying Architectural Technology at the City of Glasgow College for Built Environment got the chance of seeing what it’s really like to work on a live site.
Ogilvie Construction, currently underway with the construction of the new 262 bedroom Student Accommodation in Collegelands offered assistance to the college by inviting the students to site giving them an insight to life in the construction industry.
George Mackie has joined Ogilvie Construction as Commercial Director, enhancing the senior team as the company continues to deliver solid growth across its operations.
George Mackie - joins Ogilvie Construction in Stirling. George will play key role at Ogilvie, overseeing estimating, pre-construction and surveying. He is a veteran of the Scottish construction sector with a proven track record of over 35 years in the business, the last 13 of which have been at boardroom level.
Ogilvie Construction has a new look for 2015 after rebranding the business with a new corporate identity that builds on more than 60 years of success.
Ogilvie Construction 2015 vans with Donald MacDonald
Ogilvie was founded in 1953 as a construction company and is one of the country’s most successful family-owned businesses, maintaining its position among Scotland’s leading building contractors.
We are delighted to welcome our new group of Apprentices who have joined the Ogilvie Group. They are all based on various sites as well as attending their respective colleges.
One of Scotland’s leading independent family owned businesses, Ogilvie Construction, has received a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in this year’s 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 58 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work.
The team from Ogilvie Construction were given a 150 year old surprise while working on a project to refurbish the Village Hall in Gartmore, Stirlingshire.
A glass time capsule was found in in a specially constructed stone buttress at the base of the front elevation of the building. To the astonishment of the team on site it contained a ‘Groat’, or four pence piece, dating back to 1836, along with a sixpence dated 1844.
Stirling based Ogilvie Construction has been awarded the contract to transform Cromlix, recently bought by tennis champion Andy Murray, into a luxury five star venue.
Ogilvie has already started the extensive refurbishment of the listed Victorian mansion, which will create a 15 room exclusive hotel, set in 34 acres of countryside five miles outside Dunblane. It is scheduled to reopen next Spring.
Ogilvie Group has appointed Phil McEwan as Executive Chairman to succeed John Berry, who will step down at the end of June after six years in the role in a non-executive capacity.
Phil has been Managing Director of Ogilvie Construction for 16 years, during which time he has successfully led the business to become one of the leading construction companies in Scotland.
Donald MacDonald, currently Surveying Director of Construction, will take over as Managing Director of the construction business and also join the Ogilvie Group Board.
Construction works have begun on a new 180 bed Premier Inn and Thyme Restaurant, designed by Lawrence McPherson Associates and constructed by Ogilvie Construction, for Whitbread PLC at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. The hotel scheduled to open for the Commonwealth games in 2014.
Located on the South side of the river Clyde, the new 6 storey hotel will sit next to the BBC Scotland building and directly opposite the SECC and the 'Armadillo'. The larger Pacific Quay development sits on the site of the former Glasgow garden Festival which was held in 1988. Pacific Quay now is home to the Glasgow Science Centre, IMAX cinema, The Millennium Tower as well as being the new home for BBC Scotland and STV.
It’s no secret that the construction industry in Scotland hasn’t had its troubles to seek in recent years and it’s with this in mind that good news of a strong start to 2013 for Stirling based Ogilvie Construction, part of the family owned Ogilvie Group of companies, is all the more welcome.
Announcing that Ogilvie have received contract awards in excess of £20million during the first month of this year, Peter Queen (Pre-Construction Director) said “It’s the diversity of these project awards that is of particular significance to us. With clients from both private and public sectors, projects ranging from £750k to over £10million, and at locations throughout Scotland, our portfolio continues to demonstrate our commitment to working closely with clients and their design teams to get the job done.”