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.”
Judged by some of the UK’s most experienced and highly regarding figures in design, the Scottish Design Awards 2012 highlight the exceptional standards of design talent that exists in Scotland.
Ogilvie Construction are therefore delighted to achieve a double shortlist nomination at the recent Scottish Design Awards 2012 as both main contractor for Public Building of the Year 2012 and Contractor of the Year 2012. This recognition of Ogilvie Construction’s ongoing commitment to working closely with design teams to learn, understand, and consistently deliver projects of the highest quality that meet (and where possible exceed) the client’s expectations is particularly valued and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those who supported our nomination.
OGILVIE Construction has handed over the key to a revitalised hospital in north east Fife.
Adamson hospital and the adjoining Cupar Health Centre - were extended and refurbished in a £10 million project by Ogilvie, working for NHS Fife.
At a special ceremony to mark the completion of the redevelopment, Arthur Morris, the chairman of Glenrothes and North East Fife Community Health Partnership, accepted a giant key to the hospital from Martin Lalley, contracts manager at Ogilvie Construction.
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.