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.
WORK has started on building new homes for pensioners in the Millerston area of Lanarkshire.
Ogilvie Construction is carrying out the work on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council. The new homes, off Coshneuk Road, were designed by MAST architects.
The £1.1 million project - supported by £300,000 in funding from the Scottish Government - will see the creation of 11 "amenity" bungalows, purpose-built for older people. The new homes are part of a wider £75 million "Building for the Future" programme by the Council to deliver 500 new affordable properties for rent over five years.
PLANS to invest £5 million in a new clubhouse and golf course extension have been revealed by the Renaissance Golf Club in East Lothian.
Ogilvie Construction will carry out building work on the site near the historic village of Dirleton. The new building has been designed by Edinburgh-based Yeoman McAllister. Preliminary ground works are expected start shortly. The new clubhouse should be completed by the summer of 2013, in time for the British Open Championship at the nearby Muirfield golf course.
OGILVIE Construction has completed building work on a £9 million project to extend and refurbish the former Chalmers Hospital in Edinburgh into a new Sexual Health Centre.
The new NHS Lothian facility opened its doors to the public on June 7, 2011.
CONSTRUCTION work has started on a £9 million project to create a new swimming pool and sports facility in Montrose in the north of Scotland.
Angus Council marked the commencement of site works by holding a ground-breaking ceremony today (Thursday, March 10, 2011).
Provost Ruth Leslie Melville, joined Louise Martin, chair of sportscotland, and Phil McEwan of contractors Ogilvie Construction at the turf-cutting ceremony. sportscotland will contribute £1 million towards the £9 million cost.
THE first stage of a £12 million business park development in North Lanarkshire is getting underway.
Initial infrastructure works have started on the 3.5 acre site to the west of Coatbridge to create Drumpellier Business Park.
The site, located on the A89 route to Glasgow, just off the M8, has detailed planning consent for some 65,000 sq ft. of office buildings, over nine pavilions.
Once finished, it will provide a range of business properties to meet the growing market for owner-occupied offices in the area – as well as leasehold properties.
Ogilvie Construction has started work building a new £2.9 million recycling and waste management facility for Stirling Council.
The new facility will be situated at Lower Polmaise, near Fallin – just outside Stirling. It will receive all recyclables and waste collected from households, and will enable sorting of quality materials to be reused and recycled, diverting as much as possible away from landfill sites.
ONE of Scotland’s leading leisure centres has been officially re-opened after the first phase of a £6 million revamp.
The Time Capsule in Coatbridge has had extensive renovation work over the past year.
It now boasts a unique new attraction: Europe’s only indoor “Tornado Tantrum” slide. The thrilling 30 second slide, which was imported from Canada, can be enjoyed by up to four people at once.
OGILVIE Construction has just taken delivery of 30 new Ford Transit vans.
“It’s part of our commitment to invest in plant and machinery to deliver the very best for our customers,” said managing director Phil McEwan.
“During this downturn, some companies are cutting back on renewing vehicles and other essential equipment to do the job. We think this can be a false economy.”
The new vans will replace existing Ford Transits in the Ogilvie Construction fleet – which totals 200 vehicles.
OGILVIE Construction has handed over new council flats to East Lothian Council.
The eight, one-bedroomed properties at Middleshot Square in Prestonpans will provide homes for local familes.
Ogilvie Construction Managing Director Phil McEwan said: "We're delighted to hand over these new flats to East Lothian Council - helping to provide high quality, affordable accommodation for local people. I hope residents moving into the properties will be very happy in their new homes."