310 St Vincent Street

Clark Contracts completing £5.6m fit out of 310 St Vincent Street

Praxis Real Estate Management has appointed Clark Contracts to complete a major £5.6m fit out of its office development at 310 St Vincent Street, Glasgow. The former Whyte and MacKay building was acquired by Praxis…

(from left to right) – Wellbeing Lab Manager Jen Wood, Food and Beverage Manager Gillian Heath, Head Chef Kenny Sheekey and Restoration Yard Store Manager Victoria Gray

£7m Restoration Yard celebrates first year

The team at Restoration Yard at Dalkeith Country Park, raised their glasses this week to celebrate its first anniversary. Restoration Yard opened its doors to the public in July 2016 following a £7million investment to…

The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show Returns to Edinburgh

The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show, the go-to consumer exhibition for self-builders, home renovators and improvers, is back at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on 21 – 22 October 2017. The Show will be packed…

Keith Aitken

Keith Aitken: Evolving Edinburgh – how has the capital changed since 2007?

A decade is a long time in any game. When I joined GVA ten years ago, all areas of property except for industrial were on the up in Scotland. Things were going great guns but…

Stephen Kemp

Scottish builders’ confidence declines as fears over future work pipeline grow

The confidence of employers in the Scottish construction industry has taken a hit as fears over future work prospects grow. This is a key conclusion of the latest Scottish Construction Monitor, a quarterly survey of…

Andrew Sutherland

Commercial LBTT revenue tumbles by a third

Revenue Scotland has released data showing that commercial revenue from the Scottish Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) fell 31% in June compared to the same month in 2016. Revenues from the commercial element of…

An artist’s impression of the 500 King Street development

Prime student development in Aberdeen could be last feasible investment opportunity

Investors are being given a rare opportunity to back one of the last remaining student accommodation developments next to the Aberdeen University campus in King Street. West Coast Estates’ flagship 500 King Street scheme is…

32 Inglis Green Road, Edinburgh

Dance school steps into former CITB Office

Dance activity provider, Simon Says Dance, has agreed a 10-year lease for 492 sq m (5,299 sq ft) at 32 Inglis Green Road in Edinburgh. The two storey property was previously utilised as an office…

Caroline Thomas (left) and Diane Paterson at Macdonald Norwood Hall

Senior appointments at Macdonald Norwood Hall as hotel targets growth

The Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Diane Paterson as director of sales and Caroline Thomas as standards and training manager to help drive the business forward.…

133 Finnieston Street

Three new deals within a month at 133 Finnieston Street, Glasgow

Squarestone Growth has secured three new deals at 133 Finnieston Street, Glasgow within just four weeks. Existing tenant, global research organisation Clintec has signed a deal to expand its office by 65 per cent as…

L-R Kieran Degabriele and Gordon Fettes

Knight Frank announces two new appointments for Aberdeen team

Global property firm Knight Frank has boosted its team in Aberdeen with the announcement of two new appointments. Gordon Fettes joins the Professional Department as a senior surveyor dealing with rating revaluation appeals and rent…

John Glen

Buccleuch annual results shows turnover standing at £29.986m

Buccleuch has announced their annual results which shows that group income for The MDS Estates Ltd., the parent holding company of Buccleuch, totaled £14.412m, while turnover was £29.986m. This figure reflects changes in financial reporting…

The Bonham in Edinburgh

£118 million invested into Scotland’s hotels sector in first half of 2017

According to international real estate advisor Savills, around £118 million has been invested into Scotland’s hotels sector in the first half of 2017, already in line with total transaction volumes reached in 2016 (£119.7 million).…

One Lochrin Square, Edinburgh

Record-breaking half year for Edinburgh office market

The biggest office leasing deal in Edinburgh for over twenty years has helped generate a record level of half year occupier activity, despite the General Election slowing decision making across certain sectors and pockets of…

St. Enoch cinema CGI

Multi-million pound St. Enoch Centre development to include VUE Cinemas and new restaurant space

VUE Cinemas will be situated in the new multi-million Glasgow’s St. Enoch Centre development. The shopping centre is creating an entertainment and dining destination in the heart of the city and in addition to the…

Silver Fin Aberdeen

Aberdeen office take-up for first half of 2017 exceeds entire 2016 figure

According to international real estate advisor Savills, office take-up in Aberdeen in the first half of 2017 has already reached approximately 270,000 sq ft (25,083 sq m), marking a 17% increase on total take-up for…

A CGI of the new office development at New Waverley

UK Government to Move 2,900 Civil Servants to New Waverley

The UK Government has announced that it will take approximately 190,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space at New Waverley, moving some 2,900 civil service jobs into the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. This…

Vaughan Hart

Scottish builders ‘increasingly concerned’ by planned new craft apprenticeship framework

Scottish construction employers are becoming increasingly concerned by plans to introduce a new framework governing how apprentices working in the industry’s traditional craft trades are trained and employed. The warning has been issued by a…

Left to right: Gordon Rafferty - Head of Property for Scotland, Ross Millar - Managing Director for Scotland, Graeme Mair - Senior Consultant for Warehouse Expansion

Lidl begins construction on new Eurocentral distribution centre

Construction has started on the new Lidl Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) at Eurocentral in North Lanarkshire. Lidl is working with construction firm Winvic Construction Ltd to build the RDC, which will create up to 360…

Record Highs In Central Belt Power Scottish Private Rental Sector

The latest Citylets quarterly report saw the Scottish Private Rental Sector (PRS) reach a new record high in Q2 2017 with average rents up 1.5% year on year (YOY) to £789 on average. Scotland Growth…

Miller Homes Scotland Managing Director Stewart Lynes (Photography by Stewart Attwood)

Miller Homes reports over 90% forward sales across Scotland

Miller Homes, the Edinburgh headquartered UK house builder, has announced it is over 90% forward sold across its Scottish developments for 2017. Stewart Lynes, Managing Director of Miller Homes Scotland, said his team enter the…

L-R Sandy Adam and Alan Esso, both Springfield Properties; David Oxley, Acting Director of Business and Sector Development, HIE, and Councillor John Cowe, Moray Council.

HIE approves £1.9m for Elgin Business Park

Elgin Business Park Limited (EBPL), controlled by the owners of Springfield Properties Plc, has secured a £1.9 million investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). The HIE funding will go towards the £6.8 million cost…

6-7 Blythswood Square

£2.45m Glasgow townhouse snapped up by developer

A townhouse in the centre of Glasgow’s business district has changed hands in a seven-figure deal after being snapped up by a major speculative development and construction firm. 6/7 Blythswood Square comprises 16,200 sq. ft…

Claire Watson

Solid second quarter for Glasgow office market

Glasgow’s office occupier market performed in line with five year averages over the second quarter of 2017 but was bolstered by a handful of large lettings, according to new research from JLL. Office take-up in…

From left - David McGrath, MD of CALA Homes (East), and Bruce Dickson, Regional Director of BAM Construction at the site

Construction Partner Confirmed for The Crescent at Donaldson’s

BAM Construction has been appointed as lead contractor for a landmark development within Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. Following the signing of a contract worth more than £30 million, BAM Construction will deliver the main shell…

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