Building briefs – january 31st – scottish construction now!

Hamilton based employer Banks Renewables has received permission from the Scottish Government Energy Consents and Deployment Unit (EDCU) for its Kype Muir Extension Wind Farm, located south of Strathaven.

The 15 turbine, 51MW, expansion to the Kype Muir Wind Farm will increase the total capacity of the entire 41 turbine project to 139MW, capable of powering more than approximately 80,000 homes.

The 41 turbine project is estimated to produce a local revenue of around £17.5 million over the 25 year life cycle of the wind farm. Basketball court diagram with labels This is in addition to an expected boost to local businesses.

Under the umbrella of the Connect2Renewables Charter, which seeks to maximise the social, economic and environmental benefit of the development to the local area, the Kype Muir wind farm provides an investment opportunity that will support the local economy by creating jobs, skills and learning opportunities.


Banks Renewables has appointed Raeburn Drilling & Geotechnical Ltd of Hamilton to undertake site investigation work; the Central Scotland team of Euroforest, based in Dumfriesshire has been appointed for the forestry work and RJ McLeod of Glasgow has been for appointed to undertake the balance of plant works on site at Kype Muir.

Banks has also committed to supporting an employment and training fund, to be administered by South Lanarkshire Council that will help to develop the skills of local unemployed people in the area to help them in to work.

Previous works to remove 53km of overhead line from the eastern approach to the National was completed in 2012, early in the construction of the new 220km Beauly-Denny line.

New underground electricity distribution cables have now been installed to enable the removal of this further section of overhead line by replacing its role in powering local communities.

A further 10km of 132 kilovolt overhead line has been installed to replace underground cable in Perthshire. Buy fabric near me Approximately 6km of overhead line has also been removed in the vicinity of Beauly substation.

The leader of Scottish Borders Council, David Parker, and chairman of NHS Borders, John Raine, have this week welcomed an update on the progress of works that are being considered to improve the safety of the road junction at the Borders General Hospital.

Early in 2015, the two wrote to the Transport Minister with the backing of a number of the region’s MPs and MSPs to express their concern about the ongoing accident record and difficulties experienced at the junction on the A6091.

Transport Scotland, which is responsible for this section of road, commissioned Amey to carry out a feasibility study to determine whether there was a solution to help combat the difficulties being experienced by motorists at the junction.

This week, Transport Scotland confirmed in a letter that its preferred approach would be to install traffic signals at the junction and reduce the speed limit on the A6091.

At present, ongoing investigations are taking place to ensure that the signals will operate successfully and all the necessary changes to the junction and the A6091 can be accommodated.

It is anticipated that Transport Scotland will start consultation about the preferred design with stakeholders in February, with final agreement coming on the confirmed layout, and changes to be made, by the end of March.

If agreed, works would likely be carried out during 2017/18. Ncaa basketball tournament scores NHS Borders will also carry out improvements to the hospital entrance alongside SBC, who will make improvements to the road near the junction to support the new scheme.

The £5.3 million centre will be a pioneering community hub that brings together early years services under one roof and is planned to complete for late 2017 with transfer from the existing Arthurlie Family Centre taking place shortly after.

Councillors, staff and young people who will use the centre joined together at the site on Friday 27 January for a sod-cutting ceremony to mark the start of the work.

Once completed, the centre will increase the number of early years places available in the area, which will enhance the first-class integrated work the council is doing to support young children, parents and families. Team usa baseball It has been developed as part of the council’s early years work in a partnership between Education, Health and Social Care and Environment.

The new Arthurlie Family Centre will offer 120 morning and 120 afternoon places for three to five-year-olds. Basketball wives season 5 In addition it will offer 50 part-time places for children aged from birth to three and provide a community space for families.

The building will also bring together front-line staff from other council services and partner organisations, such as health visitors and social workers. Home design ideas 2016 There will be accommodation to enable staff to work with parents while their child is learning and cared for.

Transport convener councillor Lesley Hinds was today joined by utility companies in signing a public pledge for responsible management, coordination and communication of roadworks in Edinburgh.

Cllr Hinds signed the Edinburgh Road Works Ahead Agreement (ERWAA) at the City Chambers on the council’s behalf alongside representatives from SGN, CityFibre and Scottish Water.

Signatories are making a public commitment to ensure roadworks are carried out as smoothly, competently and responsibly as possible, with proper road management arrangements in place.

For example, road works sites must display appropriate public information boards to communicate relevant details about the works, such as updates to duration or an explanation if work is temporarily suspended.

The ERWAA will be reviewed annually and updated every five years to ensure it reflects up to date practices and working methods. Beach landscape drawing Any recommended amendments to the ERWAA will be agreed by all partners.

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