Seven in a row for Robertson Construction Central – £21million project completions marks busiest period

A new mental health hospital in Glasgow and the refurbishment of a landmark visitor centre in the Trossachs National Park are among seven major projects to have been completed by Robertson Construction Group’s Central business in recent weeks. The Central business which is part of the integrated infrastructure, support services and construction group, Robertson, is hailing the period as its busiest of 2013, with projects delivered with a total value of £20.8million.

Martin Smith, Regional Managing Director from Robertson, said:

“The last two months have been extremely productive for our team and we are proud to have delivered seven diverse developments from Dumfries & Galloway to the Scottish Borders and throughout the central belt of Scotland.

“That they were all completed within weeks of each other demonstrates the strength and capabilities of our team with all the projects designed to provide long term benefits to our clients.

“We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and with the economy now starting to show signs of improvement we are absolutely confident that we can build on our momentum in the months ahead.

“Our presence in this region has never been stronger and we are completely focussed on ensuring that we continue to grow, working collaboratively with our customers providing them with best value every time. We have a strong, dedicated team in our business, which has a proven track record of delivery in the industry across all sectors.”

Project details

Leverndale Hospital, Glasgow: Working in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde this £5.5million project saw the construction of a new build Adult Acute Unit. The centre will be used to provide treatment for people experiencing serious mental health issues and replaces an existing Victorian facility at the Southern General.

David Marshall Lodge, Aberfoyle: Working in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland the £2million project saw the significant refurbishment of an existing listed building in the Queen Elizabeth Forest in the Trossachs National Park. The work makes the visitor centre more accessible, improves wildlife viewing, and provides additional external amenities on site.

West Linton Primary School, Peebleshire: Working in partnership with Scottish Borders Council this £6.5million project saw the construction of a new build primary school. This BREEAM Excellent project has utilised a timber glulam structure, timber kit, ground-source heat pump, and natural stone as key elements of the building design.

HW Coates Warehouse, Grangemouth: This £2.7million project involved the construction of both a new COMAH warehouse and the extension of another warehousing facility in a live environment. HW Coates specialise in warehousing and transport for the global chemicals and pharmaceuticals sector.

McLure & Naismith Solicitors, Edinburgh: This £2million insurance project saw a complex rebuild of the main roof and entire external envelope of a live solicitor’s building in Ponton Street adjacent to Tollcross Primary School. Internal building improvements were also carried out as part of the remedial works.

Lidl, Glasgow: This £900k project saw the fast-track refurbishment of an existing live supermarket in Tollcross, in the city’s East End.

GLA Business Units, Annan: Working in conjunction with Scottish Enterprise this new build £1.2million project consisted of office and industrial space for local enterprises.