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Ogilvie completes £10 million health project

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 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.

Mr Morris said: “I am delighted to see the new Adamson Hospital coming to fruition. The superb redevelopment of the old hospital, with the additional new build, will provide improved facilities which will be an asset to the local community.”

Mr Lalley added: “This was an exciting project for us and we’re really pleased with the final results. The hospital continued to operate during the construction phase. It was therefore essential that we had a good working relationship with NHS Fife, as we were delivering a building in a ‘live environment’. We hope the new-look facilities at Adamson will prove popular with local people.”

The redevelopment works, which were completed in two phases, allow a wide range of health services to be delivered in modernised and enhanced facilities.

The upgraded health centre is already occupied by local GP practices, whilst the outpatient department, treatment room and minor injuries services have been operational since July 2011. Remaining services, which temporarily relocated to nearby Stratheden Hospital during the redevelopment work, are expected to move back to Adamson shortly.

The hospital was named after Alexander Adamson, who left money in his will to set up a village hospital in Ceres, near Cupar. The Adamson Institution was opened in 1877. It the early 1900s, the Adamson Trust was merged with the Cupar Sick Poor Nursing Association. A new cottage hospital was then opened at the current site at Bank Street, Cupar, in December 1904.

As well as Ogilvie, the Adamson refurbishment team included jmarchitects in Edinburgh; Turner and Townsend as project managers/lead consultant (as well as cost managers); Edinburgh and Glasgow-based RSP Consulting Engineers; and the Glasgow office of consultancy Grontmij, acting as structural engineers.

Ogilvie Construction, part of the Ogilvie Group is one of the leading building firms in Scotland. It works throughout Scotland and North England. Further information is available at


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Ogilvie helps charity in £10 million expansion plan

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.

The contract for this piece of work is around £600,000. However, the charity’s overall regeneration plans are estimated to cost just under £10 million.

Jason Glass, the director of operations at Camphill Blair Drummond, said: “We currently have 32 residents to whom Camphill is their home and ‘work’, and 12 day students. We’ve based around a large Victorian mansion surrounded by woodland. It’s a great setting. However, the listed mansion house does have limitations. We’ve therefore embarked on a six year plan to realise the potential of the site.”

Phil McEwan, the managing director of Ogilvie Construction, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Camphill Blair Drummond.

“We started on the new workshop, in the grounds of the house, this autumn and expect to finish on site early in 2012. The new building uses untreated timber cladding to help it fit into its woodland setting. We’re also installing a ground source heat pump to reduce the carbon footprint of the building and will carry out drainage and other associated works on site. It’s a fantastic, sustainable project.

“Camphill’s plans are very ambitious, and we wish them every success with their development at Blair Drummond. It’s a great charity helping people in the community.”


Adrian Mahoney, PR Consultant for Ogilvie Construction
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New £7 million complex a hit with residents

A £7 MILLION community complex has been officially opened in West Lothian.

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 new centre, off the town’s South Bridge Street, includes a library, community centre, registration office, customer information services (CIS) centre, advice shop, adult basic education, an IT learning suite, community meeting rooms and a café. The complex also includes a landscaped community garden, including an orchard.

Pictures of the interior and exterior of the new Bathgate Partnership Centre, officially opened on October 28. The gallery also shows Cllr Jim Walker, West Lothian Council’s executive councillor for culture and leisure, and council leader Cllr Peter Johnston at the opening ceremony.

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Pictures courtesy of West Lothian Council and The PR Store

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.

Cllr Walker said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been invited to open this fantastic new building. It is a marvellous resource for Bathgate with so many services available in one location. It is really vibrant and you can feel a buzz in the building. It is great that so many local community representatives attended along with a delegation from the town’s twinning partner Cran Gevrier.”

Phil McEwan, the managing director of Ogilvie Construction, said: “It’s great to see the new partnership centre up and running. It’s a fantastic addition to the public buildings in Bathgate and brings a wealth of local services under one roof.

“Ogilvie has a strong record working with local authorities. We were delighted to be awarded the contract by West Lothian Council to build this new centre.

“I’m very pleased with the finished result. The completed building is absolutely stunning and seems to be a real hit with local people.”

The striking new building was designed by architects BDP, also responsible for the Council’s new civic centre in nearby Livingston.

To mark the opening, local schoolchildren were asked to compose a poem about the new Bathgate complex – and design a logo to represent Bathgate’s Twinning Status with Cran Gevrier.

The poetry competition was won by Ross Brown, of the area’s Boghall Primary School. The logo competition was won by Iain Brown of Boghall Primary. Copies of the poem and logo are now hanging in the building and framed copies were also presented to the young people at the opening ceremony.

Ogilvie Construction, part of the Ogilvie Group, is one of the leading building firms in Scotland. The family-owned business has its head office in Stirling and operates throughout Scotland and the North of England.
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A news release on the centre, from architects BDP, is available online at

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£7 million civic complex opens in Bathgate

A NEW civic complex in West Lothian has opened its doors to the public.

The £7 million Bathgate Partnership Centre, off the town’s South Bridge Street, was built by Ogilvie Construction for West Lothian Council.

The striking new building, designed by architects BDP, brings council and community services together under one roof. It opened to users on Thursday, September 15, 2011.

The complex includes:

  • the town’s community centre;
  • a library;
  • a registration office;
  • a Customer Information Services (CIS) base;
  • a Food Creations Café;
  • council office accommodation;
  • meeting spaces for community groups; and
  • a landscaped garden, complete with an orchard.

The centre also houses the council’s Advice Shop, which provides help and assistance on a range of topics – including income maximisation, debt, fuel poverty and energy savings. It has also become the new headquarters for Adult Basic Education in West Lothian.

Jim Walker, the council’s executive councillor for culture and leisure, said: “I’m delighted to see the new Bathgate Partnership Centre, Lindsay House, open to the public.

“The centre will bring a new focus to Bathgate and meet the growing needs of the community. The new building is modern, attractive, practical and flexible, and the spaces will be used to their maximum potential.

“Bathgate Partnership Centre offers an excellent opportunity to join up council and community services in one central, convenient location. It also creates efficiencies, as services can share information and facilities to provide a better service for local people.

“It’s a huge task to move all these services into their superb new home, so we would ask local residents for their patience during the transition period.”

Phil McEwan, the managing director of Ogilvie Construction, said: “This new centre breathes new life into the heart of Bathgate, and provide a stunning building for local people to use. We’ve enjoyed a good relationship with West Lothian Council in the past and we were pleased to be awarded the contract to build the new centre.”

An official opening ceremony is due to take place at the Centre later this autumn.


Ewen McNamee, media and communications officer, West Lothian Council
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Fun day raises £3000

FAMILIES had a fun day out at Stirling-based Ogilvie Group’s first summer fete. They also raised around £3000 for charity.

See pictures here

The area around Ogilvie’s headquarters at Pirhall Business Park was turned into a fairground on Saturday. 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.

Group chief executive Duncan Ogilvie said: “The fete was a great success. We estimate around 250 people attended, raising a huge amount of money for charity. We thank all our staff and their families for their support. The weather was great and hopefully everyone had a fantastic day out.”

The final fundraising tally for the event totalled £2,955.75. The final charity recipients have still to be decided.

Ogilvie Group has grown in recent years from its core activities of construction and housebuilding to also cover vehicle fleet management, IT
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New homes for pensioners in £1.1 million project

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.


Councillor Barry McCulloch, the Council’s convener of housing and social work services, took part in a sod-cutting event, to mark work starting on site. It is hoped that the latest development will be completed by January next year.

Councillor McCulloch said: “It’s great to see the real progress that this council is making in delivering new build affordable homes for rent across the North Lanarkshire area.” He added that the Council was also improving existing housing stock.

Phil McEwan, the managing director of Ogilvie Construction said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with the Council housing team, providing quality, affordable homes for the people of North Lanarkshire.”

Ogilvie will team up with MAST soon to deliver a further 50 homes for the Council at Gartferry Road, Moddiesburn.

A full press release, giving more information, is available on North Lanarkshire Council’s website


Photograph shows (from left) Ronnie Paul (NLC), Louise Ewing (MAST), Councillor McGlinchey, Dave MacPherson (Ogilvie), Councillor McCulloch, Norrie Marsden (Ogilvie), Councillor Wallace, Elaine McHugh (NLC) and Ian Taggart (Ogilvie) at the site start.


** Gaynor Bell, Media and Communications Officer, North Lanarkshire Council
Tel: 01698 302298; Fax: 01698 266709; Email:



** Adrian Mahoney, PR Consultant for Ogilvie Construction
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£5 million project tees off at Renaissance Golf Club

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.

The new facility, which will cover four floors, is set to feature extensive hospitality, accommodation and leisure facilities, including:

  • private dining;
  • a wine cellar and tasting area;
  • a snug bar;
  • international business centre;
  • a private gym; and
  • spa and treatment rooms.

Phil McEwan, the managing director of Ogilvie Construction, said: “We have a strong background in the leisure and hospitality sector and are delighted to be selected as contractors for this prestigious contract.

“The clubhouse will have a number of viewing areas and terraces overlooking four greens including the 18th. The upper floor will also feature six luxury bedroom apartments to complement the existing 14 luxury suites in the club’s existing accommodation.

“Once finished it will be a truly iconic building in a beautiful setting. We can’t wait to get on site and start work.”

The Renaissance Club opened in East Lothian in 2008. It has almost 200 domestic and international members from counties across Europe, Asia and the USA. The new investment and facilities at the club are expected to attract considerable new membership interest.

Jerry Sarvadi, the managing director and joint owner of The Renaissance Club, said: “The creation of a new clubhouse and extension of our golf course marks the next major stage in the development of The Renaissance Club.

“We created and opened the Club in the midst of the recession and have been fortunate to receive such a high level of support and interest from our members in the early years. ”
The latest developments at the Renaissance Club will take the total investment to date to over £20 million, all of which has been funded by the owners – the Sarvadi family, private members and individual investors.

The golf course extension is being designed by award winning US golf architect, Tom Doak, who originally worked with the owners to create the Renaissance course.

The extension features three new holes 9, 10 and 11 which will have dramatic new views overlooking the Firth of Forth and will add considerably to both the course features and playing challenge. Beyond the clubhouse development and course extension, the Renaissance owners are also considering the creation of a stand-alone, twenty bedroom luxury lodge in the longer term.

This would add to the Club’s accommodation and leisure facilities for international guests and their families seeking to enjoy a short break in Scotland with the appeal of easy access to Europe.

To find out more about The Renaissance Club, please visit

Ogilvie Construction, part of the Ogilvie Group, is one of the leading building firms in Scotland. The family-owned business has its head office in Stirling and operates throughout Scotland and the North of England.

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** Adrian Mahoney, PR Consultant for Ogilvie Construction
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Ogilvie completes work on £9 million project

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.

The historic building has served the people of Lothian for over 140 years. The renovation and extension maintained the character of the original hospital at the same time creating a modern and spacious city centre health centre. The revamped building includes a “living” roof made of sedum and solar panels.

Dr Gordon Scott of NHS Lothian said he was delighted to see the new centre open. “Our new home will allow us to deliver a seamless service for the public, where, for example patients can receive advice on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and contraception at the same time,” he said.

The full story is on the NHS Lothian website

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Time Capsule revamp is a splash hit

Fun at the Time Capsule, CoatbridgeONE 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.

Phil McEwan, the managing director of Ogilvie Construction – the main contractor on site – said: “It’s great to see the Time Capsule operational again and being a huge hit with families. This major refurbishment project breathed new life into the complex, making one of Scotland’s most popular leisure centres even more popular than ever.

“The project, which was completed just before Christmas, made major enhancements to the leisure facilities on offer – and also upgraded the plant and structures behind the scenes. Here at Ogilvie, we drew on our considerable experience in the leisure sector to deliver the enhancements on time and on budget and were delighted to be a part of this prestigious project.

“We wish North Lanarkshire Council, the Trust operating the centre, and the staff and customers at The Time Capsule every success for the future.”

The centre – one of the busiest leisure pools in Scotland – was re-opened by Tom Curley, the Provost of North Lanarkshire Council (which owns the building) on January 14.

Provost Curley said: “The Time Capsule looks fantastic and it’s great credit to everyone who worked hard to make it happen. It has a proud past and can look forward to an exciting future thanks to the improvements that have been made. I’d like to congratulate everyone involved for making it such a success and look forward to seeing the centre continue to develop and the plans for the ice-rink coming to fruition.”

The new centre has proved to be a hit with the public, boasting over 40,000 visits since the first phase of works were completed in December 2010. This represents an increase of 130 per cent on the same period last year.

In addition to the Tornado Tantrum ride, there’s also Splashdown Island, an interactive play area. It features Scotland’s “largest tipping bucket”, which takes seven minutes to fill before unleashing up to two tons of water on swimmers below.

Councillor Jim Logue, who chairs the Time Capsule Trust, said the Time Capsule attracts people from all over the UK.

He said: “We’ve set an ambitions target one million visitors this year, so naturally we’re delighted that so many people have visited in the opening weeks. Local people have been enjoying the new facilities too, and we’ve noticed many people with young families using it during the day.

“It’s important to remember that this is just phase one of the improvements. We’ll soon be starting work on the refurbishment of the ice rink and have plans to include a health suite.”


ABOVE: Phil McEwan (first left) of Ogilvie Construction at the Time Capsule launch event. Pictures courtesy of North Lanarkshire Council.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact

For Ogilvie Construction:
– Adrian Mahoney, PR Consultant for Ogilvie Construction
Tel: 01506 823714 or 07967 150560; email:

For North Lanarkshire Council:
– Colin Fraser, Media and Communications Officer, North Lanarkshire Council
Tel: 01698 302054; email:
– Sam Clarke, Media and Public Affairs Manager, North Lanarkshire Council
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Angus splashes out on £9 million pool project

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 new swimming pool will be joined to the existing Montrose Sports Centre and will have a main six lane pool, a viewing gallery and a studio pool with a moving floor. The pools will accommodate swimming tuition at all levels, including competitive swimming and training, water polo and play activities.

When completed, the new sports and swimming facility will also have a health suite with sauna, steam room and a relaxation area, a fitness suite and multi-purpose rooms for meetings and training.


A computer generated image of how the new complex will look. Courtesy of Angus Council.

Provost Leslie Melville said: “I am delighted to mark the beginning of work on this tremendous new facility which, when completed in August 2012 will benefit the whole of Angus and especially the people of Montrose. It will be constructed to a very high standard and will attract visitors into Angus. The pool will encourage people of all ages to keep fit and healthy through swimming and other sports and I am confident that enthusiasts with a diverse range of abilities will enjoy this new pool.”

Phil McEwan, the managing director of Ogilvie Construction, said: “I’m very pleased to see work starting on site. This project will create a fantastic new community facility that has been eagerly awaited by people in the area.

“Ogilvie Construction has a strong background in the leisure sector, and we were delighted to win the contract to build the new pool and the associated fitness facilities.

“Creating this enlarged sports facility will provide a huge boost for local families and – hopefully – encourage everyone to get out and be more active.

“I understand a webcam is being installed so people can keep an eye on the site as work progresses. I hope they’ll be pleased with what they see – and local residents will be delighted with the finished product, due to be launched in the autumn of 2012.”

The project has received endorsement at national level.

sportscotland chair Louise Martin said: “sportscotland has been involved in this project since its inception. It’s great to see work getting underway on-site. We have worked closely with our partners in Angus Council to design a swimming pool that meets the need of the local community, along with making an investment of £1 million from our Sports Facilities Fund.

“The pool signifies a major development for the people of Montrose, and it will offer those in the community new opportunities to take part in sport.”

Scottish Minister for Public Health and Sport Shona Robison said: “I am delighted to see work underway on this exciting project which will be a superb addition to the leisure facilities in Montrose. Having access to a new pool will be a real benefit to the local community – it has been designed with local needs in mind.

“Swimming in Scotland has been a huge success in recent years and we want this to continue. All Scots can be inspired by the 2014 Commonwealth Games to get active and have fun – that way we can Increase participation in sport and deliver a lasting legacy for Scotland.”

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Linda Menzies, public relations officer, Angus Council
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Adrian Mahoney, the PR Store, for Ogilvie Construction
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