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Our news section includes Peter Graham & Partners news, general construction industry news and CDM Regulations/Health & Safety related news which we hope you will find informative.

New Employers Agent and QS Commissions

We are delighted to announce the following Employers Agent and Quantity Surveying commissions:

We have recently been appointed to Berwickshire Housing Association’s development framework, along with Architects/Principal Designers Smith Scott Mullan and Engineers Harley Haddow. This continues our existing relationship with Berwickshire where we have previously been appointed to deliver 91 houses/flats in Chirnside, Duns,and Eyemouth. 16 properties are currently being built in Duns and enabling works for 30 properties in Eyemouth has been completed with the main contract due to commence this summer.

We have recently been appointed by Bield Housing and Care to upgrade two properties in Duns and Livingston. Works in Duns involves the installation of lifts and is due to start on site in June 2017. The work in Livingston is for a rolling programme of alterations and refurbishment with some of the works already completed. Further works are due to commence in June 2017.

We have recently been appointed by Eildon Housing Association to deliver a housing development in Galashiels comprising 34 flats. Work is due to start on site next spring with the possibility of enabling works commencing earlier than this.

Our Amy Newlands talks at CITB Construction Education Event

EXTRACT FROM BORDER TELEGRAPH NEWS ARTICLE

Young women in the Borders have gained an insight into a potential career in construction this week.

Around 90 girls aged between 14 to 15 from secondary schools throughout the region attended the Women into Construction event at Borders College on March 7.

The group heard stories from industry insiders, spanning a range of career options from joinery and painting to architecture and civil engineering.

The educational event was held by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, between Monday, March 6 to Friday, March 10.

Industry speakers included Gill Henry, Hazel Davies, Lynsey Jackson and forth year joinery apprentice Adam Sim from The Cruden Group, along with Lindsay Wilson from Edinburgh University and Amy Newlands from Peter Graham and Partners.

Anthony Keenan APS designation increased from IMaPS to CMaPS

We are pleased to confirm that having passed additional specialist construction health & safety examinations for the Association for Project Safety (APS), Anthony Keenan’s APS membership designation now increases from IMaPS (Incorporated Member),  to CMaPS (Certified Member).

As announced by APS earlier this year, the new CMaPS category is designed to offer existing IMaPS members a means of acquiring and demonstrating a high level of skills, knowledge and experience and proven ability in providing construction health & safety advice.

This together with maintaining our CHAS/SSIP accreditation for CDM Principal Designer Services demonstrates our ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest level of standards and service level for our Clients.

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Project Completion: Eastern General for Hillcrest Housing Association

The completion and final handover at Eastern General, Edinburgh took place on the 6th December with all 155 properties now in Hillcrest Housing Association’s possession.

This concludes the first two phases for this development with the third phase currently on site at Fleming Place.

This third phase includes 36 properties for Hillcrest and 40 properties for Bield Housing and Care and continues our successful relationship with Hillcrest and J Smart & Co, the contractor for the overall development.

CDM Appointment: Ropeworks Phase 1 at Salamander Place, Edinburgh

Peter Graham & Partners are delighted to have been appointed by Teague Homes (UK) Ltd as CDM Principal Designer on the first phase of this large 600 unit regeneration project.

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