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Latest contracts: New homes, subsea project…

Cala Homes development at Gullane


A brownfield housing development has been given the go-ahead by East Lothian Council – marking a new chapter for a landmark building in the heart of Gullane.

CALA Homes’ detailed plans for 125 homes at the former Fire College site on the village’s Main Street, were approved unanimously by councillors.

Initially granted planning permission in principle in April 2016, central to the proposals is the sensitive renovation of the landmark Henderson House, as well as on-site provision of 31 high-quality affordable homes.

The developer has also pledged to invest £1,843,000 towards local education and other public facilities.

Aberlady housing

Planning permission has been granted for 107 homes at Aberlady by East Lothian Council’s planning committee

Cruden Homes will be build on land owned by Wemyss and March Estates off Kirk Road.

The site is allocated in the Draft Proposed East Lothian Local Development Plan and forms part of the wider housing contribution for East Lothian, which is required to deliver an additional 10,050 new homes by 2024. The population of the county is anticipated to grow by 35% by 2036.

Social housing go-ahead

Esh Border Construction has won a £1.5m tender to transform a dilapidated Edinburgh care home into much-needed social housing.

The Livingston-based company will reconfigure St Stephen’s Court in Calder Gardens to provide 29 one-bedroom properties for Edinburgh City Council. 

The local authority says that the building – which has lain derelict for five years – will be refurbished “to provide an asset that meets current housing needs and demands.”

Esh Border Construction expects to start on-site this week with a projected completion date of December.

Subsea contract

Aberdeenshire-based Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has been awarded a seabed clearance project, estimated to be worth seven figures, on the £2.6bn Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) in the Outer Moray Firth. 

The subsea technology company will conduct boulder clearing operations in 50 metre water depth, deploying its SCAR2 Seabed System from the Siem Ruby vessel on behalf of client Siem Offshore Contractors. 

BOWL is located approximately 13km off the Caithness coast and on completion in 2019 will consist of 84 turbines which are expected to power roughly 450,000 homes. 

Enermech deal

Mechanical services group EnerMech has strengthened its market position in the Caspian region by securing contracts with major operators valued at more than £40 million.

The contracts involve a number of EnerMech service lines including cranes and lifting, process, pipelines & umbilicals, valves, training and industrial services. 

Aberdeen-headquartered EnerMech has been awarded a three-year contract with BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Ltd to manage all of the Operator’s crane operation, maintenance and inspection requirements in Azerbaijan. 

The contract covers assets spread over seven platforms, includes 12 offshore pedestal cranes, and will see EnerMech increase its Azerbaijani workforce from its current level of 80% to 100% within a three-month period.

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