Multiple contract wins for ‘thriving’ Ashwood Scotland
Steady recovery reported since lockdown restrictions eased
Four new contracts totaling £1.27m have been awarded to Ashwood Scotland since the construction industry was permitted to start returning to work towards the end of June.
The quartet of projects will commence at Townsend Place in Kirkcaldy; Greenrigg Primary School and Stoneyburn Primary School in West Lothian, and at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Geosciences.
The largest of these is a £390,000 brief at Greenrigg Primary School in Harthill where a new extension and upgrades to the existing school will be undertaken.
Over 70 staff are now employed by the Livingston-based firm who last week celebrated their 21st anniversary in business.
“Following an extremely challenging period for everyone in the construction industry, we have emerged stronger than ever and the business is thriving,” commented Ashwood’s managing director, Archie Meikle.
“These contract wins coming so soon after restrictions were eased are a very welcome boost.”
In addition to the contract awards recently secured the company is understood to be preferred bidder on a further £2.95m of orders.
At West Register House in Edinburgh, meanwhile, the ongoing restoration by Ashwood of the National Archives in Charlotte Square has reached a significant milestone.
The building’s gold leaf cross, which sits atop its iconic copper dome, has been revealed with scaffolding beginning to come down as the project approaches completion.
And across the city at Edinburgh Zoo, Ashwood is close to completing a new enclosure for the attraction’s giraffes with the facility thought to be one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
“We are currently working on a diverse range of projects from heritage through to new build construction,” added Mr Meikle.
- West Register House, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. Credit: Nadin Dunnigan Photography