Scots engineering firm luggage new contract in remaining building stage

A SCOTS engineering firm has landed a contract for the final piece of vacant land at a Renfrew procuring centre.

Dougall Baillie Associates (DBA), the East Kilbride-based impartial consulting engineer, has landed an entire structural design contract on a housing growth on the final piece of vacant land at Renfrew’s huge Braehead Buying Centre.

Working with Bellway Houses, the agency will present design companies at Laymoor Avenue, Braehead for a number of flats, terraced, semi-detached and indifferent properties.

Whereas DBA’s newest contract win is more likely to be its final residential parcel to be developed at Braehead, it completes a series of affiliation with Braehead which stretches again for greater than 25 years.

The contract is for the final plot of vacant land in Braehead Buying Centre. (C) Fergus Adams

DBA Managing Director Fergus Adams claimed that the 40-employee agency was “instrumental” in unlocking entry to the event within the nineties.

He stated: “DBA founder Willard Dougall was requested to provide you with engineering options when Capital Buying Centres, the unique developer, was battling the issue of tips on how to get site visitors from the M8 motorway into the automotive parks for the retail vacation spot.

“He developed the novel thought of utilizing an current railway underpass as a street route, which entailed utilizing in situ bridges and re-aligning railway sidings to string the motorway off-ramp by the bridges from the M8 motorway to the centre.

“Willard negotiated the mandatory departures from customary with Transport Scotland and secured the approvals.

“It created two factors of entry from the motorway community and broke the logjam for the event, letting it develop into the centre we now know.

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“His street remains to be how consumers and leisure guests make their manner into Braehead immediately.”

The motorway and street works concerned at the moment amounted to some £20m of infrastructure works.

Two years after Braehead opened in 1999, IKEA was constructed and DBA was concerned in upgrades to the street networks to accommodate the extra site visitors flows.

5 years later, the Xsite procuring, cinema and ski and snowboard centre was developed, creating extra infrastructure challenges and upgrades for the street community.

After that, a retail park was developed to the east of the procuring centre and quite a few residential parcels began to emerge to the west of the centre, on King’s Inch Highway.

DBA was intently concerned within the crucial infrastructure design for this continued development.

“We now have contributed loads to the Renfrewshire space over the course of the years,” stated Mr Adams.

“Our most up-to-date contracts with Bellway at the moment are underway. In some ways it’s the final piece of the Braehead jigsaw.”

DBA has expanded from its West Central Scotland base of operations to win work all through Scotland, significantly with massive housebuilders and Housing Associations.

Previously yr, it has offered companies for schemes with values of as much as £200m, including almost 2,000 new properties to the housing inventory.