construction, Ogilvie, public sector

Ogilvie starts work on £2.9 million recycling facility

OGILVIE Construction has started work building a new £2.9 million recycling and waste management facility for Stirling Council.

The new facility will be situated at Lower Polmaise, near Fallin – just outside Stirling. It will receive all recyclables and waste collected from households, and will enable sorting of quality materials to be reused and recycled, diverting as much as possible away from landfill sites.

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From left: Stirling Council’s Head of Waste Kevin Robertson; Councillor Jim Thomson, the Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment; Councillor Graham Reed, Opposition Spokesperson for Environment; and Phil McEwan, the Managing Director of Ogilvie Construction.

Phil McEwan, the Managing Director of Ogilvie Construction, attended a sod-cutting ceremony today (February 8).

He said: “As a Stirling-based company, we’re delighted to be working with Stirling Council to deliver this new facility. This multi-million pound contract is one of a series of new business wins in the past few weeks, securing employment for local people. It’s great to see work starting on site and I look forward to the new facility being completed.”

He added: “Things have been tough for construction firms – including ourselves – but we’re confident that we offer the right mix of pricing and quality to win major contracts like this.

“As a local business, we enjoy a good relationship with Stirling and neighbouring councils and pitch competitively to win tenders. We also benefit from our strategic location in Stirling, at the very heart of Scotland. This is helping us win not just local work but projects much further a field.”

Councillor Jim Thomson, the Council’s portfolio holder for the environment, said: “This project represents a substantial investment by the Council in the future delivery of recycling and waste management services. It is welcoming that local company Ogilvie Construction has won the contract as this will support local jobs and bring economic benefits to our area. The new centre will provide the essential infrastructure to enable the Council to further increase the recycling and minimisation of waste which will save money, provide best value and deliver environmental benefits for local people.”

A full release has been issued by Stirling Council.
Access the full Council press release here
For Council media enquiries contact Fiona Fulton on (01786) 443361 or Adrian Mahoney, for Ogilvie Construction, tel. 01506 823714 / 07967 150560

** Ogilvie Construction, part of the Ogilvie Group, is one of the leading building firms in Scotland.
Find out more at http://www.ogilvie.co.uk

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