Relevant Projects and Information

Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

We have carried out various high quality civil engineering projects for both the public and private sector in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.

We are immensely proud that our staff and employees have played a significant role in the upgrading and regeneration of Paisley Town Centre’s Public Realm and wider areas, since 1995, and were the sponsors of the 2008 Paisley 10k fun run.

Paisley Abbey Public Realm of 1996 won a Bali award, and was the centre-piece of Paisley’s £12m Public Realm Programme on which our Brian MacAlister I. Eng.,M.I.C.E Managing Director, was the Engineer’s Representative, throughout. Brian MacAlister has a proven track record in this sector and has overseen all of our similar projects since joining our team in June 2005.

A significant proportion of our staff and Employees worked with Brian on Abbey Close and various other high quality works to Paisley’s Public Realm during this period, and the principles learned have helped make our Company what it is today, where our permanent Landscapes and Contracts Ltd site employees undertake all Civils and Landscaping works on-site, ensuring that programmes are implemented to suit the project rather than the demands and requirements of hired-in subcontract labour.

Note that our considerations in respect of programming are based on restrictions imposed by public safety, businesses, shops, traffic and the general public in consultation with our various Clients.

Examples of our work in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

North Lanarkshire

Throughout the last several years we have developed strong Links with Local Government, Housing Associations, Education departments and private sector Clients in North Lanarkshire, as well as Training Organisations and Employment Agencies. This has enabled us to tailor our “fully professional” services to our individual Clients, who in turn have provided us with repeat business over the years ensuring our controlled growth, with approximate annual turnovers as shown below,

Year Value
2002 £215,000
2003 £350,000
2004 £490,000
2005 £710,000
2006 £1,300,000
2007 £1,300,000
2008 £1,500,000
2009 £1,500,000
2010 £800,000
2011 £1,200,000
2012 £1,100,000
2013 £1,000,000
2014 £268,000
2015 £1,474,237

We have a longstanding relationship with North Lanarkshire Council, and have an ongoing agreement with them to deliver intermediate labour market training through the Ambassador’s Programme. We have also enjoyed being the sponsors of their “Service Provider of the Year”, an ethos that we aspire to in every respect.

Examples of recently completed projects in the North Lanarkshire area
Urban Regeneration and Back Court Renewal Projects
Deedes Street Phases 1 and 2 £500,000
Hunters Street, Airdrie £ 170,000
Renfrew Street, Phases 1 and 2 £ 150,000
Craigneuk Community Park, Airdrie £ 150,000
Cumbernauld Northern Approaches £ 350,000
Environmental Improvement Schemes
Woodside, Glen & Doonside Towers, Motherwell £ 750,000
Small Communities, Airdrie £ 145,000
Browsburn Pathways £ 100,000
Cambusnethan Cemetery, Wishaw £ 300,000
Church Street £ 255,000
Local Area Improvements, Wishaw £ 210,000
Redbridge and Coltswood Towers £ 350,000
Soft Landscaping
Strathclyde Business Park £ 150,000
Carparks and Infrastructure
Tannochside Park £ 600,000
Marshalls Plc, Carluke £ 150,000
Hamilton International Technology Park £ 150,000
Childrens Play Areas
Abronhill Community Park £ 425,000
Palacerigg Country Park £ 200,000
Glenboig £ 900,000

Dumbarton Public Realm

In recent years we have carried out extensive upgrading works to the Public Realm in Dumbarton Town Centre, including Phase 1 Dumbarton Gate, College Street, Risk Street, the associated Carparks & Wynds, and High Street Phases 2 and 3, improving the appearance of the various streets and spaces within Dumbarton Town Centre, in accordance with Dumbarton’s Public Realm Design Guide.

These works included the renewal of the various hard surfaces, including high quality natural stone to roads and footpaths, improving and extending car parks in and around the town centre, and implementing traffic restrictions within the central section of the High Street to control congestion, in response to various research and a public consultation.

Key to providing a brighter and enhanced town centre we substantially upgraded the street lighting system and refurbished the wynds and closes connecting pedestrians from the carparks to the High Street, and carried out builderswork refurbishment to two underpasses.

These works were funded by West Dunbartonshire Council, the former Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire, the Scottish Executive's Public Transport Fund and the European Regional Development Fund, and incorporated the highest quality of workmanship and materials as follows

  • Caithness flagstones
  • Polished and hewn granites
  • Random rubble walling
  • Iguzzini street lighting system
  • Tarmacadam surfacing
  • Ornamental metalwork
  • Planting of street trees and soft landscaping
  • Traditional whin setts
  • Cropped granite setts
  • Ashlar retaining and decorative walling
  • Claydon Architectural Metalwork railings
  • Traditional wheeler kerbs
  • Whin gutter stones and kerbs
  • Builderswork to underpasses

The majority of these works were carried out in close proximity to the heart of the town centre and demanded close and successful liason with shopkeepers, bar and restaurant owners and the general public throughout.

The Principal Landscape Architect for these works provided feedback in accordance with our Investors in People, and Quality Management system requirements to confirm that their practice was “totally satisfied with the overall quality of product” and in respect of workmanship that Landscapes and Contracts Ltd is “One of the best we work with.”

Approximate Value £1,600,000

Greater Glasgow

In recent years we have increased our presence in Glasgow for various councils and public sector clients, culminating in our successful application and subsequent entry onto City of Glasgow Council's approved list of contractors, under their Construction Trades Framework Agreement, for specialist streetscapes, civil engineering roadworks – major value £100k and above, groundwork, landscape construction and ground maintenance, sport surfaces and playground installation.

We have successfully delivered a number of high profile projects in the greater Glasgow area for Glasgow City Council, East Dunbartonshire Council, The St Enoch Trust, Glasgow Science Centre etc, and our work is displayed as below:

Housing Associations

 

2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 £3,099,433

We have successfully delivered Environment Works including Pedestrianisation Schemes for Scottish Housing Associations, and give the following examples

Southside Housing Association

McCulloch Street, Pollokshields

Streetscape works comprising the complete renewal of all hard surfaces, and the construction of parking bays within traffic calming scheme. Marshalls Tegula paving, tarmacadam, street lighting, installation of drainage system, street furniture, planters and tree planting.

Approximate Value £500,000

Drumchapel Housing Co-operative

Merryton Avenue, Drumchapel

Streetscape works at Merryton Avenue, Drumchapel for Drumchapel Housing Cooperative, with Training Programme

Approximate Value £200,000

Southdeen Phase 3, Drumchapel

Backcourt reconstruction comprising of the removal and replacement of brick binstores, paved areas, shrub areas, step-ways and metal railings. The works also includes the construction of children’s’ play area and the formation of extensive shrub areas. This contract also included a successful training programme.

Approximate Value £300,000

Govanhill Housing Association

Govanhill Streetscape

Roadways, parking areas and footpaths reconfigured and upgraded around Govanhill Park for Mr Paul Miller of Hirst. Street furniture, street tree planting and ornamental metalwork.

Approximate Value £450,000

Attention to detail

Precast paving adjoins setts adjoins walling at Glasgow Science Centre
Tidy junction of granite slabs adjoining sett strip and hand laid asphalt
Cropped setts laid to raduis at Dumbarton Town Centre
Footpath set out to exact slab sizes at Govanhill, Glasgow
Re-instalment of granite paving, Caithness flags, granite seats and stainless steel strip in St. Enoch Sq.
Caithness flags enclosed by horonizing whin setts and resin bound gravel for Falkirk Council
Rubble stone walls with sawn sandstone copes, granite steps with stainless steel handrails at Kirkoswald
Resin bound gravel meets conservation kerbing meets granite seating area at Cambusnethan
Resin bound gravel at seated area in Bo'ness
Granite setts laid to Bogan pattern in Pollockshields
Granite steps to Pollockshields, Glasgow
Ornate sett work at Renfrewshire Council HQ
Raised decking adjoins timber decking walkways and turf at Palacerigg
Caithness paving to St. Enoch Sq. interior
Pre-coated Tom's Forest red asphalt chip to road surfaces at Govanhill
Sawn sandstone paving meets resin bound gravels at Wishaw
Accurate cutting around street furniture at Govanhill
Accurate paving to circle feature at Port Glasgow
Carved granite feature at Dumbarton
Granite setts laid stretcher at Dumbarton