Maxi starts work on first NHS Scotland Minor Works Framework project

Maxi Construction have started work on their first project awarded via the NHS National Services Scotland Minor Works Framework.  The project, at Cameron Hospital in Fife, is for refurbishment works to an existing ward building to provide a new training unit.

Works include suspended ceilings, mechanical & electrical works, new internal doors, kitchen and toilets, flooring and decoration. The completed facility will provide new teaching and tutorial rooms, with simulation suites created to provide realistic training in a hospital bedded bay, GP consultation room and home environment, as well as a new reception area.

John Aitchison, Maxi Construction’s Managing Director, commented “We are delighted to be working with NHS Fife on the delivery of our first project secured on the NHS Minor Works Framework.  We look forward to growing the company’s experience in the healthcare sector and working with NHS Boards throughout central Scotland.”

Ward 7 Cameron Hospital Fife

Maxi secures Liberton Nursery Retrofit contract

Maxi Construction has been awarded a £1.9m contract from The City of Edinburgh Council for retrofit works to Liberton Nursery.

Works to the Victorian building will include window replacement, insulation works, MEP upgrades, ceiling replacement and finishes, with the building subject to air tightness testing.

John Aitchison, Maxi Construction’s Managing Director, commented “We are looking forward to delivering the Liberton Nursery retrofit project.  This will allow us to build on our experience from the recently completed Passivhaus annexe at Sciennes Primary School.”

The project team includes Architect Architype Ltd, Quantity Surveyor Currie & Brown, Structural Engineer G3 Consulting Engineers Ltd and Mechanical & Electrical Engineer Harley Haddow.

The contract was procured via Lot 1.1.4 of the Crown Commercial Service Construction Works and Associated Services Framework for Building Works up to £3m throughout Scotland.

Maxi Employees Fundraising

Two Maxi Construction employees have set themselves challenges in an effort to raise money for very worthy causes.

Compliance Manager, Lisa Aitken will be participating at HYROX Glasgow on Sunday 3rd March and has pledged to raise at least £400 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

HYROX combines both running & functional workout stations, where participants run 1km, followed by 1 functional workout station, repeated eight times.

Framework Manager, Tom Gray will be running 62 miles throughout March in aid of Cancer Research UK.

If you would like to support Lisa or Tom with their fundraising efforts, here are links to their giving pages:

Lisa: Lisa’s Just Giving Page

Tom: Tom’s Cancer Research UK page

Maxi awarded £5.5m Edinburgh Housing Refurbishment projects

Maxi Construction has been awarded 2 contracts from The City of Edinburgh Council for upgrade and refurbishment works to housing properties, valued at over £5.5m.

Common stair upgrade works involve door and window replacement, electric and lighting, floor, wall and ceiling upgrades and decoration to 124 properties throughout the city.

A refurbishment project at Belmont Road includes roof re-slating, external wall repointing, servicing of sash and case windows, internal wall insulation, kitchen and bathroom upgrades and decoration.

Both of these projects will start in early 2024.

Belmont Road Edinburgh

Social Value Wrap Up 2023

As we wrap up 2023, we highlight some our efforts towards social value and share the positive impact we have delivered throughout the year within local communities:

Foodbank donations

Associated Value: £16,500

We have ensured that donations have been provided to local foodbanks and pantries across the various local authorities where we have been operational, including:

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Scottish Borders
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Stirlingshire
  • West Lothian

 STEM Activities

Associated Value: £3000

We have worked closely with local schools, colleges and universities and delivered a range of events including:

‘How to be an Engineer’ events:

 

 

 

 

 

Site safety poster competitions:

 

 

 

 

 

Career events:

 

 

 

 

 

Site walkarounds:

 

 

 

 

 

Employability and Skills

Associated Value: £3000

 Career Ready – West Lothian

Career Ready is a charity whose aim is to support secondary school pupils into employment by connecting schools with local employers to open up the world of work to young people. In 2017 Maxi Construction began to support Career Ready with a commitment to mentoring and a paid internship. In 2022/23, our Contracts Manager, Brian Ward, was matched with a local secondary school student with an interest in the construction industry and they completed a 4 week placement with us throughout the summer.

For 2023/24, Construction Director Barry Simpson has committed to mentoring; three meetings have already taken place with a 4 week placement scheduled for Summer 24.

West Lothian College – Business Admin Support

We provided work placements for Business Admin students from West Lothian College throughout the Spring. The students shadowed Compliance Manager, Lisa Aitken and said the following about their placements:

“I completed my final day of work placement with Maxi Construction Limited in Livingston and it was an incredible experience the entire way through.

 Prior to this experience I had very little understanding of how the construction industry operated and associated said industry more with trades such as joinery, plumbing, roofing etc. than with any administration roles. However, over my 5 days at Maxi I was introduced to the many departments which operate at the company and act as the backbone of the construction industry. This also allowed me to improve my current skillset in a new environment which will undoubtedly help me in my current and future studies.

 This experience has helped to enlighten me about the opportunities available in the industry and helped to further my own thoughts regarding my future employment options.

 I would just like to thank everyone at Maxi who were not only extremely welcoming but also willing to answer any and all questions which I had during my time there. Special thanks to Lisa Aitken who organised, scheduled and mentored me through the whole process and was incredible the entire way through. I wish them all the best in the future and once again thank them for the incredible experience.”  Peter Currie

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I got the chance to spend my work placement at Maxi Construction Limited in Livingston where I got the opportunity to learn about how their organisation operates and all the great things they do for the community and the environment.

 I truly believe that this experience will help me with my current studies as a HND Business student at West Lothian College and in the future as well when it comes to choosing the right career path for me.

 I gained some new skills due to my amazing mentor Lisa Aitken who had made sure that I try myself out in different areas of the business in order to make the most out of this work placement.

 Thank you, Lisa, for being my mentor and organising this for me, your hard work is highly appreciated.” Julia Moor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsorship

Associated Value: £1800

Maxi Construction have supported various charitable events including:

  • Jim’s Big Raffle
  • Rydens Pub Quiz
  • Borestone PS Christmas Fundraiser
  • Storeroom refurbishment to create multi-purpose space at Brunstane Primary School, Edinburgh

Maxi secures a place on NHS Scotland Minor Works Framework

Livingston based contractor Maxi Construction has secured a place on The Common Services Agency (NHS National Services Scotland) Minor Works Framework.

Appointed to the Low Value (£50k-£500k) and Medium Value (£500k-£1.5m) Lots for various health board areas throughout central and southern Scotland the 4-year framework for new build and refurbishment projects is also available for use by other public sector bodies and charities.

Maxi Construction’s MD, John Aitchison, commented “Our appointment to The Common Services Agency Minor Works Framework provides us with an opportunity to build on our experience of successfully delivering public sector works and provides another procurement route for existing and new public sector clients to engage with us in the delivery of capital works projects.”

The framework went live on 1 September 2023.

Successful internship for local student via Career Ready

Continuing our commitment to providing work placements, an Inveralmond Community High School student recently completed a 4-week internship with us via Career Ready. Read more

Maxi awarded over £4m Edinburgh schools’ refurbishment works

Maxi Construction has been awarded 5 contracts from The City of Edinburgh Council, for school alteration and refurbishment works, totalling over £4m.

Classroom alterations will be delivered at Boroughmuir High School over the summer holiday period, alongwith kitchen alterations at Hermitage Park Primary School.  Work has also started at Granton Primary School for the provision of upgraded toilet facilities.

A larger refurbishment project at Parsons Green Primary School includes roofing upgrades, window replacement, M&E upgrades including solar pv panels and new toilet facilities.

Enabling works at Wester Hailes High School, in preparation for a new school extension, include classroom reconfigurations, furniture decants, MEP alterations, services diversions, demolition of 3 blocks and the construction of a new haul road including a concrete retaining wall.

Boroughmuir High School Edinburgh

 

 

Maxi awarded Caledonian Court refurbishment project

Maxi Construction has been awarded a £1.3m contract from Glasgow Caledonian University for refurbishment works at their city-centre student accommodation site, Caledonian Court.

The fast-track project for the refurbishment of 3 blocks of student accommodation includes new kitchen and bathroom facilities, M&E installations including upgraded energy efficient heating, door refurbishment, floor, wall and ceiling finishes and furniture.

John Aitchison, Maxi Construction’s Managing Director, commented “We are delighted to be working with Glasgow Caledonian University to deliver upgraded student accommodation facilities for the university and their students.”

GCU Caledonian Court

Maxi secures a place on Scotland Excel’s Property Maintenance & Refurbishment Framework

Livingston based contractor Maxi Construction has secured a place on Scotland Excel’s Property Maintenance and Refurbishment Framework.

Appointed to Lot 15 Multi Trades, the 2-year framework, with the option to extend for a further 2 years, is available to all local authorities, housing associations, Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC Ltd), Scottish Prison Service (SPS), Scottish National Health Service Authorities and Trusts and other public sector bodies for the procurement of maintenance and refurbishment works.

Maxi Construction’s MD, John Aitchison, commented “Our appointment to Scotland Excel’s Property Maintenance and Refurbishment Framework gives us an opportunity to build on our experience in this sector and provides another procurement route for existing and new public sector clients to engage with us in the delivery of maintenance and refurbishment works.”

The framework went live on 16 June 2023 and Maxi Construction is appointed to geographical regions covering central and southern Scotland.

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