Strathblane pupils get creative with Maxi Construction

Pupils at Strathblane Primary School were asked to get creative at our recent site safety assembly hosted by our Site Manager, Robert Faulds. Read more

Maxi employees organise donation drive for School Uniform Banks

Maxi employees have decided to organise a donation drive for school uniform banks throughout Central Scotland in an effort to help ensure that as many children as possible go back to school in August with the necessary uniform and equipment. Read more

Back to business for Maxi in Hawick

Maxi Construction has been awarded a £2.5m contract from Scottish Borders Council for the construction of Hawick Business Centre, a new 3-storey business space hub for small businesses within Hawick town centre.

The new 433m2 development will be constructed across three floors providing office spaces with communal kitchen facilities, benefiting from natural lighting, natural ventilation and fibre connectivity.

John Aitchison, Maxi Construction’s Managing Director, commented “We’re looking forward to working with Scottish Borders Council and the project team to deliver a new modern building within Hawick town centre for the benefit of local small and start-up businesses.”

Hawick Business Centre

Image courtesy of Aitken Turnbull Architects

The project team includes Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor Turner & Townsend, Architect Aitken Turnbull, Civil & Structural Engineer Goodson Associates and MEP Engineer Blackwood Partnership.

Maxi employee fundraising for Cash for Kids

Maxi Construction’s Business Support Coordinator, Lisa Aitken has been completing at least 5k a day throughout May as part of Cash for Kids 5k a Day Challenge. Read more

Celebrating our 50th anniversary

As we approach the end of our 50th year in business we’re taking a look back at how we celebrated this achievement.

Maxi Caledonian Ltd announces 2021 financial results

Maxi Caledonian Ltd is the ultimate holding company of Maxi Haulage Ltd, Maxi Construction Ltd and Maxi Warehousing Ltd, who have just published their September 2021 accounts.

The Group has reported an increase in turnover and profit, with turnover returning to over £80m and a profit of £4m.  We have retained all major business and developed some new business relationships.  The mitigation of Brexit issues and driver shortages by Maxi Haulage and less COVID-19 disruption to Maxi Construction’s activities have resulted in these improved financial results.  We invested less in our fleet replacement and enlargement due to industry shortages but continued to purchase as stock became available.

Thanks go to all our loyal staff, subcontractors and suppliers for their commitment during unprecedented working conditions and we sincerely thank all our customers and clients for their business and support.

Our successful performance has continued into the next period.  However, careful management of the continuing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, heavy increases in construction material costs coupled with shortages, huge fuel cost increases and possible major supply issues is required in order to minimise their effect on turnover and profitability.

The Group continues to trade with a very strong Balance sheet with no borrowings and large financial reserves, allowing us to make all required investments from our own funds.

Maxi Construction supports Start Up Stirling

Start Up Stirling is a local foodbank and crisis support charity helping the homeless and those in crisis in the Stirling community.

Our Business Support Coordinator visited the premises at Springkerse Industrial Estate to deliver our donation of dried food items and met the fantastic team of staff and volunteers. During the visit, our eyes were opened to the extent that this team go to, to ensure that they have the resources available for those that need it. Read more

Maxi awarded Passivhaus Extension to Sciennes Primary School

Maxi Construction has been awarded a £2.7m contract from The City of Edinburgh Council for the design and construction of a new 2-storey classroom block within the grounds of the Grade B listed Sciennes Primary School.

The new building is to be certified to Passivhaus Standard and includes cross laminated timber (CLT) construction, quadruple glazing, heavily insulated external walls and roof, a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system (MVHR) and air source heat pumps.

John Aitchison, Maxi Construction’s Managing Director, commented “We are delighted to be awarded this contract which adds to our extensive education sector experience and further develops our experience in the provision of low carbon buildings.”

Cllr Ian Perry, Education Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said “The new classroom block will be the first primary school building in the Capital to be certified to Passivhaus Standard and supports our aim of net zero emissions by 2030.”

Sciennes Primary School Extension

Image credit: Holmes Miller

The project team includes Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor Doig & Smith, Architect Holmes Miller, Structural Engineer Will Rudd Davidson and Passivhaus Certifier John Gilbert Architects.

The contract was procured via the Crown Commercial Service Construction Works and Associated Services Framework.

Maxi awarded trio of projects for Stirling Council

Maxi Construction has been awarded over £3m worth of contracts from Stirling Council for new and extended nursery facilities at Braehead, Drymen and Strathblane.

Two new 200m2 timber-frame nurseries will be built at Braehead and Drymen and Strathblane nursery will be remodelled and extended.  The nurseries will provide internal and external play spaces together with ancillary facilities including kitchen areas, toilets and cloakrooms.

John Aitchison, Maxi Construction’s Managing Director, commented “The award of these contracts allows us to add to our extensive experience in the construction of early years education buildings.  We look forward to working with Stirling Council and the project teams to deliver these facilities for the local communities.”

Stirling Council nurseries

Image courtesy of Atkins

The project teams include Principal Designer Currie & Brown, Architect Atkins, Quantity Surveyor Robinson Low Francis, Consulting Engineers Stantec and Curtins and Building Services Engineer Davie & McCulloch.

Maxi awarded Contract for New Cross Community Hub Hamilton

Maxi Construction has been awarded a contract from South Lanarkshire Council for the conversion of existing shop units within the New Cross Centre in Hamilton to provide a 950m2 multi-purpose community hub including meeting and office space.

John Aitchison, Maxi Construction’s Managing Director, commented “New Cross Community Hub represents our third contract for new and improved community facilities within South Lanarkshire over the past 18 months and we look forward to building on our relationship with the Council.”

new cross community hub hamilton

Image courtesy of Hypostyle

The project team includes Principal Designer and Architect Hypostyle, Quantity Surveyor Armour Construction Consultants, Structural Engineer G3 Consulting Engineers and Mechanical & Electrical Engineer Hawthorne Boyle Ltd.