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.

Maxi Construction employee celebrates 40 Years’ Service with Company

Contract Administrator, Rhona Croal joined Maxi Construction in March 1982 and has completed 40 years’ service with the Company.

Rhona is a valuable member of our team, and we are proud to have her as part of our work family.

Congratulations Rhona on such a significant milestone!

Rhona receives service certificate from MD, John Aitchison

Maxi returns to West Lothian College

Maxi Construction has been awarded a contract for alteration and student focussed improvement works to West Lothian College in Livingston.  This is the company’s second contract award via the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Construction Works and Associated Services Framework.

The works include:

  • A new glass and steel front entrance to Building 1
  • Creation of an electrical workshop
  • Creation of a digital health suite
  • Creation of a self-contained area for the Access, Schools and Employability team

John Aitchison, Maxi Construction’s Managing Director, commented “We are delighted to return to West Lothian College and to continue our working relationship with the Client and project team in the provision of improved facilities for the College and students.”

The project team includes Contracts Administrator/Project Manager Campbell Martin Associates, Architect McGinlay Bell and Structural Engineer Indev Consult Ltd.

Maxi Construction is appointed to Lot 1.1.4 of the CCS Construction Works Framework for Building Works and Minor Associated Civil Engineering Works and Services up to £3m throughout Scotland.

Maxi’s sixth Annual Foodbank Donation

Our 6th annual foodbank collection was distributed to foodbanks in West Lothian, Edinburgh, Falkirk and South Lanarkshire.

We donated 320kg of food and toiletries. A standard emergency food parcel weighs 14kg and provides 3 meals for 3 days.

Thank you to all of our employees who contributed to this magnificent collection.

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Maxi Construction secures a place on SPA’s Public Buildings & Infrastructure (PB3) Framework

Livingston based contractor Maxi Construction has secured a place on the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA)’s Public Buildings & Infrastructure (PB3) Framework.

Appointed to Workstream 1 for new build works up to £2m, the 4-year framework is available to all local authorities, housing associations and other public sector bodies for the procurement of construction works.

Maxi Construction’s MD, John Aitchison, commented “Our appointment to the SPA’s Public Buildings & Infrastructure (PB3) Framework confirms Maxi’s position as a key provider of public sector construction works in Scotland.  We look forward to delivering community, education and healthcare buildings for new and existing public sector clients.”

Clive Feeney, director at Scottish Procurement Alliance, said: “As a not-for-profit technical organisation, SPA support Scottish Government’s sustainable procurement duty through our intelligent procurement solutions.

“Our appointed companies go through rigorous assessment to ensure they are able to offer our Scottish public sector partners the highest levels of service. We are delighted that Maxi Construction have been appointed to Workstream 1 of our new Public Buildings and Infrastructure Framework, which runs until September 2025.”

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Maxi to build canal-side boat house in Edinburgh

Maxi Construction has been awarded a contract from St Andrew Boat Club for the construction of a boat house in Edinburgh.  The new facility will provide a boat storage area, gym, showers, toilets and office accommodation.

The steel-frame building will feature red brickwork and trapezoidal wall cladding and oriented strand board internal linings to echo the laminated timber structure of the boat hulls.

Boathouse St Andrew Boat Club

St Andrew Boat Club is the oldest open amateur rowing club in Scotland and is celebrating its 175th Anniversary in 2021. Based at Meggetland, the club trains predominantly on the 1500m stretch of the Union Canal.  St Andrew has produced many international class athletes, with representations at Home Internationals, Commonwealth and Olympic Regattas. The Club has a strong community focus and runs several courses a year for juniors and adults to Learn to Row.

Sarah Whitley, President of St Andrew Boat Club commented: “We at St Andrew Boat Club are excited to get our boathouse build underway – we have been working towards this moment for a decade. The building will allow us to have our own social and training space and allow us to accommodate more boats – and therefore more rowers. It will also expand our reach and offer even more ‘Rowing for All’ opportunities locally.”

David Ralph, Project Architect at GLM said: “It has been a privilege to contribute to the legacy of the oldest open amateur rowing club in Scotland working to encourage and inspire future athletes and outdoor enthusiasts while bringing sharp insight and imaginative design to this boat house. I look forward to seeing the spaces complete and launching boats very soon.”

John Aitchison, Maxi Construction’s Managing Director, added “At Maxi Construction we pride ourselves in delivering all types of projects including the more unusual ones, such as building a boathouse alongside the Union Canal.  We’re looking forward to delivering a fantastic facility for our Client, in conjunction with the project team.”

The project team includes Architect/Principal Designer GLM and Structural Engineer Elliott & Company.

Boat house St Andrew Boat Club