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1st December 2016
Published by: Scottish Construction Now

Scottish property firms Shepherd and Hardies announce merger

Surveying practice Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has today announced its merger with multi discipline property and construction consultants, Hardies. The two firms said the newly formed practice will be unrivalled in its delivery network of surveying and construction services throughout the country. Established in 1880 and 1913 respectively, both practices share a long history with each having developed complementary but different disciplines around property advice. Under the agreed terms of the merger, the two businesses will work side by side, complementing each other in order to achi Read more
Both firms share a long history, established in 1880 and 1913 respectively. With a network of 33 offices, 250 staff and surveyors across Scotland, Shepherd is one of the industry’s most familiar names.  Hardies, which has 14 offices across Scotland including in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Stirling, offers construction services and project management, as well as building and quantity surveying work.  Under the terms of the merger, the two businesses will work “side by side” and retain their own branding and identities, with Hardies being the construction arm of t Read more
One of Scotland’s leading surveying practices, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, has today (Thursday 1st December 2016) announced its merger with one of Scotland’s largest multi discipline Property & Construction consultants, Hardies.  The two firms now form a practice which is unrivalled in its delivery network of surveying and construction services throughout the country.  Both practices share a long history, established in 1880 and 1913 respectively, with each having developed complementary but different disciplines around property advice.  Hardies is a widely kn Read more
1st December 2016
Published by: The National

Connery's old youth club's £1.5m revamp

FetLor clubhouse gets a complete rebuild to promote new activities The youth club that once had Sir Sean Connery as a member has a new £1.5m headquarters in Edinburgh.  FetLor Youth Club in Crewe Road South in the capital is Scotland’s oldest club of its kind, and through Connery it even has a link to James Bond.  For the club was originally founded by two independent schools, Fettes in Edinburgh and Loretto in Musselburgh, hence its name.  Its original mission was to provide services for the poor boys of Edinburgh and its first clubhouse was opened in the High St Read more
30th November 2016
Published by: The Scotsman

Scotland’s oldest youth club unveils its brand new home

It has provided a warm welcome to thousands of Edinburgh youngsters since opening in 1924.  Now FetLor Youth Club - said to be the oldest in Scotland - has revealed images of its impressive new home.  External work was recently completed on a £1.5m centre in Crewe Road South, in the north of the capital, with the club expected to take ownership in March. The state-of-the-art clubhouse, which includes a sports hall and meeting rooms, replaces a run-down building dating back to 1960.    FetLor has been described as a “hidden secret in Edinburgh”, hav Read more
29th November 2016
Published by: The Edinburgh Reporter

New Fet-Lor building completed in North Edinburgh

Hardies Property & Construction Consultants have been instrumental in helping Fet-Lor Youth Club construct their new building to provide a multi-purpose facility for generations to come in Scotland’s Capital. Hardies, who have their Head Office in Edinburgh along with thirteen other offices across Scotland, have fulfilled the roles of Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Principal Designer Services at the new Fet-Lor Youth Club facility at Crewe Road South. Working over an eight month time period, during which the original building was demolished and construction of the new b Read more