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We chatted with our trainee quantity surveyor Olivia Bibb about her journey to becoming a QS and any advice she has for someone thinking about working in construction. Olivia is passionate about her studies which started when she was eighteen. Having left school without really knowing what she wanted to do, she has spent the […]

STV visits Lancefield Quay apartments

STV visited the site of Lancefield Quay a year on from the fire that damaged 24 out of the 94 apartments. NIXON Director Dominic MacConnell spoke to Kirsti Clark about leading the project management of the reinstatement works and the recent appointment of Principal contractor Linear Design and Construct Limited. Now a 48-week programme is […]

New rooms unveiled at Cornhill Castle Hotel

“Attention to detail at the refurbishment of one of Scotland’s luxury hotel’s is key,’ says project manager Gary Moore. NIXON’s latest project is the completion of the refurbishment of 8-bedroom suites at Cornhill Castle Hotel in Biggar. The Castle on the Clyde is nestled in the Scottish countryside and enjoys panoramic views over Scotland’s stunning […]

Dennistoun is the 8th coolest place to live on the planet

Hot off the press – Dennistoun is named one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world. It’s official. The annual top 40 list by Time Out sees the area around Duke Street included and the only place in the UK to make the top 10! Of course, we already knew this as The Picture House […]

Support for ambitious plans launched for Glasgow

Ambitious plans launched this week by Glasgow City Council could see more than 3,000 homes in priority areas such as the former Ruchill Hospital and Sighthill. Plans are being put forward in the North Glasgow Strategic Development Framework for new walking and cycling links as well as encouraging local business and improving connectivity. It is […]

NIXON delivers Akiko restaurant

NIXON works to deliver new restaurant in Glasgow. Congratulations to the team on the launch of Glasgow’s latest restaurant Akiko on Bothwell street. The new restaurant AKIKO opened today on Monday 28/09/2020 in Glasgow City Centre. Akiko is a stunning new sushi bar and NIXON were delighted to work with Akiko on the launch of […]

The Millhouse Paisley

NIXON to build The Millhouse Paisley at the landmark site. We are delighted that we our expertise will be brought to a new development planned in Paisley. The Millhouse Paisley is bing developed by housebuilder Nixon Blue which was granted permission in 2019. Richard McFadzean  said: “We will breathe new life into this riverside location […]

New sushi bar AKIKO to open

A new restaurant AKIKO is to open on Monday 28/09/2020 In Glasgow City Centre. Akiko is a stunning new sushi bar offering poke bowls and sushi rolls! Located in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, 5 Bothwell St, Akiko will offer takeaway and delivery. We were delighted to work with Akiko on the launch of […]

Linear Design & Construct appointed to reconstruct city landmark

Principal contractor Linear Design and Construct Limited has been appointed to complete works at Lancefield Quay in Glasgow. NIXON is leading the project management of reinstatement works to the fire-damaged property, where 24 out of the 92 apartments were affected when a fire broke out in December 2019. The Glasgow-based multidisciplinary team is providing architectural and […]

Redhurst Hotel to return 2021

Nixon project managers of the Redhurst Hotel in Giffnock

We were delighted to join hub South West today to meet digitally for the first time! Speakers from BAM Construction, Donnini Apartments, Energy How UK, Ensafe Consultants and NIXON presented as part of its August hub club. It was great to hear that the housebuilding industry is continuing to make strides and is busier than […]

Who is Mr MacGregor?

The team delivered Quantity Surveying and Project Management, Construction, Design and Management (CDM), and Principal Designer Services to the newly launched Mr MacGregor’s in Netherlee. The stunning new restaurant is located in the popular Glasgow suburb and offers a selection of small plates for lunch or dinner, with inspiration from Mr MacGregor’s travels across the world […]

NIXON completes extension at the UK’s second voco™ hotel in Solihull

NIXON lead as principal designer, together with its teams of structural engineers and architects, on the transformation of voco™ St. John’s, Solihull, in the West Midlands. The multi-disciplinary practice was appointed to complete a 21-bedroom extension while the hotel continued to operate during the works. The design team worked with our in-house architects and engineers to […]

NIXON joins ng homes Framework

Glasgow-based company NIXON has been appointed to join ng homes’ framework for the next four years. Following a competitive tender, NIXON will provide quantity surveying, structural and civil engineering and architectural services as part of the Association’s framework. ng homes provides around 5,400 homes for rent and factoring services in north Glasgow for more than […]

The Picture House, Dennistoun

Progress continues with the NIXON team on the development of 27 luxury, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses located in vibrant Dennistoun. If you want a room with a view, The Picture House in Dennistoun has just released plots 16 & 22 to the market presented by Savills.   Plot 22 is a […]

And the winners are..

We’ve been overwhelmed with the popularity of Mr MacConnell’s masterclass and the paperwork! But we are delighted to announce that we have our winners! Not just one but four winners and potentially four budding project managers and quantity surveyors in the future. Mr MacConnell said: ‘It was very difficult to choose a winner and so […]

Competition Time!

Calling all future Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Homeschoolers!   Struggling for inspiration on week 6 of lockdown, we have the answer!    Our very own Mr MacConnell has prepared a masterclass on the construction industry for all those home-schooling.   From hospitals, hotels, football stadiums, roads, bridges, offices, swimming pools and playgrounds, look around […]

Emergency First Aid Training

Just before we went into lockdown, the full NIXON team completed Emergency First Aid at Work completed by St Andrew’s First Aid. When we return to normal office life and our construction sites, our team is expertly trained to deliver First Aid at work and to cope in the event of any emergencies. St Andrew’s […]

Construction sites closed

Due to the continuing spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the UK, the Government has strengthened its policy with regard to social isolation and what is deemed an essential service. We support this advice and we have closed all construction sites. We will continue to review the situation in these unprecedented times. NIXON aims to […]

Business as usual from Team NIXON

Dear clients, colleagues & friends, We, at NIXON, are working together with our colleagues and clients through this period, however we want to reassure you that we are conducting business as normal. We, like many, are looking to the Government and its guidelines and as such, some of our team are working from home since yesterday’s announcement. […]

NIXON appointed to manage Lancefield Quay after blaze

Glasgow-based multidisciplinary practice NIXON has been appointed to complete reinstatement works at Lancefield Quay following the extensive fire which broke out last December. The landmark riverside apartments were damaged when a fire broke out at the end of last year affecting more than 200 residents. Originally a quayside transit store built in 1947, the building was converted […]

We are moving!

We are on the move to new premises this week. Due to our recent expansion and a successful recruitment drive, NIXON is relocating to Canal House, 2 Speirs Wharf, in the heart of the city. Canal House, a category b-listed building, was built in c1812 as the offices of the Forth & Clyde Navigation Co. The  House […]

Chartered Surveyor reaches new heights

Spare a thought for our very own Gerry Hamill who will be soaring over Penrhyn Quarry at speeds of over 100mph in aid of the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. The velocity experience was a surprise Christmas present for Gerry, who will travelling to Wales in what is promised to be a truly “unique” and “exhilarating” experience. Not for the […]

Office Administrator

JOB DESCRIPTION To provide efficient support to NIXON through effective administration and general office duties in order that all invoices and payments are processed as required, office documentation and people processes are undertaken to required quality standards and that all necessary equipment and supplies are in place as appropriate. DUTIES Accounting support: Provide effective accounting […]

Behind the Scenes at NIXON

NIXON is leading on a significant development in Dennistoun. The build of 27 apartments is well underway at 100 Finlay Drive in Glasgow. Our new custom-made cabins have arrived on site. Designed by Richard Barrett of Gilmour Graphics, NIXON is painting the town grey and orange with the latest designs and our new branding y […]

Redhurst Hotel to undergo major refurbishment

The Redhurst Hotel in Giffnock is being transformed and NIXON is back working with Manorview again. NIXON is the appointed project managers, quantity surveyors, engineers, and principal designers on the extensive refurbishment of the Redhurst Hotel. This is great news for us as a local Glasgow-based company and for the jobs this will create for […]

Trainee Quantity Surveyor Needed

JOB DESCRIPTION NIXON is a dynamic team of forward-thinking, client-focused construction experts. As a multidisciplinary practice, we bring together a wealth of experience where our teams work together to maximise and utilise resources from inception to completion. NIXON is seeking a Trainee Quantity Surveyor to joins our multi-disciplinary team. You will be joining a forward-thinking client-focused team […]

Site Coordinator Needed

JOB DESCRIPTION NIXON is a dynamic team of forward-thinking, client-focused construction experts. As a multidisciplinary practice, we bring together a wealth of experience where our teams work together to maximise and utilise resources from inception to completion. NIXON is seeking a Site Coordinator to report to the Site Manager (SM). The successful candidate will assist the […]

Southside Housing Association appoints Glasgow-based construction firm

A Glasgow-based company, NIXON, has been appointed to work with Southside Housing Association to survey more than 3000 of its properties. Quantity Surveyors within the multi-disciplinary team are appointed to provide surveys and reinstatement cost assessments to some 3,500 properties in the Southside. The properties owned or factored by Southside Housing Associated (SHA) are being […]

Senior QS gains Chartership at NIXON

Congratulations to NIXON’s Senior Quantity Surveyor Gerry Hamill on becoming a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. Gaining chartership involved Gerry passing the assessment of professional competence (APC). Gerry joined NIXON as a Senior Quantity Surveyor and has more than 20 years’ experience. He works on multiple projects to manage the construction costs for clients. Working in close partnership […]

More than £15,000 raised for children’s hospital

A whopping £15, 787 was raised by NIXON for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity in 2019. NIXON became a charity partner this year in a bid to raise £10,000 for the 173,000 babies, children, and young people that are treated each year at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital. The team smashed the target by taking on […]

Sneak Peek into Scotway House

Scotway House was the former office of Meadowside Shipyard where more than 30 Anchor Line ships were built between 1876 and 1911.  Fast forward to 2019, Scotway House is now home to more than 400 students. An investment of £40 million GDV and 1200 jobs were created in the development of this flagship build.  NIXON […]

Night raises thousands for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

Our first #idealsplaylist for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity welcomed 180 ladies to the Redhurst Hotel in Glasgow.  A whopping £7000 was raised on the night (and we are still counting with some late supporters coming in to donate!) The shenanigans were led by the one and only Edward Reid with singing from the phenomenal Jane […]

NIXON joins Glasgow’s Chamber of Commerce

NIXON has joined the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce to increase business links in the city. NIXON is a full development and construction company offering Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Architecture, Civil and Structural Engineering. Established in 2012, NIXON has evolved to become a multi-disciplined market leader in hotel, student accommodation, residential and retail sectors. Managing Director […]

Timber skyscrapers – Viable Solution to Climate Change or Utopia?

With Climate change the defining issue of our time and Greta Thunberg’s words at last week’s summit still prevalent, we are in a time where we need to look at new ways to construct tall buildings which will use more sustainable materials than concrete and steel. According to World Urbanization Prospects Report by UN[1], two […]

Leading on the development of 32 new builds

We are delivering 32 apartments in Paisley on a brand new development for the town. NIXON is leading the civil and structural engineering, quantity surveying and project management on the build of 32 contemporary two-bedroom apartments. The new build is an investment of more than £3.5million in Paisley and has supported more than 100 jobs. […]

Employer’s agent on Scotway House

Work continues on Scotway House along the Clydeside – a new development by Structured House Group. The flagship £40million GDV is shortlisted for Development of the Year in this year’s Herald Property Awards 2019 and will be home to more than 400 students when it opens in September. NIXON is leading as employer’s agent on […]

NIXON joins Considerate Construction Scheme

NIXON is proud to announce our acceptance into the Considerate Construction Scheme. Working within such a wide-reaching industry, construction companies have a responsibility to consider all aspects of our work and, with this in mind, we approached the Scheme to become a considerate contractor. The Scheme is a voluntary organisation which companies can choose to […]

NIXON makes a ‘Good Brew’

NIXON took on the full refurbishment of Good Brew, formerly Flava, in the heart Gourock. As a full construction company, NIXON provided a full turn-key service for the redevelopment. From design management to value engineering to project management and quantity surveying, NIXON converted the rebranded Good Brew into a stunning, modern and fit-for-purpose business. The […]

Gaining Experience

We caught up with twenty-year old Daniel MacConnell to tell us all about his internship at NIXON and life beyond the university classroom. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I’m a Civil Engineering student at Heriot Watt University and currently completing an internship over the summer with NIXON before returning to university to […]

Architects can be the drivers for sustainability and innovation

Climate change is the major challenge facing the world. The uncontrolled rise in temperature may make the Scottish summers a bit more enjoyable, but it will also increase the severity of weather conditions and the occurrence of extreme events such as droughts, floods or hurricanes, as well as reduce the amount of drinkable water. We […]

Meet Oor Jimi

NIXON is excited to unveil its support for GCHC in the form of Oor Jimi! Landing with a Purple Haze and his signature guitar (that he famously set on fire at one of his two Glasgow shows) artist Betti Moretti has made sure Oor Jimi is ready to Let the Good Times Roll at Merchant […]

Looking to the Future

Our intern Calum with Joseph Lambie from GRAHAM visiting Scotway House and the build of a £40million transformational project by Structured House Group along the Clydeside. As a Glasgow-based company, we’re delighted to be the lead employer’s agents, project managers and principal designers on this project. Giving interns the chance to visit sites, speak to […]

The Picture House | Coming Soon

We are delighted to work on The Picture House, Dennistoun – a brand new development for Glasgow. NIXON will be working on the stunning development which is a combination of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, set in the city’s vibrant Dennistoun area. A sneak peek of the stunning interiors are here, completed by another Glasgow-based […]

Everyday Heroes at NIXON!

TeamNIXON joined more than 13,000 kiltwalkers on Sunday to raise funds for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, as part of its commitment to raise £10,000 for the Charity this year. Richard McFadzean, Dominic MacConnell, Roisin-Alana Di Giacomo and Alan Todd, of BOHO, walked the 23 mile stroll from Glasgow to Balloch before handing the baton to Craig […]

“It’s a Livin’ Thing”

NIXON is proud to announce we are now Living Wage accredited employers. This means we support the campaign that “A hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.” Our accreditation as living wage employers aligns with our values and vision. We have recently expanded our operation to include civil and structural engineering and architecture, in […]

This is Spartinios!

NIXON is proud to be supporting the mighty Spartinios with our latest signing. As a Glasgow-based company and for the first time, NIXON has sponsored the five-aside team of under 11-years to support them through the season. And quick off the mark, our Spartinios made their debut in their NIXON attire and belted home an […]

NIXON celebrates International Women’s Day

“I would say that instead of buying a doll for a girl, you should buy her lego blocks.” NIXON’s Architectural Technician offers her advice ahead of International Women’s Day to get more women into construction. Newly appointed Architectural Technician Kasia Kozlowska and Trainee Quantity Surveyor Olivia Bibb talks about the importance of International Women’s Day […]

Scottish-based consultancy practice ramps up growth plans as it expands engineering team

NIXON has expanded its growth plans as it opens in-house civil and structural engineering team. The multi-disciplined consultancy practice, NIXON, began in 2012 as Nixon Consultants, and has rapidly expanded its operation as a quantity surveying and project management practice to a full development and construction company bringing architectural services and civil and structural engineering under […]

We are Hiring!

As part of our growing team and expansion, NIXON is hiring again! We are now looking for a Trainee Structural CAD Technician to join our engineering-arm at NIXON. You will join a team that is rapidly expanding, fast and dynamic. If you think you have what it takes to join us, get in touch. The […]

NIXON partners with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

NIXON is delighted to announce that in 2019, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity will be our chosen charity alongside a number of others which we support. We are honoured to be raising money for the 173,000 babies, children and young people that are treated each year at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital. NIXON is a full development […]

We are hiring

We are looking to recruit an architectural assistant to join our growing team at NIXON. Based in our Glasgow office, you will have the opportunity to work on various major projects throughout the UK with an emphasis on housing, hotels and student accommodation.  We are a full development and construction company offering a wide range of […]

Work on Scotway House progresses

New footage from Drone Scotland showing the scale and mass of Structured House Group‘s Scotway House. NIXON is appointed as lead employer’s agent, project managers and principal designers on the £40million project to turn the former shipyard into new accommodation. Works are well underway with the building expected to open in September 2019. This is […]

First look inside new residences at Scotway House

A first glimpse inside the new residences at Scotway House have been released showing how the new student residences will look when completed next September. NIXON is leading as employers agents, project managers and principal designers at Scotway House on the Clydeside in what is a £40million GDV build. NIXON is working alongside BOHO which has […]

NIXON expands to offer architectural services

NIXON is continuing to expand and grow as we welcome award-winning architect Sam Smithers to our growing team. We are delighted to announce Sam joins the team, where he will lead our architectural services having worked for some of Scotland’s leading practices. Sam previously worked on designs in Glasgow University, most notably the South Staircase, [...]

Elio’s refurbishment complete

Nixon recently completed the refurbishment of Elio’s in George Street, Edinburgh. Owned by the Crolla family, the late-night bar has been an Edinburgh institution since the 1970s and is situated in heart of the capital.  During a five-week alteration programme we were appointed to act as the Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor, and Principal Designer for the […]

Working with Partick Housing Association

NIXON is working with Partick Housing Association to ensure residents have accurate insurance values on its properties. The company has been appointed to carry out insurance reinstatement surveys for close to 4000 properties owned or factored by the Housing Association. The surveys check the condition of the properties to provide an accurate insurance value. Partick […]

Tim Hortons to open in Linwood

Progress is well underway at Tim Hortons new drive thru, set to open in Linwood, Paisley. Acting as project managers for our client Tim Hortons, the popular Canadian store is due to open before Christmas. NIXON has worked on a number of Hortons projects, following completion of its flagship Glasgow store.

BOHO arrives

NIXON is leading as employers agents, project managers and principal designers at the latest development at Scotway House in Glasgow atBOHO has given us a sneak peek of what it’s going to be like and its fabulous and flamboyant and very BOHO. 

NIXON appointed by Cairn Hotel Group

NIXON has been appointed as Project Monitors to Cairn Hotel Group to manage the refurbishment of Hotel Indigo. We will be assessing and monitoring all the costs on behalf of the client, Seneca. NIXON will oversee the tender packages, tender analysis, appointment of the contractors, and monitor the monthly evaluations to maximise the opportunities and […]

NIXON to convert Old Gospel Hall

NIXON has been appointed as the project managers to lead on a new development planned for Dennistoun. Plans were approved by Glasgow City Council to turn an old Gospel Hall on the corner of Finlay Drive and Armadale Street to apartments. 27 new flats of two and three-bedroom flats are planned with NIXON leading the construction, project […]

Topping out ceremony at Scotway House

“Topping out” of Scotway House as the build reaches the 14th storey. NIXON team gathered with Structured House Group, GRAHAM and BOHO to mark the latest milestone on the £40million development along the Clydeside. NIXON is the lead employers agents, project managers and principal designer on what is a major project for Glasgow’s Clydeside to transform […]

NIXON wins major development contract

NIXON has been chosen as the delivery partner for a large portfolio of student accommodation in Scotland.  NIXON is the preferred partner for Glasgow-based developer Structured House Group (shg). Leading in the first of its contract, NIXON has been appointed as the Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors for the Glasgow-based development company in its flagship £40m […]

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