Work begins on Galson Estate’s new zero carbon business centre

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Alex Murray Construction Ltd. were recently appointed by Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn, through competitive tendering, for the development of a new low carbon multifunctional business centre. Work has commenced on-site and the development is scheduled for completion in autumn 2011.

The development will include an office for the Trust’s staff team, as well as a home for the crofting archives, offices for rent, meeting rooms and a specific area for crofters’ markets; giving producers the opportunity to showcase what they have to offer.

The business centre will not only provide opportunities for the Trust, but will provide a much needed service for visitors and the community.

Alongside the main building development the trust are eagerly awaiting the arrival of an electric vehicle and last week a wind turbine arrived on site.

The Trust is delighted the development is underway and look forward to seeing the plans become a reality.

The various projects have been supported by The Big Lottery Fund, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Community Energy Scotland and LEADER.

In our picture is the new construction on the Galson Estate, with the first on site meeting between the contractor, the specialist architect and UOG directors.SGD. 22295