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McGill Starts Building New Homes

McGill Homes started work on their first venture into new build housing on the site at Cotton Road, Dundee.  McGill are building five units consisting of four semi-detached and one detached house on the site of a former nursery school. The houses are all three bedroom with ensuite in the maste…

4 April 2017

McGill secure £4.2m M&E contract with Balfour Beatty Construction Limited

McGill have secured a £4.2m M&E contract with Balfour Beatty Construction Limited for the new build Radisson Red Hotel in Glasgow. The 176-bedroom hotel will be built on a site near the SECC, the Clyde Auditorium and the Hydro. The Radisson Red is the first new-build hotel in Europe run b…

7 October 2016

McGill complete lighting upgrade to iconic Scott Monument in Edinburgh

As a result of our place on The City of Edinburgh Council Mechanical & Electrical Frameworks we were awarded the contract for the lighting upgrade to the Scott Monument in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. The brief from The City of Edinburgh Council was to create a new lighting scheme fo…

4 October 2016

Another successful contract for Dandara at Badentoy Park, Portlethen

McGill's M&E Division are only a few weeks way from delivering another successful contract with Dandara Limited at Badentoy Park, Portlethen. The M&E Division’s first contract with Dandara at Badentoy Park was to deliver a new build facility for DRILCO Inspection Services who ope…

13 September 2016

Lindsay Anderson joins as Building Services Director

We are delighted to announce that Lindsay Anderson has joined the Company, taking up the role of Building Services Director. Lindsay comes with a wealth of experience in the M&E industry having spent 19 years with N.G. Bailey and the last 13 years with SSE Contracting as Regional…

8 August 2016

McGill Complete £2.1m M&E Packages in 26 Weeks for Michelin

McGill achieved completion of the RLF2 project for Michelin Tyre Company PLC at their Dundee factory on 31 March 2016 having successfully delivered a £2.1M M&E work package in 26 weeks. The works consisted of lighting and power, heating and ventilation and specialist M&E works to…

20 June 2016

Trades People Urgently Required - Edinburgh

We urgently need a variety of trades people for social housing refurbishment work in Edinburgh.  This is an exciting opportunity to work within a growing and dynamic Company. Excellent package and competitive salary available. Immediate start.  Electricians Domestic Plumbers / Gas En…

28 January 2016

McGill deliver nearly 1000 beds for students across Scotland

Last weekend was a busy time for McGill’s M&E Teams in Edinburgh and Glasgow as they handed over two significant student accommodation projects in time for the new academic year commencing. McGill successfully completed the project a 273 bed student accommodation facility at Murano Place,…

18 September 2015

McGill start on site at new Hampton by Hilton hotel, Dundee

McGill have commenced on site at the new Hampton by Hilton Hotel at the former Argyll and Waverly House office blocks at West Marketgait, Dundee. This brings a welcome return to Dundee for the Hilton chain after their previous hotel was demolished to make way for the waterfront redevelopment in 201…

27 July 2015

New Managing Director for McGill

After 34 years at the forefront of McGill, Stan McGill has retired as Managing Director and has been succeeded by Colin Low. Colin is a time served electrician and served his apprenticeship with DH Morris & Co Ltd in Dundee. On completion of his apprenticeship he trained as a Project Engineer. …

6 July 2015

McGill staff praised by Dundee City Council on completion of refurbishment contract

McGill staff were praised by Dundee City Council for their “remarkable success” and “absolute professionalism” during a heating, kitchen and bathroom refurbishment contract at Strathmore St/Balmossie, Dundee. The contract ran from August 2014 and finished in April 2015. The…

11 June 2015

McGill complete office to flats conversion at Water Vennel, Perth for Caledonia Housing

McGill have recently completed works at Water Vennel, Perth for Caledonia Housing Association. The project consisted of the conversion of a four storey, system-build 1970 office building into 18 residential apartments. The building had lain empty for some time and this project now brings much need…

27 April 2015

McGill included in 2015 “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain” report by London Stock Exchange

McGill have been identified as one of 1000 companies in the second edition of London Stock Exchange’s “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain” report 2015. This significant report is produced by the London Stock Exchange to showcase and support the UK’s dynamic small and medium s…

20 March 2015

Turf Cutting Ceremony marks the start of a construction project at Tigh-Na-Muirn Care Home

McGill held a turf cutting ceremony today to mark the beginning of a construction project at Tigh-Na-Muirn Care Home in Monifieth. The original house was built in 1893 and was refurbished and opened as a care home by proprietors, Peter and Carol Philip in 1991. The Home currently has 51 bedrooms an…

27 February 2015

McGill mentor Grove Academy in Engineering Development Trust Go4Set project

For the fourth year running, McGill have supported a local school in the Go4Set project run by the Engineering Development Trust. The program aims to get young people interested in careers in Science, Engineering and Technology. The pupils from Grove Academy were mentored by Mechanical & Elect…

15 January 2015

McGill sponsor Courier Business Awards 2014

McGill sponsored the Science and Technology Business of the year category at the 2014 Courier Business Awards at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews on Friday 14 November.  Over 600 people from The Courier's business community attended the awards which were hosted by Hugh Dennis.  The Sci…

28 November 2014

McGill colleagues awarded with Long Service Awards

McGill awarded 14 employees for their length of service today in a presentation by Managing Director, Stanley McGill. The awards recognised the loyalty and commitment of a range of staff from office personnel, to operatives and directors. The range of awarded years of service varied between 25 and …

30 October 2014

McGill Open Aberdeen Branch

From  Monday 1 September McGill are offering electrical and heating & plumbing jobbing works from their new Aberdeen branch. The operations will be headed up by Brian Bell with Susan Birnie providing administrative support in the office, located at Harris Drive, AB24 2TL, 01224 48788. A m…

11 September 2014

Work nears completion on the new purpose build workshop and office block at Portlethen, Aberdeen

McGill are on programme to deliver the M&E Work Package, valued at £560K, in October 2014 for Smith International (North Sea) Ltd who manufacture drilling machinery and equipment for oil and gas production. McGill secured the project with development and construction company Dandara havin…

1 September 2014

Nigel Coxon joins McGill as Operations Director for the Residential Division

Nigel Coxon has joined the business as Operations Director for the Residential Division. Nigel has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. He has worked with a number of national contractors and has experience in commercial construction, retail and social housing secto…

12 August 2014

Construction work progressing well at 110 Queen Street, Glasgow

Construction of the new build, nine storey, high specification, office development at 110 Queen Street is on programme and McGill’s site team, led by Project Manager, Grant Arnott, move to site in August 2014. McGill secured the Mechanical Work Package valued at £1M from development and…

29 July 2014

Construction work commences at Beith Street, Glasgow

Construction of the new build 701 bed student accommodation blocks in Glasgow have commenced with concrete pours to stairwells in Block A, A1 and B. McGill have secured the M&E Work Packages valued at £4.4M from development company George Downing. Downing Construction, part of George Dow…

21 July 2014

McGill sponsors Easthall Park Summer Trip

McGill have provided £500 funding to the Easthall Summer School club. Easthall Park Housing Co-operative supports a summer school club, delivered in partnership with Easthall residents association, providing a wide range of activities for local children. Last year McGill installed new door e…

18 July 2014

Third Award Winning Apprentice with McGill

McGill are delighted to announce that another of their apprentices has won an award for their 1st year work.  Ross McDonald, an adult apprentice joiner with McGill, has been chosen as Dundee College first year joinery apprentice of the year.  The winner is chosen by the lecturer and Ross …

20 June 2014

McGill achieve "Perfect Delivery" on Three Schools for Morgan Sindall

McGill have been awarded “Perfect Delivery” on three schools by Morgan Sindall. In 2013 McGill began widening their customer base in Glasgow and targeted Morgan Sindall as a blue chip client. Having delivered a presentation on services they offered, they secured a contract valued at &po…

12 June 2014

Refurbishment Project at Dryburgh Gardens, Dundee Successfully Delivered

McGill have recently completed a contract with Abertay Housing Association for the upgrading of 81 apartments within four high rise blocks and two cottages at Dryburgh Gardens, Dundee. McGill were Principal Contractor on the £3.4m project which began in April 2013 and completed in April 2014. …

12 June 2014

Did you know you can receive up to £7,300 cashback for making your home more energy efficient?

McGill are offering their customers the chance to reduce their fuel bills, make their home warmer, more energy efficient AND receive cash back at the same time! The Scottish Government’s Green Homes Cashback Scheme is offering up to £7,300 to private and social tenants, owner occupiers …

9 June 2014

McGill Joins Trade Association Promoting Insulation Excellence

McGill are pleased to announce membership of the National Insulation Association (NIA) which represents the insulation industry in the UK. Its members include manufacturers, system designers and installers of insulation solutions for homes and businesses. McGill have been undertaking external and i…

6 June 2014

Nominations across the Trades for McGill Apprentices

Two McGill apprentices have been nominated for awards in both Plumbing and Electrical. William Ritchie and Steven Cooney have both received the nominations for their work at Dundee College. For the 25th year SNIPEF Education & Training Trust is making awards to the best Apprentice Plumber throu…

20 May 2014

McGill complete New Offices and Workshop at Site "A" Westhill, Aberdeen

McGill have recently completed the Mechanical and Electrical work packages for the new purpose built offices and workshops at Site "A" Westhill, Aberdeen for IKM Testing. IKM Testing, part of the IKM Group is a worldwide company that test offshore pipe work, tools and equipment. Marsh Consulting L…

22 April 2014

McGill donate £1,000 to Southside Housing Association

McGill have generously donated £1,000 to Southside Housing Association towards funding their site open day in June. The cheque was given to Alistair Brown, a Project Assistant for Southside Housing Association, by McGill Project Manager -Grant Arnott (pictured). McGill were appointed to renew…

24 March 2014

McGill Change Official Company Name to McGill & Co Ltd

After 32 years McGill have changed their official Company Name from McGill Electrical Ltd to McGill & Co Ltd. Stan McGill, Managing Director, explained: We have found that “Electrical” in our name is no longer appropriate in view of the diverse range of activities the Company now…

29 January 2014

Winner of our Feedback Competition

Mr Ian Overton is the lucky winner of our quarterly feedback draw. Congratulations.  If you have recently had work carried out by us we would like to hear what you thought and you will automatically be entered into our draw to win M&S Vouchers. Please click here to leave your feedback…

15 January 2014

McGill Launch Their First TV Advert

McGill’s first TV advert will air on STV in the Dundee area from Monday 2 December offering boilers on finance from £33 per month. The 20 second advert aimed at private home owners will air 32 times over the next two weeks. The advert tells the storey of a cartoon family shivering in t…

30 November 2013

McGill "Highly Commended" Employer of the Year at the CITB Apprenticeship Awards

McGill have finished in the top three in the Employer of the Year Scotland Category, achieving "Highly Commended" status, at the CITB Apprenticeship Awards. McGill were shortlisted in the top 10 in Scotland from countless entries and were then awarded a Golden Ticket to attend the Awards Cerem…

29 November 2013

McGill open New Edinburgh Branch

On Monday 12 November McGill will be opening their new Edinburgh branch on Turnhouse Road next to Edinburgh airport, bringing the total number of offices to four. An increase in work in the Edinburgh area has led to the demand for this new property to meet the needs of a growing client base. Mecha…

8 November 2013

McGill Sponsor Courier Business Awards

McGill sponsored the Life Sciences business of the year at the inaugural Courier Business Awards at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews on Friday 1 November.  Over 500 people from The Courier's business community attended the awards which was hosted by Gyles Brandreth.  The Life Sciences …

4 November 2013

McGill Launch new Insulation Division

McGill have launched a new Insulation Division as part of their strategy to create a one-stop shop to meet the needs of local authorities and social landlords. David Conway has joined as Carbon Reduction Funding Manager and Gary Brogan as Insulation Manager. Their new but experienced ins…

30 October 2013

Bronze Medal for Euan Borland at the SECTT National First Stage Apprentice of the Year Awards

Euan Borland has won the Bronze Medal at the SECTT National First Stage Apprentice of the Year Awards, held at The Original Hotel in Roslin on Wednesday 9 October 2013. Euan won the Dundee College award in May, followed by the regional First Stage Apprentice of the Year for the SECTT East of S…

23 October 2013

McGill nominated for Employer of the Year at the CITB Apprenticeship Awards

McGill are delighted to announce that they have been nominated for Employer of the Year at the CITB Managing Agency Apprenticeship Awards 2013. They are one of 10 companies shortlisted from UK wide entries for the category. The judges based their nominations on the number of apprentices and total …

18 October 2013

McGill Recruit Twenty Apprentices

McGill have recruited 20 Apprentices in 2013 as part of their ongoing training programme. All are aged between 16 and 24 and includes 8 Electricians, 4 Plumbers, 3 Joiners, 1 Painter and 2 Heating Engineers who will be working across the Residential, Mechanical & Electrical, Property Services a…

16 August 2013

East of Scotland First Stage Apprentice of the Year win for Euan Borland

Euan Borland, a 24 year old Electrical Apprentice with McGill has won First Stage Apprentice of the Year for the SECTT East of Scotland College Group awards held in Edinburgh on Thursday 20 June 2013. In May Euan won the Dundee College award and went forward to the Regional competition. He will now…

2 July 2013

Dundee’s New Olympia Opens to the Public

Dundee’s eagerly awaited new Olympia Leisure Centre at East Marketgait opened to the public today in time for the school holidays. McGill were appointed by MANSELL Construction to carry out the £6m M&E Work Package associated with the new build Swimming Pool and Multi Storey Car Par…

27 June 2013

McGill Mentor Craigie High School to the Scottish Final of the Engineering Development Trust Go4Set Awards

Craigie High School, mentored by McGill reached the Scottish Final of the Engineering Development Trust Go4SET Awards in Glasgow on Tuesday 15 May at Glasgow City Chambers.  The team of five pupils aged between 12 and 13 won their regional Dundee & Angus Final at the Dalhousie Building of …

15 May 2013

Work starts on site at Leverndale Hospital, AAU Glasgow

McGill have commenced work on site at the new build Acute Admissions Unit, Leverndale Hospital, Glasgow for Robertson Construction. The new two storey unit will provide treatment for patients with severe mental illness and will provide 48 single room accommodation with en-suites and good …

22 March 2013

McGill helps Dundee College meet its Sustainability Target

McGill has assisted Dundee College to achieve one of its sustainability targets in only one year instead of five! As part of the Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland action plan, Dundee College, along with other FE and HE organisations, pledged a 25% reduction in carbon footpri…

11 March 2013

CoSLA Excellence Awards win for Dallfield MSD Project

An innovative housing project that has brought warmer, more fuel efficient homes to more than 300 Dundee tenants has scooped another prestigious award. McGill was Principal Contractor on The Dallfield Community Energy Saving Project which picked up a Gold Award at the CoSLA Excellence Awards&n…

8 March 2013

FREE Boiler Replacements now available through the Energy Companies Obligation

McGill are now able to offer free boiler replacements to households meeting certain criteria as part of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) launched by the Government to tackle fuel poverty in the UK. This scheme is funded by the utility companies and the aim is to deliver free or subsidised…

25 February 2013

McGill Wish Dundee United Player Well after Freak Accident

Representatives from McGill went over to St Andrews this morning to wish injured Dundee United player Rudi Skacel well for his match on Sunday after he collided with their advertising board at Tannadice last weekend. Czech star Skacel, who was training this morning, needed nine stitches to a deep c…

21 December 2012

Bringing Cost of Heating down by Going Up

The trend of tackling fuel poverty by modernising multi storey developments across Scotland continues and McGill have recently been awarded a £3m contract with Southside Housing Association in Glasgow to install a gas fired district heating system to serve each of the 218 properties spread acr…

30 November 2012

McGill add Water Hygiene and Legionella Control to their range of services

With 82 confirmed and suspected cases of Legionnaires ’ disease confirmed in the Edinburgh area over the last 14 days, the importance of ensuring that your building users are adequately protected from Legionella cannot be more apparent. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fif…

14 June 2012

McGill offer their services for a Bathroom Adaptation fit-out for the Scottish Spina Bifida Association

McGill have recently helped the Scottish Spina Bifida Association (SSBA) install a new wheelchair friendly bathroom at their holiday home, Rebecca Cottage, in Carnoustie. As local all trades contractor, experienced in the installation of bathroom adaptations, McGill were the perfect choice to manag…

29 May 2012

McGill appointed to £18m Refurbishment Framework

McGill have been appointed to a Dundee City Council’s Heating, Kitchen and Bathroom Replacement Framework worth £18m over four years. McGill is one of two contractors selected for the project from a two stage tendering process. New heating, kitchens and bathrooms will be installed in 3,…

25 April 2012

Additional Funding Available for Fuel Switching

Government grant funding is now available to help make the installation of energy efficient heating more affordable to those on certain types of benefit and low income. If you have a full electric heating system and wish to swap to gas AND you are eligible for Super Priority Group fu…

2 February 2012

McGill awarded Zero Harm Accreditation by Mansell

On Thursday 1 December 2011 we were proud to receive our Zero Harm Accreditation certificate from Lindsay Cowan, Regional Director of Mansell at their Perth office. We are one of the first supply chain partners to achieve this accolade in Scotland.Refusing to accept that accidents are inevitable in …

2 December 2011

A Silver Medal for McGill at the 1st Stage Apprentice of the Year Awards

First year Apprentice, Ryan Milne, has won the Silver Medal at the SECCT 1st Stage Apprentice of the Year Awards, held at the Original Hotel, Roslin on Monday 26 September. After winning his heat in Dundee in May, Ryan went on to win the North of Scotland Round held at Angus College in June al…

9 November 2011

Work begins on Dundee's new East Marketgait Swimming Pool Development

We have commenced work on the Mechanical and Electrical works packages for the new £24m new swimming pool development at East Marketgait, Dundee in conjunction with Mansell. This new facility will replace the current Olympia Centre which will be demolished to make way for the new V&…

9 November 2011

Welcome to our new website!

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. We hope you will take the time to browse through it and discover in greater detail the range of products and services we have to offer. Stan McGill, Managing Director, says "Over the last 30 years we have grown drastically from a small el…

9 November 2011