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                                             SPRINGFIELD NEWSLETTER ISSUE 2 SEPT 2007
On Watch
With ‘On-Site’
                                                    Roundabout Madness!
THIS is your second issue of ‘On-         WE’VE resorted to                      a
Site’ – Springfield Properties’ monthly   colourful protest on the eastern and
round up of company news, people          southern entrances to Elgin to highlight
and developments.                         the madness of proposals to build yet
                                          another roundabout on the A96 through
You can keep up with news about
                                          Elgin.
colleagues, our latest construction
projects, new sites, safety matters and
lots more that reflects your growing      Springfield say the construction costs
Moray-based company.                      of the planned trunk road feature at its
Remember, if you hear of something        junction with Ashgrove Road would be
you think could be of interest to and     far better spent on amenity projects
departments or divisions we want to       and are leading the protest with a pair
hear from you!                            of large signs dominated with giant
                                          doughnuts covered with pink icing and
Contact ‘On-Site’ by calling Jane Innes
                                          sprinkles.
or Brian Hadden at the Head Office or
drop them a line at Pentland House.
                                          “It’s the only way to get the message
                                          over about the ridiculousness of the
Highland                                  idea,” says managing director John
                                          Main. “Independent engineers agree with
Business                                  us a roundabout there is un-necessary.”
Awards Bid                                                                                      Motorists arriving in Elgin are about to be greeted by two of theses ‘No More Doughnuts’ signs
THE dynamic growth Springfield            Springfield have been asked to build the              we’re erecting to campaign against a tenth A96 roundabout in Elgin.
Properties’ has enjoyed in recent         roundabout as part of our infrastructure
years has fuelled hopes that we could     agreement in connection with Elgin                    As ‘On-Site’ went to press Moray                   matter with the Scottish Transport
do well in this year’s Highlands and      South – but it’s a development too far                MSP Richard Lochhead had taken                     Minister.
Islands Business Awards.                  for Elgin and its motorists.                          up the issue and was due to raise the
We’ve entered the Business of the
Year category which will see a winner
unveiled at a special dinner at the
Drumossie Hotel in Inverness on
                                          Helping Grow Tranquility
                                          ON the Glorious 12th more                           volunteers from Nairn Leisure Link                  BBC Beechgrove Garden team. With
November 5.
                                          than 100 people turned to celebrate the             could “grow” a tranquil garden feature              lottery funding and some help from
With sales up from £4.7 million in        opening of the Sandown Community                    specially designed for adults with                  Springfield in preparing the site the
2003 to £28.7 million last year, we       Garden in Nairn – an exciting social                learning difficulties.                              garden is complete and being run,
also hope to get recognition in the       facility created at the town’s Sandown                                                                  enjoyed and gardened by the people it
prestigious annual awards for our         Allotments with help from Springfield.              Coordinator Deirdre Ryan says the 33                set out to help.
culture in developing staff and our                                                           metre x 11 metre garden is a “fantastic
corporate social responsibility.                                                              feature” that is set to give visitors with          At the opening there were craft
                                                                                              learning difficulties a place to relax,             and produce stalls, scarecrow
                                                                                              enjoy horticulture and get together                 competitions, best-dressed Jim
Kessock                                                                                       with friends.                                       McColl look-alikes and a barbecue.
MINOR technicalities over planning                                                            “We’re really grateful to Springfield               Deirdre, who managed the project,
consent has delayed a start on our                                                            staff and the machinery they brought                says the garden has raised beds for
Inverness river-front flats project at                                                        along when we were laying the                       wheelchair users, lower beds with
Kessock. But the 14-home first phase                                                          foundations way back in the Spring,”                vegetables, cottage garden flowers, a
development of all-balconied two-                                                             she said.                                           small pond and sheltered alcoves and
bedroomed Riverside apartments is         Springfield staffers............who helped create                                                       benches.
due to be under construction soon.        the new Sandown Community Garden at Nairn.          It’s all thanks to the Health and
Planning permission for the second        From Left to Right: Tommy Hay, Michael Clayton,     Happiness Leisure Link, an                          Springfield was delighted to be involved
                                          Matthew Main.                                       organisation dedicated to promoting                 in this project and wish the garden and
phase of 12 one and two-apartment
homes has been submitted to Highland      In May our staff helped dig out paths               integration for adults with learning                its gardeners every success.
Council.                                  and move heavy earth to ensure                      difficulties, and the Tern Television’s

                                          Contact us: Springfield Properties PLC       n   Pentland House Grampian Road        n   Elgin   n   Moray   n   IV30 1XJ
                                          Telephone: 01343 552550        www.springfield.co.uk
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                                          E-mail: info@springfield.co.uk and sales@springfield.co.uk
     Nurturing                                                                                                                                 Partnership
                                              SPRINGFIELD’S
      Young                                                                                                                                      Bridges
      Talent                                                                                                                                      A Gap
SPRINGFIELD are sponsoring two 21-                                                                                                            MORAY Council have received £500,000
                                                                                                                                              from Springfield Properties as our
year-old students in our ranks.
Andrew Duncan from Fochabers is in his
                                                          SPRINGFIELD NEWSLETTER                                                              contribution towards improving the
                                                                                                                                              roads infrastructure for Elgin South.
final year of an MA in Property Investment
and Planning at Aberdeen University while
                                                                ISSUE 2 SEPT 2007                                                             Our share of the funding will be used by
                                                                                                                                              Moray Council to offset the £1.6 million
Greg Smith from Buckie is about to start                                                                                                      project to demolish the existing hump-
his third year of a five-year Quantity
Surveying degree at Edinburgh’s Heriot-
Watt University.
                                              COMPETITION...                                                                                  backed bridge over the main Aberdeen-
                                                                                                                                              Inverness railway line and replace it
                                                                                                                                              with a flat two-lane crossing. The local
Both the ex-Milnes High School and                                                                                                            authority will start work on the six-month
Buckie High School students are delighted                                                                                                     long project in the spring an example of
with the sponsorship and are about to                                                                                                         the cooperation and partnership we have
return to their studies after working with                                                                                                    with Moray Council.
us during the summer.
Once graduated Andrew and Greg will join
us full-time.                                                                                                                                      Pin Sharp
                                                                                                                                                     Junior
     Big Apple                                                                                                                                      Golfers!
     Beckons!                                                                                                                                 SPRINGFIELD’S sponsorship of the
                                                                                                                                              Strathlene Junior Golf Team is helping
                                             THINK you have a sharp mind? Want to prove it? Now’s your chance. What                           generate superb results. The section’s
THE training has reached a new high          do you think is this all about? Come on, give the Issue 2 Caption Competition                    convener, our third-year apprentice
and Passports are looked out ready           a try and £50 could be winging its way to you!                                                   quantity surveyor Alexander Mackie, is
to take director Anne Adam and
                                             Entries to Jane at Head Office – but remember to include your name and                           delighted with his young golfers’ progress
purchasing manager Sandra O’May to
                                             contact number.                                                                                  who he says are doing “exceptionally
New York for the city’s 2007 Marathon
                                                                                                                                              well”. The six-strong 14 to 18-year-old
on November 4. The athletic twosome
are confident they’ll put up a great         Lucky Eck!                                                                                       boys team in the North East Pennant
                                             THE Caption Competition to this picture                                                          League are through to the final while an
show under the Springfield banner and
                                             (right) in Issue 1 of ‘On-Site’ was                                                              eight-strong scratch competition team
plan to raise as much cash as they can
                                             won by site manager Eck Paterson                                                                 expect to be in the finals of the North
for Breast Cancer Care You can help
                                             with this muscle-stretching effort:                                                              East Felicity Trophy. We’ll have full results
make Anne and Sandra’s efforts all
                                             “Man Gives Birth to 12-stone Boy”.                                                               and a photograph in the next Issue of
the more effective by sponsoring them
                                             Congratulations to Eck who wins a                                                                ‘On-Site’.
– give Sandra a call at the office of
01343 552550                                 £50 prize.


                                                 Dave’s Well Taped...!                                                                         Forres Start
      Pinefield                              The look of defeatist resignation
                                             on quantity surveyor Dave Main’s
                                                                                                                                              SITE preparation at our 10-flat
                                                                                                                                              development at Bogton Place in Forres

      Progress                               face says it all. Caught by his
                                             ‘caring’ colleagues at Springfield
                                                                                                                                              is well under way. The development next
                                                                                                                                              to the town’s Royal Mail Sorting Office
                                             a few days before his wedding                                                                    generated an instant waiting list of 55
WE’RE close to a start of construction       to Kerry on August 10, Dave                                                                      hopeful buyers and all 10 properties
of our 60-unit flatted development           was well and truely blackened                                                                    were sold for between £120,000 and
at Pinefield in Elgin. By October we         and feathered before being duck-                                                                 £135,000. Springfield’s construction
expect Moray Council to have given the       taped to a lamp post in his home                                                                 team is due to move in soon.
project the green light and site work        town of Buckie. Powerless to
will get under way on a mix of one           fight off the Springfield hordes
and two-bedded apartments, some with
balconies. A Planning Hearing is due
                                             who pounced on him Dave
                                             relented and gave in to the
                                                                                                                                                   On Target
to take place about the proposal which       traditional pre-nuptial treatment
is planned on the site of a former RAF                                                                                                        WORK is ready to start in Alness on
                                             like a good sport. Don’t worry                                                                   the 35-unit housing development at The
community centre.                            Dave – it gets a lot better from                                                                 Paddock. Construction teams are on
                                             here on in!                                                                                      standby and we expect to be target with
                                             Congratulation from all at ‘On-                                                                  the project for a September start.
                                             Site’ to Dave and Kerry on their
                                             Wedding Day.



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