About Us

Building worker on site

History and Background


CBC, the trading name for Central Building Contractors (Glasgow) Ltd, was founded in 1971 by owner and Chairman Sir Jack Harvie CBE. We are managed from our Head Office in Glasgow, and area office in Edinburgh and operate throughout Scotland and into parts of England.


Our company has developed from a strong base in construction and refurbishment to provide total property solutions which encompass:

  • Construction
  • Design and Construction
  • Property Development
  • Stone Masonry
  • Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance
  • Property Maintenance

We work across all market sectors and our Clients include:

  • Health Trusts
  • Registered Social Landlords (RSLs)
  • Private Housing Developers
  • Local Authorities
  • Regional and National Agencies
  • Universities
  • Industrial and Office Developers
  • Leisure and Retail operators

We directly employ our own tradesmen, operatives and apprentices, a fact that differentiates us from many of our direct competitors. We are active participants in a number of local employment and training initiatives with publicly funded projects involving a mix of on the job training through to full-time apprenticeships and employment.


73% of our business is from repeat Clients, which is testament to our commitment to providing a high quality service, and our proven track record in delivering our Projects on-time and to budget.


50% of our business is delivered utilising Design and Build or Design, Develop and Construct procurement routes. Using these procurement routes enables us to influence the total sustainability issue from sourcing of local materials and labour, offsite construction and prefabrication techniques and Business Information Modelling (BIM). Please click here for an example from a recent Project.

Contact Us

By Mail:

CBC (Glasgow) Ltd

Central House

119 Whitefield Road

Glasgow G51 2SD.

By Phone: 0141 445 4665

By Fax: 0141 440 0803



Media Enquires

Paul Drury - Media Now

By Phone: 0141 638 0081

By E-mail: paul_drury@btconnect.com