LTM Group Depot Developments in Elgin
It is understandable why the retention and development of our premises at Kingsmills, Elgin in Morayshire lie so close to Steven Laing’s heart. Elgin was the birthplace of Laing Traditional Masonry prior to Managing Director Steven Laing taking a massive leap of faith to relocate the business to Castle Fraser, Nr Sauchen in Aberdeenshire alongside their current head office neighbours the National Trust for Scotland. Given these origins it therefore only feels right that the LTM Group should maintain a strong foothold in Elgin to continue to service the area and the outlying areas beyond.
The existing Head Office at Castle Fraser will continue to service the Grampian and Angus regions while our new Highlands & Islands office in Elgin with the support of our existing twenty strong local craftspeople will service Invernesshire, the North East Coast, Cromarty and beyond. Most if not all of this workforce have been reared and trained by the LTM Group with additional training being provided by Historic Scotland at Elgin Cathedral Training Centre. Two prime examples of this dedication to training are Steven Harper and Andrew Allan who were taken on by the LTM Group as apprentices and who went on to undertake the William Morris Craft Fellowship continuing to develop on to become Site Managers. Both are testament to LTM’s ongoing commitment to home grown training and development, the success of which is borne out by our recent completion of a £2.4M masonry work package for Sir Robert McAlpine at Marischal College, Europe’s second largest Granite building located in Aberdeen’s City Centre and within which Steven and Andrew were both key team members.
This natural geographical separation will ensure that the LTM Group remain the largest and most respected Conservation Contractors within the Highlands & Islands and Grampian regions.