About Us

Urban Union is a joint venture company that regenerates urban areas across Scotland.  Founded in 2011, it creates revitalised communities through building new, high quality, affordable homes.

Each of our projects is meticulously designed with the local community at the forefront.  Our contemporary new homes are situated in close proximity to transport links, shops, schools and improved services and amenities resulting in a flourishing and positive community for everyone in the area. 

Urban Union cares about the future of Scotland and aims to ensure each project delivers sustainable long-term benefits to the new, as well as surrounding neighbourhoods.  Job and training opportunities ensure the community will continue to benefit from these projects for years to come.

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McTaggart Construction

McTaggart Construction has been trading since 1946 and provides main contracting services to clients including Local Authorities, RSL's, NHS, and a range of private clients and has experience in delivering new build and refurb projects in the residential, education, healthcare, commercial and private sectors.
Find out more about McTaggart Construction here

The Robertson Group

The Robertson Group is one of the largest privately owned construction groups in the UK. Providing end-to-end property services tailored to meet local needs, The Robertson Group has a combination of local focus and national presence, together with the breadth of in-house skills. The Group provides a complete property service including investment, development, asset management and regeneration through to construction and building operation.
Find out more about The Robertston Group here

Neil McKay

Managing Director

With more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, Neil has a track record of delivery of major building and civil engineering projects, both in the UK and Gulf Region.

Neil leads Urban Union as the company continues to grow and deliver large-scale regeneration projects across Scotland.


Kenneth Downs

Finance Director

Kenneth was appointed Finance Director in November 2017 and is responsible for the financial management/ strategy of the business. He carries out a key role in company development planning, funding, financial control and MI as the company continues to deliver on-going large-scale regeneration projects across Scotland. 

Kirsty Robertson

Sales & Marketing Manager

Kirsty was appointed Sales & Marketing Manager in January 2015 and is responsible for the sales & marketing management and strategy for the business. She has over 10 years experience within the construction industry and holds a degree in Property Law from Strathclyde University.


Caroline Wallace

Commercial Manager

Caroline has over 15 years’ Commercial experience within the industry, she leads the Commercial department, ensuring sound delivery of all commercial and contractual requirements across Urban Union’s large-scale regeneration projects.

Martin Dick

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Martin has recently joined us as a Senior Quantity Surveyor to further strengthen our commercial team. He has almost 40 years experience in the construction industry, working with building and civil engineering contractors throughout the UK.

Sarah Freel

Business Development Manager

Sarah joined the Urban Union team in June 2018. Prior to joining us, she worked as a Resident Liason Manager before moving on to Business Development. As well as over 15 years of experience in regeneration, Sarah is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has worked very closely with RSLs and Local authorities identifying partnering solutions to help deliver affordable housing.

Alan Dunsmore

Technical Manager

Alan is a chartered architect with over 20 years’ experience in a range of construction sectors with a particular emphasis on housing and regeneration projects. Previously Alan has worked for a number of award winning architectural practices throughout the UK, designing and delivering innovative and carefully considered buildings. Alan is currently responsible for the technical appraisal of potential projects and design, technical co-ordination and construction management of all current Urban Union projects.

James Lynch

Customer Service Manager

James recently joined the team as the Customer Service Manager based in our head office. James is a joiner to trade and has over 30 years experience within the building industry. He has worked on a range of projects from newbuilds to Timber Kit homes and everything in between.

Nicola Houston

Assistant Accountant

Nicola Houston is Urban Union’s Assistant Accountant who works alongside the Finance Director.  Nicola has over 10 years’ experience working within a busy finance department from managing ledgers, processing invoices and preparing VAT returns to preparing & producing monthly management accounts.

Vivienne Holland

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Vivienne has joined the commercial team as Assistant Quantity Surveyor. She has recently graduated with an MSc in Quantity Surveying and is working towards completing her APC.  Prior to joining Urban Union Vivienne worked with a main contractor and has experience of working on various projects. 

Chloe Thompson

Sales & Marketing Administrator

Chloe recently joined the team as the Sales & Marketing administrator. She graduated with honors in jounralism from University of the West of Scotland in Summer 2016 and has worked for a number of broadcasters and media outlets, however, she's most interested in all things marketing & PR.

Christopher Maughan

Technical Assistant

Chris has recently joined the team as a Technical Assistant working alongside the Technical & Construction manager.  Having previously completed an Architecture degree, he recently returned to university to complete an MSc in Construction Management. Chris has experience working as an Architectural Assistant and prior to joining Urban Union worked as an Assistant Project Manager.

Ursula Read

Personal Assistant/Office Manager

Ursula Read is Personal Assistant to the Managing Director as well as Urban Union’s Office Manager.  Ursula has over 25 years of experience working with senior level directors as well as many years’ experience in overseeing the smooth running of the office environment.  She has worked in various types of organisation which more recently have included Morrison Construction and Morgan Sindall.

Lynne Williams

Sales Advisor

Lynne is the Sales Advisor on our Laurieston Living development. She has worked for over 30 years in the property market and has worked on both the Pennywell Living and Muirton Living developments.

Pauline Mathieson

Customer Service Advisor

Pauline Mathieson is Urban Unions Customer Service Advisor.  She has over 20 years of experience working in an office environment having spent the last 12 years working within the electrical industry.

Irene Espie

Sales Advisor

Irene is currently working as the Sales Advisor on our Pennywell Living development. She has over 20 years of experience within the sales industry and has owned and operated pubs and hotels in West Lothian, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders. She most enjoys speaking with customers and helping throghout their journey of buying their new home.

Alex Duncan

Sales Advisor

Alex recently joined Urban Union as the Sales Advisor at our Muirton Living Development. Alex has over 30 years of combined experience in sales and enjoys working in the construction industry. Prior to joining us, he worked on a range of exciting developments throughout Scotland but is happy to have a permanent position in Perth.