Kier to construct new Ness Castle primary school and nursery in Scotland

WCN Editorial Team 23 Jul 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The Highland Council has appointed construction and infrastructure services provider Kier to design and build its new £15m Ness Castle primary school and nursery in Inverness, Scotland.

The facilities have been procured through the Scottish Procurement Alliance framework and will serve two new housing developments in Inverness while providing 850 new pupil places.

Kier Regional Building North & Scotland regional director Phil McDowell said: “We are delighted to have started work at Ness Castle Primary School.

“This project award continues our long-standing relationship with The Highland Council and we are looking forward to delivering this much-needed new school for the Inverness community.”

The new school is planned to be built in two phases, with the first stage set to offer 12 classrooms and three playrooms for nursery children.

The project is slated for completion by next year.

Education Committee chair councillor John Finlayson said: “This is an exciting development for the area and for the school’s current pupils and staff who I am sure are eagerly awaiting it’s completion.

“The new school will not only meet the needs of the school community but is also prepared to deliver against any future accommodation demands that may arise. Hopefully we will see the building grow and evolve alongside the local community.”

The latest award reinforces the company’s position as a provider of education facilities, with the completion of the £34m Alness Academy at the end of last year.

Recently, Portsmouth City Council appointed Kier to construct new border control buildings for Portsmouth International Port.

The new school will be built in two phases. Credit: Kier Group plc.

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