BAM Construction to build two new schools in Perth

9 December 2013 13:17 - BAM Construct UK Ltd
BAM Construction to build two new schools in Perth

Hemel Hempstead, 9 December 2013 - BAM Construction is to build two new primary schools for Perth and Kinross Council as part of their capital investment programme and delivered through Hub East Central Scotland. The individually designed primary schools have an approximate construction value of £17 million and, once completed, can jointly accommodate more than 1,000 nursery and primary pupils in modern, state of the art, facilities. 

Located on the playing fields of the existing primary school at Viewlands Road in Perth; the new 4,000 m² Oakbank Primary will include an integrated nursery, roof terrace, learning resource centre, general purpose room and break-out areas around the main flexible teaching spaces. Safe and engaging outdoor play spaces will fill the rest of the site. The school is expected to open for pupils in the Summer of 2015 when the existing school will be demolished.

The new Crieff Primary School and nursery will be built on a greenfield site on Broich Road, adjacent to Strathearn community Campus, and will share design features with Oakbank Primary School, reflecting the needs of the Scottish Government’s ‘Building Better Schools’ strategy. The school is expected to open in Summer 2015.

Douglas Keillor, regional director BAM Construction, said: ‘Both schools will provide great new facilities which will bring a real benefit to the pupils, their families and the school staff. We are delighted to be part of the team delivering this capital investment on behalf of Perth and Kinross Council.’

Neil McCormick, Chief Executive Hub East Central Scotland, said: ‘We look forward to working with our appointed contractor BAM Construction to deliver these two new schools and continuing our valued relationship with Perth and Kinross Council.’

Designers of both schools are Holmes Miller Partnership, Blyth & Blyth, DSSR and Ralph Ogg and Partners.

BAM Construction has built four blueprint school buildings across Scotland this year, accommodating more than 4,000 Scottish pupils and representing a total project cost of £113 million. This includes Eastwood High School in East Renfrewshire; Lasswade High School in Midlothian; Auchmuty High School in Fife and Dumbarton High Academy in West Dunbartonshire.

Further information: Sharon McEwan, Loop Public Relations, 0141 354 6542, sharonm@prbyloop.com.