Noss Primary School project reaches practical completion

The new £15.4 million Noss Primary School has reached a vital milestone with the practical completion of the facility.

Published: 01 April 2016
Capability: Building
Market: Education

Replacing the existing North and Hillhead Primary Schools in Wick, work on the 4,620 sq m facility commenced in late 2014 and has been undertaken by Morrison Construction on behalf of hub North Scotland and The Highland Council.

With construction of the new school building now complete, work is set to begin on the demolition of the existing school, completion of landscaping works alongside the formation of the adjacent Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) pitch.

The school itself, which will welcome its first pupils on April 11, is a blend of educational and extra-curricular facilities and benefits from 14 classrooms in total, a library, two nursery rooms, two learning support rooms, a games hall, dining area, a medical room and a multi-use games area along with a grass pitch.

The construction project itself has also brought a number of benefits, with 90% of the total value of work for the new school awarded to SMEs alone. It also created four apprenticeships and two graduate positions.

Chair of The Highland Council’s Education, Children and Adult Services Committee Councillor Drew Miller said: “Completing a new school is a major achievement so I would like to thank everyone involved for the tremendous work they have done to ensure everything is in place to welcome pupils and staff to their new school on Monday 11 April. “