Work starting on new classrooms for three Edinburgh schools

As part of a £2.8 million investment in new facilities for three Edinburgh Schools through Hub South East, Morrison Construction is about to start work on site and is marking this with a programme of engagement with staff and pupils.

Published: 14 March 2017

In preparation for site set up this week, children at Liberton Primary took part in a Safety Sam presentation with Morrison Construction staff, where they were introduced to a range of construction issues, from machinery to PPE and were reminded to Play Safe and Stay Safe whilst work is being carried out in their schools.

Liberton Primary is just one of three schools benefiting from new permanent facilities in this, the fifth year of the Rising Rolls programme of extensions between the City of Edinburgh Council, Hub South East and Morrison Construction. The school will benefit from a double storey four classroom new build, whilst refurbishment work will create additional space for St Margaret’s and Corstorphine Primary will gain two new classrooms.

All work should be completed in time for the start of the new school year in August and will bring the total number of schools in the programme to twenty two.  

David Wilson, Operations Director for Morrison Construction said:

“This is the fifth year running that we have worked with the City of Edinburgh Council and Hub South East on the Rising Roles programme – an excellent example of the strong partnerships built between all of those involved, one which Morrison Construction is rightly proud of.

"We have already kicked-off our early engagement with the schools with the pupils receiving a visit from Safety Sam. We have made these visits to local schools before and the children really enjoy it: it’s a very effective way of presenting a very important message in a fun and memorable way.”