Archive for March, 2014

£35M Levenmouth High School moves on site

The new Levenmouth High School for Fife Council’s catchment areas in Buckhaven and Kirkland has taken its first steps into construction with a formal turf cutting event to mark the occasion.  hub East Central Scotland (hubco) has now signed an agreement to enable its Tier 1 Contractor BAM Construction to undertake certain Pre Construction enabling works on site.  This is a significant initial step in achieving the Council’s vision to develop a state of the art school with the potential to bring significant educational, economic and social benefits to the Levenmouth community. In the following weeks and months, hubco and…

Minister lays foundations for new Harris Academy

Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages Dr Alasdair Allan will help lay foundations of the new £31 million Harris Academy on Thursday (March 27). He will be joined by Dundee City Council administration leader Councillor Ken Guild and depute education convener Councillor Gregor Murray, representatives of joint venture partnership hub East Central Scotland (hubCo), and its contractor Robertson Construction Group. Minister for Learning Alasdair Allan said: “The Scottish Government is committed to delivering good quality, well designed, sustainable schools through the Schools for the Future programme. I am pleased that we could contribute just over £20 million in funding…

Redwell School Taking Shape

Construction of the new Redwell school is progressing well, with the roof completed and the building now fully wind and watertight. Education Convener Ellen Forson and Director of Education David Leng joined the children of Claremont and St John’s primary schools to take part in a topping out ceremony at the building, where children are set to fill the classrooms after the summer holidays. Pupils of the two schools have been making regular visits to the site to see how the construction of the purpose built school is progressing.  The schools joined forces with constructor Robertson to put together a…