Archive for February, 2016

Brechin pupils’ first day at new school campus

Delighted youngsters in Brechin celebrated after taking their first steps in their new school after hub East Central Scotland recently handed over the new building, constructed by Robertson Tayside. The event marked the completion of phase one of a £26.5 million project to replace Brechin High School with a new community campus. Cllr Sheena Welsh, children and learning convener at Angus Council, said: “It is marvellous to see our young people in Brechin take their first steps into their new campus surroundings. “The campus will provide a wonderful environment in which to learn and develop for this generation and many…

SWINNEY OPENS OAKBANK PRIMARY SCHOOL

Perthshire North MSP, John Swinney, recently opened the new Oakbank Primary School and Nursery in Perth, marking the successful completion of a £9.4 million project delivered by hub East Central Scotland. It is the second school to have been delivered by hub, working in close partnership with Perth and Kinross Council. Designed by Holmes Miller Architects and built by BAM Construction, the building works to replace the old school began in April 2014 and pupils and staff occupied the new facilities in June 2015. Primary and nursery pupils at Oakbank had the chance to see their new school progress at…

Official Opening of Crieff Primary School

Councillor Ian Miller with Head Teacher Annette Beaton and hub Chief Executive Gary Bushnell The team involved in the construction of the new Crieff Primary School recently joined teachers and pupils for a formal opening of the building. The project was led by hub East Central Scotland and delivered on time and budget in June 2015. Holmes Miller architects designed the school and BAM Construction undertook the building works. It is the first of two schools, including Oakbank Primary School in Perth, to be successfully completed in Perthshire. Pupils and staff moved into the new school in August 2015. The…

New Care Home Kirkcaldy Care Home Opened

Residents and staff at Ostlers Way Care Home recently celebrated the official opening of their new facility after the project was completed in the Autumn of last year. The £5.5 million project was delivered by hub East Central Scotland and will be at the heart of a small care village that also provides extra care houses and other services for older people in Kirkcaldy. The building is a two-storey structure accommodating for 60 people, made up of five individual living units of 12 bedrooms with ensuites. The care home and day care facilities have been specially designed with surfaces that…