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Meet the Buyer Event Perth

Businesses interested in bidding for work on hub projects in Perthshire can find out more about planned initiatives at a special Meet the Buyer event at Perth City Hall on Friday 21st June from 9.00am to 1.00pm. The event is a joint initiative between hub East Central Scotland, BAM Construction and Perth & Kinross Council and aims to provide as many opportunities as possible for the local business community. Attendees will have access to information about planned projects, including the Perth City Halls and the proposed Blairgowrie Recreational Centre. The event is free to attend and there is no need…

Arbroath primary schools project reaches key milestone

The creation of a £14.1 million shared campus for two Arbroath primary schools reached new heights at a topping out ceremony on site. Construction of a state-of-the-art shared campus for Hayshead Primary School, St Thomas RC Primary School and an early years facility is well underway on the playing fields of the existing Hayshead school. Michael Matheson, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity joined others at today’s ceremonial event in signing the final section of roofing before it was lifted into place. Among them were children from both schools, with Jane Webster, Depute Head Teacher of Hayshead…

HUB INITIATIVE SUPPORTS FUTURE LEARNING

  Attendances have been high at unique series of education workshops for local authorities across the hub East Central Scotland region featuring one of the UK’s most influential academics in the field, Professor Stephen Heppel. The initiative is the brainchild of hub’s strategic services team and part of its #placesforlearning programme to help educations teams and schools develop new thinking and solutions to transform performance and learning. The hub team delivered 6 workshops across the region with 5 local authorities.  The events were also supported by Space Strategies, Architecture and Design Scotland and Scottish Futures Trust. Over 50 pupils took…

Ingredients for transforming the performance of schools

Speaking at hub East Central Scotland’s unique #placesforlearning event, Professor Stephen Heppell, one of the UK’s most influential academics in the field of education and technology, outlined his thoughts on a range of ingredients for transforming the performance of schools and other learning institutions: Around the world the pressure on schools for improved performance grows. Because children deserve the very best chance at learning, this is not unexpected. Each school, community and their contexts are unique and will create a unique “recipe” from these “ingredients”. Taking a cue from Olympic sport, with its philosophy of seeking each and every available…

Kinross Primary School Opened

Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney MSP officially open the new Kinross Primary School, providing modern, state of the art education facilities for local children. Kinross Primary School has been part of a multi-million pound programme jointly funded by Perth & Kinross Council and the Scottish Government, as part of the Council’s wider investment in the school estate in Perth and Kinross. Mr. Swinney said: “My thanks to Perth & Kinross Council for the opportunity to officially open the new state-of-the-art Kinross Primary School, which learners, staff and the whole community can be proud of. “It is great to see the…

MORE AWARDS FOR DUNFERMLINE CARNEGIE LIBRARY AND GALLERIES

The Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries has been recognised once again with the SPACES Award for Civic Building of the Year along with the Heritage Award. SPACES is the Society for Public Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Surveying and its awards are the only ones solely dedicated to rewarding excellence and innovation in construction projects delivered within the Public Sector.  The awards are not purely about design but also recognise the importance of team play and delivering a project that meets the brief on time and budget. The latest awards follow some other prestigious recognition for this project, completed by hub…

WORK STARTS ON DOUNE HEALTH CENTRE

Work is now underway to construct a new health centre for Doune and the £2.7 million development is expected to be operational in 2019. The project is being delivered by hub East Central Scotland with Hadden Group as the main contractor. The new health centre replaces a smaller building which has become overcrowded due to the growing population of the village. It will see a wide range of services delivered locally. These include physiotherapy, podiatry, counselling and could include services to support people with long term conditions such as diabetes, dementia and COPD (a common respiratory disease).  In addition, there…

KEYS HANDED OVER IN STIRLING HEALTH & CARE VILLAGE

A young trainee site manager had the honour of handing over the keys for the new Bellfield Centre, marking the completion of another hub project. Kieran Day, a 21 year old trainee with Robertson, was one of hundreds of construction staff involved in building the flagship Centre which forms part of the new £37m Stirling Health and Care Village. The new Centre will provide short-term care, assessment or rehabilitation for older people who require additional support following an illness or operation. Services will be provided in a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment to help older people recover, regain their independence…

Work starts on new shared campus accommodating Hayshead and St Thomas Primary Schools

Construction has started on on the new £14.1 million shared campus for Hayshead and St Thomas RC Primary Schools and early years facility. The new campus is being built on the playing fields at the current Hayshead Primary School, allowing both Hayshead and St Thomas Primary Schools to remain operational throughout the construction period and reducing the impact on pupils and staff. Children and Learning Convener, Councillor Derek Wann said: “I am delighted that this work is underway. The new-build sees a fantastic new shared campus and early years facility in Arbroath and will serve our community now and also for generations…

Topping out ceremony for new £32.5m Bertha Park School in Perth

  Scotland’s first brand new school in more than 20 years has celebrated a significant milestone. A topping out ceremony was held for the under-construction school at Bertha Park, located on the northern outskirts of Perth. The £32.5m project is being led by hub East Central Scotland on behalf of Perth & Kinross Council with Robertson serving as main contractor. Construction began in November 2017 with the project due for completion next summer ahead of the 2019/20 school term. Built to cater for Perth’s growing population in its new Bertha Park residential development, the school will eventually accommodate around 1100…