First projects named in £1bn Scottish schools spend – list

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
Share

The Scottish Government has detailed plans to replace 26 schools in the first phase of its £1bn modernisation programme.

Morgan Sindall will build the £42m Maybole Community Campus in Ayrshire
Morgan Sindall will build the £42m Maybole Community Campus in Ayrshire

New schools will be built from Aberdeenshire to Ayrshire, many in new-style community campuses.

The Scottish Government will contribute up to £275m in partnership with local authorities across the country to replace 26 schools, with a further phase of investment to be announced within 12 months.

Several of the projects bring together nurseries, schools, colleges and universities in multi-purpose campuses for pupils aged from three to 18 years.

New Learning Estate Investment Programme First Phase


  • Aberdeenshire – a new Peterhead Community Campus including replacements for Dales Park Primary School, Meethill Primary School, Peterhead Academy and Anna Ritchie School
  • East Lothian – a new Wallyford High School and Whitecraig Primary School
  • East Renfrewshire – replacements for Neilston Primary School and St Thomas’ Primary School
  • Edinburgh – a new Currie Community High School
  • Eilean Siar – a new Castlebay Campus to replace Castlebay High School, Castlebay Primary School and Eoligarry Primary School
  • Fife – a new replacement school for Woodmill and St Columba’s High Schools, part of the development of a new community campus
  • Highland – a Tain 3-18 campus including replacements for Tain Royal Academy, Knockbreck Primary School, Craighill Primary School and St Duthus School
  • Midlothian – a replacement for Beeslack Community High School
  • North Ayrshire – a new Ardrossan Community Learning and Innovation Hub to replace Ardrossan Academy and Winton Primary School
  • South Ayrshire – a new Maybole Community Campus, to replace Carrick Academy, Cairn Primary School, Gardenrose Primary School and St Cuthbert’s Primary School
  • West Lothian – new Beatlie Additional Support Needs Campus

Kerry Alexander, Director of infrastructure finance and programmes at the Scottish Futures Trust, said: “As programme managers we are very much looking forward to working with our public sector partners on the Learning Estate Investment Programme to deliver world-class learning environments to support the future educational needs of learners, as well as providing vibrant community facilities for everyone to enjoy and benefit from.”

Latest news

Skanska joins switch to electric company cars

Company car EV First initiative starts in December
5 hours ago

160-tonne bridge topples over during installation

100-metre steel bridge falls over while being transported for lifting
1 day ago

CITB starts sell-off of training centres

Walsall College takes over training in Birmingham
7 hours ago

Plan for Dubai-style artificial island in Swansea Bay

Dragon-shaped artificial island to provide housing and renewable energy
12 hours ago

Sisk poaches ISG data centre project chief

Andy Cook joins Sisk as UK data centre chief after seven years at ISG
1 day ago

Severfield surges through Covid

Steelwork contractor reports strong order book and inquiries
11 hours ago

Kier wins £106m Westminster mansion block

Last remaining whole city block site in London’s W1 postcode to be developed.
19 hours ago

GMI wins contract for South Shields Jobcentre

Construction to start this year on 12,000 sq ft office job
11 hours ago

Lovell submits £220m London estate rebuild plan

Lovell hopes to start next autumn on Woolwich estates rebuild
19 hours ago

£27m Ronaldo hotel gets go-ahead in Manchester

Tendering to start for construction to kick-off next October
1 day ago

Firms invited to bid for £12bn of HS2 work – list

4-day virtual meet the contractor event starts today
1 day ago

Inland lines-up another 1,650 homes

Construction pipeline expands with series of new schemes
1 day ago

Goodwin’s Construction goes under

Manchester building contractor felled by coronavirus project delays
1 day ago

Five in race for £465m HS2 lift and escalator deals

Around 160 lifts and 130 escalators will be installed across four stations
1 day ago

Seddon takes £25m revenue hit from Covid impact

Bolton-based construction group cuts headcount by 7% in streamlining
1 day ago

HE Simm sets up Integrated Services arm for growth

New division, which offers consultancy to aftercare services, targets £30m revenue
1 day ago

London office construction “in state of suspension”

Covid causes construction to drop by 50% and shift towards refurbishment schemes
1 day ago

Severn Trent awards £400m wastewater contract

Customer Solutions Plus JV of Network Plus and Sapphire Utility Solutions lands deal
4 days ago

Unite buys London site for £150m student scheme

Travis Perkins depot in Paddington snapped up for 800-bed scheme
4 days ago

£85m London ‘greening’ office expansion approved

170,000 Barbican office expansion and refit out to tender
4 days ago

Costain appoints new finance chief

Helen Willis joins contractor from banknote printer De La Rue
4 days ago

Moda gets go-ahead for £260m Birmingham tower

722 rental flats Jewellery Quarter scheme gains planning
5 days ago

Northern leaders set out big rail upgrade plan

Plan to start rail upgrades and construction in 2024 sent to Government
5 days ago

Modular specialist ilke Homes lands biggest job to date

227 homes to be built offsite after major land deal with Anderson Group
4 days ago

Developer jailed for “repeated deceit and dishonesty”

Court hears catalogue of misconduct by London residential developer
5 days ago

Plans in for 1,200-home Manchester Gasworks scheme

Gasworks new town to be delivered in four phases over 10 years
5 days ago

Laing O’Rourke lands £195m zero carbon office job

Landsec appoints contractor for Timber Square development in London
5 days ago

JCB launches electric telehandler and dumper

Stand-alone rapid charger unit also unveiled to support E-Tech range
6 days ago

£170m deal signed for Meridian Water infrastructure

BAM Nuttall, Vinci and VolkerFitzpatrick to start next Autumn
6 days ago

Shocking videos highlight risk to road workers from drivers

Highways England releases CCTV footage from sites
6 days ago

Contractor services