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Exciting times at Nairn Academy (30/06/09)
An extension to Nairn Academy will see construction of a new library and science faculty, consisting of 11 state-of-the-art science laboratories, staff base and various technicians’ rooms.
Work on site got underway today (Tuesday) when head teacher Julie MacDonald invited The Highland Council Convener Sandy Park to cut the first turf in the £2.5 million development.
The Council is delivering the accommodation through an off-site modular design and build contract. 40 modules are being constructed at the Hull premises of Britspace and they will start arriving for assembly on site from 23 August.
The extension is expected to be completed shortly after the autumn 2009 mid-term holidays.
Britspace are also constructing the extension currently underway at Grantown Grammar School.
Mrs MacDonald said: “This is a very exciting time for Nairn Academy with the pending school extension. This investment will provide much-needed accommodation for the school. It will greatly enhance the learning and teaching facilities in the school whilst also freeing up classroom space which can be utilised as additional study and teaching areas. We are grateful for this considerable investment and look forward to working with Britspace on the project.”
Councillor Park, who represents the Nairn ward, said: “This is a very positive development for the school community and demonstrates that The Highland Council is working hard towards providing a quick and appropriate resolution to the accommodation issues at the school. This upgrade is a major investment by the Council in Nairn.”