School Estate Management

Tain 3-18 Campus

Following the conclusion of a statutory consultation process in 2019, it was agreed that Tain Royal Academy, Craighill and Knockbreck Primary Schools and St Duthus School would be relocated to a single campus on a site at Craighill in Tain.

The project was subsequently included in Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s new Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP) announced in September 2019, and funding for the project is included in the Council’s re-profiled capital programme that was approved in January 2021.

Kier Construction have been appointed as the design and build contractor working in conjunction with the Council’s in-house Property teams to deliver the project. The building has been designed to meet the Passivhaus Standard which involves very high levels of insulation, an airtight building fabric, and a mechanical ventilation system with highly efficient heat recovery. Passivhaus adopts a whole-life building approach with clear, measured targets, and a focus on high-quality construction. This approach will achieve some of the key outcomes required of all projects included in the LEIP programme, including significantly reduced energy usage and carbon emissions.

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Work commenced on site in September and is programmed for completion by December 2024, with the phased migration of pupils into the new building starting in early 2025.

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