Extension to city primary school completed
Work has now been completed on the new extension at Smithton Primary School in Inverness.
Construction work commenced in July 2018, following some enabling works to provide decant accommodation.
Works completed under the current phase comprised the provision of five new classrooms, pupil and staff toilets, an extension to the gym/dining hall, reception, offices and other facilities as well as improved car parking arrangements. Work will start soon on converting the new unit that was used as a temporary administration/staff area during the works into a third nursery room to meet the required increase in Early Learning and Childcare provision from August 2020.
Previously completed works under phase 1 included alterations and refurbishment of the senior wing as well as some refurbishment of the junior wing.
The total investment is £4.5M, funded from the Council’s Capital Programme and the Scottish Government allocation for the expansion of Early Learning and Childcare provision.
Works were completed by Morgan Sindall and the project was designed and managed by the Council’s Property Team in Development and Infrastructure.
Councillor Trish Robertson met pupils at the school yesterday and was given a tour of the new-look building. She said: “I am very impressed. It is great to see the work all finished, the wonderful new rooms created and the improved facilities. This high quality extension is a great asset for the community and I am sure the school staff and pupils will thrive and enjoy the extra space.