Raigmore Primary, Inverness in line for major upgrade

The Highland Council has awarded a major contract to Morgan Sindall to replace ageing classroom units and carry out improvements to the main school building at Raigmore Primary School, Inverness.

Work will start on site during the summer holidays and be carried out in phases with overall completion by December this year.

The total cost of the project is £2,050,000 and is funded from the Council’s Education Culture and Sport capital programme.

The works comprise:

Councillor Alasdair Christie, Chairman of The Highland Council’s Adult and Children’s Services Committee, welcomed the investment in the school.

He said: “The project is part of our programme to upgrade our schools to provide our staff, pupils and school community with modern learning surroundings.”

Fiona Shearer, head teacher at Raigmore Primary School, said: “This is the first major refurbishment the school has received so we are all really looking forward to Morgan Sindall beginning the work. The project will provide us with a light and welcoming entrance and the new classrooms will help us to continue to provide an excellent education and support for future generations of children and their families in Raigmore.”
The Morgan Sindall site team will also deliver a ‘site-safety’ talk to the school’s 240 pupils to help them understand the importance of remaining safe whilst work is carried out at the school.

Neil Duncan, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “The surroundings in which children receive their education can have a huge impact on attainment, so we’re pleased to be involved in the upgrade of the facilities at Raigmore Primary School. Morgan Sindall has an array of skills and knowledge in delivering varied projects for the education sector and is looking forward to beginning work in earnest.”

27 Jun 2013