New capital projects approved for Highland primaries

The new projects, which will be funded from the Council’s Education, Culture and Sport capital programme will be completed in the financial year 1 April 2014 – 31 March 2015.

Councillor Alasdair Christie, Chair of the Council’s Adult and Children’s Services Committee welcomed the funding approval for the capital works, he said: “I welcome the projects in each school which are either urgently required or will address important issues like accessibility and school security. I am also pleased to see the nursery provision at Duncan Forbes Primary being significantly improved and expanded.”

The projects include works at:

  • Duncan Forbes Primary, Culloden - refurbishment of toilets at £125,000 which are in poor condition; and works on nursery classrooms costing £225,000 which will increase the capacity of the nursery and address issues with the suitability of existing provision.
  • Grantown Grammar - alterations to the school’s administration block costing £150,000. These works will address accessibility and security issues and provide an appropriate level of accommodation.
  • Millbank Primary - £50,000 conversion of the former dental unit into a Nurture Room.
  • Miller Academy Primary - Access ramps and paths costing £50,000 will address accessibility issues at the school.
  • Stratherrick Primary - alterations to the school’s administration block costing £150,000 will address accessibility and security issues and provide an appropriate level of accommodation
  • Tain Royal Academy – urgent replacement of the games hall floor is required at a cost of £50,000.

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19 Feb 2014
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