Work to begin on pilot refurbishment project at Inverness High School
The original school building opened in 1937 following a design competition won by the Edinburgh firm of architects, Reid and Forbes. It is a fine example of Art Deco architecture and has been extended several times over the years. The Grade B listed building still has the original steel windows and there has been extensive consultation with Historic Scotland over the proposed works.
The project will comprise the installation of new double glazed windows to replicate the originals, removal of asbestos, upgrading of the electrical and mechanical installations and general refurbishment of the classroom interiors. The asbestos removal works will be carried out during the Easter holidays.
There is a total of £8.5 million in the Council’s 10 year capital programme from 2018/19 onwards for a refurbishment of the entire school. The pilot project will help to fully establish the extent of the works that will be required for a future project.