£34 million school work is underway


CONSTRUCTION has started on the new £34 million James Gillespie’s High School in Edinburgh.

Morrison Construction will be working on the project for hub South East Scotland Ltd on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.
The school will be part funded by the Scottish Government’s £1.25 billion ‘Scotland’s Schools for the Future’ programme and will house 1,150 pupils.
The project involves the demolition of the existing school buildings, the construction of a new teaching block and brand new sports and performance buildings.
The school is due to be completed by summer 2016.