WORK to deliver a modern educational and community facility in Angus is underway. Robertson is undertaking the project to build the new Brechin Community Campus through the hub east central framework.
The £26.5m project involves the replacement for Brechin High School, enhanced community leisure facilities, and a performance space and accommodation for adult learning and youth activities. Finance Secretary John Swinney marked the start of construction at a sod cutting ceremony.
The new facility is being developed by Angus Council in partnership with hub East Central. Council leader Iain Gaul said, “The campus approach allows us to bring together a range of enhanced services and facilities designed for use both during and out with the school day by the whole community.
“Throughout the development of this project, we have sought the views of local people, and I would like to thank all those who have taken the time to contribute. We will continue to engage with local people during construction to ensure that we make best use of the campus and meet the needs and aspirations of as many groups and individuals as possible.”
Andy Mallice, managing director at Robertson said, “Work is now underway to deliver this landmark development in Brechin alongside our partners at Angus Council. The new community campus will create significant opportunities for local businesses, a range of employment and training options, while leaving a lasting legacy for the wider community.
“Robertson has a successful track record of delivering similar developments in the local area with new schools worth in excess of £100m completed in Forfar and Carnoustie in the last eight years.”