Construction starts on £17m Aberdeen school


A major milestone has been reached in a project to build a school for children with additional support needs arising from severe and complex factors in Aberdeen.

A turf-cutting ceremony marked the start of construction on the £17 million facility, which will be built by Ogilvie Construction.

Aberdeen City Council, in partnership with hub North Scotland and JM Architects worked to get the school plans to this stage.

The new school will provide education and support for up to 150 children and young people with severe and complex educational and medical needs, and will replace Woodlands School and Hazelwood School. A pre-school additional support service, currently provided in Seaton School, will also be relocated to the new campus.

Angus Macfarlane, chief executive of hub North Scotland said, “Today’s event signals the start of construction as we create a first class facility that will enhance the care and education provision for children with additional support needs here in Aberdeen. hub North Scotland is committed to delivering projects that its key stakeholders will benefit from for generations to come and we look forward to eventually handing over a school to Aberdeen City Council that it, along with the children and young people the facility will serve, are proud of.”