ARBROATH primary pupils have been given a tour of their new school as the £4.2 million construction project nears completion.
The youngsters joined headteacher Jacqui Smith at the site of the new Timmergreens Primary for the tour and a talk from site manager Ally MacDonald. The project is being led by Angus Council and delivered by Robertson Tayside with development and procurement partners, hub East Central Scotland.
Jane Elder, site support co-ordinator at Robertson said, “We are very keen to engage with young people and the Timmergreen pupils have been able to see the project at each stage of the construction process. They have spoken with a wide variety of experts working on the build to learn about the skills involved in the building their school, taking lots of notes and feeding back to their classmates.
“This level of engagement is crucial as we work to ensure young people develop an interest in what is a modern, dynamic construction industry.”
Along with development of the new Warddykes Primary School building, the Timmergreens project forms the first phase of Angus Council’s investment programme to upgrade Arbroath’s primary schools.
Gary Bushnell, chief executive, hub East Central Scotland added, “This is an important project for the local community in Arbroath and Robertson has worked hard to include pupils and teachers in the development of their new school.
“We look forward to handing over a new building in the coming months that will provide a bright, modern learning environment.”