PRACTICAL completion of the new £15.4 million Noss Primary School in Wick has been achieved.
Replacing the existing North and Hillhead Primary Schools, work on the building started in 2014 and has been delivered by hub North Scotland on behalf of The Highland Council. The main contractor was Morrison Construction.
Work will now begin on the demolition of the existing school and completion of landscaping works alongside the formation of the adjacent multi use games area pitch.
The school is a blend of educational and extra-curricular facilities and benefits from 14 classrooms, a library, two nursery rooms, two learning support rooms, a games hall, dining area, a medical room and a multi-use games area along with a grass pitch.
90% of the total value of work for the new school was awarded to SMEs. The project also created four apprenticeships and two graduate positions.
Angus Macfarlane, chief executive of hub North Scotland, said, “The new school itself is a first class educational facility and will act as a modern learning environment that I’m sure both pupils and staff will be proud to attend and work within for many years to come. Enhancing the overall educational experience has been a key theme throughout this project and alongside the various classroom provision, the school also benefits from various extra-curricular facilities that I’m sure pupils will enjoy.
“hub North Scotland is proud to have played a part in this project and we look forward to welcoming pupils, staff and the wider community for a first-look of the new facility.”