Milestone reached in new Anderson High School

Morrison Construction’s project director Mark Clarke, chair of the education and families committee Vaila Wishart, SIC chief executive Mark Boden and hub North Scotland chief executive Angus Macfarlane.

A topping out ceremony has been held to mark an important phase in the development of the new Anderson High School and its Halls of Residence.

The main concrete works have now been completed at both facilities. Representatives from Shetland Islands Council, development partner hub North Scotland, main contractor Morrison Construction and the school itself gathered to celebrate the milestone.

Work has been progressing since August last year, with pupils monitoring developments through a number of site visits and newsletters.

The four-storey school will accommodate up to 1,180 pupils once complete.

Angus Macfarlane, chief executive of hub North Scotland, said, “Progress on both sites is continuing to gather momentum and there is now a real visual element to the construction of the facilities. There is a community spirit behind the build, with the relationship between the project partners and the school itself continuing to strengthen as they gain an insight into the school and accompanying accommodation that many will eventually attend.”

Donald Mclachlan, regional director for Morrison Construction, added, “Everyone is just so positive about the new buildings and today is about celebrating these construction milestones and showcasing the work that has been done to date. It has been a hugely collaborative project and we are tremendously proud to be playing our part in the design and build of Anderson High School and the Halls of Residence for the students, parents, staff and the wider community.”