Flagship primary school opens in Kirn

A flagship primary school in Argyll and Bute has officially opened. The £9 million Kirn Primary, built by Morrison Construction, was delivered in partnership with hub North Scotland.

The project was built on the existing site, with the Victorian building being retained and refurbished.

A two-storey building has replaced the annexes of the old school, providing bright new classrooms, an atrium and library area, sports hall, main office and reception, general purpose room and dining hall.

Outside, features include a multi-use games area with a synthetic surface, improved bus drop-off area and increased parking.

Morrison Construction project director Jeff Hedley said, ‘‘It was wonderful to hear how the pupils and teachers have been enjoying the new and refurbished school facilities since they moved in during November last year.

‘‘Kirn Primary School is the first of the four education facilities for Argyll and Bute Council and hub North Scotland we have delivered. Of the three other projects, Campbeltown Grammar School and Oban High School are due to be completed this spring and there has been excellent progress on the site of Dunoon Primary School.’’

Michael Padzinski, hub North Scotland chief executive added, “We are delighted to have successfully completed this exciting new school in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council. The school is an integral part of the local community and now provides a modern teaching and learning environment by combining the new and existing buildings. The complexity of the project has been overcome through a strong collaborative approach by Argyll and Bute Council and the project delivery team.”