FINANCIAL close has been achieved on the new £40 million Queensferry High School, which will be built by Morrison Construction.
The school is being delivered by hub South East in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council. Advance works are already underway, with the school due to be completed by spring 2020.
Plans for the new school include a sports hall, six-lane swimming pool, full-sized 3G football pitch and a running track. The school will be built on the site of the current school’s playing fields and, following completion, the old school will be demolished, with the area landscaped and a new pitch created on the site.
Roddy Clark, hub South East’s projects director said, “A great deal of work has gone into the development and design of this project in the background, so reaching financial close is a significant milestone in making the new Queensferry High School a reality.
“We’re particularly proud that through this project, hub South East is leading the way in realising progressive government policy aspirations in relation to low carbon, as the new school is receiving funds through the Scottish Futures Trust to ensure a low carbon design. Ultimately this will not only satisfy increasing environmental targets but should have a beneficial effect on the learning environment and educational attainment as well as life cycle costs of the building.”
Eddie Robertson, Morrison Construction managing director central building added, “This is a significant milestone for this fantastic project. We have a proud history of delivering state-of-the-art education facilities and we look forward to continuing to work closely with our partners hub South East and the City of Edinburgh Council.
‘‘During construction we will continue our engagement with all stakeholders while providing education and employment opportunities to ensure the development has a lasting positive impact.’’