New Aberdeen school handed over “on time and to budget”

CONSTRUCTION work has been completed at the new Lochside Academy in Aberdeen.

Balfour Beatty designed and built a new teaching and sports facility, with features including a 3G sports pitch and car parking. Over 1,300 pupils and teachers from Torry and Kincorth Secondary Schools will merge to form the new school.

Balfour Beatty said it was appointed main contractor for the project following close collaboration with Aberdeen City Council and hub North Scotland during the pre-construction phase to “provide the most cost-effective and high-quality design solution”.

Iain Lumsden, MD of Balfour Beatty’s north Scotland delivery unit said, “We are delighted to hand Lochside Academy over to hub North Scotland, providing students, teachers and the local community with a first class educational facility that will significantly enhance the learning experience of students. This marks the second school that Balfour Beatty has successfully handed over to hub North Scotland on time and to budget since we were appointed as the main tier 1 contractor in 2016.“

Michael Padzinski, hub North Scotland chief executive added, “This is a fantastic new school which provides a modern environment for teaching and learning, along with great facilities for the broader community. The project has been developed and delivered through a collaborative approach by Aberdeen City Council and our construction delivery partner, Balfour Beatty.”