Major milestone achieved at £32.5m Perth school

A topping out ceremony has been held to mark a major milestone at the brand new £32.5 million Bertha Park School on the outskirts of Perth.

Robertson is main contractor on the project, which is being delivered by hub East Central Scotland on behalf of Perth & Kinross Council. Construction started in November last year with completion due next summer.

The school – part of the Scottish Government’s Schools for the Future programme – is being built to cater for Perth’s population in its new Bertha Park residential development and will eventually accommodate some 1100 pupils.

Facilities include a sports hall, gym, full size grass and synthetic football pitches and a multi-use games area.

Derek Shewan, chief executive at Robertson said, “The construction programme at the new school is progressing well and we were delighted to welcome key stakeholders to the site for the official topping out of the building. We have extensive experience in building new schools, not only across Tayside but throughout Scotland and I have no doubt this will be among the finest in the country. Ahead of the opening next summer, we’ll be continuing to engage with the local community – including some of the young people who will soon be attending the school.”

Gary Bushnell, chief executive at hub East Central Scotland added, “It is impressive to see the new school building rising from the ground as work continues to progress towards completion and arrival of pupils and staff next summer.  Bertha Park is the first brand new school to be created in Scotland for many years and will be the sixth new school that we have delivered for Perth & Kinross Council, creating another high quality purpose built learning environment in the local community.”