Jedburgh Campus project rolls on after achieving financial close

THE new Jedburgh Intergenerational Community Campus project continues to gather pace, having recently achieved financial close.

All project and financial agreements have now been signed off for the £32 million educational facility, which is being delivered by hub South East in partnership with Scottish Borders Council. BAM Construction has been appointed as main contractor on the project.

Foundation works on the site have been completed and the erection of the building’s steel frame has begun. The school is expected to be completed by spring 2020.

Jedburgh Intergenerational Community Campus will replace all three of the town’s schools, with provision for nursery, primary and secondary school children alongside further education. Facilities will include a multi-use games area, 2G hockey pitch, 3G sports pitch, 100-metre running track, external changing pavilion and rural skills area.

Bruce Dickson, regional director, BAM Construction said, “We have worked hard with our partners at Scottish Borders Council and hub South East to reach financial close on programme and this now unlocks the funding to allow us to build on the excellent progress made on site since we broke ground earlier in the year.

“We are now fully aware that the ‘ball is in our court’ to deliver a high quality project, on time, that the local community and partners can be proud of.”

Scott Brown, project director at hub South East commented, “Reaching financial close is the latest significant milestone in making the new Jedburgh Campus a reality, so we’re delighted this has been achieved.

“A great deal of work has gone into the development and design of the new campus and construction works are progressing at pace, with the steel structure already taking shape. The fact that discussions began from a standing start only 18 months ago is demonstrable evidence of what can be achieved when the true partnership working ethos of the hub initiative is embraced.

“We look forward to continuing this positive working relationship with Scottish Borders Council and our contractor, BAM Construction, to deliver a facility which supports a modern learning experience fit for the needs of all generations.”

Councillor Carol Hamilton, Scottish Borders Council’s executive member for children and young people added, “I am delighted that the Jedburgh Intergenerational Community Campus is progressing so well.

“It will be a huge asset for people of all ages in the Jedburgh area and we are aware of the significant interest in the project. As a result, we will be aiming to keep the community as up to date as possible with the project.

“Engagement has been crucial to the project thus far and we will continue to consult the pupils, staff, parents and local community across a number of important aspects of the campus ahead of its opening in 2020.”