Jedburgh Campus making ‘good progress’

MORE than 50 members of the public recently got the chance to see the progress being made at Jedburgh Intergenerational Community Campus a year before the facility opens.

The project took part in Open Doors Week 2019. Once open next year, it will provide a range of education and community facilities. The campus is being delivered by Scottish Borders Council, development partner hub South East Scotland and main contractor BAM Construction.

Pupils and staff are now due to tour the site, while a public vote on the new campus’ name will open in April.

BAM is now beginning to install mechanical and electrical services throughout the building.

Scott Brown, hub South East’s project director said, “It’s fantastic to see how engaged local people are with the new campus in Jedburgh. Doors Open Day has allowed members of the community a sneak peek inside this innovative new facility and feedback has been incredibly positive. Construction on site is progressing well and with a year to go until completion, we’re looking forward to continuing our 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.”

Bruce Dickson, regional director at BAM Construction added, “The level of interest in this project has been exceptional and is exactly the reason why we support the Open Doors initiative. It’s our opportunity to showcase what the construction industry does and how it does it long before the keys get handed over and the building opens. Our ambition is to change the public perception of our sector and we really appreciate the support of hub South East and Scottish Borders Council in making this possible.”

The new campus will have provision for nursery, primary and secondary school children. Community facilities will include a multi-use games area, 2G hockey pitch, 3G sports pitch, running track, external changing pavilion and rural skills area.