New Broom: work begins on £13m Edinburgh primary school

MORGAN Sindall has started work on a £13 million project to build a new primary school in south east Edinburgh.

Procured through the council’s City of Edinburgh Contractor Works framework, the school will be built within the existing Broomhills housing development site and has a planned capacity of 420 children.

Work is expected to complete by next summer and the plans also include a specialist early years centre with capacity for 80 nursery places.

Holmes Miller has designed the 4,000 square metre school, which will include 14 classrooms, spread across two storeys, as well as four general purpose rooms, a 3G sports pitch and large outdoor play area.

Morgan Sindall revealed the project will be using exclusively local supply chains, with all consultants involved based in Edinburgh.

Stuart Parker, Morgan Sindall Construction’s MD in Scotland said, “Edinburgh is enjoying unprecedented growth which shows no signs of slowing down. But a burgeoning population is requiring the council to invest in new municipal facilities, with schools a key priority. We’re very pleased to be a partner on the new City of Edinburgh Council Contractor Works framework, working in partnership to deliver the modern schools and campuses required to facilitate the very best in 21st century education.

“It’s great to get work underway on the new primary school. As with all of our schemes, we’ll be engaging with the community throughout the build process and look forward to handing over the finished project next year.”