THE keys to the new Jedburgh Grammar Campus have been handed over to Scottish Borders Council after hub South East and BAM Construction completed the project on time and on budget.
The facility will provide learning spaces for two to 18-year-olds, as well as further education opportunities and community facilities. The campus replaces all three schools in the town and will have provision for nursery, primary, secondary and additional support needs pupils.
Community facilities include a multi-use games area, 2G hockey pitch, 3G sports pitch, 100m synthetic running track, 300m grass track and gym. A public library and contact centre will also be housed in the campus.
Greig Jamieson, commercial director of hub South East said, “I’m incredibly proud to have handed the keys of this fantastic inspiring learning space to our partner, Scottish Borders Council and seeing the positive reactions of those visiting for the first time, I’m confident that pupils, staff and local people will find it a real asset to the community of Jedburgh.
“This project is demonstrable evidence of what can be achieved when the true partnership working ethos of the Hub initiative is embraced. A great deal of work went on in the background between all parties to ensure the design, development and construction of the project could proceed at pace to meet a Spring 2020 deadline set by Scottish Government and we managed this successfully, resulting in the delivery of a modern, high quality, innovative building that meets the intergenerational learning needs of the town.”
Martin Cooper, construction director at BAM Construction added, “It’s a great achievement for everyone involved. Our site team have faced a few unexpected hurdles along the way, but throughout the project we’ve had the full support of both hub South East and Scottish Borders Council so this really has felt like a partnership in the true sense of the word. We are delighted to leave Jedburgh with such a positive legacy.”