Contract awarded for £3.6m Orkney primary school project

Image: Orkney Islands Council

CASEY Construction has been awarded a £3.6 million contract to extend and refurbish St Andrews Primary School in Orkney.

The project will allow for an increased pupil roll at the school, which currently has just over 200 pupils. The island’s council said that the work will bring space to accommodate up to eight further classes.

Further to this will be the build of a nursery and extension to the existing PE hall, along with improvements to overall school. Works are due to commence this month (March), with the local authority anticipating them lasting for two years.

Orkney Islands Council’s chair of the education, housing and leisure committee, councillor Gwenda Shearer, said, “I very much welcome news of the contract award – this is great news for the community and great news for a local company during these ongoing uncertain times.

“St Andrews Primary School is very highly regarded and has a growing school roll which is predicted to continue. The extension and refurbishment works will accommodate the increasing number of school pupils and nursery bairns. This will ensure the community has a fantastic educational facility for many years to come.”