Work begins on build of new £14.8m Inverness school

KIER Construction has commenced work on the £14.8 million build of a new primary school in the Highlands.

The Inverness development comes following housing builds at Ness Castle and Ness-Side, with the school being designed in a manner which will allow it to be extended to meet the expected future demand from further housebuilding in the area.

Philip McDowell, regional director at Kier Regional Building North & Scotland, said, “We are delighted to have started work at Ness Castle Primary School. This project award continues our long-standing relationship with The Highland Council and we are looking forward to delivering this new school which will provide first-class educational facilities for families within this new housing development in Inverness.”

Provost and chair of the Inverness area committee, councillor Helen Carmichael, added, “This is fantastic news for Ness Castle and Ness-Side in Inverness. The new school building will serve the housing developments in the area and will continue to accommodate and be a great asset to the community for years to come.”