A sod-cutting ceremony has been undertaken to mark the start of work on the new £17 million Countesswells School and Nursery in Aberdeen.
hub North Scotland is delivering the facility on behalf of Aberdeen City Council, with Morrison Construction leading the building works.
The new primary school and nursery is due for completion in 2023 and will serve the growing Countesswells community, in which 600 new homes have been built.
hub North Scotland’s Peter Ramsay, project director, said, “This is a key moment for the new Countesswells community and we are looking forward to delivering a fantastic school which will be enjoyed by families for generations to come.”
Colin Milne, project director for Morrison Construction North East, commented, “We are delighted to be underway on this much-needed school for local children. We have a strong track record in providing high quality educational facilities in partnership with both Hub North Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council and we look forward to building on that here at Countesswells together with Aberdeen City Council.”
The ceremony was attended by Aberdeen City Council’s educational operational delivery convener, councillor M Tauqeer Malik, whilst vice-convener, Claire Imrie, gave future pupils the opportunity to visit the site of their new school for the first time.
Councillor Malik said, “The new school, once built, will provide a two-stream primary school with a capacity for 434 pupils, Early Learning & Childcare provision for 60 pupils a 3G 7 a-side-pitch and external outdoor play and learning spaces.”