Structure taking shape on £28.1m Torry Primary School and community hub

Peter Ramsay, operations director for Hub North Scotland (left) and councillor Christian Allard

MORRISON Construction Building North East and hub North Scotland have been praised by Aberdeen City Council for the progress made on the build of the new Torry Primary School and community hub.

Councillor Christian Allard, convener of the local authority’s capital programme committee, visited the site today to see the structure taking shape following the commencement of construction work last month at the site of the former Torry Academy.

The £28.1 million project is scheduled for completion by autumn 2023 and will be home to a new primary school with capacity for over 430 pupils, an early learning and childcare centre, and a community hub.

Peter Ramsay, operations director at hub North Scotland, said, “Our Torry project has got off to a good strong start and we are looking forward to working with both Aberdeen City Council and Morrison Construction to deliver an asset that will be enjoyed by the whole community for generations to come.”

Mike Bruce, MD of Morrison Construction Building North East, added, “We are excited to be delivering this high-quality new school for the community that will create an inspirational learning environment for local children. With our project at Countesswells also progressing well it reinforces our established approach of working with our local supply chain partners and our own tradesmen and apprentices ensuring our exacting quality standards are met on site.”

Following his visit, councillor Allard said, “I was delighted to come along to see progress on a site which will become a real focus of the Torry community; providing first-class facilities for young and old alike including a 434 capacity school and a provision for 100 ELC pupils who will be able to enjoy outdoor playing facilities on-site.

“With a community café, a library, rehearsal, performance and recording facilities, multi-purpose rooms including office space for services and a 3G seven-a-side pitch, there will be something for everyone in a Hub that the entire Torry community can be proud of.”

“The input of the community into the project via the locality Tory Partnership has been crucial in making the site a reality and I greatly look forward to seeing the school and hub open to the people of Torry next year.”