Plans approved for new £48 million Dumfries High School

HUB South West Scotland will work with Morgan Sindall and Dumfries and Galloway Council to deliver the new £48 million Dumfries High School after plans for the new education facility were approved.

Part of the Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP), the school will accommodate over 900 pupils, with the build taking place on the existing site.

hub South West has appointed Morgan Sindall Construction as construction partner with Ryder Architecture leading the design. Turner & Townsend have been appointed to deliver full cost management, project management and principal designer services for the project and Woolgar Hunter will lead on civil and structural engineering elements.

The campus will include a 3G pitch with viewing terrace, science and wellbeing gardens and parking spaces. The school will also include new sports accommodation to replace the existing David Keswick Athletics Centre.

The school is expected to be completed by summer 2025.

Michael Ross, chief executive at hub South West Scotland, said, “This is a fantastic milestone and we are excited to start the development of this major school project with our partners. With the combined skills of our highly experienced team, we’re confident we will deliver this fantastic new education environment for Dumfries, offering outstanding learning and social opportunities for pupils and wider communities.

“Throughout this project, we are committed to bring wealth and social value back to the local community, including new jobs, apprenticeships, training opportunities and support for local businesses.”

Stuart Parker, MD at Morgan Sindall Construction Scotland, added, “We’re looking forward to collaborating with Dumfries & Galloway Council and hub South West Scotland as the delivery partner for the new, state-of-the-art Dumfries High School. This project is a great showcase for the council’s commitment to creating best-in-class educational facilities that will really benefit Dumfries’ community and support its young people for generations to come.

“We’ll bring our extensive expertise in constructing high-quality teaching & learning environments and working closely with hub South West Scotland and the council to generate additional social value and provide benefits for businesses and social enterprises in Dumfries along the way.”