Pupils of Sidlaw View Primary and Jessie Porter Nursery in Dundee have celebrated the official opening of their new £8.1m school building.
Procured through Scape Group’s National Major Works framework, the work was carried out by Robertson Tayside, with the new school building forming part of a larger campus redevelopment project that will also include the replacement for Baldragon Academy when it is complete.
Up to 400 pupils will be able to attend the new two-storey, two-stream primary school, which also includes a dining and assembly hall, a production kitchen, a gym hall, offices, an IT suite and drama and music provision.
Kevin Dickson, Regional Managing Director, Robertson Tayside, said: “It’s been a pleasure to carry out the combined primary school and nursery, which we delivered under Scape Group’s National Major Works framework.
“The new Sidlaw View offers real value to the local community, with the facilities installed giving children the best start to their education experience. The completion marks the beginning of the overall campus regeneration which, when completed, will be an exemplary centre for learning.”
Mark Robinson, Chief Executive, Scape Group, added: “Investment in schools and modern facilities is vital, not only to the local community and economic growth but most importantly to ensure students have the best possible learning experience. What we have delivered collaboratively with Robertson, Sidlaw View Primary and Jessie Porter Nursery is a great example of what can be achieved in terms of quality and design and we are excited to see the students strive in their new environment.”
Outgoing city council children and families service Executive Director, Michael Wood, visited the site to unveil new plaques to mark the opening. Michael said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to open this tremendous school building. It is a great day for the school community and a celebration of the children’s creativity and talent.”
Pupils marked the official opening with a programme of song and music.