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New Dundee Schools : Buildings

Education Projects in Tayside, Scotland, UK

15 Mar 2007

Dundee PPP Buildings

Information from Holmes Partnership 150307


Brackens Macalpine Claypotts Castle Downfield Primary Fintry Primary

Holmes continue to justify its reputation as one of the UK’s leading architectural practices in the education sector.

Work is now underway on site for the first of 7 new schools in Dundee. Holmes is providing architectural services to Robertson Construction Central Ltd and Robertson Construction Tayside Ltd for 7 of the 8 Schools being built for Discovery Education PLC.

Holmes Partnership is designing 1 new secondary and 6 new primary schools with a total of £65m construction spend. The schools are:

• Grove Academy
• Brackens Macalpine Primary School
• Claypotts Castle Primary School
• Downfield Primary School
• Fintry Primary School
• Midcraigie Mossgiel Primary School
• St Margaret’s St Columba’s Primary School

Grove Academy Midcraigie Mossgiel St Margaret's St Columba's

The project plays a major part in developing Dundee City Council’s ‘City Vision’ for a vibrant, confident and economically stable community by replacing outdated schools with modern, 21st century facilities.

The new schools will provide welcoming, stimulating, flexible and spacious accommodation that will provide a learning environment that assists teachers, and support staff, in the delivery of the curriculum and all aspects of school life together with valuable facilities which will benefit the wider community.

All schools are scheduled to be complete by 2009.

Dundee Schools : Building information / images from Holmes Partnership 150307

“Holmes has an exceptional track-record of work in the successful delivery of educational projects, from nursery to tertiary education.

This work includes 20 PFI/PPP and Framework projects, designing over 80 schools, of which 50 are complete or under construction, with a total value exceeding £650m.

Located throughout Scotland, these outstanding projects play a crucial role in the modernisation of the country’s educational facilities.

An individual response has been created for every school, purpose-designed to be site-specific, reflecting each authority’s unique requirements and aspirations.

As one of Scotland’s largest and most respected architectural practices, Holmes has a reputation for delivering innovative and intelligent solutions.

A £500 million workload includes major residential regeneration projects, city-centre and business park commercial developments, and an extensive school-building programme – successfully delivering facilities for local authority clients and universities”.

HOLMES Partnership 89 Minerva St Glasgow G3 8LE Scotland UK

Holmes Partnership

Location: Dundee, Tayside, Scotland

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Page/Park Architects
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