North east schools project

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A NEW SCHOOL campus in the north east of Dundee could cost just over £17m according to a new report.

The Lothian Crescent/Longhaugh Road campus will house two schools and a nursery and replace St Luke’s & St Matthew’s, St Vincent’s and Longhaugh primary and nursery schools.

A tender for the works, which will cost £17.2m including allowances, has been submitted by Wilmott Dixon Construction Limited with the work to be carried out by Robertson Construction Group.

Will Dawson convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “It’s great to see this tender being brought forward and with it a new school campus coming a step closer.

“Work is already completed and well underway on similar projects in other parts of Dundee so it is good to see progress being made in the north east of the city."

Stewart Hunter convener of the council’s children and families services committee added: “Parents, pupils and staff are already excited about the modern custom designed facilities at the new campus that will create buildings in which we can deliver a 21st curriculum to children from their early years to the end of their primary education.”

The new schools are designed over three storeys for a maximum combined roll of 868 pupils and a 95 full time equivalent (FTE) three to five year olds at the nursery. A separate nursery area for up to 30 FTE. two year olds is also included in the project.

Vehicles will get access to the main school from Lothian Crescent where there will also be a pupil drop-off and service yard car park. There will be an additional pupil drop-off facility on Longhaugh Road.

The city development committee meets to discuss the tender on Monday (March 27).

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