Historic Rooftop Playground

Historic Rooftop Playground Image

The reinstatement of a historic rooftop playground at a Dundee primary school is among a number of improvements proposed to buildings in the children and families service estate.

ยฃ100,000 is planned for the enhancement works at St Maryโ€™s Primary, as part of  nearly ยฃ1 million of investment into the cityโ€™s Victorian and Edwardian primary structures over the next two years.

Improvements for childrenโ€™s houses at Drummond House and Fairbairn Street for looked after children are also being planned.

Details about properties across the city are contained in a review of the service estate, which will be considered by the city councilโ€™s children and families service committee on Monday December 10.

Committee convener Councillor Stewart Hunter said: โ€œI am pleased that this report highlights a service estate that is in very good shape following years of significant investment.

โ€œThis year alone has seen the opening of the new Baldragon Academy and the campus buildings in the North East of the city and Coldside.

โ€œBut we are not complacent about the condition of any of our buildings. There are a number of Victorian and Edwardian school across the city and we are determined to maintain these historic buildings for the future.

โ€œThe revival of the rooftop playground at St Maryโ€™s is an excellent example of creative thinking in this respect.

โ€œIt is warmly remembered by people who attended the primary in the past, and it will help solve space issues around play facilities at the primary.โ€

Specific projects are detailed at Ancrum Primary, as well as a Craigiebarns to bring the rating of the buildings up a grade.

The committee will be told that a report will be considered soon over the impact that the recent fire at Braeview Academy will have on future plans for the building.

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