Amey’s Project and Schools facilities management team in Edinburgh has completed phase one of a project to increase teaching capacity at the Royal High School in Edinburgh.
The £1.5 million project comprised the design and build of six temporary classroom units within the grounds to provide teaching capacity for almost 200 children, with Amey working with supply chain partners to minimise the risk of Covid-19 and disruption to the school.
Phase two of the project, now under way, involves Amey project managing the design and build of a permanent nine-classroom teaching block within the school grounds. This project is due for completion in 2021 and will also incorporate removal of the temporary classrooms installed in phase one.
John Paterson, Amey FM regional director for Scotland, said: “Together with our local supply chain, we have used our experience to provide a bespoke solution to the immediate needs of the school and the communities it supports.”
In a statement, Amey added that its aim is to ensure that its supply chain is made up of contractors local to Scotland on all project work.
“The delivery of this project was via our existing supply chain SIBCAS, which is based in central Scotland. The cabins have also provided an additional three hours of cleaning per day from our local cleaning team.”
Amey delivers facilities and estate management across infrastructure and public services in Scotland. Its Secure Infrastructure portfolio includes maintenance of defence infrastructure, housing and schools, as well as prisoner transportation as part of a joint venture with GEO.
The Royal High School of Edinburgh is a co-educational school administered by the City of Edinburgh Council. Founded in 1128, it is one of the oldest schools in Scotland.
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