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New facilities for youngest pupils at Inverness Gaelic Primary School


By Federica Stefani

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Works for the new annexe at the Gaelic Primary School will allow greater capacity and the introduction on a nursery.
Works for the new annexe at the Gaelic Primary School will allow greater capacity and the introduction on a nursery.

Pupils at Inverness Gaelic Primary School have been settling in to new accommodation, built to cope with an expanding roll.

A new annexe at Bun-Sgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis has been created adjacent to the main building to house two nursery and two primary classrooms along with a kitchen, dining area, offices and other facilities.

Chairman of Highland Council's education committee, Councillor John Finlayson said: “It is good to see this work completed to meet both the needs of the school and also to support the expansion of Early Learning and Childcare. I am sure staff parents and pupils will all be delighted with the completion of this important project.”

The new annexe will allow for greater primary students capacity.
The new annexe will allow for greater primary students capacity.

Works for the annexewere carried out by Morgan Sindall and managed by the council’s development and infrastructure service.

The kitchen will supply meals to other nurseries in the Inverness area.

Whilst some external works have yet to be completed, the building was handed over on time and within the £2.1 million budget.

Ian MacDonald, special works manager at Morgan Sindall Construction said: “Modular construction is being adopted quickly in education, largely due to the speed and quality it offers, along with relative lack of disruption to school life in comparison to traditional methods.

“The expandable nature of the units also means facilities can be further extended to meet future demand for school places.

“We have great collaborative relationships with both Highland Council and the SPA Framework, and we’re very pleased to hand over this latest project ahead of schedule.

The new premises, built by Morgan Sindall, stand next to the Gaelic Primary School main buildings.
The new premises, built by Morgan Sindall, stand next to the Gaelic Primary School main buildings.


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