Ladyloan Primary School


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Angus Council
August 2019
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A third new school for Arbroath’s education estate

Robertson has delivered the Ladyloan Primary Scool in Arbroath, accommodating primary school pupils as well as early years provision, along with an associated sports pitch, landscaping, parking and drop-off. 




primary-aged pupils


pre-school children

Constructing a school within existing grounds

The old Ladyloan Primary was originally built in 1974, near to Arbroath Football Club's Gayfield Park, as a replacement for the previous Victorian building.

The new Ladyloan Primary, as well as the two other projects in this phase of the Arbroath Schools Project, have been constructed in phases within the existing school grounds. This enables the facilities to keep operating in a way that minimises the impact on children and staff.

Phase 1 of the project is now complete and saw the new school being built over a 68-week programme, close to the coast in Arbroath.

After the new building was completed, there was a transition period in order to transfer teaching facilities to the new school.

Now that the pupils and staff have moved in, the project's focus has now switched to phase 2: the demolition of the older buildings. New car parking and a sports pitch will then be constructed where the old buildings once stood.

Project team

Architect: Holmes Miller

Project manager: Angus Council

Principal contractor: Robertson Tayside

Civil & structural engineer: Goodson Associates

M&E engineer: Hawthorne Boyle

Quantity surveyor: W.I. Talbot LLP

Partnering with hub East Central Scotland

Robertson has delivered the new £8.4m school, for Angus Council, through the Hub East Central Scotland framework. It was part of the second phase of the Arbroath Schools Project, which saw a total of three new schools opened throughout 2019 and 2020. This followed the replacement of Timmergreens and Warddykes schools, both of which opened in August 2016.