​The community extension at Mill O'Mains Primary School will offer out of hours access to amenities including a refurbished gym hall, stage and changing facilities.

The project is being carried out by Robertson Construction Tayside for Dundee City Council and was procured through Procurement Hub Major Projects framework

Two senior councillors have visited the site to see work starting along with Kevin Dickson, Regional Managing Director at Robertson.

Councillor Steven Rome, depute convener of Dundee City Council's city development committee said: "Many communities across the city have already benefitted from similar arrangements with their local primary or secondary school.

"This project extends the same opportunity to people in Mill O'Mains to access up to date facilities in their community and for us to bring forward planned improvements to the school building itself."

Work totalling £3,264,506 includes the building of a 380 square metre community extension with two linked multi-purpose rooms, alterations to form a new entrance and multi-purpose space, new toilets, out of hours access to the refurbished assembly/gym, stage and changing facilities.

For economies of scale the council has also included the upgrading works of the kitchen/dining area, renewal of roof coverings to various areas, and renewal of boilers, ventilation plant and other services to the school.

Work is expected to complete early next year.

Councillor Stewart Hunter children and families convener said: "We have undertaken major investment in our school buildings over the years, also giving communities a chance to use first-class facilities on their doorstep.

"This project is a boost for both the school and the wider neighbourhood and I am sure people are excited to see this work now underway."

Kevin Dickson, regional managing director, Robertson Construction Tayside, said: "We are pleased to continue our on-going relationship with Dundee City Council as the construction partner of choice to deliver another quality facility within the region.

"Mill O'Mains plays an integral role in the community and we look forward to delivering facilities that will enjoyed by the entire community for years to come."

Louise Dodds, client relationship manager, Procurement Hub, said: "At Procurement Hub we love that our clients can benefit from the flexibility of our direct award Major Projects Framework. Dundee City Council are working closely with Robertson to deliver the new community facilities, which once complete will benefit all in the community."

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L-R: Cllr Stewart Hunter; David Black, Site Manager, Robertson Construction Tayside; Kevin Dickson, Regional Managing Director, Robertson Construction Tayside and Cllr Steven Rome.

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