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11 December 2019

Work completes on £1.2m renovation of Perth primary school

Work completes on £1.2m renovation of Perth primary school

A £1.2m refurbishment of a Perth primary school has been officially completed ahead of the Christmas holidays.

Robertson has delivered a range of improvements at St Ninians Episcopal Primary School since work began in May.

Extensive works have taken place, with part of the school – located on Dunkeld Road - being reconfigured to create a new Early Years nursery. In addition, new access routes have been made throughout the school while the heating system, windows and electricals were all replaced.

St Ninian's is one of three primary schools across Perth to receive new nurseries in line with Scottish Government guidelines around the provision of early education.

The work at St Ninian's represents one of several projects Robertson has delivered for Perth & Kinross Council – including the recently completed Bertha Park High School. The St Ninians contract was procured through Perth & Kinross Council's Minor Construction Projects to Public Buildings 2018-2021 framework.

Kevin Dickson, Managing Director, Robertson Tayside, said: "The creation of an Early Years facility within St Ninian's will allow more children to receive access to early education, while the extensive renovation of the existing school will deliver benefits for pupils and staff alike.

"We are pleased to deliver another successful project for Perth & Kinross Council following our work on Bertha Park High School and look forward to working together in the future in the education sector and beyond."

The Council's Executive Director (Education and Children's Services), Sheena Devlin said: "The expansion of funded early learning and childcare from August 2020 has led to us looking at where our school estate should be developed and improved to meet the increased demand for ELC places in our primary schools and other settings, and also to meet all relevant Care Standards.

"I am pleased to see the progress made at St Ninian's and we are looking forward to welcoming the first cohort of children coming into the nursery from August 2020 – new provision which has come about as a direct result of public consultation from our School Estate review."