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Robertson Welcomes Pupils Into New Carnoustie High School

Monday, 22 June 2009

Robertson has joined Angus Council to welcome pupils into the new Carnoustie High School.

The school is the largest development to be delivered under the council's £50million Forfar/Carnoustie schools building programme.

The High School project included the development of a new teaching block to provide accommodation for 950 pupils, incorporating a new entrance/reception area, offices and classrooms, all fitted out to the highest standards and incorporating the latest in ICT equipment.

Works have also been undertaken  to improve the retained part of the old school building which includes the theatre, sports hall, and music department, and  is expected to be completed for the start of the new term in August 2009. The old school building is currently being demolished to make way for a landscaped front entrance and car park.

Through public private partnership Robertson Capital Projects was appointed by Angus Council to deliver the £50 million redevelopment of the council's education estate. This extensive building project comprises the design, construction, financing and servicing of six primary schools and the new Carnoustie High School, all of which are now operational. All schools were constructed by Robertson Eastern, with Robertson Facilities Management providing a range of management and support services during the 30-year life of the project. 

Robertson executive chairman Bill Robertson, said: "It was extremely pleasing that Robertson could  be in attendance to welcome pupils into this new modern educational facility which has been a real focal point of the Forfar/Carnoustie schools project. 

"From the design stage through to construction, we have remained focused on creating purpose-built premises which contribute positively to the learning -outcomes of local children in each of the seven new schools in the area.

"We will continue our relationship with Angus Council and will work with them in partnership over the next 30 years through the provision of facilities management services."