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Construction starts on UK's most remote school

18 May 10 Construction work has started on the UK's most remote school, on the Isles of Scilly.

Construction work has started on the UK's most remote school, on the Isles of Scilly.

The Five Islands School on St Mary’s is being built by Kier Western at a cost of £15m.

The scheme is being delivered through Building Schools for the Future.

The construction programme will involve materials, equipment, and workers being transported from the mainland, 28 miles away.

The school will cater for pupils aged 3 to 16, a first in the Building Schools for the Future programme, and will include nursery, primary and secondary class bases. It will provide specialist teaching areas for design & technology, science and performing arts, as well as a library, café and multi-use games area.

Kier Western director David Snell said: “We have spent the last 18 months designing and planning this challenging project.

“The logistics involved with constructing the largest building project in the history of the Isles of Scilly have been both complex and demanding. We are now looking forward to constructing this fantastic scheme which will be a wonderful asset for the whole community for many years to come.”

The school has been designed by Grainge Architects and project-managed by Mace Group.

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