The £21.5m project is the last school to be delivered under the Building Fife’s Future Framework. It follows on from BAM’s delivery of new high schools in Dunfermline and Auchmuty, which opened in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Viewforth High School will accommodate 600 pupils and staff when completed in 2016.
The new school replaces the existing high school, which was built in 1908, with modern teaching facilities a new sports centre and library, and various community facilities.
It will also be the new home of the Rosslyn School, a small school in Kirkcaldy that caters for pupils with what are described as ‘complex additional support needs’.
BAM Construction regional director Doug Keillor said: “We are once again delighted that Fife Council have put their trust in us to deliver this innovative, purpose built building for Viewforth and Rosslyn. We have built a seriously strong relationship with our client and their team over the last five years and the award winning projects we have already handed over on time and budget demonstrate the major benefits that come from long term partnering arrangements.”
Viewforth High School will be the 17th school that BAM has built in Scotland over the past six years.