Miller Construction, a Tier 1 contractor for Hub North Scotland, has been on site since October 2013 delivering enabling works. Main construction works will begin in coming weeks and completion is scheduled for October 2015.
The design, build, finance and maintain contract will see Miller providing facilities and lifecycle management services for the building for 25 years following completion of the new build.
The campus will replace Alford’s existing primary and secondary schools which are located to the east of the new site. The scheme comprises nursery, primary and secondary education facilities with integrated public facilities including a library, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor sports facilities including natural and artificial pitches and car parking.
This project is part of phase 3 of Scotland’s Schools for the Future Programme and has been developed in partnership with the Scottish Futures Trust.
The Alford Community Campus has been designed by Aberdeen architects Halliday Fraser Munro to have strong sustainability credentials and a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’.
Miller is also working with Hub North Scotland Limited on several other projects in the north of Scotland, having been selected as preferred partner to deliver a £200m programme of new schools across the region, including Wick Community Campus, Wick North Primary School and Inverness Royal Academy for The Highland Council; Anderson High School and halls of residence for the Shetland Islands Council; plus a number of other school projects that are currently at the early stages of development.