Work begins on new school
Kirkcaldy, 20 November 2014 - BAM Construction has commenced work on the last school to be delivered under the Building Fife’s Future Framework. Following on from the highly successful Dunfermline and Auchmuty High Schools which opened in 2012 and 2013, the new £21.5 million Viewforth High School is located on Windmill Road in Kirkcaldy and will accommodate 600 pupils and staff when completed in 2016.
In keeping with the other projects, the new school will offer both pupils and parents a very different experience than the existing high school which was built in 1908, including state of the art teaching spaces and technology, a new sports centre and library along with various community facilities.
The building will also become the new home of the Rosslyn School, a small school in Kirkcaldy which caters for children and young adults with complex additional support needs. Their existing Victorian building will be replaced by facilities that have been designed in co-operation with the specialist teachers to provide the best possible educational experience for each of their pupils. These include a much larger sensory room which will be fully equipped for pupils requiring a sensory curriculum and quiet rooms where intensive interaction can be facilitated with minimal distractions.
Doug Keillor, Regional Director for BAM Construction, 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.’
This project builds on BAM’s expertise in the education sector and is the seventeenth Scottish School to be delivered by BAM Construction in the past six years which includes Fife’s latest primary school at Burntisland which was delivered through the East Central Hub Framework.
Based in Stepps, BAM Construction are responsible for many award winning buildings across Scotland including the internationally acclaimed Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum in Glasgow and Scottish Waters’ National Operations Centre in Stepps. Their Park Mains High School project in Renfrewshire was recently named as one of the best education campuses in the world. Further information is available from www.bam.co.uk.