Planning permission granted for first hybrid PPP project in Scotland involving work on five schools in Western Isles
3DReid has secured planning permission and listed building consents for the development of five schools in Scotland.
The £60m Western Isles Schools Project includes a new 1,100 pupil high school for the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway, Lewis, as well as the refurbishment, remodelling and extension to existing Sir E Scott School, Tarbert, Harris high school for 161 pupils and a new primary school for 75 pupils and a nursery for 20 pupils.
This is the first Hybrid PPP procurement project in Scotland, which aims to provide all the best aspects of PPP without the perceived drawbacks with funding in the form of a government grant rather than through a private investor.
Our key aspiration for these community-focused schools is to create innovative, sustainable and environmental design solutions
Alex Donaldson, 3D Reid
The contract, in essence, is a standard design and build project, tendered at Stage D but with the added requirement for facilities and building lifecycle expertise.
Alex Donaldson, partnerships director at 3DReid said: “Our key aspiration for these community-focused schools is to create innovative, sustainable and environmental design solutions and we look forward to working closely with the rest of the team and the local community to achieve this.”
Start on site is expected in July 2010 with completion by July 2012.