Galliford Try company is announced as preferred bidder on Schools Investment Programme by island’s council

Morrison has been selected as preferred bidder on Orkney Islands Council’s £57m Schools Investment Programme.

Galliford Try’s Scottish construction arm will build a new grammar school, art theatre and halls of residence in Kirkwall, a number of new sports facilities at the nearby Pickaquoy Centre, and a new primary school in Stromness.

The will be built over the next three years. Galliford Try facilities management will help maintain the buildings and grounds over the next 10 years.

Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive of Galliford Try, said: “We’re delighted to build on our experience of major education schemes through this key role with the Orkney Islands Council.”