Progress ongoing at Inverurie Community Campus

The remobilisation of works on the £55m Inverurie Community Campus project is ongoing. Many contractors are still getting up to speed following the lifting of restrictions put in place due to COVID-19 and in order to make arrangements for the start of the new school term from a position of certainty, it has been decided that Inverurie Academy will operate from its existing building until the October break.

This will ensure systems and infrastructure at the new campus can be fully tested and staff trained effectively in their operation prior to welcoming the schools’ pupils into their new home, and it will also allow pro-longed transition opportunities for pupils and staff to adjust to new arrangements.

The Aberdeenshire Council project is being delivered through developers Hub North Scotland and built by Robertson Construction, with all current works being carried out in line with physical distancing guidelines and Robertson Construction working to an agreed set of safe operating procedures. These not only incorporate  Scottish Government and Construction Scotland measures for a safe return to work, but have been further enhanced by Robertson Construction with additional measures to further protect employees, contractors and sub-contractors and other stakeholders from COVID-19.

St Andrew’s School in Inverurie had already prepared to make its transition into the new facility from the October break.  New community and swimming facilities form part of the new campus and planning has commenced on preparing them for public availability. At this stage, a confirmed timescale for public use of campus community and sport facilities is under review due to the ongoing pandemic.

Partners will continue to keep stakeholders updated as dates are finalised.