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Contractors appointed for Scottish Borders schools

Two main contractors have been appointed to deliver two new major school projects for Peebles and Galashiels following a thorough bid and evaluation process.

BAM Construction will be responsible for the construction of a new state-of-the-art campus in Peebles, replacing the High School which was seriously damaged in a fire in late 2019, while Morrison Construction has been appointed to deliver the Galashiels Community Campus, a replacement for the outdated Galashiels Academy building.

Scottish Borders Council has also confirmed the continuation of its partnership with development partner Hub South East who will oversee both projects through the various development phases.

Scottish Borders Council has placed a major focus on investing in the futures of young people in recent years and a learning estate programme was created to prioritise the accessibility of high-quality educational facilities across the Borders.

As a part of this effort to modernise the school infrastructure, Galashiels Academy and Peebles High School had been identified as two priority projects.

Councillor Carol Hamilton, Executive Member for Children and Young People, said: “The appointments of BAM Construction and Morrison Construction as tier 1 contractors and the announcement of our continued partnership with Hub South East marks an important step in the progression of these two major projects.

“We believe their respective track records in successfully delivering projects of this scale can help the Council achieve its ambition of providing world-class education facilities for young learners across the region.”

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