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New Galashiels Academy gets planning permission

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Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a state-of-the-art campus in Galashiels, marking an important next step in the replacement of the outdated existing building.

Designed with involvement from the community, the campus will benefit the wider community by providing an active landscape with opportunities for team sports, exercise classes, and routes for walking and running.

The plans detail the development of a transformational campus offering open-plan and modern learning environments which will also provide a variety of versatile spaces for use by the wider community.

Internally, this modern learning space will see core teaching and community spaces arranged around a vibrant central spine through the building encouraging collaboration, creativity and socialising.

Construction is scheduled to begin next year with the new facility to be constructed while the existing school remains operational, avoiding significant disruption for pupils. The entire development is due to be completed in 2025.

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