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New school planned for new Aberdeen community

Community infrastructure developer hub North Scotland will begin construction shortly on the new Countesswells Primary School for Aberdeen City Council.

Groundworks will get under way this month on the site on the western outskirts of Aberdeen, where a new community with 3,000 homes is being created.

The new £17M school will cater for up to 434 pupils, along with 60 early learning and nursery places, and is set to be completed in 2023. It will also have an all-weather pitch, two playgrounds and an outdoor classroom.

Morrison Construction has been appointed as main contractor by hub North Scotland and the architect is Halliday Fraser Munro.

Ewen Fowlie, the Project Director for hub North Scotland, said: “Excellent collaboration by all the partners involved in the school development had brought them to this key stage.”

He added: “We are looking forward to beginning construction and delivering a fantastic new school which will play a key role in the life of the Countesswells community for generations to come.”

Colin Milne, Project Director for Morrison Construction North East, commented: “We are delighted to be in a position to start work on this much-needed school for local children. We have a long-standing relationship providing high-quality Early Years facilities in partnerships with Aberdeenshire Council and we look forward to building on that strong track record at Countesswells.”

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