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Northerly outpost gets new school and community centre

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nWick1509Work is progressing on schedule for a £48M school and community leisure centre project in one of the UK’s most northerly towns.

The Wick Community Campus will replace three existing schools (one secondary and two primary) with a single educational facility consisting of three interconnected teaching wings.

Adjacent to the school structure, the campus will also include a community block housing a 25m-long swimming pool, library and fitness suite,

Both of these large buildings are being built with structural steelwork, with the team citing a number of reasons for this design choice.

“The location and logistics played a key role in choosing steel for this project. All materials have to arrive via a long road journey and steel is easily transported,” says hub North Scotland Project Director Ian Leslie.

Working on behalf of hub, main contractor Galliford Try will complete the job in time for the autumn term of 2016. More than 1,200t of structural steelwork is being supplied and erected on the project by BHC.

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