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Morgan Sindall wins £1.2 million contract to refurbish Central Primary School

Morgan Sindall has been appointed by the Highland Council to refurbish the Central Primary School on Kenneth Street in Inverness.

The primary school, built over 100 years ago, is the oldest school in Inverness. Morgan Sindall will be refurbishing two of the school’s three buildings, whilst the children carry on with their studies. Work is expected to complete in autumn 2014.

The interior work will involve altering the existing layout by removing and replacing some of the internal walls. The ground level will be completely modernised for the children, including new floor surfaces and doors in each classroom. There will also be a new entrance at the front of the school but the exterior features and character of the school will remain the same.

In addition, there will be a major refurbishment of the Doorways Unit which provides out of school tuition to some of Inverness area’s most vulnerable children.

Head Teacher of the 272-pupil school, Mr Derek Martin said: “This is a very exciting development for the Central Primary School community and Doorways Unit. The carefully planned refurbishment will keep many of the original features of these historic buildings, whilst providing modern facilities for our nursery classes.

“We are particularly pleased with getting our own school kitchen for the first time. I am grateful for the work of LDN Architects and Morgan Sindall, along with Highland Council colleagues, in keeping disruption to a minimum during this time. I look forward to a new school year with new facilities.”

Neil Duncan, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “The surroundings in which children receive their education can have a huge impact on their achievements. These refurbishments will inspire the children of Central Primary School and modernise their surroundings, but will not take anything away from the historical characteristics of the buildings.”

“We have delivered a large number of projects in the education sector and aim to make Central Primary School the best in the region.”


For more information about this news release please contact Laura Salisbury at Paver Smith on 0151 239 5000 or email