Miller Construction has been selected as preferred partner to deliver a £200million programme of new schools across the North of Scotland. The pipeline of modern learning environments, stretching from the west coast to as far north as the Shetland Islands, will be delivered through hub North Scotland.
Projects include: Wick Community Campus, Wick North Primary School and Inverness Royal Academy (pictured) for The Highland Council; Alford Community Campus for Aberdeenshire Council; Anderson High School and halls of residence for the Shetland Islands Council; plus a number of other school projects that are currently at the early stages of development.
In addition to design and construction, Miller will also provide facilities management and lifecycle services at Wick Community Campus and is in line to bid to provide its full end-to-end estates services for the other school projects.
Financial close is expected on all the contracts within the next 18 months. Delivery of these schools will present opportunities for the supply chain across the region and provide local employment, apprenticeships and training opportunities.
To date hub North Scotland has reached financial close on seven projects that will deliver better local services across the North of Scotland. Miller is currently on-site delivering Aberdeen Community Health Care Village and community health centres at Forres, Woodside and Tain. In addition to the design and construction, Miller will also be providing facilities management and lifecycle services for these new health care facilities.
Chris Webster, Chief Executive, Miller Construction, said:
“We are delighted to have been selected as preferred partner on these education projects for hub North Scotland and to build on the success of the health projects we are currently delivering.
“Miller has a proven track record of delivering exceptional learning environments that support staff and teachers to engage and inspire future generations. We look forward to reaching financial close on these projects and to delivering these new schools that will serve their communities for many years to come.”
hub North Scotland was the second territory in Scotland to be established with an estimated project pipeline of £435million to be delivered over the next 10 years. Projects will be delivered through a joint venture company known as hub North Scotland Limited formed between the public and the private sectors.
Angus Macfarlane, Chief Executive of hub North Scotland, said:
“We are looking forward to overseeing this range of exciting and innovative projects that will be of great benefit to the education sector across the north of Scotland.
“hub North Scotland is currently working with Miller on a variety projects in the healthcare field and we very much value their expertise and professionalism so we’re delighted to be working in partnership with them on these new, modern learning environments that we are sure local people will feel the benefit of for years to come.
“These specific projects are another important step forward for hub as we look to the future with a £435million development pipeline for the next 10 years.”