Balerno High School refurbishment takes shape



Works to refurbish Balerno High School in Edinburgh continue to take shape with Arc-Tech (Scotland) providing support to main contractor Maxi Construction.

Balerno High School prior to the revamp

The £3.3 million contract is being undertaken on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council and comprises the upgrade of the building’s fabric including a new roof system, insulation, as well as floors, ceilings, the installation of a new kitchen and improved toilet facilities.

Arc-Tech (Scotland), the Glasgow-based building services provider, was appointed to the contract in October 2020 and has led the installation of mechanical and electrical upgrades in the form of full replacement of the fire alarm system, lighting, small power wiring systems and LV switchgear as well as alterations to ventilation, and sanitary ware upgrades throughout.

John Gallacher, Arc-Tech managing director, said: “Balerno High School forms part of a wider regeneration of educational premises across the Capital and we are delighted to be involved. The high school building is over 40 years old so the work that the project team is undertaking will go a long way to improving services for staff and pupils whilst extending its lifespan.

“Our progress to date has been very positive and we thank Maxi Construction, whom we have worked with over a number of years now, for bringing us on board.”



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