Willmott Dixon and Robertson set for £17m Dundee schools complex



North East Campus DundeeWillmott Dixon Construction Limited has submitted a tender worth over £17 million for a new primary school and nursery campus in Dundee.

The new North East Campus, which has been designed by Holmes Miller Architects, will house two schools and a nursery and replace St Luke’s & St Matthew’s, St Vincent’s and Longhaugh primary and nursery schools.

Set to be located on land to the north of Lothian Crescent in Whitfield, the development was given planning approval by the local authority last month.

Now a tender for the works, which will cost £17.2m including allowances, has been submitted by Willmott Dixon Construction Limited with the work to be carried out by Robertson Construction.

Will Dawson, convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee, said: “It’s great to see this tender being brought forward and with it a new school campus coming a step closer.

“Work is already completed and well underway on similar projects in other parts of Dundee so it is good to see progress being made in the north east of the city.”

The new schools are designed over three storeys for a maximum combined roll of 868 pupils and a 95 full time equivalent (FTE) three to five year olds at the nursery. A separate nursery area for up to 30 FTE. two year olds is also included in the project.

Vehicles will get access to the main school from Lothian Crescent where there will also be a pupil drop-off and service yard car park. There will be an additional pupil drop-off facility on Longhaugh Road.

The city development committee meets to discuss the tender on March 27.

Construction work on the school is expected to begin before summer.



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