Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has today completed works to the new £28.8 million Elgin High School in Moray, on behalf of Hub North Scotland.
As part of the works, Balfour Beatty has constructed a new teaching and sports facility adjacent to the existing Elgin High School, which will cater for 1,000 pupils.
Balfour Beatty was appointed as main contractor for Elgin High School in 2016, following close collaboration with Hub North Scotland during the preconstruction phase, to provide its ultimate client, Moray Council with the most cost effective and high-quality design solution.
Hector Macaulay, Balfour Beatty’s Regional Managing Director for Scotland, said: “We are delighted to hand Elgin High School over to Hub North Scotland on schedule, providing students, teachers and the Moray Council with a first class educational facility that will significantly enhance the learning experience of those who attend.
“Through the project, we have made a significant and sustainable contribution to the local economy, engaging with the local supply chain and providing numerous local employment opportunities.”
Works to the second phase of the redevelopment scheme are due to commence imminently and will see Balfour Beatty demolish the old school to make way for the construction of a new 3G sports pitch and upgraded parking facilities.
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Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) is a leading international infrastructure group. With 30,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
Our main geographies are the UK, US and Far East. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been operating in Scotland for over a century. Today, the company employs 2,000 people across Scotland and works with a supply chain that includes a substantial proportion of local businesses.
The company’s construction business recently completed the award winning Holyrood Student Accommodation development, providing 1,180 student beds within the World Heritage Site of Holyrood in the City of Edinburgh and the construction of a Typhoon Propulsion Service Facility to support the rebuild and supply of the EJ200 engines used by 3 Typhoon Squadron.
Significant projects in the Company’s current portfolio include the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route which will improve the transport network in Aberdeen and across the north east of Scotland, the £14m Almondbank Flood Defence Scheme to deliver a series of flood defences along the River Almond and construct a temporary flood storage unit and the Perth Transport Futures project which will see the creation of a new junction on the A9 dual carriageway to support growth in Scotland’s third busiest region.
Iconic projects of the past include the refurbishment of Forth Bridge which was nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Status and carries the East Coast Mainline over the Firth of Forth, the Fife General Hospital and Maternity Services provision which centralises specialist in-patient, acute and emergency services on one site and the restoration and extension of Lewis Castle and Museum Nan Eilean to provide a new museum, archive and hospitality facility on the Isle of Lewis.