Improvements to schools in the Scottish Borders are taking place throughout the summer holidays.
The projects - including security improvements and toilet refurbishments - are being led by an in-house team of architects at Scottish Borders Council, and will be carried out by local contractors.
It's hoped some of the work will be finished in time for the start of the new term, and that even if that isn't the case, the most disruptive work will take place while the children are away.
Work is currently taking place at:
- Burnfoot Community School, Hawick – completion of nursery kitchen contract, accessibility improvements and internal courtyard redevelopment
- Chirnside Primary – new and refurbished toilets
- Cockburnspath Primary – provision of Early Years facilities
- Coldstream Primary - provision of Early Years facilities
- Eyemouth Primary – provision of Early Years facilities
- Philiphaugh Community School, Selkirk - provision of Early Years facilities
- Selkirk High – alterations to PE changing accommodation for new 2G pitch users
- Stow Primary – perimeter security improvements related to the Borders Railway
Our architects team has put in a lot of effort and has communicated with its clients to ensure they are in a position to deliver these projects over the summer period.
They should be proud of their efforts which will improve facilities at eight Borders schools for a number of years ahead.
The public should also be aware of these works taking place and make sure they stay away from any of the construction sites.”
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