PLANS for a £48 million refurbishment of Dumfries High School have been approved, and it’s scheduled to be completed by summer 2025.
Dumfries and Galloway Council’s planning departement recently approved the plans for the new secondary school, which will be able to accommodate over 900 pupils, with the build taking place on the existing site.
Hub South West has appointed Morgan Sindall Construction as construction partner with Ryder Architecture leading the design of the new school. Turner & Townsend have been appointed to deliver full cost management, project management and principal designer services for the project and Woolgar Hunter will lead onthe civil and structural engineering elements of the new school.
Council officials are delighted that the plans are progressing as chair of the council’s education committee, Councillor Richard Brodie commented this week: “This is a significant milestone with regards the new school project at Dumfries High School. As a council, we are committed to providing the very best learning opportunities we can provide for our young people, and being in a state-of-the-art facility is very much part of that commitment and vision. Building work is due to commence before the end of the calendar year and I look forward to receiving updates on the progress of the project via the committee.”
Chief Executive at hub South West Scotland, Michael Ross added: “We are excited to start the development of this major school project with our partners.
“With the combined skills of our highly experienced team, we’re confident we will deliver this fantastic new education environment for Dumfries, offering outstanding learning and social opportunities for pupils and wider communities. Throughout this project, we are committed to bring wealth and social value back to the local community, including new jobs, apprenticeships, training opportunities and support for local businesses.”