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March 8 2012

Twin Western Isles schools progress
Two of six schools comprising the £125m Western isles Schools Project, Sir E Scott School, Tarbert, Isle of Harris and the West Side Primary School, Barvas, Isle of Lewis, have progressed with the former handed over by main contractor FMP to the facilities management company, FES FM Ltd and the latter completing.

Comprising a nursery, primary and secondary school accommodation the Sir E Scott school had to be built on a constrained site whilst retaining access to the old school, playing fields and the Harris Sports Centre.

Demolition of the old school has already commenced and is expected to conclude by July.

West Side Primary meanwhile completed on March 5 and will welcome its first intake of pupils in the new term after the Easter break.

Martin Joyce, Head of Operations, Sgoiltean Ura, a special purpose vehicle set up by Western Isles Council to deliver the schools, stated: "We are delighted that FMP have successfully delivered a further two schools on these geographically remote and challenging sites and look forward to the last two schools completing as planned in July this year.”

The design team for both projects comprises 3DReid, Goodson, Wallace Whittle and TGP Landscape Architects.

Images taken by Leila Angus of Brighter Still.
Sir E Scott lightwell
Sir E Scott lightwell
Sir E. Scott basketball court
Sir E. Scott basketball court

West Side courtyard panorama
West Side courtyard panorama
West Side main entrance
West Side main entrance


Dr L. Well.
#1 Posted by Dr L. Well. on 8 Mar 2012 at 16:54 PM
I'd love to have a lightwell named after me.
Mr B. Court
#2 Posted by Mr B. Court on 8 Mar 2012 at 17:13 PM
I'd like to have a basketball court named after me. Even a badminton court would do.
Prof. W. Side
#3 Posted by Prof. W. Side on 8 Mar 2012 at 18:54 PM
I'm quite proud of my courtyard, I must say.
D to the R
#4 Posted by D to the R on 8 Mar 2012 at 19:51 PM
I love the courtyard ... its so .... HARD - Why on earth wouldn't that appeal to the kids?
#5 Posted by SAndals on 9 Mar 2012 at 12:04 PM
West Side looking good!
Walt Disney
#6 Posted by Walt Disney on 9 Mar 2012 at 13:06 PM
Nice Shag.
#7 Posted by SAndals on 9 Mar 2012 at 13:40 PM
Thanks, Walt. I hope we can still be friends...
Trombe Wall
#8 Posted by Trombe Wall on 23 Mar 2012 at 14:26 PM
Walt, SAndals - stop carrion on, they are clearly ravens.

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