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New Wick High School contract signed

By SPP Reporter

The new school will be completed by September 2016.
The new school will be completed by September 2016.

HIGHLAND Council has signed a £48.5 million contract to construct the new Wick High School campus which will be completed in 21 months’ time.

The authority announced today that the financial close of the design, build, finance and maintain contract has been signed off for the project which is due to be completed in September 2016.

The project will see a new community campus incorporating a replacement for the existing high school and a replacement primary school – Newton Primary – for the existing South and Pulteneytown primaries. It will also replace the town’s swimming pool and library.

Councillor Alasdair Christie, chairman of Highland Council’s education, children and adult services committee, said: “I am very pleased the Wick campus contract has now been signed off and the community can look forward to the new facilities being available. This is another major milestone in the council’s programme of school building.”

Caithness civic leader Councillor Gail Ross added: “I welcome the news about the campus project, which when added to the Noss Primary School and council office projects represents very significant investment in the town.

“This is a great relief to the parents and the wider community in east Caithness.

“The campus has been a long time coming and finally we can move forward to seeing more action on site. I would like to thank all our staff that have worked really hard on reaching this stage.”

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