School still too big

FURTHER work needs to be done to get the size of the proposed new Anderson High School down to the target size of 15,000 square metres, a meeting of the council’s services committee heard yesterday.

Head of education and social care Hazel Sutherland said there was now a revised brief for the school.

The architect had drawn up new “concept designs” within the last few months to determine if it was possible to build an affordable 15,000 square metres school on the Knab site without undue disruption to pupils.

The current idea for the £49 million project involves the demolition of the PE block and Train Shetland huts, with alternative accommodation arranged. The concept would require seven phases and a three-year construction period.

Councillor Jonathan Wills asked whether the original AHS was taken into account in the 15,000 square metres. Ms Sutherland said she would look into it.


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