Anderson High project shortlisted for prestigious award

Mar 8, 2016

The new Anderson High School project in Shetland has been shortlisted for a prestigious award that recognises the best in public private partnerships (PPP).

The £55.75million development, which is being delivered by hub North Scotland on behalf of Shetland Islands Council, has been shortlisted in the Best Education Project category at the upcoming 2016 Partnership Awards.

Recognising the best in public private partnerships (PPP), the Partnership Awards are now in their 18th year and reward companies for working on new projects as well as operational schemes.

The new Anderson High School is a replacement for the current school and will cater for a maximum of 1,180 pupils. The project scope also includes the construction of a halls of residence as well as the refurbishment of the Clickimin Leisure Centre.

Progress on the site is continuing to gather momentum with construction of the facility’s concrete frame now approaching second floor level.

Angus Macfarlane, chief executive of hub North Scotland, said: “Successful partnership working is at the heart of the hub model and endorsements such as this nomination highlight the success that we’re having in working with our project partners.

“Progress on the new Anderson High and halls of residence continues to move forward and there is a real sense of togetherness – between hub North, Morrison Construction, Shetland Islands Council, the school itself and other key partners – that remains the driving force behind its construction.

“This is a facility that will benefit the Shetland community for years to come and the input of all those involved in its build is key to the project as a whole.”