International recognition for award winning project
The £55 million Inverurie Community Campus project delivered by hub North Scotland has won international recognition at a top awards event.
It received a Highly Commended in the Social Infrastructure Project of the Year category in the 2021 Partnership Awards in London. The 2021 and 2022 awards were combined into one event due to the pandemic.
The Partnership Awards are for major infrastructure projects across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australia. Inverurie Community Campus was the only Scottish project to be short listed.
The judges citation for Inverurie said:
“The judges were impressed with this project’s pioneering, collaborative procurement methodology, and praised the way in which the partners had worked together through the pandemic, demonstrating a collaborative approach to mitigating the impact of the delays being caused and reducing costs and losses.”
Hub North Scotland delivered the campus on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council with Robertson Construction as our main contractor and Halliday Fraser Munro as architects. The main building was handed over in September 2020 and the final phase of works – the demolition of the old buildings and creating new sports pitches will be completed next month.
The town centre site is home to Inverurie Academy, which can cater for up to 1600-pupils, the St Andrews School for Additional Support Needs pupils and extensive community facilities.
These include a six-lane 25m swimming pool, a training pool, a warm water pool and a hydrotherapy pool. There are also two games halls, a dance studio, a large fitness suite and a community café.
The campus has already won the Project of the Year (Public Buildings) category at the Scottish Property Awards and was shortlisted in the Infrastructure Project of the Year (Over £50 million) category in the Construction News Awards.