New AHS reaches wind and watertight stage
Posted on December 21, 2016
Anderson High School building and the Halls of Residence are now wind and watertight.
Councillors heard yesterday from Mark Boden, Chief Executive of Shetland Islands Council, that the construction work on the new Anderson High School has reached a key stage, with the news that both the school building and the halls of residence are now wind and watertight.
Good progress has been made on the Staney Hill construction site this summer, meaning that much of the external work on the two buildings is now complete. The focus for building work will now shift to the completion of the internal works, including drylining and service connections, such as electrical and computer cabling. Fitting out of the teaching, administration and social spaces in the school will also be a priority over the coming months.
Mark Boden said: “We’re really pleased with progress on the new Anderson High School and halls of residence. It is barely a year since the ground floor was laid and the buildings started to rise upwards. Morrison Construction and all the staff involved are to be congratulated on reaching this significant milestone, which keeps us on track for the new school to open in October 2017. The next few months will see us move into a new phase of completing the internal works and fittings, then looking ahead to the move of staff and pupils from the current school. After many years in the planning, it will be an exciting few months ahead.”