Silver Award for Anderson High School Project in Shetland

May 23, 2016

The new Anderson High School project in Shetland has been recognised at an award ceremony that acknowledges 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, scooped a Silver Award in the Best Education Project category at the upcoming 2016 Partnership Awards.

At the event last week, hub North Scotland project director Douglas MacIntyre and Helen Budge, director for education services at Shetland Island Council received the award on behalf of the project from host Colin Murray and Mary Porter Peschka, director at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group.

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 on operational schemes.

The new Anderson High School is a like for like 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.

Angus Macfarlane, chief executive of hub North Scotland, said: “It’s been a positive week for the project in Shetland after the successful topping out ceremony of both the high school and halls of residence and this latest award reinforces the positive steps being taken to deliver what will be two first-class facilities.

“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 key driving force behind its construction. We look forward to continuing to build on the good work already completed to deliver a school and accompanying accommodation that the people of Shetland can be proud of.”