£23m project to transform Perth and Kinross schools

Tulloch Primary School
Tulloch Primary School

Perth and Kinross Council has revealed £23 million proposals to demolish and rebuild two primary schools.

Plans have been submitted to replace the ageing buildings at Tulloch and Kinross Primary Schools, the area’s last remaining schools built under the Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme. Both are deemed to be the worst in the council’s school estate.

Both and rebuilt to designs specified by Norr Architects with work set to get underway simultaneously in October. Plans also include nurseries with associated car parking, playground areas, sports pitches and landscaping.

Kinross Primary School
Kinross Primary School

A spokesman for Glasgow-based consultants Norr, said: “The design is based on the key principles of flexibility, sustainability, high quality and affordability.”

A spokeswoman for Perth and Kinross Council said: “The council is committed to improving pupils’ learning experiences.

“We have plans for a major school replacement programme which is funded jointly by the council and the Scottish Government.

“The budget for the development of the new primary schools for Kinross and Tulloch is £22.7m. These new schools are being funded by the council’s capital programme.”

The large scale of the project means both applications will likely have to go before the council development management committee. If approved, the new schools could be open by December 2017.

Additional Scottish Government funding is intended to be used for a new secondary school proposal at Bertha Park.

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