£37m Alford education project earns national recognition
The organisation has been named as a finalist in the Scottish Property Awards 2016, selected in the Community Development Project of the Year category in recognition of the delivery of the Alford Community Campus for Aberdeenshire Council.
The new £37 million development on the village’s Greystone Road has been designed to replace the existing Alford Primary School and Alford Academy. Work began in June last year and it opened to pupils this autumn. Main contractor for the build was Morrison Construction, part of Galliford Try plc.
hub North Scotland will face competition from five other finalists from across the country when the third annual ceremony takes place in Glasgow in March.
Chief executive Angus Macfarlane said: “I am delighted we have been selected as finalists, an achievement which recognises the efforts of everyone who has represented hub North Scotland in the Alford Community Campus project.
“We are proud of what has been created and of the impact it will have on the community. The campus is far more than simply a school, with facilities including a theatre, sports hall and dance studio as well as all-weather and grass playing fields, swimming pool, community library and accommodation for Aberdeenshire Council’s community learning and development team. It is a tremendous example of a joined up approach to providing community facilities.”
The Scottish Property Awards were launched in 2014 to showcase the nation’s best commercial property achievements, with categories incorporating everything from design and planning through to investment deals and funding.