Jordanhill School Redevelopment Project on Target

Dale Potts
The first two phases of the redevelopment of the Jordanhill School campus have been completed on schedule and have now been officially handed over to the school.

The redevelopment of the school, which is being managed by Faithful+Gould, one of world’s largest project and cost management consultancies, is being funded by a capital grant (£6.6m) from the Scottish Government.

Phase 1 has seen the completion of a new all-weather hockey pitch for full size hockey and football training and matches as well as incorporating two 7-a-side football pitches. It is also large enough to accommodate eight tennis courts if required. The pitch and facilities are now being actively used by the school and local community. The second phase, which was completed at the end of October, included an extension to the refectory including a full refit and it is now set to be used by pupils in the next few weeks.

Progress on the project is now on target for completion in summer 2008 and will see the additional construction of a new three storey teaching block and a multi use games area. Mansell Plc is the appointed contractor.

Project manager Sandra Cummings commented, "We are delighted that the first two phases have now been completed on time and within budget and to see the difference that these have made to the school already. We are making good progress on the construction of the teaching block, which is on schedule for completion in May 2008 and the multi use games area which should be completed by August 2008."

Dr Paul Thomson, Rector of Jordanhill School said: "This project is making a real difference to our pupils, the school and the community as a whole and it is wonderful to have the sports pitch and refectory available for use already. Our consultants, Faithful+Gould and the contractors, Mansell, have done a great job in delivering on time and within budget and with minimum disruption to our day-to-day work."

The redevelopment of Jordanhill is only one example of Faithful+Gould’s growing education portfolio in Scotland. Faithful+Gould was Project Manager for the construction of the new Edinburgh Telford College as well as managing a number of Public Sector Scottish Schools projects including Falkirk Council Schools NPDO and East Dunbartonshire Schools PPP.