Newbattle Community High School

Wednesday March 25th 2015

Newbattle High School Teaching Block

Work will begin on site as quickly as possible to build the replacement for Newbattle Community High School. This will be as soon as circumstances beyond the council’s control are resolved.

The project is currently delayed because of a European ruling on how some investment projects, including the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) programmes – of which Newbattle is one – are classified.

At a full council meeting on Tuesday, councillors heard that council officers, along with its development partners and the Scottish Futures Trust, are working to make sure the contract to design and build Newbattle is ready to be signed as quickly as possible after the European situation is resolved.

The council’s development partner, Hub South East Scotland Ltd, is delivering the project and it has appointed Morrison Construction as the main contractor.

As well as a state of the art high school, local people will benefit from a new library, gym, swimming pool, sports facilities (including all weather pitch) and a range of community facilities on campus. The building will sit in playing fields adjacent to the current building.

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