Edzell Primary School

The key aim of the project was to provide improved school and nursery provision and additional classrooms/leisure facilities for primary age children. This was a live school environment and therefore the ultimate project goal was to complete the project with minimal disruption to school facilities and curriculum. Health and Safety was a key driver on this project ensuring that all works were risk assessed and carried out in such a manner that all pupils, staff, parents and visitors remained safe at all times throughout the build process.

The existing school was decanted into temporary buildings on site for the full duration of the construction period leaving the main school building occupied.  Access to part of the existing car park and pedestrian access through the existing nursery and school playground is the main access to the temporary school building and a shared site access.

Works comprise internal alterations and 3 no. extension to the existing primary school to provide:

  • Additional classrooms
  • Toilets
  • Store Rooms
  • New nursery accommodation, including quiet room, cosy corner and play areas
  • Enlarged gym and dining facilities
  • New mechanical and electrical installation

Community Engagement

Engagement with both the local community and the school was an important element of successful delivery of this project. This included:

  • Bancon representatives attending Parent Council Meeting
  • Daily communication with the Head Teacher
  • Introduction Newsletter issued to all pupils
  • Community notice board updated regularly
  • School ambassadors selected to tour site and provide the school with their own progress report

Key Information

"We have been very impressed with how well the community has been kept informed about all aspects of the school expansion. Any small issues have been dealt with promptly and the contractors have gone above and beyond what we might have expected in terms of being helpful and considerate"
Sheena Farquhar, Head Teacher

Colin Mercer

Construction Director

Colin has been in continuous employment within the UK Building and Construction industry since 1985. An articulated pupil ship with John Laing Construction launched his career that has seen him employed by 5 of the UKs top 50 Contractors. 20 years as a construction planner added to a wealth of multi-sector construction management experience, enables Colin to effectively lead his site teams through the most complex of projects, safely and efficiently. He is passionate about achieving customer satisfaction and developing talent through the UK construction industry.