BUILDING services provider Arc-Tech (Scotland) has started a package of works at Pinewood School in Blackburn, West Lothian.

The firm was appointed by BAM Construct UK, in partnership with hub South East Scotland, to deliver a £1 million turnkey mechanical and electrical services package to support the creation of a new build and improvement of teaching facilities for primary and secondary pupils with additional support needs.

Water services, ventilation, heating and air conditioning, as well as all fire safety, lighting and data systems will be amongst a suite of services that will support the main construction programme.

John Gallacher, Arc-Tech MD, said, “After having been formally appointed to Pinewood School earlier this year, we are delighted to have now commenced works on-site. Our experience of working with BAM is well documented with various projects recently undertaken together from within both the education and health sectors. I would like to thank them for their continued support and wish our contract team well as they undertake this six-month programme.”

BAM is delivering the £5.8 million redevelopment of the school that will include construction of a new building with additional facilities including games hall, dining area, office accommodation, and additional classroom.

Paul Bell, BAM construction manager, added, “BAM has established a strong track record as one of the most experienced and expert education providers in Scotland and we are delighted to collaborate with Arc-Tech (Scotland) once again. This is an important project that will deliver an enhanced learning environment for primary and secondary school age children with complex needs from across West Lothian. We look forward to working with Arc-Tech to deliver another first-class educational facility for hub South East Scotland and West Lothian Council.”

The firms continue to progress a similar phase of works at Cedarbank School in Livingston with each project being delivered as part of West Lothian Council’s £26.5 million investment programme to improve facilities within schools that provide additional support needs across the area. Both projects are set for completion this year.

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