The construction of the new Timmergreens and Warddykes primary schools in Arbroath has been delayed by around six weeks.
It was confirmed today that the delay is due to a contractual issue relating to the appointment of the main contractor for the construction.
The council’s education spokesperson Councillor Sheena Welsh commented on the project saying: “Work will now start in March, which is around six weeks later than expected.
“The delay is very disappointing but it is out with our control as the contractor is not appointed by the council. As a portion of the funding for the project is being provided by the Scottish Future Trust (SFT), the contractor is appointed by Hubco, the SFT procurement agent.
“Hubco was unable to resolve a contractual issue with the original contractor and is now appointing another contractor. They anticipate that work will start on both sites in March.
“We have written to parents and carers to explain the delay and, once it is confirmed, we will share the details of the new start date and works schedule.”
The £11 million project to replace Timmergreens and Warddykes primary schools is the first phase of Angus Council’s major investment programme to upgrade the primary school estate in Arbroath. The new schools will open in 2016.”