Moray school ‘grows’ three building units in 24 hours

One of the new units is lowered at Seafield Primary
One of the new units is lowered at Seafield Primary

A MORAY SCHOOL saw its capacity greatly increased with two new classrooms and a nursery created in the space of 24 hours.

Seafield Primary in Elgin saw the installation of 17 pre-fabricated classroom modules this week – part of a £17millilon refurbishment programme for four Moray schools.

At Seafield in recent weeks preparations have been noted – and with the school currently enjoying its half-term holiday the explanation came when units were put in place. A fleet of trucks that had transported the units were parked up overnight at Lossie Green and at first light the units were ferried one by one and lowered into place.

The new buildings will now be finished in time to be put into use after the Christmas holidays.

Funding for the project has been provided by a £10million Scottish Government grant with Moray Council providing the remainder for the work at Seafield, Millbank in Buckie, Applegrove in Forres and St Gerardine’s in Lossiemouth.

The contract was awarded to Galliford Try, the parent company for Morrison Construction who recently completed a £1.2million refurbishment contract at Elgin Town Hall as well as the construction of Moray’s flood alleviation schemes.