RESIDENTS AROUND THE Site of the new Elgin High School are being advised that noise levels will increase as the steel piles required to support the new building are put in place.
In a statement released on Friday, Moray Council say that building works on the long-awaited new school are progressing well – but have now reached a stage where piling works are required as work begins on the main teaching block.
“The work involves driving steel piles into the ground with a hydraulic ram,” a spokesman said, adding: “Noise and vibration monitoring will be in place during the operation and every effort will be made to keep disturbance to a minimum.
“There is the potential for some disturbance to people living nearby but every effort will be made to keep noise and vibration to a minimum.”
Work on the piles will be carried out between 7am and 7pm on weekdays and 7am to 4pm on Saturdays.
The spokesman added: “We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused.”