THE CONSTRUCTION of the new Anderson High School and its halls of residence in Lerwick has reached a new milestone after the buildings were confirmed to be wind and watertight.
Most of the external work at lower Staney Hill is now complete, with the focus moving to the inside of the buildings ahead of anticipated completion in September.
Shetland Islands Council chief executive Mark Boden informed councillors of the latest milestone on Tuesday and he said the local authority is “really pleased” with the progress of the £56 million development.
“It is barely a year since the ground floor was laid and the buildings started to rise upwards,” he said.
“Morrison Construction and all the staff involved are to be congratulated on reaching this significant milestone, which keeps us on track for the new school to open in October 2017.
“The next few months will see us move into a new phase of completing the internal works and fittings, then looking ahead to the move of staff and pupils from the current school. After many years in the planning, it will be an exciting few months ahead.”
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