Inverurie Community Campus
Work is progressing on this exciting new community campus for the Inverurie area.
Once complete, the campus will house a range of facilities: Inverurie Academy and St Andrew’s School will sit alongside community spaces. The wider communities of Inverurie, Garioch and beyond will benefit from the new facilities.
This page will keep you updated on the development and work towards opening in 2020.
Key project milestones:
- 22nd January 2018 - enabling works commenced
- 2nd April 2018 - full construction commenced
- 29th August 2018 – topping out ceremony
- 28th February 2020 - accommodation block handover (phase 1)
- 5th March 2021 - external works handover (phase 2)
Site plan and floor plans
These plans and drawings show the campus layout, including vehicular and pedestrian access routes:
- Site plan (pdf 1.6MB)
- Ground floor plan (pdf 1.2MB)
- First floor plan (pdf 702KB)
- Second floor plan (pdf 521KB)
You can keep up to date with photos as the development progresses. The project, whilst being a community space, is also one of the biggest school construction projects in Scotland. Once complete, the £55 million campus will be home to Inverurie Academy and St Andrew’s School, extensive community sports and leisure facilities such as a six-lane swimming pool, a multi-use games area and two all-weather pitches. Importantly, the facilities on offer will be of use to the community and the school simultaneously, and will be a valued space for pupils and residents.
Speaking earlier in the project, Aberdeenshire Provost Councillor Bill Howatson said: “This will improve opportunities for everyone, and it is a demonstration of Aberdeenshire Council’s commitment to investing in Inverurie; maintaining what makes this a great place to live and work through the construction of modern multi-purpose spaces.”
Speaking at the Topping Out ceremony in 2018, Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: “I was pleased to attend the ‘Topping Out’ ceremony for Inverurie Community Campus, this project will result in a fantastic new campus that the whole community can be proud of. Learning and teaching in such an innovative and inspirational setting can make a real difference to education outcomes."
The three phase contraction programme will see the new accommodation completed and operational early in 2020, following which work will continue with the demolition of the existing facilities and the completion of the external landscaping, parking and the all weather pitches.
Drone footage and animations of what the new facility will look like.
Fly over video
Fly over with map overlay
Credit for all artist impressions and drone footage: Robertson.