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Progress on Wick Education Projects

Curtis Moore are delighted to have secured the roofing and cladding contracts for both new first class education facilities being developed in Wick, which will be an integral part of the community for generations to come. The projects are being delivered hub North Scotland after it was appointed as a development partner by the Highland Council.

Recently our Managing Director, Andrew Devlin and Operations Director, Alex Miller, took to the skies and made the trip up north to visit the site and inspect the progress our team have made on our most Northerly projects to date.

 

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Although separate projects, both developments are under the same management, architect and main contractor, Morrison Construction which is part of the Gailford Try group of companies. Andrew and Alex were delighted to see that work on the Noss Primary School is nearing completion and the building is impressive in it’s design and finish.

For Wick Noss Primary School Curtis Moore have provided the full envelope package. This consists of over 5,000m2 of standing seam roofing systems, Rodeca polycarbonate cladding in an organic patina finish, Scotlarch timber rainscreen cladding & anodised aluminium Soffits. Our team have carried out extensive site welding of mitred sheets and rooflight penetrations as per the design.

 

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Wick Campus is a much larger project, amalgamating the existing Wick High School, South Primary and Pultneytown Academy Primary School – it is currently around 40% complete. The innovative campus is set to consist of two senior school teaching wings as well as a separate primary school with its own access. A special needs wing, sports block, library, swimming pool and fitness suite alongside three sports pitches will complete its offering.

 

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The development involves over 8,500m2 of steel and aluminium structural decking and Kalzip 400 aluminium standing seam roofing. More than 1,000m2 of Rodeca polycarbonate translucent wall panel cladding and anodised aluminium cassette panel cladding aluminium fascias, soffits, and down pipes.

 

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It is the furthest north of the UK we have worked and we have between 8 – 15 operatives deployed there until the end of this year when the project will be completed. Similar to Crewe Lifestyle Centre there is a swimming pool in the new Wick Campus so its necessary to use perforated aluminium roof liners to provide acoustic performance & resistance to corrosion from the atmosphere found in a heated pool environment.

 

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As you will see from the photos, both projects are contemporary in style and will contribute towards modernising the community and its facilities. You will also see from the photos that neither the in-flight service nor the pilots jokes could keep Operations Director, Alex Miller, awake after a long day on site he catches 40 winks which was swiftly caught on camera by Andrew!

 

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