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Wick Community Campus wins Gold


We were delighted to hear that one of our current projects, Wick Community Campus, has been hailed as one of the best education developments in Europe after judges awarded hub North Scotland a prestigious prize an international awards ceremony.

The £48.5million project is being delivered by hub North Scotland on behalf of the Highland Council and has been given a seal of approval by experts leading the 2015 Partnerships Awards. At a London ceremony the Wick project claimed gold in the ‘best education project’ category – ahead of nominations from as far afield as the Philippines, Poland and France.

Curtis Moore are currently working on the full envelope package consisting of a Kalzip Standing Seam Roof System, Rodeca Polycarbonate Cladding, Eternit Rainscreen Cladding & Anodised Aluminium Soffits. It is the furthest north of the UK we have worked and we will have between 8 & 15 operatives deployed there until the end of 2015. 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.

The facility, which will replace Wick High School, Pulteneytown Academy Primary School, and South Primary School, is part of Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme and will receive more than £17 million from the Scottish Government. The campus will also house a swimming pool and library.

The project has created up to 300 construction jobs with many opportunities for local employment. Eighty per cent of the build is being delivered by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with a value of £40 million.

hub North Scotland is focusing on capturing lessons learned from previous projects for the future, working on improvements in design and seeking to reduce the cost and time taken in the roll out of individual projects.

Curtis Moore are delighted to be involved in this project managed by hub North as it provides an opportunity to improve the planning, procurement and delivery of community-based infrastructure, in support of local services.

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