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Western Isles Schools Project (WISP)

The Nicolson Institute

Progress on Nicolson Institute Site February 2011  

In January 2011, erection of primary steel work commenced at the Nicolson Institute.  All bulk excavations are now complete and concrete pad foundations to the North end of the site are almost complete.  Major services diversions including ICT and SSE Substation relocation have been undertaken and the next major diversion works will comprise the road widening and inclusion of filter lane on Sandwick Road. 

At The Nicolson Institute, progress has been made with developing and agreeing a decant strategy in relation to the refurbishment of the Pentland Building. There have been a number of meetings between the contractor, school management, Learning Community Principal, affected teachers and other Comhairle stakeholders. The decant strategy will essentially remove a PE teaching space (the Old Gym) and as a consequence additional school use of Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais (ISL) will be required from June 2011 onwards.

It is hoped work will also commence shortly on the refurbishment of Matheson Hall which in the final scheme will accommodate an island wide Schools ICT Hub.

 

Blockwork bases for the temporary teaching units 13 July 2010

Blockwork bases for the temporary teaching units 13 July 2010

First sections of temporary accommodation are landed on bases 13 July 2010

First sections of temporary accommodation are landed on bases 13 July 2010

Demolition of Springfield South underway on 18 August 2010

Demolition of Springfield South underway on 18 August 2010

Demolition of Springfield South underway on 19 August 2010

Demolition of Springfield South underway on 19 August 2010

Temporary Units installation completed August 2010

Temporary Units installation completed August 2010

 

Processing of Springfield South demolition material 3 September 2010

Processing/Recylcing of Springfield South demolition material 3 September 2010

 

Overview  of site and bulk excavations 12 October 2010

Overview of site and bulk excavations 12 October 2010

Bulk  excavations in preparation for pouring of foundations 20 October 2010

Bulk excavations in preparation for pouring of foundations 20 October 2010

Excavator in background (left) removing bottom  of old swimming pool 20 October 2010

Excavator in background (left) removing bottom of old swimming pool 20 October 2010

Bulk  excavations at Sandwick Road  end of the site 21 October 2010.

Bulk excavations at Sandwick Road end of the site 21 October 2010.

Erection of steel work showing South wing of new school showing East elevation 9 February 2011

Erection of steel work showing South wing of new school showing East elevation 9 February 2011

Erection of steel work advancing Northwards towards Pentland Building 9 February 2011

Erection of steel work advancing Northwards towards Pentland Building 9 February 2011


Bulk excavations complete at North end of site.  Working towards completion of concrete pad foundations to receive steel work 9 February 2011

Bulk excavations complete at North end of site. Working towards completion of concrete pad foundations to receive steel work 9 February 2011

Erection of primary steel work on South wing of new school.  View of East elevation 9 February 2011.

Erection of primary steel work on South wing of new school. View of East elevation 9 February 2011.

 

 

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