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New primary school plans lodged
Airyhall Primary
The lodged plans are to demolish Airyhall and renovate Seaton
Plans have been lodged to demolish and rebuild an Aberdeen primary school and to carry out extensive alterations to another.

The demolition plans for Airyhall Primary and alterations for Seaton Primary form part of a wider 110m scheme - the so-called 3Rs project.

Several schools are being 'Reorganised, Renovated and Rebuilt'.

A new school and nursery will be built at Airyhall. The Seaton extension will include a 24-hour police facility.

Both schools will also get new sports facilities, which will be open for community use.

Major milestone

Officers will assess the applications and bring forward reports to the planning committee later in the year.

Aberdeen City Council earlier revealed a British, Danish and Icelandic consortium as the preferred bidder for the 3Rs project.

Stewart Milne Construction will carry out much of the work, which starts in July.

Airyhall Primary artist image
The plans for Airyhall include community sports facilities

Council leader Kate Dean said it was a major milestone for city education.

She said: "The 3Rs project is a major step in the regeneration of Aberdeen's schools estate and the communities that they serve."

The first new school to be opened is expected to be the Northfield West school at Davidson Drive in the summer of 2008.

The work on each of the schools will be done on a phased basis but with several schools being constructed simultaneously. The final school is due to open in October 2009.

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