The decision to undertake a full-rebuild of the school followed a feasibility study conducted in 2020. The study examined the educational and energy-efficiency benefits offered by the proposed new facility, as well as the costs and timescales of a full new-build as opposed to a partial replacement of facilities damaged or destroyed by the fire.
Upon completion of the new building, pupils will be transferred to the new facility allowing for the final phase of the project which will include the demolition of existing school buildings and construction of the new car parks.
Peebles High School is the second education facility project to recently be delivered by BAM in the Scottish Borders. In March 2020, BAM completed the £32 million construction of Jedburgh Grammar Campus which serves nursery, primary and secondary school children, as well as further education students.
BAM Construction’s track record in education in Scotland and across the UK places it firmly among the most experienced and expert education providers.