​​​​​​​Committee approves new building for shared campus

Published on Wednesday 8 August 2018

Plans for a new £14.5 million shared campus for Hayshead and St Thomas RC primary schools and early years facility have been approved.

Angus Council’s Development Standards Committee gave the go-ahead today (7 August 2018) for the demolition of the existing primary school and erection of shared campus including Hayshead Primary School, St Thomas RC Primary School and early years facility.

Speaking after Committee, Children and Learning Convener, Councillor Derek Wann said: “We are committed to investing in our schools, children and communities. This is a significant application that not only marks an important chapter in the Arbroath schools project, but also our ambitious for a school estate that provides all of our young people with the best possible start in life.

“A new bespoke, shared campus will provide our young people with an inspirational learning environment and I know it will be a facility that will serve the community both now and for generations to come.”

The proposals also include:

  • A 3,360 sq.m building with six interconnected single and two storey blocks.
  • Solar panels
  • Two sports pitches
  • Car parking
  • Landscaping

The main vehicular access to the site will be relocated to Hayshead Road and the proposed car park will accommodate 68 spaces, with six space drop-off zone, four motorcycle parking spaces and four disabled parking spaces. The existing parking spaces on St Abbs Road will also be retained. Pedestrian access will be retained at the St Abbs and Horologe Hill entrances.

Construction of the shared campus is due to start in autumn 2018, with both schools expected to occupy the new building in February 2020.

The Children and Learning Committee approved the creation of a shared campus for Hayshead Primary School, St Thomas RC Primary School and an early years facility on Tuesday 7 November 2017. Formal consultation was carried out last year and a consultation report published.

The new shared campus is part of the Arbroath schools project.