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Galliford Try closes £58m Orkney schools job

Galliford Try’s Scottish construction business Morrison has reached contract close with Orkney Islands Council for a £58 million schools investment programme.

The announcement comes after the group was appointed preferred bidder in January.

The project is supported with funds from the Scottish government and advice from the Scottish Futures Trust.

It comprises work across four sites including a new grammar school at Kirkwall, a halls of residence at Papdale, a new primary school in Stromness and a new swimming pool and squash courts at the Pickaquoy Centre.

Construction starts this week on all but the Papdale halls of residence which get underway in 2012.

As part of the contract Galliford Try Facilities Management will provide a range of services for 10 years including building and grounds maintenance.

Chief executive Greg Fitzgerald said:  “We are pleased to have been awarded this important contract with the Orkney Islands Council.  We look forward to working closely with all the stakeholders to develop high quality facilities which will provide excellent benefits to the whole community.”

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