Demolition of disused school buildings


Published: Friday, 06th July 2018

Sections of school buildings no longer in use and deemed surplus to requirements will be demolished this summer.

Buildings at the former Duns Primary, current Eyemouth Primary and old High School and Edenside Primary in Kelso will all be taken down by appointed contractor George Beattie & Sons Ltd.

Former Duns Primary

The former Duns Primary has been vacant since pupils and staff moved into their new home at the former Berwickshire High in August 2017.

The contract will see much of the existing primary school removed, with the original masonry building retained. In addition, two of the older modular units at the school will be removed, with three newer modular classrooms having already been sold.

Eyemouth Primary

To allow for the potential development of the Eyemouth Primary site, the former nursery building will be removed, having not been used for several years.

Former Eyemouth High

A section of the former High School science wing will also be demolished, while at Edenside Primary a disused classroom will be removed.

It is expected that the nursery building at Eyemouth Primary and the classroom at Edenside Primary will also be removed during the summer holidays.

The works at the former Eyemouth High and Duns Primary will be completed during the new school term but are not expected to impact on local pupils.

The works are being managed by our Architects team.

Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure, Councillor Gordon Edgar

"These demolition works will be carried out by an accredited and experienced contractor mainly during the summer holidays to minimise the impact on schools.

“A number of the buildings being demolished have not been used for years and are now unsightly, so removal will improve the appearance and enable future positive developments to be taken forward.”