Construction of new Fife secondary school still on schedule for 2021 opening

Pupils and staff are still set to move into the new Madras College in St Andrews in August, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 10:02 am
The new Madras College.

Work on the new school, which started in July 2019, is part of the £250m Building Fife’s Future Programme.

This programme has seen five secondary schools and two primary schools built in Fife over the last 10 years – Madras is the fifth secondary school.

Although work was temporarily stopped last March because of Covid-19, it began again in June last year.Work is ongoing and includes: building work such as brickwork walls, external doors, windows and roofing; the creation of a new footpath at Buchanan Gardens as well as the widening of core path; the installation of toucan crossings at Hepburn and Buchanan Gardens; the installation of fixed furniture; soft landscaping; and the decoration, flooring, internal doors, windowsills, tiling, installation of shower areas, toilets and hand basins etc.

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Work is continuing despite the pandemic.
Staff and students are due to move in in August.