Changes at Nicolson Institute site

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With the new Nicolson Institute, Stornoway remaining on programme to open at the start of the new academic year in mid August, and in order to facilitate the smooth transition of all equipment, materials, resources operational changes on site will be implemented beginning in early July.

With effect from Monday 2nd July, access to the old school buildings along the entire length of Springfield Road - from the junction with Smith Avenue - will fall under the operational control of the main contractor FMP.

There will be no car parking or pedestrian access to the old school or Springfield Road fronting the old campus site from this time. Only approved personnel, including Council staff assisting with the transition, will be permitted access at the discretion of FMP or as previously agreed with the Council’s WISP team.

At the start of the new academic term in August, all bus and pupil drop off/collection will continue to operate as before from the dedicated area on Smith Avenue. This will remain in operation until the new coach and parking facilities are completed in January 2013.

Pupil access to the new Nicolson Institute will be clearly signposted and will be from a dedicated footpath adjacent to Springfield Rd starting from Smith Avenue. This footpath will also be available to members of the public for access to both the ISL and CnES HQ / Sandwick Road using the new pedestrian route which has been constructed between the new NI building and the ISL.

Both routes will become fully operational week commencing 13 August.

Sgoiltean Ùra, the Comhairle and main contractor FMP wish to thank everyone for their continued patience during these major construction works.