Works are progressing as planned on the new Nicolson Institute with the main building due for completion and available for the start of the new school year in August 2012. The demolition of the existing building and the final phase of hard and soft landscaping elements are due to be complete, as programmed, for January 2013.
As part of the project, a permanent pedestrian right of way will be reinstated and from Smith Avenue, will run along Springfield Road, along the west side of Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais leading to Sandwick Road. It is planned that this route will be available from late August 2012.
A second route, to be provided on a grace and favour basis, is also incorporated within the design of the campus. This route will provide a direct route along the full length of Springfield Road, through the school campus and terminating at the Mathseson Road/Springfield Road junction. It is planned for this route to be available during weekday evenings out-with school core hours, weekends and school holiday periods.
Local Councillor Charlie Nicolson said, “Following community consultation and agreement, I am very pleased that these routes are being provided and I look forward to the completion of this exciting project which will result in a significantly enhanced secondary school for our community.”