Barr + Wray are delighted to have recently completed work at the new Harris Academy in Dundee. Lead by hub East Central Scotland in partnership with Dundee Council, Scottish Futures Trust and Robertson Tayside, the project involved the demolition of the existing Harris Academy followed by the construction of the new modern learning environment.
B+W worked alongside Robertson Construction on this project. We were responsible for the design, supply, install and commissioning of the 25m x 13m Myrtha pool and associated Filtration Water Treatment Plant. The filtration system benefits from medium rate sand filtration with chlorine disinfection, pH correction and UV sterilisation. Along with the swimming pool the campus will also host 71 classrooms, a games hall, gymnasium, dance and fitness studio, kitchen and training kitchen.
Designed by Holmes Miller Architects, the new school incorporates a series of the original features from the 1931 building including the historic clock tower and stone entrance portico. This fantastic £31m facility opened to pupils in August 2016 with the school sponsor Lord Harris, the Chief Executive of the Harris Federation, Sir Dan Moynihan and the local MP Jackie Doyle-Price as the guests of honour at the opening ceremony. In January 2017 the campus was then opened to the public who will be able to access the leisure facilities out with school hours. Leisure & Culture Dundee will manage the community use of the facility. Bob Duncan, Chair of Leisure & Culture Dundee said “The opening of the bright and spacious community facility is a very welcome addition to the leisure and sports facilities we have in Dundee and I am sure it will be well supported by local residents and visitors to the west end of the city.”