Careys Civil Engineering was contracted to construct a new high school in Oban to transform the learning experience of students and teachers having to use temporary cabins as additional classrooms. Our team undertook site enabling works, construction of foundations, installation of drainage and formation of the ground floor slab and three upper floors requiring more than 2700m3 of concrete and 12t of rebar. Following these works, we undertook an extensive package of hard landscaping works and construction of a new car park.

Situated in a live urban environment, we undertook works alongside an active school, MUGA pitch, live public footpath and in close proximity to a local housing estate. Our team was responsible for exterminating a patch of Japanese knotweed on the site, in addition to protecting a small waterway which bisected an area of the site.

Our work began with the clearance of a former playing field, and diversion of a small stream and public footpath to enable future works. We constructed a reinforced concrete retaining wall at the MUGA pitch, pad foundations, beams, piles, lift pits and approximately 2,600m of site drainage, including an attenuation tank.

During Phases 2 and 3 of the project, we installed pop-up drainage and complete concrete pours to construct the ground and upper floor slabs, in addition to hard landscaping works around the building which entailed the laying of approximately 1000m3 of fresh topsoil, fire main excavations, more than 3000m of kerbing, steps, street furniture, 13000m2 of surfacing works and 2000m2 of monoblock car parking space

Hub North
Oban, Argyle and Bute
Principal Contractor
Morrison Construction

Head Office

Carey House
Great Central Way