Oban high school

Oban High School

Careys were contracted to construct a new high school in Oban. 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 2,700m3 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.


Hub North


Oban, Argyle and Bute

Principal Contractor

Morrison Construction

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.

Extensive package of hard landscaping completes our works on 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 completed 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 1,000m3 of fresh topsoil, fire main excavations, more than 3,000m of kerbing, steps, street furniture, 13,000m2 of surfacing works and 2,000m2 of monoblock car parking space

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