Wick Campus

Wick Community Campus

Careys were awarded various packages at Wick Community Campus in the north of Scotland to construct an entirely new high school, an adjoining primary school and public amenities. We were responsible for delivering the earthworks, groundworks, drainage, and hard landscaping packages.


Hub North Scotland


Wick, Caithness

Principal Contractor

Morrison Construction

Work began with a tight deadline to complete the initial car park works and set up of the long-term compound for the main contractor and subcontractors offices prior to the Christmas break. The team received recognition from the main contractor during this phase, praising the speed and quality of our work in extreme weather conditions.

Our scope also entailed a bulk excavation including a topsoil strip and cut and fill exercise. We subsequently constructed the foundations including mass fill foundations, pad foundations, and strip foundations before laying the concrete slab and upper floor slabs. Finally, we delivered all of the hard landscaping works.

Due to the remote location of the project – 100 miles from Inverness – our team utilised locally sourced materials, plant, and labour, which was beneficial to both the local economy and environment

As part of the infrastructure of the site we installed storm and foul systems, and internal and external drainage; this section of the walls required two attenuation tanks and the laying of porous paving within the car park area. The infrastructure of the project also required us to install services and mains connections. Other works included the erection of both internal and external walls that could accommodate a prefabricated swimming pool. We also undertook the screeding of precast units.

Based in the far north of Scotland, 100 miles from Inverness, this project has presented several logistical challenges. Throughout the works we have utilised locally sourced materials, plant, and labour. This reduced cost, saved time, was environmentally beneficial, and boosted the economy of local community.

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we recycled rock excavated from the site and crushed it for reuse as capping and hardstanding areas. We have also stripped topsoil from the site and stored it for reuse. By adjusting the levels of a football pitch in the area, we were ultimately able to avoid removing any materials from site.

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