Queen Anne High School

Queen Anne High School was one of three schools constructed as part of the £40 million Fife School PPP and was built to replace the existing school on the adjacent site. In total, 3000 secondary school pupils and 360 primary and nursery school pupils have had serviced accommodation provided as part of this project.

Location: Dunfermline
Client: Sir Robert McAlpine (Part of Fife Schools PPP)
Cost: £20m (of £40m programme)
Completion: 2003

The accommodation was provided over three storeys with a central double height assembly hall and feature courtyards. The sports hall and dining facilities were provided to the rear of the building.

Blyth & Blyth carried out the design of the civil and structural aspects of this project which included providing attenuated drainage, a steel frame with composite concrete decks and the provision of extensive new sports fields including an all weather pitch.

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“Edrington have worked with Blyth and Blyth for the past 15 years on various projects throughout the group and during this time we have developed a close and trusting partnership. B&B offer the full range of engineering services, allowing us to have a one stop shop on engineering consultancy requirements, with the obvious benefits this brings. B&B experience in the whisky industry is second to none which has the double benefit of not wasting time and money having to explain the process each time. As said previously, Edrington have been working with B&B for more than15 years and with a fair wind this relationship will continue for a further 15 years and beyond.”

George McKenzie Engineering Director, The Edrington Group