Final countdown for campus

Forfar Community  Campus.
Forfar Community Campus.

The start of the new school year at Forfar Academy next month will be a historic event for staff and pupils.

For sixth months later they will be moving out of the distinctive building - officially opened by Her 
Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in September, 1965 - and in to the new Forfar Community Campus which is taking shape on the former playing fields.

The new £38.9m campus will incorporate the replacement for Forfar Academy, Lochside Leisure Centre and Forfar Swimming Pool.

It will provide enhanced community facilities including a performance space and accommodation for adult learning and youth activities.

The first phase of the project to construct the new campus building, car park and initial sports pitches is due to be completed in early 2017.

The second phase of the project will see the demolition of old school buildings and the completion of the external works, including the sports fields.

The new facility is being developed by Angus Council in partnership with the East Central Territory hubco ‒which has been established to cover the Tayside, Fife and Central areas.

The campus building will open to staff, pupils and the public next February with phase 2 beginning in March 2017. The overall project is due for completion in October 2017.

Angus Council has recorded work at the site. Pictured are aerial shots of the work in progress over the last few months. (Photograph courtesy of 
Angus Council).