RDM Primary School Benefits From CTLR Project

29th April, 2024
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RDM Primary School Benefits From CTLR Project

Robert Douglas Memorial (RDM) Primary School in Scone is the most recent organisation to benefit from the ongoing programme of social value and community benefit works as part of the Cross Tay Link Road project.

Michelle Jamieson, an RDM Parent Council representative, and Lynne Lambert, Head Teacher at RDM, contacted the CTLR project in summer 2023, with a request to help enhance the school's outdoor space. A new seating area with permanent wooden gazebo, and a full refurbishment of their jungle gym play area was officially handed over on 29th April, 2024.

Derek Walsh, Contracts Manager for BAM UK & Ireland commented, “This has very much been a team project, completed at no cost to the school or PKC. Labour and materials were donated by BAM UK & Ireland as the main contractor for the CTLR project, and this was supported by four of our sub-contractors; Alter Landscapes ltd, Laird Contractors Ltd, GB Landscapes NI, and Mills Contractors ltd.

“In addition to this, wood used for the outdoor seating area was sustainably reclaimed from trees felled during the project's site clearance works at Stormontfield.”

RDM School has benefited as follows:

  • Assistance with planning permission application
  • Donation and installation of drainage pipes in outdoor play area
  • Logs reclaimed from Stormontfield used for outdoor seating and jungle gym trail.
  • Clear up of outdoor seating area – Laird Contractors ltd
  • Lay concrete slab for Gazebo Structure - Lairds Contractors ltd
  • Type 1 laid and compacted prior to the concrete pour – BAM UK & Ireland
  • Concrete pouring, mesh laid, and finish – BAM UK & Ireland
  • Gazebo supplied and erected – Alter Landscapes ltd
  • Finishing landscaping – BAM UK & Ireland, GB Landscapes,
  • Tyre Planters - Mills Contractors ltd

Jillian Ferguson, Roads & Infrastructure Manager for PKC commented, “We were delighted to see the outdoor area completed in time for the children to enjoy it over the summer months Ensuring the CTLR project positively impacts the communities most impacted by works has been a key priority of the project from the start. This is a fantastic example of how communities, PKC and the CTLR project can all work together for positive outcomes.”

Lynne Lambert, Robert Douglas Memorial Primary School Head Teacher commented, “We are thrilled to see this project come to fruition after many years of discussion. Driven by the parent council, the vision has always been to enhance the opportunities for outdoor learning in all weathers. From simple activities such as leaf printing to structured programmes including the John Muir Trust Award, this will be a well-used, safe space.”

With thanks to pupils Holly Hamilton, Sarah Candy, Kyle Williamson and Katie Taylor, and parent council representatives, Michelle Jamieson and Ruth Ling, for joining in our official opening photo shoot!

Could your project benefit next? Michelle Jamieson, RDM Parent Council representative, contacted CTLR after she attended one of our Community Meetings. If you'd like to attend our meetings and find out more about CTLR at work in the community, then sign up for our monthly Cross Tay Link Road newsletters here >