Scots PGC College principal Michael Harding in front of the charred remains of the former junior boys’ dormitory last year, tenders to rebuild were opened yesterday.
Scots PGC College principal Michael Harding in front of the charred remains of the former junior boys’ dormitory last year, tenders to rebuild were opened yesterday.

Tenders rebuild Finlay Wing dorm

DURING the early hours of a crisp winter morning 35 students and staff raced from the inferno which raged through a Scots PGC College junior boys’ dormitory, and 13 months later the call to rebuild has been released.

Scots principal Michael Harding said tenders were sent yesterday to rebuild Finlay Wing of Cunningham House, which was destroyed by fire on June 13.

“The plan will replace 44 beds, a common room, study areas and there’ll also be a new two-bedroom flat for the house mother,” Mr Harding said.

“The tenders are due back at the end of the month, but at the moment the boys have been squashed into another wing so this is an exciting development.”

The school hoped to “cement a long-term boarding strategy” with a vision to replace the existing senior boys’ boarding house at Oxenham Street.

“We plan to replace the house and all the new buildings will be state-of-the-art and equipped with smoke alarms and detectors,” Mr Harding said.



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