Schools projects shortlisted for prestigious Partnership Awards

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Published Date: 

8 Mar 2017 - 13:22

Argyll and Bute Council’s Schools Redevelopment Project has been shortlisted for two awards in the 2017 Partnership Awards – which recognise international excellence in Public, Private Partnership.

The Oban High and Campbeltown Grammar Schools Project has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Procurer of the Year and Best Education Project categories. The ambitious new £36 million Oban High School Oban and the £26 million Campbeltown Grammar School projects represent a hugely significant investment in the young people of the area, providing the most modern facilities – which the whole community can make use of – and supporting the council’s ambition to make Argyll and Bute a place people choose to live, learn, work and do business. 

In addition, the council’s Special Projects Team - which oversees the Non Profit Distributing Organisation schools project - has been shortlisted as a Best Operational Project finalist. This category recognises the effective management of the project and the close working with the project partners to deliver first class facilities.

Councillor Dick Walsh, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council: “It is a real achievement to be shortlisted for the Partnership Awards and these nominations are testament to the incredibly hard work of our Special Project Teams and a vote of confidence in their efforts. I wish them all the best on the night.”

Now in its 19th year, the Partnerships Awards is the largest event recognising and rewarding the best in Public, Private Partnership and are open to projects and companies around the globe.

The awards will be presented at a prestigious ceremony on 11 May 2017.