Council to consult the public on designs for new replacement Riverbank School

Local people will have their first opportunity to view and comment on Aberdeen City Council’s designs for the new replacement Riverbank School next week (w/c 23 September).

Early designs for the new school, which will be built on the site of the former Tillydrone School and part of the St Machar School site will go on display at two consultation events in the new Tillydrone Community Campus on:

  • Tuesday 24 September between 12 and 5pm
  • Wednesday 25 September between 3pm and 7pm

With existing Primary schools in the area operating at near capacity and new housing being built nearby, the Council approved plans for the new school which should be operational by 2022 and which will offer 100 new Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) places.

The consultation events will also provide the opportunity to view the additional provision planned for Tillydrone to meet the expanded ELC services target required of every Scottish local authority by 2020.

The new school will provide a capacity for a total of 651 pupils, a 3G seven-a-side football pitch and external outdoor play and learning facilities.

The design of the new school will be flexible to respond to any possible changes in the needs of the pupils, community or in the local demographic profile. The design will also ensure connections with the newly constructed Tillydrone Campus are formed by allowing access by the community out with school core times.

Maria Thies, Estates Programme Manager for Aberdeen City Council, said, “The new Riverbank School offers an opportunity within Aberdeen City to create a modern, future proofed school that provides a comprehensive and ‘whole community’ approach to learning which is underpinned in the Tillydrone Locality Plan.

“Creating this identity and vision for learning will ultimately provide a focus and heart to Tillydrone which will be key to the existing communities success and attracting future population”.