Fur­ther school in­spec­tions

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

SCHOOLS across Perth and Kin­ross will be fur­ther as­sessed for struc­tural short­com­ings.

Build­ings through­out Ed­in­burgh were shut sud­denly in 2016 af­ter a wall col­lapsed at Ox­gangs Pri­mary.

At the time, Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil said it had car­ried out “vis­ual” in­spec­tions of its pub­licpri­vate part­ner­ship (PPP) schools, and there did not im­me­di­ately ap­pear to be any de­fects.

The lo­cal author­ity has now struck a £100,000 agree­ment for a more thor­ough ex­am­i­na­tion of its school es­tate.

Glas­gow-based firm FLN Con­sult­ing En­gi­neers has been com­mis­sioned to carry out a se­ries of as­sess­ments at sev­eral, undis­closed school build­ings.

In t he brief f or t he £108,000 op­er­a­tion, a coun­cil spokesman said: “The pur­pose of these struc­tural as­sess­ments is to pro­vide risk-based as­sur­ance to Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil re­gard­ing the struc­tural con­di­tion of its school es­tate.”

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