School Building Update – 16 April 2018


The following contains the link to the letter from Hardies that gives a high level summary of the condition inspection last week. Click here to read :  Hardies letter.

The covering email that came with the letter was as follows :

“Pupils will return to Oxgangs Primary School as normal tomorrow (17 April) following their Easter break.

The building was given the all clear following a full independent condition survey of the school, commissioned by the Council following the discovery of faults on the roof and in suspended ceilings. We have received verbal feedback on the condition survey and have received a letter of comfort from the surveying company that no immediate concerns were identified.  A full report is expected to follow this week. This will be shared with local councillors, the Oxgangs Head Teacher and Parent Council Chair as soon as possible.

Previous checks, prompted by incidents earlier this year involving loose roof flashing and internal ceiling tiles, revealed that the Edinburgh Schools Partnership (ESP), the body responsible for building, maintaining, and operating the city’s 17 PPP1 schools on behalf of the Council, had failed to carry out adequate repairs.  These works were carried out by ESP last week and, following thorough and robust inspections, the Council has confirmed that these have now been completed to a satisfactory standard.

Lindsay Glasgow
Strategic Asset Management Senior Manager
Resources: Property and Facilities Management
City of Edinburgh Council