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Rising Rolls School Extensions

The Rising Rolls programme is an innovative solution to help tackle rising school numbers by developing, designing and constructing new classrooms in short timescales. These new school extensions are being built as long term solutions. This programme, having delivered 26 facilities between 2013 and 2020, is an excellent example of working with a Client to develop creative, flexible solutions for service delivery issues.

Completion Date:

2013 - 2020


City of Edinburgh Council

Tier 1 Contractor:

Morrison Construction


New build primary school extensions


£23m (over 7 years)


Scott Brownrigg

Community Benefits



Completed work packages awarded to Scottish SMEs


New Jobs


Pupil/Student Visits


Apprenticeships & Trainees

We have been proactive in tackling the challenge of rising schools for the past six years to ensure our pupils have the very best learning environment. The new buildings are a great example of how we have responded to accommodation issues by working with school communities to come up with suitable solutions. This Council has led the way in Scotland in taking such an innovative and collaborative approach to tackling the issue of rising rolls and invested significantly in the new accommodation delivered.

Cllr Ian Perry, Education Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council