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New KGS takes a chip off the old block

Stone taken from the ground during current work to prepare the foundations for the construction at Kirkwall Grammar School are to be re-used as external decorative leaf stonework in the new KGS.

It’s just one way that materials from demolition works for the various Schools Investment Programme (SIP) construction sites are being recycled.

All scrap metal, including from roof sheets, trusses and columns are being recycled by the construction contractors, Morrison Construction, through local scrap metal dealers.

Blockwork, rubble and concrete is being crushed on-site and used as ‘hard core fill’ under roads and building floors.

Timber is also being recycled and has been used to make pallets for storing and transporting building stone recovered from KGS foundation work suitable for using as decorative features.