Highland Council has awarded a multi-million pound contract to carry major extension to Smithton Primary School in Inverness.
Morgan Sindall has won the £4million contract for the extension and refurbishment of the school.
Enabling work has been underway since April, including temporary accommodation, an additional car parking and various associated external works.
The main part of the project has an anticipated project completion date of October 2019.
The contract will see the demolition of the existing entrance and administration area.
That will be followed by the construction of a new five-classroom extension with a new entrance lobby and reception, as well as offices and staff accommodation.
The dining hall and games hall areas will both be extended while the senior classroom wing will be refurbished.
On the completion of the works a temporary administration block will be converted for use as nursery accommodation.
Chairman of the council’s Care, Learning and Housing Committee Councillor Andrew Baxter said: “This contract is another key step in the Council’s programme of refurbishment and renovation of Highland schools.
“The works at Smithton will address current and future capacity issues at the school and will improve the condition and suitability of the existing school accommodation.
He added: “Additional nursery classroom space will also be provided to meet an increase in Early Learning and Childcare provision for three- and four-year-olds that is required to be in place by 2020.”