These are the exclusive first images inside the 32 million Harris Academy in Dundee.
The Tele was given a guided tour of the corridors and classrooms by project manager of Robertson Construction, Mark Dalziel.
Now at the halfway point, the project is well on target to open its doors to pupils in August 2016.
Mark said so far everything had gone to plan.
The structure of the school is well advanced with classrooms, offices, communal areas and sports areas already built.
As you walk along the corridors, you already get a real feel of how life will be for the pupils in their new school.
Classes are generously sized some are double rooms with partitions that can be opened or closed depending on requirements.GALLERY: A look inside Dundee’s new Harris Academy“We came on site in September 2013 and we should be ready to leave by Easter 2016 to allow the school to be kitted out in time for the first pupils arriving after the summer holidays,” said Mark.
“We are obviously in the throes of winter just now, but it’s not too severe and nothing that we didn’t expect or are not prepared for.”
One of the main features of the Harris Academy site has always been the fantastic views across the Tay and bridges.
Mark said the school had been designed to really take advantage of this, with classes given picture windows looking towards the river.
The building has also been designed in terraced blocks to allow as many rooms as possible to take advantage of the view.
Central to the school is a huge atrium area, that will have a variety of purposes, which features a glass wall looking out on to the river. Specialist equipment will soon be used to put in the massive glass panes.
There are currently around 90 tradesmen on the site on any one day, with the figure set to rise to about 150 as the project progresses.
Some rooms are so well advanced that the decorators have moved in and are doing taping in preparation for painting works, giving a true sense of what the finished school will look like.
The building will also have an outdoor plaza area and separate courtyard for pupils to enjoy. There’s also an assisted learning wing, a technical subjects wing, a library and theatre area with main stage, and generous sports facilities which will also be open to the public.
Dundee City Council’s education convener Stewart Hunter said: “This is a really exciting time for the staff and pupils of Harris Academy who should move in on time next August.”