Ambitious plans to get students back to the site of their fire-ravaged school by the end of the month are well under way.
One of the city’s “biggest temporary classroom” projects is taking place at Braeview Academy, where more than 25 portable rooms are being built in the grounds of the school following September’s fire.
Paul Clancy, executive director of the children and families service, announced last week that the council aims to get pupils back on to the site by November 30.
So far 10 of the classrooms have been built and will eventually house classes including maths, English, science and drama, while other rooms will include a large dining area, staff room and ICT suites.
Currently pupils are being educated at Baldragon Academy and Craigie High School.
Mr Clancy praised the spirit of Braeview staff and students, as well as the workers trying to get the school up and running.
He said: “This is one of the biggest portable set-ups we’ve had in Dundee.
“In previous cases we’ve only had to use a minimal amount of temporary accommodation.
“Workers have been laying soil pipes, individual toilets and installing all the tech that comes with the modern classroom.
“Ten of the classrooms have already been built to date.
“We are still aiming to get pupils and teachers back to Braeview by the end of this month, weather permitting of course.
“Within my time in the council this has been the biggest concerted effort to get something of this magnitude turned around in a matter of weeks.
“It has taken a lot of work and there is still a lot of work to be done.”
As well as placing the cabins on site, major work including connecting underground utilities will also need to be completed before the students can move in.