A NEW high-quality nursery for 75 children has been built at Lynburn Primary School in record time.

Portakabin worked with Fife Council to deliver it in just three months – and the Dunfermline school remained fully open throughout.

Headteacher Louise Mcilhatton said: "The building of our new nursery has been fantastic for the pupils, staff, parents and the community as a whole.

"We've received a state of the art facility with all of the elements that we required and in record time, too."

She added: "As well as this, the building work caused no disruption to the school and our pupils.

"The building was up and watertight in just four days, meaning the children could see the fascinating project taking shape and there was no need to close any school facilities and no impact on the children’s safety.

"Everyone involved with the school is very pleased with the final result."

The new learning space is 550 square metres in size and is for kids up to five-years-old.

It has a dedicated room for younger children and two spacious areas for three-to-four year olds, as well as a dining area, a separate community meeting room, kitchen and office.

The council is exploring ways to build high-quality nurseries to meet new educational targets and was keen to investigate modular construction as a solution for projects with very tight timescales.

Lynburn was in need of a large nursery quickly and Portakabin was called in to deliver a solution.

Diarmid McLachlan, lead architect at the council, said: “We have a lot of experience of designing nursery buildings that work well for the Scottish education system, and the Portakabin modular building system offered the adaptability and quality we were looking for.”

Alan Hyde, business development manager for Portakabin, added: “We provided a complete turn-key service, from helping the school gain planning permission, through to installing all foundations and constructing and fitting out the building.

"We also installed a CCTV access system, outdoor fencing, and playground.”

Groundworks and site preparation were completed while the units were manufactured offsite.

Twenty-one modules were delivered and installed to form a weathertight and secure building within four days.

Fitting out the interiors followed shortly afterwards and was completed in just three months, allowing the nursery to be operational for the start of the new term in August.