School wall collapse probe reveals safety issues | FM World – the BIFM’s Facilities Management magazine
The chief executive of the City of Edinburgh Council and senior education officials have met directors of the Edinburgh School Partnership (ESP) after the collapse of a wall at a local primary led to the closure of 17 schools in the area.
Remedial works taking place on Friday at Oxgangs Primary School after a wall collapse uncovered new problems with the school’s construction.
ESP’s technical experts were unable to give council officers sufficient guarantees that Oxgangs and other PPP1 schools were safe to open.
ESP is the body responsible for building, managing and operating the estate on behalf of the local authority.