Poor school buildings are 'malpractice'
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Poor school buildings are 'malpractice' says top architect

A senior architect has said poorly constructed Scottish schools amount to malpractice.

Robert Gordon University lecturer, Alan Dunlop, examined a report into one of the 30 schools found to have construction defects after a wall collapsed at Oxgangs Primary School in Edinburgh.

St Ninian's High School, in East Renfrewshire, has had similar issues with wall or header ties, similar to those at Oxgangs, repaired in the last five years.

Mr Dunlop told BBC Scotland's Fiona Walker he was shocked and that he would "suggest that it not only contravenes what would be standard practice, in my view this is malpractice".

  • 17 Aug 2016