School wall collapse could be 'poor build'
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School wall collapse could be 'poor build'

A BBC Scotland investigation has found that a wall at an Edinburgh primary school could have collapsed because of construction techniques used by a subcontractor.

The wall at Oxgangs Primary collapsed during Storm Gertrude in January.

A senior employee at the subcontractor, responsible for brick and block work on the project, has told the BBC that the inner and outer walls were not constructed at the same time.

Master architect Prof Alan Dunlop told the BBC the way the walls were built was not "standard practice" and in his view was at the "root of the problems" at Oxgangs school.

  • 22 Aug 2016