The latest vision of a £45 million secondary school for Levenmouth has been revealed.
Construction firm BAM has released an architect’s impression of the school that will replace Buckhaven and Kirkland high schools in 2016.
It depicts a long corridor, to be known as “the street”, with wings housing a number of departments and classrooms. The school will also include a gymnasium, sports hall and a dance and fitness studio.
Fife Council’s education spokesman, Bryan Poole, predicted the Levenmouth campus would be even more impressive than the new Auchmuty and Dunfermline high schools.
“It looks great,” he said. “If you compare it to the older schools we’ve got, it’s like night and day.
“There’s a great similarity between this image and the schools already opened in Glenrothes and Dunfermline but what I like about what BAM are doing is that they tweak every school as they go along.
“They’ve been learning as they go and while the other two are state-of-the-art, this one could be an even better school.”
Work began in the grounds of the existing Buckhaven High in the spring and the steelwork got under way last week.
The finished school will accommodate 1,800 pupils and also feature a Fife College campus, in an effort to train youngsters for locally-based industries.
It will include a production kitchen as well as other facilities for community use, including an external all-weather pitch, three grass rugby pitches, two grass football pitches, a running track and a long jump pit. The existing sports facility will be retained.
Once the building is open to pupils, the existing Buckhaven High will be demolished. It has not yet been decided what will happen to the Kirkland High building.
Mr Poole added: “The tie-up with the college will be the first in Scotland and will provide great opportunities for young people in the Levenmouth area.”