Speyside Wing Closure

Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete [RAAC] which has been subject of recent media attention, and has been identified in a number of public sector buildings across Scotland and England, has been discovered in the roof of one of the wings of UHI Moray.

The Moray Street campus, which opened in 1971, consists of a number of distinct buildings as expansions have taken place over the last 50 years, and the presence of RAAC does not pose any threat to the adjoining buildings.

The RAAC material was found following a survey of the building and the college has on advice closed the affected part of the campus as a precautionary measure to protect staff and students. The roof remains intact.

Students and staff based in the affected wing are being relocated across the campus and senior management are working to ensure that any disruption is kept to a minimum. Further surveys are due to take place in the coming days to confirm the extent of the issue and what other mitigations can to be put in place.