Work starts on four new school campus projects

Dunrobin and Petersburn primary campus, St Dominic's primary, Cumbernauld Academy and a shared campus building for St Edward's and Tollbrae primaries are all underway


School may have stopped for the summer holidays but building work is about to start on four new campus projects in North Lanarkshire.

Councillors Frank McNally and Jim Logue cut ceremonial turfs on each of the primary school sites along with pupils, teachers, local councillors and representatives from the construction companies.

The new school buildings will each have their own unique design providing pupils with state-of-the-art facilities.

Cllr McNally said: "The new schools are part of our latest school estate programme which will see £100million invested in new facilities.

"The designs look really impressive and will provide pupils with outstanding learning environments for them to enjoy. And each school will have facilities for the wider community to benefit from.

"The latest investments reinforce our commitment to providing young people with the very best start in life."

The construction companies are keen to ensure lasting community and educational benefits. For example Morgan Sindall is to use a newly developed computer game, based on the popular Minecraft platform, to encourage pupils to consider careers in construction.

The latest school projects include a replacement primary school for the combined Dunrobin and Petersburn primaries, a new building for St Dominic's Primary School and a shared campus building for St Edward's and Tollbrae primaries. Work will also start on the new Cumbernauld Academy building including a replacement for Cumbernauld Theatre.

Cllr Jim Logue, Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, said: "Schools are at the heart of our communities and I am very pleased that work will soon begin on these stunning new buildings, which will bring benefits to generations of pupils."

Construction is expected to last around 18 months on each of the primary campus projects.

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