New city schools are top of the class

7 December 2017 - BAM Construct UK Ltd
New city schools are top of the class

Glasgow, 7 December 2017 - BAM Construction has been appointed by Hub West Scotland, on behalf of Glasgow City Council, to build two new primary schools.

Located on Liberton Street in the East of the city and on Kearn Avenue in the West End, Carntyne and Blairdardie Primary Schools will provide modern state of the art teaching facilities for local children, which, in the case of Carntyne, will include a multi-use games area that will be available for community use.

Both projects commenced on site this month with completion of Carntyne scheduled for Autumn 2018 and Blairdardie following in Spring 2019.

The combined contract value is £18 million and funding has been made available through Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) which delivers public infrastructure investment on behalf of the Scottish Government through the hub network and Glasgow City Council.

Bruce Dickson, Regional Director, BAM Construction, said:

‘We are delighted to have been selected for this contract.   The partnership between our Local Authorities, hub West and SFT is transforming Scotland’s school estate and creating buildings of importance for the wider community.’

Iain Marley, CEO of Hub West Scotland, commented:

‘We are proud to be delivering these schools on behalf of our Partner, Glasgow City Council and we are very pleased to continue our successful partnership with BAM. The projects will create high quality inspiring learning environments and bring significant benefits to local communities starting immediately during the construction period and continuing well beyond.’

BAM Construction has a strong track record in the education sector having completed a number of primary and secondary schools in both East and West Scotland including the £27 million Barrhead Secondary School for East Renfrewshire Council which was recently handed-over and Our Lady and St Patricks for West Dunbartonshire Council valued at £25 million which opened to pupils in August this year. Both of these projects were delivered in partnership with Hub West Scotland.

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