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Morgan Sindall appointed to build £8.9 million primary school in Bellsmyre

A computer-generated image of the co-located primary school and nursery campus

Morgan Sindall is constructing a new co-located primary school and nursery campus in Bellsmyre, as part of West Dunbartonshire Council’s plan to update its schools estate.

Morgan Sindall, along with the design team, was appointed by hub West Scotland, West Dunbartonshire Council’s development partner responsible for managing the £8.9 million development.

Located in the grounds of St Peter’s Primary School, the project will be the first co-location of denominational and non-denominational schools in West Dunbartonshire and will welcome its first pupils in August 2016.

The new facility will replace the existing Aitkenbar and St Peter’s Primary Schools and will be constructed along with a new Early Education and Childcare Centre, replacing the existing Andrew B Cameron Centre.

The schools will be run separately whilst sharing a range of common facilities including a dining hall, assembly hall, gym and playground.

Harry Thorburn, managing director of Morgan Sindall in Scotland, said: “We are proud to be delivering this key project for hub West Scotland.

“Providing a high quality environment is vital to successful education, and our experience of similar joint campus projects will support West Dunbartonshire Council’s first co-location venture.”

Debbie McNamara, CEO at hub West Scotland, said: “We are working in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council delivering over £80 million of its major investment programme. Bellsmyre Primary School is the most progressed school project in construction and we are pleased with the progress made by the team.”