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Morgan Sindall wins £22m school and cultural centre project in North Lanarkshire

Morgan Sindall wins £22m school and cultural centre project in North Lanarkshire

Morgan Sindall has been awarded a £22 million contract to build the new Chryston High School and Cultural Centre in Chryston, near Glasgow.

The development is part of North Lanarkshire Council’s £250 million Schools and Centres 21 programme.

The new school building will feature 23 classrooms and 27 practical rooms, including training rooms for vocational courses. Morgan Sindall will also build a four-court games hall, a fitness studio and five changing rooms and a full sized all-weather pitch.

The new Chryston Cultural Centre forms part of the development and will replace the local library and Muirhead Community Hall. The new centre will have a main hall and public library  in addition to other community facilities.

The new school and Cultural Centre are set to be finished ready for the start of the 2012 Autumn term.

Jim Logue, Convener of Learning and Leisure Services for North Lanarkshire Council, says: “The investments we are making will benefit pupils, parents and teachers for generations to come.”

“We’re thrilled to be part of this exciting project which will transform the education facilities for hundreds of children in the area,” comments Morgan Sindall managing director in Scotland Harry Thorburn. “This project will give us an opportunity to use sustainable technologies and construction methods throughout the entire process. We hope the local community will enjoy watching their new school take shape over the next couple of years.”