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Morgan Sindall wins £5.8 million project to design and build Braidwood Primary School

A computer-generated image of Braidwood Primary School

Morgan Sindall has been appointed by South Lanarkshire Council to design and build the new £5.8 million Braidwood Primary School.

The project, part of South Lanarkshire’s £812 million Primary Schools Modernisation Programme started on site in September and is due to complete in autumn 2015.

The new-build school will be 2,142 square metres and will feature seven classrooms with an all-weather multi-use games area which will also be let out for use by the local community.

Edward Carr, area director at Morgan Sindall said: “We are proud to be working with South Lanarkshire Council on Braidwood Primary School. Education and the surroundings children learn in are so important and the modernisation programme will be really beneficial for many schools in the area.”

A South Lanarkshire Council spokesperson said: "South Lanarkshire has the largest school investment programme in the UK with more than 100 new primaries rebuilt at a cost of £800 million."

A number of sustainable elements will be incorporated into the project including the use of sustainable timber. The single storey building will be made from glued laminated timber (Glulam) using a fraction of the energy required to produce its equivalent in steel or concrete.

The school is being constructed on the footprint of the previous school, following its demolition earlier this year. The pupils have been re located to Crawfordyke Primary School in the nearby town of Carluke to allow the school to be constructed.

The Morgan Sindall project team is also involved in other schools in the modernisation programme including Machanhill Primary and Carnwath Primary Schools.