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Morgan Sindall wins £7.7 million project to build new Lairdsland Primary School

Morgan Sindall has been appointed by hub West Scotland to build the new £7.7 million Lairdsland Primary School in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire.

The primary school, which will accommodate 280 pupils in its 11 multi-functional classrooms, is due to complete in summer 2015.

The modern two-storey building will run alongside the Forth & Clyde Canal in Strathkelvin Place, and will include a large school hall with a separate dining area which will double up as an activity and music area for the children. An interesting feature of this space will be its ability to be transformed into an outside covered dining area by opening the external elevation onto the adjacent canal.

Each classroom will have the flexibility to incorporate formal, project based, specialist and outdoor learning for the children.

Acting Headteacher at Lairdsland Primary School, Fiona Donaghey, said: “The plans are very exciting and we can’t wait to see our school taking shape. The children have been involved in the project for a long time now. They have even had an opportunity to showcase their creativity and talent at the school by creating models and drawings to be photographed and displayed on fencing around the construction site, which is wonderful."

Eddie Carr, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “The surroundings in which children receive their education can have a huge impact on their achievements, and we feel this new building will inspire the children of Lairdsland Primary School.

“We have delivered a large number of projects in the education sector and aim to make Lairdsland Primary School the best in the region.”

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For more information about this news release please contact Meg Binns at Paver Smith on 0151 239 5000 or email binns@paversmith.co.uk.