Work begins on Biggar primary school

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WORK is underway to create a new primary school in Biggar as part of South Lanarkshire Council’s £800+ million primary school modernisation programme.

The new Libberton Primary School will be built on the same site as the current school and will feature state of the art teaching facilities for the pupils as well as a multi use games area that can be utilised by the local community outside of school hours. In addition to improved facilities for pupils, the building will also be more environmentally efficient with the installation of solar panels and a ground source heat pump.

Calum Murray, Director of CCG (Scotland) Ltd said, “CCG is delighted to be working with South Lanarkshire Council to support the school modernisation programme. Using state of the art offsite manufacturing we are able to build the new Libberton Primary School to factory quality standards in the shortest time possible. Further, with the integration of our research and development division in the build process, we will work to maximise the benefits of the energy saving measures being installed.”

During the period of construction pupils will be decanted to the nearby Tinto Primary School.

Daniel Lowe, Head of Property Services, of South Lanarkshire Council added, “CCG has successfully worked with SLC in the past on new-build housing projects and we are delighted to be working with them once again on the primary schools programme. Works commenced early April and is on programme for the handover of the new school by December this year. Thanks to their off-site manufacturing processes and on-site organisation, we are confident that the school will be delivered on time and to the high standard of finish expected by the council.”