Inverclyde school set for major revamp

25-11-2015 Picture Roberto Cavieres. Kilmacolm Primary School
Picture by Roberto Cavieres

INVERCLYDE Council’s Schools Estate programme has gathered pace with work commencing on a local school refurbishment.

The £4.29m revamp of Kilmacolm Primary and Nursery, expected to be complete by October next year, is being delivered with hub West Scotland. The work includes an internal upgrade, new rooflights, outdoor multi-use games area and alterations to the playground.

Education & Communities Convener Councillor Terry Loughran said, “The school was built over 40 years ago so this is a project that has been warmly welcomed in the village and will serve the children well for many years to come. The building will be completely stripped back and effectively re-built incorporating a new gym, new classroom arrangements and learning spaces. It will be a state-of-the-art school and something the whole village community will be rightly proud of.”

New CCTV cameras, railing and a main entrance canopy are also included in the plans.

hub West Scotland chief executive Debbie McNamara added, “We are proud to work with our partners Inverclyde Council on another essential school project. It was a delight to have the children represented at today’s milestone event.”

The main contractor on the project is CBC Ltd.