Motherwell schools set for facelift

KIER Construction Scotland has secured a £5 million contract to carry out work at two Motherwell schools.

A new cladding system will be installed at Taylor High. Other works will include new windows and a new extension to the existing school. Meanwhile, at Braidhurst High, Kier will be installing new heating and replacement curtain walling.

The contract, awarded by North Lanarkshire Council, is the latest scheme facilitated by hub South West Scotland, which is working with the council on its Motherwell Review programme.

Brian McQuade, managing director of Kier Construction’s Scotland & north-east England business said, “We are pleased to be carrying out additional work with hub South West Scotland on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council, having completed The Muirfield Centre in Cumbernauld last year.

“We are committed to working with the local supply chain to support economic growth in the area. This programme of work will provide around 50 employment and training opportunities for SMEs based within North Lanarkshire.”

Michael McBrearty, hub South West Scotland chief executive added, “We are delighted that we will be partnering with Kier Construction Scotland which, as well as delivering an excellent and high quality service, also supports many worthwhile initiatives in the construction industry.

“We are also very pleased to be helping North Lanarkshire Council with its far-sighted and innovative plans to provide the best possible local services and facilities right across its thriving communities.”