Robertson completes work on £4.95m community facility

The official opening of the Auchinairn community facility

ROBERTSON has completed work on a £4.95 million community facility in Auchinairn, East Dunbartonshire.

Built on the site of the former Auchinairn Primary School, the new space will provide a range of facilities including a nursery, community hall, café, meeting rooms and play area.

Work on the build phase commenced in May of last year, with Robertson serving as main contractor on behalf of East Dunbartonshire Council.

Ed Parry, managing director, Robertson Central West, said, “This is a state-of-the-art facility and one that I am sure residents of Auchinairn will take to their hearts.

“Over the past few years, we have established a strong relationship with East Dunbartonshire Council and that has proved invaluable to the success of the project. We’ve also engaged extensively with the local community, ensuring they were part of the process every step of the way.”

East Dunbartonshire Provost Alan Brown officially opened the new building. He said, “In partnership with Robertson we have been able to build a centre that meets the needs of the local communities.

“They helped us consult with residents, community groups and the nursery to ensure the building provided a modern facility which would become a central part of community life.

“It is already very busy with local groups using its hall and meeting spaces every night of the week, the café is up and running and the children in the nursery are loving exploring their new indoor and outdoor learning and play areas.”

The work at Auchinairn was procured through Scape Group’s National Major Works framework, now superseded by Major Works Scotland, part of the Scape Group Construction Framework, and delivered by Robertson in partnership with Willmott Dixon.

Victoria Brambini, managing director of Scape Procure, added, “The new state-of-the-art facilities in Auchinairn will act as a fantastic community hub for local people, and will add real value to the area.

“Through the use of our National Construction framework, East Dunbartonshire Council has achieved great value for money and benefitted from high quality, efficient delivery. The project has also given back to the community by using local suppliers and the creation of new jobs and apprenticeship opportunities across the region.”