Community benefits prove to be child’s play for Cruden

Pupils from David Livingstone Memorial Primary and Nursery are joined by Cruden site manager Charlie Gallacher (left) and Cruden director Gordon Lee (right)

CRUDEN Building has donated £1,000 to the David Livingstone Memorial Primary School and Nursery in Blantyre to fund new play equipment.

The Glasgow-based firm is building 14 new houses and cottage flats at Morven Avenue adjacent to the school. The donation is part of the firm’s commitment to investing in local communities.

Gordon Lee, partnering and procurement director of Cruden Building said, “We are pleased to be able to make a difference to the local communities in which we build. This donation is particularly important as it reinforces our ongoing commitment to supporting Scotland’s educational system. The young pupils have also been able to monitor the construction of the houses from a supervised and secure viewing gallery adjacent to the site. It is hoped that by raising the profile of the industry some of them may go on to seek a career in construction.”

Cruden is also currently constructing 80 new build units for South Lanarkshire Council at St Blanes in Blantyre and St Leonards in East Kilbride, and developing plans for a further three sites in Cambuslang and Larkhall.