Education projects add up for Lenzie business

Ballantrae Primary

FLEMING Buildings has announced it is expanding its reach in the Scottish education sector after its involvement in a host of projects across the nation.

The firm has successfully bid to refurbish and extend Sacred Heart Primary School in Penicuik. The £2.9 million project, commissioned by Midlothian Council, involves reconfiguring and extending the existing classrooms and nursery area along with new toilets and ancillary rooms. 

The extension will include a gym area, classrooms, cloakroom and an additional plant room. The work, which will be carried out in a live environment, also involves mechanical and electrical upgrades and is scheduled for completion in June 2020.

The news follows the Lenzie-based firm’s appointment to design and build Spateston Early Learning and Childcare Centre in Johnstone for Renfrewshire Council. Work on the £1.9 million new build centre will provide facilities for 128 children. Fleming said the design encourages outdoor play and will include covered outdoor learning spaces.  

Fleming also recently completed work on Ballantrae Primary for South Ayrshire Council. The £2 million project combined a steel frame structure with offsite timber infill. 

The refurbishment provides three classrooms with ‘hi-tech’ fittings, a combined gym/dining room, library/meeting room and various other facilities. The extension houses a large nursery area. 

A biomass heating system replaced the existing oil boiler and solar panels were installed in a bid to reduce the school’s carbon footprint.