Morgan Sindall lands £10m contract to build six North Lanarkshire nurseries

MORGAN Sindall Construction has secured a contract to build six early years nurseries worth almost £10 million by North Lanarkshire Council and its development partner hub South West Scotland.

The projects will provide 359 additional early years places and will support the Scottish Government’s commitment to double the provision of free early learning and childcare to 1,140 hours annually, per child, by the end of 2020.

The new centres will be:

  • Netherton, Carbarns East, Wishaw
  • Coltness, Innerleithen Drive, Coltness
  • Carbrain, Beechwood Court, Cumbernauld
  • Bonkle, Abernethyn Road, Crindledyke
  • Petersburn, Petersburn Road, Airdrie
  • Newhouse, Centre Street, Chapelhall

Construction is already underway on all sites apart from Coltness, where work will commence shortly. The projects are due for completion before the end of summer this year.

Stuart Parker, Morgan Sindall Construction’s MD in Scotland said, “The Scottish Government’s prioritisation of early years teaching is both a long-term investment in our children’s futures and a vital step to ensure parents are more able to pursue work or education. We’re proud to be delivering early years centres across the country and very pleased to be working once again with North Lanarkshire Council, who are a valued and longstanding customer.”

Michael McBrearty, chief executive of hub South West Scotland added, “We are excited to be embarking on another wave of early years projects in Lanarkshire with Morgan Sindall Construction. We look forward to seeing these six sites take shape over the next eight months.”

Last November, Morgan Sindall was appointed to deliver three early years nurseries for South Lanarkshire Council through hub South West.