Procast lands Cleland school extension project

PROCAST has revealed it has been awarded a £490,00 contract to construct and fit-out an extension to a primary school in Lanarkshire.

The five-month makeover at Cleland Primary, due to begin on August 8, will present significant challenges due to the majority of the work taking place during term time.

Procast said it will draw on its expertise of delivering projects in high-footfall and public areas.

The extension project will comprise demolition of the existing annexe building together with downtakings; a new dining area and kitchen facilities; new classroom and general-purpose room; toilet facilities; and hard landscaping.

The works are similar to those currently being completed by Procast for the same client – North Lanarkshire Council – at Whitelees Primary in Cumbernauld.

Some of the features of the contract include powder-coated aluminium curtain walling with integrated doors and windows and standing seam metal cladding. 

A spokesman for Procast said, “This new few facility will be a great addition to the school and local community. However, a few exciting challenges will have to be overcome to ensure this project is a huge success. As the majority of works will occur during term time, and despite health and safety standards being adhered to, an amount of disruption is inevitable but is expected and will be planned for.

“Managing dust and dirt will be an issue, as will noise, increased traffic, reduced playground areas and services and utilities work. But we will adopt many measures to reduce disruption to the school and wider local community.”