Work to start on Port Glasgow nursery extension

WORK will commence shortly on a £2.4 million extension to the Rainbow Family Centre (Park Farm) nursery in Port Glasgow.

The new Park Farm facility is being developed by hub West Scotland, who have worked in partnership with the local council to deliver multiple educational facilities.

It will be connected to the existing Rainbow Family Centre. Both buildings will operate as one facility. The existing centre will remain open during the building work, which will be carried out by CCG.

The extension has been designed by Holmes Miller.

Councillor Jim Clocherty, convener of Inverclyde Council’s education & communities committee said, “Making sure that every parent, child and carer in Inverclyde has easy access to high quality, early learning and childcare is vital and this project plays a key part in achieving that goal. This kind of positive start sets children up for life. It equips them with a level of confidence and skills that they will carry with them throughout their education.”

Iain Marley, CEO of hub West Scotland added, “The design of the extension to the Rainbow Centre communicates well with the architecture of the existing facility, protects the public realm and minimises the impact of construction operations on the existing facility and surrounding neighbourhood.”

CCG MD David Wylie commented, “CCG is proud to have worked alongside Inverclyde Council and hub West Scotland since 2017, supporting the creation of various, high-quality education facilities across the region including Glenpark Early Learning Centre and St Ninian’s Primary School. Reaching financial close for Park Farm is another significant step in the council’s ambitious improvement programme and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them and hub West upon the commencement of works this September.”