CCG Scotland begins build of £3m nursery

CCG Scotland has started work on the build of a new £3 million nursery in Greenock, with hub West Scotland leading the project.

The construction of Inverclyde Council’s new Larkfield Early Learning Centre comes alongside the £2.4 million extension to Rainbow Family Centre in Port Glasgow, which CCG is also behind.

The local authority said that both are projects are due to be completed by June 2021. The facilities will provide increased capacity to support the council’s doubling of free early provision from 600 to 1,140 hours annually.

Councillor Jim Clocherty, Inverclyde Council’s depute leader and convener of education and communities, said, “We pride ourselves in having some of the best educational facilities in the country here in Inverclyde and the new Larkfield Early Learning Centre and extended Rainbow Nursery will only enhance that reputation even further.

“Upon completion, children and families in this part of Greenock and in upper Port Glasgow will have access to first-class early years facilities to help give our young people the best start in life and to their education.”

Iain Marley, chief executive of hub West Scotland, added, “We are thrilled to continue our valued partnership with Inverclyde Council and to have reached the construction stage of this project.

“The new facilities have been custom designed to support the pre-school curriculum and will provide a fantastic learning environment within which children can grow and develop.

“Our thanks go to the Inverclyde team, CCG, Holmes Miller and all partners who have worked so skilfully and diligently together.”

David Wylie, CCG managing director, said, “Larkfield Early Learning Centre is one of two live projects that CCG is presently delivering in the local authority area and officially the fifth project overall to have commenced within a four-year period.

“The partnership between CCG, Inverclyde Council and hub West Scotland is continuing to deliver educational facilities of the highest standard across the region and we look forward to a formal completion in summer 2021.”