Build of Cumbernauld Academy & Community Theatre scoops national award

A major educational construction project overseen by hub South West on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council and constructed by Morrison Construction has won a national award.

Cumbernauld Academy & Community Theatre scooped the best education and higher education category of the 2020 International Partnership Awards, organised by Partnerships Bulletin.

Michael McBrearty, chief executive of hub South West, said, “The stunning Cumbernauld Academy and Theatre Campus has delivered a modern, campus with architectural finesse and construction quality of the highest standard.

“The combination of a high school and professional theatre is the first of its kind in Scotland and provides students, staff and visitors the opportunity for community-wide learning, play and socialising with a creative industry influence.

“The project demonstrates that true partnership working can deliver outstanding results to benefits students, local communities, and the local economy with real, tangible results and a long-lasting legacy.”

North Lanarkshire Council’s Frank McNally, convener of education and families, added, “Congratulations to all involved in this project and on winning this prestigious national award. The campus is tremendous, and I know how proud the school community is of its stunning new home.

“The building is a symbol of our ambition to create outstanding facilities across North Lanarkshire and we are driving forward plans to create new town and community hubs throughout the area.”