Nursery begins to take shape in Greenock as part of wider £5.4m project

CCG Scotland has commenced the assembly of the superstructure of a new £3 million nursery in Greenock.

The Larkfield East Learning Centre is scheduled for completion by summertime, with Inverclyde Council saying that the project, which is being led by hub West Scotland is progressing well.

The new facilities will have capacity for around 100 young people and is being delivered in tandem with a £2.4 million extension to Rainbow Family Centre in Port Glasgow, which is also being carried out by CCG Scotland and hub West Scotland.

Both facilities were designed by Holmes Miller and will provide increased capacity to support the local authority’s doubling of free early years provision from 600 to 1,140 hours a year.

David Wylie, managing director of CCG, said, “It’s great to see the progress being made at Larkfield Early Learning Centre.

“We are using our own ‘iQ’ Timber System for the build, a system consisting of wall panels and floor cassettes that is manufactured at our bespoke facility in Glasgow.

“Through the use of ‘offsite’ methods of construction, we not only build at an enhanced pace but also achieve industry-leading standards of quality and environmental performance.

“The end product will be a warm, comfortable learning space for both faculty and children and we look forward to seeing how the building takes shape over the coming months.”

Iain Marley, chief executive of hub West Scotland, added, “The Larkfield Early Learning Centre project is progressing very well as can be seen from the emerging superstructure.

“The project will continue to take shape over the forthcoming weeks and we are very much looking forward to presenting Inverclyde Council with two very high quality learning environments, here and at Rainbow Family Centre, this summer.”

Councillor Jim Clocherty, Inverclyde Council’s convener of education and communities, commented, “I’m pleased to see the Larkfield nursery starting to take shape.

“Along with the extension to Rainbow Family Centre in Port Glasgow, it will be a welcome addition to our portfolio of first-class education facilities.”