CONTRACTS have been awarded for the refurbishment of two Argyll and Bute primary schools.
Two local firms secured the work, with TSL Contractors undertaking the £1.3m project at Salen Primary School on Mull, and MacLeod Construction Ltd heading the £450,000 works at Port Charlotte Primary on Islay.
It comes as part of Argyll and Bute Council’s commitment to deliver 1,140 hours of early years education and childcare, and will see extensions added to both schools as well as internal improvements to the existing school buildings.
The local authority’s policy lead for education, councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said, “We are putting a massive investment into our school estate to ensure our children and young people have a first class learning environment. I’m delighted that the contracts have been awarded to two well-known local companies and I look forward to seeing the projects come alive over the next few months.”
Policy Lead for commercial services, councillor Alasdair Redman, added, “Not only will the refurbishments benefit pupils who already attend these schools, they will enable people to see the great teaching and learning opportunities we have in the area and hopefully encourage more families to move to Argyll and Bute. It’s also great that two local businesses have been awarded the contracts for the work, helping to support them and their staff, and build up the local economy.”