Build of new £3m nursery in Greenock complete

CCG has completed work on the build of a new £2.9 million nursery in Greenock, on behalf of Inverclyde Council.

The Larkfield Early Learning Centre can accommodate up to 100 young people and was delivered by the local authority alongside hub West Scotland.

Staff and children have already been given a preview of the new facility before formally moving in on November 18.

David Wylie, CCG MD, said, “The completion of the Larkfield Early Learning Centre is yet another significant milestone in CCG’s partnership with Inverclyde Council and hub West Scotland. Together, we are creating high-quality learning space for young children across the local authority and have done so for a number of years now.

“It is a testament to the council for their show of commitment and investment in youth education and we are delighted to have played our part.”

The Larkfield Early Learning Centre was built in tandem with the £2.4 million extension of Rainbow Family Centre in Port Glasgow, which was completed in August. Both were delivered by the council alongside hub West and CCG and designed by architects Holmes Miller.

Iain Marley, chief executive of hub West Scotland, said, “Larkfield Early Learning Centre is a new build nursery to replace the existing facility currently located in the former Sacred Heart Primary School. This is the second early learning centre to be completed in partnership with Inverclyde Council this year, and provides another high quality learning environment that will play a key role in shaping children’s future development.

“We are excited to continue to strengthen our relationship with Inverclyde Council and look forward to opportunities to collaborate and help deliver high quality projects and benefits for local communities in the future.”

Councillor Jim Clocherty, depute leader of Inverclyde Council and convener of education and communities, added, “This is another excellent facility to add to our first-class portfolio of schools and nursery buildings. Children in Larkfield and surrounding areas now have a bright and modern building for learning indoors and with plenty of outdoor space as well.

“Giving our children and young people the best possible start in life and to their education is a key aim of the council and plays an important role in improving their outcomes later in life. I wish staff, children, parents and the wider Larkfield community success in their new home.”