BAM making ‘excellent’ progress on build of £20m North Lanarkshire community hub

BAM Construction is making ‘excellent’ progress on the build of a £20 million community hub in North Lanarkshire, the area’s council has said.

Due for completion in early 2023, the building will boast two schools, a family learning centre, and community facilities.

It will act as a replacement for Newmains and St Brigid’s primary schools, with it having capacity for 242 pupils in each of the two schools.

The family learning centre will have 88 full-time equivalent spaces for three to five-year-olds, and the new hub will feature a full-size 3G outdoor football pitch.

BAM Construction is working with hub South West on the project, alongside BDP Architects; Wallace Whittle, mechanical and electrical design engineers; and Blyth and Blyth, consulting civil and structural design engineers.

Newly appointed North Lanarkshire Council leader, Jordan Linden, visited the site earlier this week to meet the team behind the project and see first-hand how the building is progressing. He said, “It’s a real privilege to visit the Newmains and St Brigid’s community hub today and meet the team who are working to make the project a reality.

“The project brief has involved local people, parents, pupils and staff in both schools and it was great to see the new building coming to fruition before our eyes. The new building will provide fantastic teaching spaces and the new community facilities mean that local people will be very much at the heart of the new building. I’m really looking forward to seeing the new building opened and I’m sure it will be enjoyed by generations of local people of all ages for many years to come.”