Three early years nursery schemes are set to move forward in Scotland with UK construction giant Morgan Sindall.
The firm will deliver three new single-storey buildings at Newton Brae, Cambuslang; Kirkmuirhill, on Thornton Road; and Crawforddyke, on Eastfield Road, Carluke. These developments will support an additional 329 early years places.
The schemes, worth a combined £7.5 million, are being delivered on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council and hub South West Scotland.
Work is already underway and expected to be completed in time for the start of the new school year in 2020.
Stuart Parker, Morgan Sindall Construction managing director in Scotland, said: “We’re very pleased to be working with the council and hub South West to deliver this vital extra capacity in early years education.
“These single-storey teaching spaces can be designed and built quickly. They allow local authorities to respond to increased demand from growing local communities; while aligning with the Scottish government’s aim of doubling the entitlement to free early learning and childcare, to 1140 hours per year by 2020.”
Michael McBrearty, chief executive of development partner hub South West Scotland added: “hub South West is delighted that this important project is now progressing with Morgan Sindall Construction named as preferred contractor for the three early years facilities across South Lanarkshire. “Having just embarked on a varied programme of works with Morgan Sindall Construction we look forward to working with them to deliver these projects to our participants.”