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New £37m academy and theatre campus begins at Cumbernauld

Work began on the new academy this month, combining Cumbernauld High School and Abronhill High School

Posted by Charley Rogers | September 21, 2017 | Facilities & buildings

This month marked the beginning of construction work on the £37m Cumbernauld Academy and Cumbernauld Theatre Campus with a sod cutting ceremony led by the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP. 

The project, which marks the third in a series of collaborations between North Lanarkshire Council and hub South West Scotland, builds on the successful delivery of Greenfaulds High School and Clyde Valley Campus, with streamlined planning through employing tried and tested design principles. 

Mr Swinney said: “I am delighted to be here in Cumbernauld to formally mark the start of work on this wonderful project, which will be a welcome boost to the local economy, creating apprenticeship opportunities for young people and construction jobs.”

The new campus on South Kildrum Ring Road will have capacity for 950 pupils following the amalgamation of Cumbernauld High School and Abronhill High School as well as a 400-seat replacement venue for the current Cumbernauld Community Theatre.

It’s wonderful to see this innovative and much anticipated project now progressing to site after the continuous hard work of all partners involved. - Michael McBrearty, Chief Exec., hub South West

Michael McBrearty, Chief Executive of Development partner hub South West Scotland said: “We are very pleased to be building on our portfolio of work with North Lanarkshire Council with this being the third in a series of large schools designed and built via this partnership. It’s wonderful to see this innovative and much anticipated project now progressing to site after the continuous hard work of all partners involved.

“We look forward to seeing the Cumbernauld Academy and Cumbernauld Theatre Campus progress and to seeing the positive impact it will have in the local area."

A productive relationship between hub South West, Tier 1 contractors and local suppliers has delivered best value for money and increasing efficiencies throughout south west of Scotland in recent years.

A Living Wage Employer, hub South West aims to secure participation of local businesses at a level of at least 65% in all of its contracts.

For further information, please contact Rowan Maclean, Marketing & Communications, hub South West, Avondale House, Strathclyde Business Park, Bellshill, ML4 3NJ.

T: 01698 464550

Twitter: @hubswscotland 

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