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Cumbernauld Community Campus Building News

High School and Arts Centre combined – developed by hub Southwest for North Lanarkshire Council

13 Sep 2017

Academy and Theatre Campus in Cumbernauld

Design: Norr

Ground is broken at new £34.5m Academy and Theatre Campus in Cumbernauld

Cumbernauld Academy and Theatre Campus Building

Thursday September 7 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 Southwest Scotland, builds on the successful delivery of Greenfaulds High School and Clyde Valley Campus, with streamlined planning through employing tried and tested design principles.

Cumbernauld Community Campus Building Theatre Wing

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.

Michael McBrearty, Chief Executive of Development partner hub Southwest 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 Southwest, 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 Southwest, aims to secure participation of local businesses at a level of at least 65% in all of its contracts.

12 Jul 2017

Cumbernauld Community Campus Building Design

Cumbernauld Community Campus

Design: Norr Architects

Cumbernauld’s new Community Campus with high school and arts centre combined is set to get under way

An agreement to build a new £34.5m Cumbernauld Community Campus which will bring together a purpose-built high school and a new theatre and arts venue was reached on Thursday 29th June.

The Community Campus, to be built on the site of the existing Cumbernauld High School, will be home to a purpose-built secondary education facility accommodating 950 students following the amalgamation during the 2014/15 school session of Cumbernauld and Abronhill High Schools.

It will also house a new theatre and arts venue for the Cumbernauld Theatre Trust Ltd which will contain a 400 seat main auditorium, box office and digital arts room, as well as performance and event spaces, administrative and support spaces.

The project is the latest to be developed by construction and infrastructure-focused partnership, hub Southwest, on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council.

Cllr Frank McNally, North Lanarkshire Council’s Convener of Education, said: “the new Cumbernauld Academy and Theatre campus will become a much valued asset for the area. It demonstrates our commitment to giving our young people the best possible start as well as providing excellent facilities for the wider community.”

Cumbernauld Community Campus Theatre

Michael McBrearty, Chief Executive of hub Southwest, said: “The Cumbernauld Community Campus will symbolise a new era in the history and future development of the town.”

Building of the new facility will be led by Morrison Construction. Allan Cunningham, Operations Director said: “We look forward to working closely with our partners, Hub Southwest and North Lanarkshire Council, to deliver this exciting new development, our third in as many years.

“These excellent new facilities will provide a strong focal point for the local community and will provide students and staff with an exciting modern environment within which they can thrive.”

Cumbernauld Community Campus Building

The Design, Build, Finance and Maintain (DBFM) contract for Cumbernauld Campus is the third in a series of large school projects designed and built by North Lanarkshire Council and hub Southwest following the successful delivery of Clyde Valley Campus and Greenfaulds High School.

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