This represents Phase 2, Tranche 2 of the region’s £150m primary school modernisation programme. Morgan Sindall has already built 13 schools in the first tranche since being appointed to the framework in 2007. It is one of three contractors building 30 primary schools over a four-year period.
Work is set to start imminently on the £4.8m Carstairs Village primary school campus on Avenue Road as well as the £4.6m Carstairs Junction primary school on Coronation Street. Both schools are due to complete in summer 2013.
The other schools to be built by Morgan Sindall in the second tranche of Phase 2 are Woodside, Newton, Machanhill and Forth primary schools.
South Lanarkshire Council’s wider £812m schools modernisation programme aims to rebuild all 129 of the area’s primary schools by 2016.
Morgan Sindall area director Eddie Carr said: “Scotland is already well ahead of other areas in terms of replacing schools and South Lanarkshire is one of the first councils to improve its educational stock across the board with more than 74 primary schools and 19 secondary schools being completed to date. It’s a real privilege to be working alongside such a forward thinking and proactive council.”