New Nursery Project Reaches Landmark

Monday 31 July 2017

Inverclyde Council’s £2.6 million plan for a new early years facility in Greenock has achieved ‘financial closure’ clearing the way for construction to begin.

The new 100-pupil facility will be built on part of the old Greenock Academy site and has been designed so the three nursery playrooms will all look-out over the River Clyde.

Education & Communities Convener Councillor Jim Clocherty said: “A lot of hard work and planning over many months has led to this point but I am delighted that formalities are now complete and work will soon begin. This is another milestone moment in this important project and I would like to thank everyone involved for getting us to this stage.”

It is the latest project in the Council’s impressive £270 million investment that will see every child in a new or refurbished school by 2020.

The new centre is being delivered in partnership with hub West Scotland. Ian Marley CEO said: “This is our firth project with our partners Inverclyde Council and marks our first Early Years facility. The Design Team have been very proactive during the development phase and are to be congratulated for their efforts in reaching this important milestone.”

Glasgow-based CCG (Scotland) Ltd – have been appointed by hub West Scotland and are currently building the new £9.2 million St Ninian’s Primary and refurbishing Moorfoot Primary School in Gourock.

Work is due to start at the beginning of August and will be completed in May 2018.

The Design Team consists of Architects Holmes Miller, Civil & Structural Engineers Struer, M&E Engineers Baker Hicks, QS Brown & Wallace and will be built by Main Contractor CCG (Scotland) Ltd.

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