St Margaret’s Primary School was identified as a priority for investment by Stirling Council’s Education Committee in 2010. Although it was earmarked as the next major school refurbishment, the existing school was found to be unsuitable and the decision was taken to rebuild instead. 


In addition to the primary school and nursery, there are also a number of facilities within the building that can be utilised by the local community, including sports changing facilities and flexible community hall space.

I was enormously impressed when I was shown round this fantastic new building. Stirling Council team and the contractors have produced a wonderful new school and nursery, and the parents and children at the open day all seemed to be delighted.

– Education Convenor Alistair Berrill

Robertson Central was the Tier 1 contractor, and we began building the new facility in July 2015. The official handover of the premises took place on the 9th August 2016. The school opened on Thursday 25th August 2016 in time for the new academic term.

David Cairns, Regional Managing Director, Robertson Central, said: “This has been an ambitious construction project and one which we were proud to deliver to the highest specification. It is exciting to see the new school and nursery ready to welcome its first pupils, and I’m sure this will prove to be a fantastic facility for the young children who attend.”

The contract for the new facility is between Stirling Council and Hub East Central Scotland Ltd and is a joint partnership between public and private sector organisations, aimed at developing and delivering better local services across East Central Scotland. 

We worked closely with Stirling Council to manage the project to completion and hand over a high quality school building that meets the long term needs of children, teachers and the wider community. This project delivered additional community benefits with 89% of the work delivered by local people, as well as the creation of 9 work placements and 12 apprenticeships.

– Gary Bushnell, Chief Executive of Hub East Central Scotland Ltd

 

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