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8 November 2023

Chryston Community Hub opens its doors to pupils

Robertson Construction Central West has delivered the new £22m Chryston Community Hub, bringing a new primary school and community health clinic to North Lanarkshire.

Opening its doors last week, the new building can accommodate up to 509 pupils and features 17 bright and spacious classrooms, replacing the existing Chryston Primary School building. 

The school boasts impressive outdoor and indoor sports facilities with a bike ability track, a multi-use games area, an outdoor amphitheatre, covered outdoor teaching areas, outdoor play equipment, and both indoor and outdoor chutes. 

With a drive for educational attainment and increased wellbeing, the new learning environments offer naturally lit, flexible spaces to accommodate a wide range of learning requirements.  

The project, for North Lanarkshire Council and NHS Lanarkshire, also features a new Community Health Clinic to replace the Muirhead Clinic, which is set to open in late November. 

The purpose-built clinic will provide state-of-the-art health and wellbeing facilities close to where people live and ensure local people no longer need to travel to Glasgow for certain services. It also features gardens for clinic patients and staff, alongside community green spaces and paths designed to enhance connections across the site and encourage active travel to and from the new hub. 

The local community, from young to old, played a significant role in developing the design for the campus. Robertson worked closely with them to ensure the design considered the local community's requirements as well as the area's natural heritage and architecture.  

“Connecting the neighbouring local community, this multi-service campus offers first-class learning environments and provides cutting-edge healthcare facilities. The end users have been in mind since the preliminary stages of this project, so it has been a pleasure to address and implement so many features that will cater to those who will enjoy this state-of-the-art building.”
Andy McLinden
Managing Director, Robertson Construction Central West

Robertson welcomed fourteen apprentices, provided 98 days of work experience, and engaged with Chryston Primary School and Chryston High School throughout the project. Robertson also pledged £15,000 to support five groups to deliver different initiatives, including an outdoor forestry education programme, a health and wellbeing project, and a community garden. 

Andy commented: “As part of our commitment to the communities where we work, we delivered a range of community wealth-building initiatives, which will continue to create a positive impact for years to come. 

Robertson Construction Central West delivered Chryston Community Hub for North Lanarkshire Council and NHS Lanarkshire on behalf of Hub South West Scotland.