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2 August 2018

Financial close reached on £15m Tullibody South Campus

Financial close reached on £15m Tullibody South Campus

Construction is to begin on the £15 million Tullibody South Campus project, after Financial Close was successfully achieved.

The project will deliver two schools, Abercromby Primary School, St Bernadette's RC Primary School and a Nursery. The Campus will also be home to two gym halls, meeting spaces, an Immersive room and a new library.

Other facilities include a new artificial football pitch, external play areas and a hard play space marked out for netball.

The new school will be built on the grounds of Abercromby Primary school and following completion, the old school will be demolished, with the area landscaped and new pitch, paths and playground area created on the site.

Construction on the building is due to be completed by August 2019.

Cllr Graham Lindsay, Education Spokesperson at Clackmannanshire Council said: "I'm pleased that this important stage of the project has been reached, and the construction of this wonderful new state of the art campus is beginning. We're grateful for the investment that the Scottish Government has made in our young people, and working together with all our partners we're now focused on delivering our two new schools and nursery."

The project is being delivered by hub East Central Scotland in partnership with Clackmannanshire Council, with Robertson Construction appointed as the main contractor. The project is being part funded by the Scottish Government's Schools for the Future and Early Years programme and by the Council.

David Cairns, managing director, Robertson Central East, said: "The new Tullibody South Campus will play a pivotal role in the community for a long time to come and Robertson is proud to be delivering this truly transformative project. The campus will be among the very best in the country and the provision of extensive flexible learning and external teaching spaces will allow Clackmannanshire Council to adopt the latest teaching methods and technology. With extensive experience in the education sector, Robertson is well equipped to deliver a project that the whole community can be proud of.

Gemma Boggs, education delivery director at the Scottish Futures Trust, added: "Our management of the Scotland's Schools for the Future programme is helping all of Scotland's 32 councils succeed in delivering the very best teaching and learning environments within ever-tightening budgets. As well as supporting many thousands of construction jobs, the programme is creating and delivering world-class, award-winning learning environments that not only meet future educational needs but are vibrant community assets as well. When open, the Tullibody South Campus will play a vital part in the local community."