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30 April 2021

Robertson Construction Central West has submitted a planning application for the new Chryston Community Hub

Robertson Construction Central West has submitted a planning application to North Lanarkshire Council, on behalf of hub South West, for the new Chryston Community Hub, containing a primary school and community health clinic.

The new building, which will be delivered for North Lanarkshire Council and NHS Lanarkshire, has been designed with the needs of the community in mind. The proposed facility will replace the existing Chryston Primary School at Lindsaybeg Road and will be able to accommodate up to 509 pupils. The community health clinic will support the provision of health services within the local area, through 17 treatment/clinical rooms and a group room.

With community consideration at the heart of the design process, the facility will promote equality of opportunity and create an environment which is accessible by all.

Stewart Preston, interim regional managing director, Robertson Construction Central West, said: "Chryston Community Hub will be the first project we deliver on behalf of hub South West since securing Tier 1 status last year. The project will become a driver for educational attainment and increased wellbeing within the community.

The project will deliver a 21st century learning environment for the local community and state-of-the-art health and wellbeing facilities to residents of Chryston, Muirhead, Moodiesburn, Stepps, Gartcosh and Auchinloch, and will feature a brick facade in recognition of the historical production of bricks in the area."

The new infrastructure around the project will encourage the use of active travel.

Craig Young, project director, hub South West, said: "We are delighted to progress the Chryston Primary and Community Health project to this important milestone. 

"The progression to this stage despite the challenges of Covid demonstrates the resilience and hard work of both the client and our own development teams.  The project has provided Hub SW the opportunity to support joint service working between NLC and NHS and drive value in the procurement and delivery of an innovative model of public infrastructure.  We look forward to progressing the project to the delivery phase and securing tangible social value in our engagement with local supply chain and local targeted recruitment."  

The site is bounded by Campsie View, Lanrig Road and Cliffvale Road, the proposed development includes landscaping, community green space, external sports facilities and onsite car parking, and if approved will commence later this year.