2 May 2017
Robertson to deliver new Auchinairn community facility
The delivery of a new community facility for Auchinairn is picking up pace after Robertson was appointed as main contractor to construct the £4.95m building.
Heras fencing has been installed around the site in the lead up to construction work beginning early in May.
Designed by Holmes Miller, the facility will be built on the site of the old Auchinairn Primary School and will provide a range of facilities for local people including a nursery, community hall, cafÃ©, meeting rooms, play area and much more.
East Dunbartonshire Council's depute chief executive, place, neighbourhood and corporate assets, Thomas Glen, said: "This is really good news for the community of Auchinairn as we move a step closer to delivering this fantastic new centre for local residents. The facility will be built on the site of the old Auchinairn Primary School and will provide a range of facilities for local people including a nursery, community hall, cafÃ©, meeting rooms, play area and much more."
David Cairns, regional managing director at Robertson Central, said: "We are really looking forward to carrying out the construction work for the new community centre and nursery facility in Auchinairn.
"This follows our successful completion at Huntershill and both projects are being delivered under Scape Group's National Major Works framework.
"The facility will add real value to the local area as well as provide a modern space for Auchinairn residents to enjoy a variety of activities."
Mark Robinson, Scape Group's chief executive, added: "This is a fantastic project. The new building will create state-of-the-art facilities that will serve as a real hub for the residents of Auchinairn.
"Using the framework will ensure the new building gives back to the community in more ways than one, such as use of local suppliers and creation of new jobs and training opportunities for local people. It is a genuine win-win for Auchinairn."
Thomas Glen added: "The council has been working closely with the local community to tailor this facility to meet the needs of people living in Auchinairn and I am looking forward to seeing it complete next Spring when residents can take advantage of the many resources it will offer."