The construction of two new primary schools got underway yesterday after Glasgow City Council concluded the final contractual arrangements for the projects.
The local authority said the new schools at Blairdardie and Carntyne will be of great benefit to the local community with modern, state of the art learning spaces for future pupils and school staff.
The new Carntyne Primary School will replace the current building and is due for completion in October 2018.
Accommodation will comprise of 11 teaching spaces, drama room, flexible breakout spaces and a MUGA – multi use games area for the school pupils and community use.
Blairdardie Primary School will be built adjacent to the existing school and is due to be completed by February 2019.
There will be 18 teaching spaces in the new school, drama room, flexible breakout space and cooking kiosk.
The school will also benefit from enhanced community facilities including a four-court sports hall and an 11-a-side synthetic pitch as a phase two following completion of the new school building.
Councillor Chris Cunningham, city convener for education, skills & early years, said today: “The two new schools will be a real asset to both local communities and an incredible new learning environment for the children and school staff.
“Glasgow is extremely proud of the new schools and I want to thank the Scottish Government for the SFT’s contributory funding that has made the construction of the schools at Carntyne and Blairdardie possible.
“These new schools will become the heart of the community and help teach our children in modern, fit for purpose buildings.”