Glasgow subcontractors wanted for £25m school projects

PrintTradespeople from the Glasgow area are being invited to meet with national contractor Heron Bros to find out about two high profile school projects totalling £25 million.

Hosted by Constructionline at Fairweather Hall in Glasgow on June 14, the event will provide attendees with the information needed to bid for opportunities on both educational construction schemes.

Around £25m will be invested in the Newton Mearns schools as part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Schools for the Future’ programme.

East Renfrewshire Council has appointed Heron Bros as the principal contractor for the two prestigious contacts which include the £18m new Faith Schools’ Joint Campus and a £7m extension and refurbishment works at Crookfur Primary School.

The new faith schools campus will serve both the Catholic and Jewish faiths on one site, which will replace existing Jewish school, Calderwood Lodge, and create an additional primary school for the Catholic community.

The refurbishment to Crookfur Primary School and new nursery will provide quality education space for existing and new primary and nursery students in the local community.

Each project will require extensive indoor and outdoor work, and Heron Bros is keen to meet SMEs specialising in various trades at the event. Specialist trades of interest to Heron Bros include, but are not limited to, painting, bricklaying, cladding, plastering, joinery, metalwork, partitions, and external windows and doors.

Both the projects are a part of the Scottish Government’s £21m pledge to kick-start primary school construction, which forms part of the wider £1.8 billion Schools for the Future programme.

Stephanie Lawrie, client relationship manager at Constructionline, said: “We’re keen to make sure local subcontractors have all the information they need on these two high profile educational projects before submitting their tender information to Heron Bros.

“We know it can be difficult for SMEs to get in front major clients and contractors, which is why this event is the perfect opportunity to make those important first impressions.”

Cathal Heron, commercial manager at Heron Bros, added: “We’re excited to help the Scottish Government to realise its multi-million pound vision for the country’s primary schools of the future.

“We’re eager to build a network of contacts in the area so that we can make our local supply chain as robust as possible. Our procurement staff will be on hand to discuss these projects in further detail and give advice on how our bidding process works.”

The free event will run from 8:00am until 10:30am. Suppliers do not have to be a Constructionline member to attend.

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