Work has officially begun on building the primary school at the heart of brand new Newton Mearns community at Maidenhill.
The £12.5million school, Maidenhill Primary, is due to open in August 2019 and will offer 444 primary school places as well as 120 nursery places.
An official ground-breaking event was held on the site with Councillor Paul O’Kane, after the land was handed over to East Renfrewshire Council by CALA Homes (West) and Taylor Wimpey West Scotland – the team behind Maidenhill.
Both homebuilders committed land and funding to facilitate the school’s construction as part of a package of community benefits to complement the development of the new neighbourhood.
Liana Canavan, Sales and Marketing Director for CALA Homes, said: “We are proud to have facilitated the construction of a brand new school right at the heart of the Maidenhill community, and it’s fantastic to see work starting already.”
Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said: “We pledged a range of community benefits as part of the development of Maidenhill, and it’s wonderful to see one of these coming to fruition. Our priority as soon as we broke ground on the development was to give East Renfrewshire Council access to begin work on the school, and we’re pleased to see this milestone reached.”
Prospective customers interested in finding out more about Maidenhill, and keen to follow its progress, can log on to www.maidenhill.scot for information and to register for updates.