St Mark's new build gets go-ahead
Published Tuesday, 25 September 2012
The construction of the new £7.1million St Mark's Primary School in Rutherglen has been given the green light.
At today's Planning Committee, detailed consent was given to the plans by Lend Lease to construct the new school on the same 1.25 hectare site which houses the existing school.
Work on the school is programmed to start in December with the school's 139 pupils decanting to the former Spittal Primary School until their new school is ready at the end of 2013.
Full plans for the school include:
- Seven classrooms
- Gym/Assembly Hall
- Dining Hall
- Nursery with separate entrance (30 children per session)
- ICT suite
- General purpose area
A new multi use games area will also be constructed to the south of the site which can be used by the community outwith school hours.
Vehicle access to the site will continue to be taken from Kirkriggs Avenue, leading to a 32-space car park.
Councillor Hugh Dunsmuir, the chair of the council's Planning Committee welcomed the plans not only as continuing progress in the multi-million pound Primary Schools Modernisation Programme, but as good news for the local area.
He said: "This development will provide a modern and attractive building which will serve school and nursery pupils and staff well, whilst also enhancing facilities for the local community as a whole.
"I am delighted to see this application being approved by committee today."