Work has officially started on the new £10.5M Kilpatrick ASN (Additional Support Needs) Secondary School and Early Learning and Childcare Centre in Clydebank.

Councillor Michelle McGinty, Convener of Educational Services, cut the first sod at the construction site within the grounds of the existing school in September 2015 to mark the launch of the project which will be completed in October 2016. The project will also extend the existing primary school, refurbish the school’s hydrotherapy pool and build a new sports pitch on the site. In addition the plans include developing a garden with sensory planting which can be used as an outdoor classroom. Councillor McGinty said: “I’m delighted to see work start on this project. I know parents, carers and pupils have waited a long time for a new school and they thoroughly deserve it. The old school is no longer fit for purpose. This project is going to give them a school they can all be proud of with first class facilities which will improve the lives of the children and young people who attend Kilpatrick.”

The school will open after the holiday week in October 2016. The new building is being delivered by hub West Scotland, the Council’s development partner. The main contractor for the project is Heron Bros. Marmac Services Ltd will provide the full Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing services for the project.