Multi-million Pounds School Welcomes Pupils

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Pupils at Inverclyde Council’s new £10million primary school have been settling in to their new home.

St Ninian's Primary Completed August 2018

St Ninian’s in Gourck is the latest project in a £270million schools estate investment programme.

Head teacher Lesley McCabe said everyone is thrilled to have moved into their new home: “We are absolutely delighted with the new building. 

“It has everything we need to deliver the perfect curriculum to our children. It is more than we could ever have imagined and it will really motivate the children and bring out their creativity.”

The new school has been built on a site next to the old school building which was opened fifty years ago.

Education & Communities Convener Councillor Jim Clocherty said: “It is interesting to think the new St Ninian’s has been completed half a century after its predecessor opened and in the centenary year of Catholic education in Scotland.

“No detail has been overlooked in its construction and once again the designers, contractors and everyone involved in the project has delivered a school everyone in Inverclyde can be proud of.”

The new building has 13 classrooms, a gym, dining hall, music room and a library over its two stories.

The project has been delivered in partnership with hubWest Scotland and Glasgow-based contractor CCG (Scotland) Ltd.

hubWest Scotland CEO Iain Marley said: “We are thrilled to have delivered St Ninian’s school for our partner, Inverclyde Council.  

“This investment has created an inspiring, flexible and sustainable learning environment that will benefit pupils and staff for decades to come.

“The school forms part of Inverclyde Council’s commitment to transform the education estate and we are proud and privileged to have play a role supporting this hugely successful programme.”

“This success would not have been possible without the leadership, clarity of direction and commitment to collaboration that has been consistently demonstrated by the Inverclyde team.”

CCG Chairman and CEO, Alastair Wylie, said: “CCG have been operational in the Education sector for four years now but St Ninian’s has been the largest contract undertaken so far. 

“It is has everything that a modern primary school should have and we hope the pupils enjoy their new facilities. We thank Inverclyde Council and hub West Scotland for their continued support throughout the construction programme.”


(LtoR) John Connelly, CCG Assistant Site Manager, Councillor Jim Clocherty, Siobahn Currie, Depute Head, Provost Martin Brennan, Lesley McCabe, Head Teacher, Councillor Ronnie Ahlfeld, Colin Nelson, hubWest Scotland, Senior Project Development Manager.


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