Unprecedented Schools Investment Close to Completion

Friday 2 February 2018

Inverclyde Council’s £270million school estate investment is on track to be completed five years early.

St Patrick's Primary School, Greenock
the new St Patrick's Primary

The final major project in the programme delivering brand new or fully refurbished schools is about to get underway.

St Mary’s Primary school in Greenock is to undergo a £6million refurbishment and extension.

Education & Communities Convener Councillor Jim Clocherty said: “To sustain this level of investment through such a sustained period of economic uncertainty and budgetary pressure is something we can be proud of in Inverclyde.

“From the outset we promised that every child in Inverclyde would be taught in a new or fully refurbished classroom by 2025 so to be able to deliver that pledge five years early is nothing short of extraordinary.

“Our school estate programme is without a doubt one of the most ambitious in the whole of the UK and is one that has already delivered learning environments that are second-to-none for the vast majority of our children and young people.”

Gourock Primary is also due to undergo a £1.7million extension.

The new £9.2million St Ninian’s Primary in Gourock and £3.4million Glenpark Early Learning Centre are due to be completed in the coming months along with the refurbishments of Moorfoot Primary in Gourock - £5million – and Lady Alice Primary in Greenock - £3.8 million.

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