Groundbreaking ceremony held at Faifley Community Campus

  • 28th May 2024

The campus will bring together two primary schools, a nursery and ASN provision with a host of community facilities, including a library

A groundbreaking ceremony has been held to officially mark the start of building work at the state-of-the-art education and community campus in Faifley, which is located in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

Members from Morrison Construction’s site team were joined by Councillor Clare Steel, chairman of educational services for West Dunbartonshire Council; and Councillor David McBride, chairman of infrastructure, regeneration, and economic development, who both broke ground at the future campus.

The project includes the new Edinbarnet Primary School and Auchnacraig and Lennox Early Learning and Childcare Centres, as well as an additional support needs base, an education resource centre, a new community library, and community facilities to replace the Skypoint Centre.

Also included in the campus will be an all-weather sports pitch and an external Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) to allow students the opportunity to stay active in all weather conditions.

And the campus will feature materials inspired by the historic Cochno Stone, which is a large cup and ring marked rock sited within Faifley, which dates back to the Bronze Age.

Councillor Steel said: “This new campus will enhance learning for generations of children and young people in Clydebank.

“The campus will be the most-significant capital investment ever made within this community.”

Councillor McBride added: “I am delighted to cut the first sod marking the start of building works for the new educational campus in Faifley.

“Today, we can now proceed with our ambitious plan of creating the new educational and community facilities for the children and community of Faifley.”

And David Ewing, managing director of Morrison Construction Building Central, commented: “This is an exciting project that will provide state-of-art educational facilities for the local community, and I look forward to seeing the works progress over the coming months.”

The campus is being funded through the Scottish Government’s Learning Estate Improvement Programme in partnership with Hub West Scotland, Holmes Miller Architects, and Morrison Construction.

Keep Updated

Sign up to our weekly property newsletter to receive the latest news.