Heron Bros Ltd is delighted to announce that works to the Neilston Learning Campus for longstanding client East Renfrewshire Council have now commenced on site.

On Friday the 24th of June our Site team were joined by councilors, staff and learners to mark the beginning of work for this state-of-the-art facility for the Neilston Community and the people of East Renfrewshire Council.

The sod-cutting ceremony is a major milestone in the project, which will bring Neilston Primary School, Madras Family Centre and St Thomas’ Primary School together on a shared site.

Councilors, teachers and school children join Heron Bros site team for the Sod-cutting ceremony, a major milestone in the project.

The new facility is being built on ground within the site of the current Neilston Primary, allowing the existing school to continue running during construction. Once the new school and nursery facility is completed, the current Neilston Primary and Madras Family Centre will be demolished to allow an all-weather football pitch and multi-use games area to be created.

Having recently completed the Early Learning Expansion 2020 , a five project framework delivering five new nursery facilities across East Renfrewshire as well as the Joint Faith Schools Campus also in East Renfrewshire, Heron Bros are delighted to have begun initial enabling works and look forward to beginning construction over the summer.

East Renfrewshire Council Leader Owen O’Donnell said: ‘This sod cutting event officially marks the start of a new educational chapter in Neilston. The village has always enjoyed fantastic learning opportunities from the wonderful staff at Neilston Primary, St Thomas’ Primary and Madras Family Centre, but once this amazing shared campus is complete it will take things to the next level. From the Digi-Zone to the dedicated space for science, technology, engineering and maths and the fabulous outdoor spaces which will be created – this really will be a learning campus which will fire the imaginations of the children and young people who come here.’

Cathal Heron, Regional Director of Heron Bros stated ‘We are delighted to be continuing our longstanding relationship with East Renfrewshire Council to deliver the Neilston Learning Campus project. The new education and community facility will create a state-of-the-art hub for the Neilston Community to enjoy. We look forward to working with the Council, Design team and engaging with the schools and local community as the works progress.’

All smiles at Neilston Learning Campus sod-cutting ceremony.