School on track to open early in 2017
South Lanarkshire Council have revealed that work on the new Burnside Primary is still on schedule.
The Reformer recently received queries from parents at the school over whether work on the new building was still on track.
But the council believe the school will still be ready to reach its opening date of early 2017.
Pupils are currently taking classes at the decant building on Lochlea Road, the site of the old Spittal Primary.
Lynn Sherry, Head of Education, said: “The construction phase proper of the modernisation of Burnside Primary School commenced week beginning November 9, 2015, as all the demolition and clearing of the site had been completed.
“This has started with all ground works necessary to prepare the site for foundations, drainage and services for the building.
“These works can take up to three months to complete.
“This will then be followed by the more apparent building activities of framing, roofing, windows and external doors etc.
“The target completion date for the new school remains as early 2017.”
The £ 7.7million plan comes as the council complete their school modernisation programme after 11 years.
A new, two-storey extension will be constructed on the site.
This will house a number of classrooms, gym/assembly facilities, dining area, staff rooms and toilet facilities on the ground floor. Upstairs, there will be classrooms and spill out areas.
A library, ICT suite and general purpose room also will be created.