£5m refurbs plans boost
First class start to the new term
Pupils and staff at Braidhurst and Taylor High Schools started the new term on a high after hearing their schools will benefit from a £ 5 million refurbishment programme.
The investment programme will improve the heating, ventilation and internal decoration of the school buildings whilst reducing heating costs and carbon dioxide emissions.
Braidhurst High will shortly see a series of works being carried out, including the installation of high-efficiency boilers, heating insulation and improved ventilation and window systems by September 2018.
It will also have new front doors at the entrance to the building.
Braidhurst headteacher Carolyn Rooney said: “We are delighted to hear that the refurbishment works to upgrade the school’s facilities will shortly commence.
“Importantly, the new heating system will provide pupils and staff with a more comfortable and improved environment, which all helps towards a more positive learning experience for all.”
Taylor High School will have replacement windows, improved insulation and ventilation systems and new cladding on the first floor.
The school will also have a new entrance created and the internal vestibule will be revamped, making it more attractive and spacious.
Work is due to be completed by April next year.
Taylor High acting head Nicola Daley said: “We are pleased that the facilities at our school will undergo a programme of upgrading work.
“There will be a significant change to the front entrance of the school which, I’m sure, will set the scene for staff, pupils and visitors coming into the building, as a lively and inspiring place of learning.”
The bid to carry out the refurbishment plan was approved at the council’s Education Committee earlier this month as part of its agreed targeted investment package to upgrade five secondary schools in the Motherwell area.
The council’s deputy leader Paul Kelly added: “This programme of works is part of an agreed investment package that will undoubtedly improve the facilities for staff and pupils, reduce energy consumption and will help to extend the lifespan of the schools.”
Planning ahead Braidhurst pupils with headteacher Carolyn Rooney alongside councillors Paul Kelly and Frank McNally