Peek at Balloch campus
School and nursery pupils got a first glimpse of their new £16million Balloch education campus at a special event last week.
The campus is being built on the site of the former St Kessog’s Primary and will house a new St Kessog’s co-located with Balloch Primary comprising Haldane and Jamestown schools.
There will also be an additional support needs (ASN) unit on site as well as a new Balloch Early Learning and Childcare Centre, replacing Jamestown Nursery, at the site.
With the new allweather sports pitch now installed, two pupils from St Kessog’s, two from Balloch and two from the nursery, joined councillors, council officers and representatives from the project’s main contractor, Morgan Sindall, on site for a kickabout.
Education convener Councillor Karen Conaghan said:“The Balloch campus is looking fantastic and it’s great to see it coming together ahead of its opening next year.With the sports pitch now in place, I know it’s starting to get exciting for the youngsters who will be moving here.
To get a tour of the facility was very helpful and the council can be very proud of the work being done to improve the educational opportunities for all of our children.”
The state-of- the-art new campus, where almost 500 pupils will be educated is due to open early next year.
Morgan Sindall’s commercial director in Scotland, Iain Kent added: “Construction work is progressing well and we’re confident that the finished campus will be enjoyed by staff and pupils alike for years to come.”
Match ready Council representatives and pupils’ sneak peek at the Balloch campus