On Thursday the 29th of June an agreement has been reached for the construction of Cumbernauld Community Campus. The £34.5 million construction project has been planned in order to create a new high-school as well as a theatre and arts venue.
The purpose built construction project for the combined arts and high school project will be built on the site of the existing Cumbernauld High School. The new project will lead to a brand new secondary school that will be able to accommodate 950 students. This capacity is required following the merge of Cumbernauld and Abronhill High Schools that took place in the 2014-15 academic year.
The construction project will also create a new theatre and arts venue that will be used by the Cumbernauld Theatre Trust Ltd and will contain 400 seats in the main auditorium as well as a box office and a collection of different digital arts rooms. Built into the theatre and arts spaces will also be other performance spaces, administrative offices and other support spaces needed to make the new theatre and arts venue popular and operational.
This construction project is taking place on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council, and completed by hub South West. This work is thought to be the latest project that has been started by the construction and infrastructure partnership.
The lead contract for the construction work is Morrison Construction, who have expressed their hope for a successful development with their partners Hub South West and North Lanarkshire Council. Morrison has worked with this partnership on three projects over the course of three years. No doubt this construction work will be just as successful. These projects that have been carried out over the course of the last three years are all school projects, with the partnership designing and building Clyde Valley Campus and Greenfaulds High School.