Morrison Construction selected for Cumbernauld’s new Community Campus

Morrison Construction has been awarded a £34.5 million contract to deliver the new Cumbernauld Community Campus which will bring together a purpose-built high school and a new theatre and arts venue.

Published: 19 July 2017
Capability: Building
Market: Education

The Community Campus, to be built on the site of the existing Cumbernauld High School, will be home to a secondary education facility accommodating 950 students following the amalgamation during the 2014/15 school session of Cumbernauld and Abronhill High Schools.

It will also house a new theatre and arts venue for the Cumbernauld Theatre Trust Ltd which will contain a 400-seat main auditorium, box office and digital arts room, as well as performance and event spaces, administrative and support spaces. 

The project is the latest to be developed by hub South West, on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council.

Allan Cunningham, Operations Director said: “We look forward to working closely with our partners, hub South West and North Lanarkshire Council, to deliver this exciting new development, our third in as many years.

“These excellent new facilities will provide a strong focal point for the local community and will provide students and staff with an exciting modern environment within which they can thrive.”

Michael McBrearty, Chief Executive of hub South West, said: "The Cumbernauld Community Campus will symbolise a new era in the history and future development of the town.”

Cllr Frank McNally, North Lanarkshire Council’s Convener of Education, said: “the new Cumbernauld Academy and Theatre campus will become a much-valued asset for the area. It demonstrates our commitment to giving our young people the best possible start as well as providing excellent facilities for the wider community.”

The new Community Campus will become the third in a series of large school DBFM projects that Morrison has constructed for North Lanarkshire Council and hub South West with the new Clyde Valley Campus and Greenfaulds High School having already been successfully delivered.