Groundbreaking ceremony held at site of future Faifley Community Campus

Topic Education

Date 14 May 2024

A groundbreaking ceremony has been held to officially mark the start of building work at the state-of-the-art education and community campus, in Faifley, which is located in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

Members from Morrison Construction’s site team were joined by Councillor Clare Steel, Chair of Educational Services for West Dunbartonshire Council, and Councillor David McBride, Chair of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, who both broke ground at the future campus.

The project includes the new Edinbarnet Primary School and Auchnacraig and Lennox Early Learning and Childcare Centres, as well as an additional support needs base, education resource centre, a new community library and community facilities to replace the Skypoint Centre.

Also included in the campus will be an all-weather sports pitch and an external Multi Use Games Area (MUGA), to allow students the opportunity to stay active in all weather conditions.

The campus will feature materials inspired by the historic Cochno Stone, which is a large cup and ring marked rock sited within Faifley, which dates back to the Bronze Age.

Councillor Clare Steel, Convener of Educational Services, said: “This new campus will enhance learning for generations of children and young people in Clydebank. The campus will be the most significant capital investment ever made within this community.

Councillor David McBride, Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “I am delighted to cut the first sod marking the start of building works for the new educational campus in Faifley. Today, we can now proceed with our ambitious plan of creating the new educational and community facilities for the children and community of Faifley.”

David Ewing, Managing Director for Morrison Construction Building Central, commented: “We were pleased to be joined by Councillors Steel and McBride for our groundbreaking at the site of the future Faifley Campus.

“This is an exciting project that will provide state-of-art educational facilities for the local community, and I look forward to seeing the works progress over the coming months.”