Greenfaulds High rebuild progressing



Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 20:57 on 24 June 2015


Greenfaulds High School



Work to replace the school appears to be well on schedule. All of the pictures in this article were by Scott Campbell for Cumbernauld Media.

THE soon-to-be new Greenfaulds High School has started to rise up from the grounds of the current campus’s rugby fields.

Progress with the construction of the new Greenfaulds High School campus appears to be on schedule for the mooted 2016 opening date. 

Earlier this week the Cumbernauld Media team visited the construction site, which has occupied large areas of the current campus’s playground, rugby pitches and AstroTurf football pitch, to see that part of the support structure is already starting to be erected. 

The progression of construction work comes after a turf cutting ceremony, earlier this year, when Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages cut the first sod at the site. 

The new building will open in September 2016. All of the pictures in this article were by Scott Campbell for Cumbernauld Media.

The symbolic ceremony heralded the start of an £32million, one-year long development that will see the construction of a brand-new Greenfaulds High School campus.

Dr Allan was invited the cut the sod after Morrison Construction was awarded the £31.2m contract for the development, which will see Galliford Try construct the like for like replacement of the aging Greenfaulds High School campus – investing £0.7 million into the bargain.

Work on the new building started in January 2015. All of the pictures in this article were by Scott Campbell for Cumbernauld Media.

After the new building is erected, the current 44-year-old Greenfaulds High School campus will be demolished, with the new school expected to open to pupils in September 2016.

The current Greenfaulds High School campus, in Athelstane Drive, is one of Cumbernauld's oldest schools, with the school marking their 40th anniversary back in 2011, on June 11th. 

Originally opened back in 1971, Greenfaulds High School had prided itself on a high level of attainment as well as offering Gaelic courses, one of few schools to offer this sort of education.

Work on the new building started in January 2015. All of the pictures in this article were by Scott Campbell for Cumbernauld Media.