Work progressing on new Carrongrange school

Work on the replacement for Larbert's Carrongrange School is now well underway as Scottish economy minister Keith Brown saw for himself this morning.

Economy minister Keith Brown joins members of Falkirk Council, Ogilvie Construction and pupils from Carrongrange School on site at the new development
Economy minister Keith Brown joins members of Falkirk Council, Ogilvie Construction and pupils from Carrongrange School on site at the new development

The minister joined Falkirk Council chief executive Mary Pitcaithly, Baillie Joan Paterson and pupis from the existing Carrongrange School on site at the new construction near Moray Primary School in Grangemouth.

Work on the new ASN (assisted learning needs) secondary school, which will reportedly be names Carrongrange High School, began in the summer and is progressing on schedule with construction of the structural steel frame, the floor slabs on the first and ground floor now complete and work on the roof and building envelope now begun.

The school is scheduled to be completed by July next year, ready for the new term in August.

Members of Falkirk Council’s education committee will note the progress made on the building and are expected to confirm the name of the new school at a meeting on Tuesday.

In addition to classroom accommodation, the new school will feature therapy and sensory rooms, a life skills training flat, multi-purpose and flexible social space areas, swimming and hydro-therapy pools, a sensory garden and pupil transport drop off zones.