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August 8 2011

St Ambrose High construction progresses
Plans for the erection of a three storey teaching block at St Ambrose High School at Drumpelier Park, Coatbridge, are now progressing.

Main contractor Balfour Beatty is behind the £44m project which will replace the existing St Ambrose and Drumpark High Schools and six community football pitches.

The development is taking place on former landfill and industrial land – more recently reclaimed as parkland and designated as greenbelt.

This has necessitated construction of a complex below ground drainage system – implemented by international materials company Saint-Gobain.

The choice of location has proven controversial locally with some fearing potential harmful impact of the below ground conditions on the health of pupils.

Council planner Jim Logue stressed at the time that the park represented; “the only suitable site in the catchment area.”
26 schools are to be replaced, refurbished or amalgamated by 2012 in the Coatbridge area
26 schools are to be replaced, refurbished or amalgamated by 2012 in the Coatbridge area
balfour Beatty have complated construction of the schools structural steelwork
balfour Beatty have complated construction of the schools structural steelwork

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