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B-listed South Lanarkshire school starts a clean slate

July 18 2017

B-listed South Lanarkshire school starts a clean slate
South Lanarkshire Council have completed their fourth primary school modernization as part of an ongoing refurbishment programme with a £6m makeover of West Coats primary.

Work involved re-roofing the B-listed school in Welsh slate and construction of a new turret while discovery of a col,ony of bats necessitated the creation of new bat boxes within the roof space.

Council architectural officer Thomas Tallan said: "Welsh Slate was specified to meet Historic Scotland's approval for a close match to the existing slate being replaced and many of the traditional buildings surrounding the school.

"This was a distinct project, as it is a historical building with special periodic features including a zinc witch's hat detail on the tower block as well as lead chimney ducts, and required complete stripping and re-slating of the main roof to help the building comply with the new building regulations.”

Previous schools to be delivered include Lamington, Abington and Leadhills primaries.

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