New £33m high school building for Erskine

18 Mar 2011

Work has begun on a new £33 million high school in Erskine, part of Renfrewshire Council's 'Building Better Communities' programme.

The new Park Mains School forms a key part of Renfrewshire Council's plans to  see a £92m investment in education, leisure and community facilities across the area.

The school is being built on the site of the existing Park Mains High which has a roll of 1350 pupils.

Pupils attend not only from Erskine but also from Bishopton, Inchinnan and Langbank.

The new school is scheduled to open in August next year.

The new school features an innovative design including a three storey main building defined by a strong brickwork grid, adjoined by a two-storey management and administration building clad in stainless steel.

It will also feature classrooms arranged across three levels and a range of enhanced PE facilities including a four-court games hall, gymnasium, dance studio and fitness suite with associated changing areas.

A multi-use assembly hall will have a main stage and tiered stadium style seating which will also be able to accommodate community activities including drama and public meetings.

Source: Evening Times - New £33m school offers pupils a brighter future