Glasgow City Council & Amey completes £2.8 million new all-weather sports pitch project

Brian Donnelly, Press Officer
18 July 2018
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Amey’s Schools Facilities Management Team in Glasgow has completed work to install five new all-weather sports pitches at five secondary schools across Glasgow.

The £2.8 million project will see schools in Glasgow and the local community benefit from new high-quality sports facilities.

The 6-month project was funded by Glasgow City Council and delivered through its contract with 3ED Limited.

As the Facilities Management provider at the five Schools, Amey provided design solutions, project management and supply chain expertise.

During the construction process, Amey also engaged with each school and pupils to provide STEM education opportunities via a number of site visits.

The visits allowed pupils to get a more in-depth understanding of the project and the different elements of engineering and construction that went into upgrading and installing the new sports pitches at their schools.

The five schools and communities that will benefit from the new pitches include: Bellahoustoun Academy, St Roch’s Secondary, Hillpark Secondary, Smithycroft Secondary and Knightswood Secondary.

Amanda Fisher, Managing Director for FM, Defence and Justice, Amey said:
“This is an excellent example of co-operative working between Glasgow City Council and its PPP partner. The completion of the project marks a significant milestone for this fantastic project that will have a lasting impact on both pupils at the schools and the local community.”

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with our partners Glasgow City Council and 3ED Limited”.

“As part to the process, it’s been great we’ve been able to use a school-based project like this to bring the world of engineering straight onto the campus and build a bridge between the theory of the classroom and the practical world of work.”

“It’s visits like this that helps bring engineering to life and will capture the heart and minds of the next generation of engineers and safeguard our industry.”

Councillor Chris Cunningham, City Convener for Education, Skills & Early Years said:

“This has been a project that will not only see the pupils and local community benefit from a high-quality sports facility but an ideal learning experience for the whole school community right on their doorstep.

“The young people have had the chance to be part of the planning, design and delivery of the new pitches and learning engineering skills first hand.”

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