A public consultation will take place for the new primary in Glasgow’s Southside
A public consultation will take place on the plans for a new primary school in the south of the city.
Glasgow City Council plans to open a school for children living in Laurieston, the Gorbals and the city center to ease the pressure on existing schools as the number of homes in the area increases.
The preferred option would be for the board to develop the site of the former Adelphi Terrace High School.
Glasgow councilors have now agreed to move on to the consultation, which will include public meetings, from November 1.
Cllr Chris Cunningham, municipal education, skills and early childhood manager said: Local schools.
“The second is the current and projected growth of the residential population in the city center, currently around 20,000 people, but expected to reach 40,000 by 2035.
“We need to provide additional capacity for the children who will be part of this larger downtown community. ”
Up to 900 new homes are being built in Laurieston and a council report says the redevelopment has “put a strain on social infrastructure.”
The preferred option for Council officers is to relocate the Adelphi Center to 12 Commercial Road. The other option considered involved the use of an old school building at 5, rue Florence, which does not currently belong to the council.
The Commercial Road option would see an existing two-story, council-owned building renovated, offering 14 teaching spaces, a dining hall, a theater hall and a music / dance rehearsal space.
There would also be a media library, a sensory room and a kitchen, but there is no room for a games room. Officers suggested the school could make use of the council-owned Gorbals Leisure Center, which has a swimming pool, health and fitness room, games room and courts. of tennis.
There would be a playground in the new school, with plans to use an existing parking lot. Southside Central union adviser Bailie Soryia Siddique said: “The consultation for the creation of a new primary school in the south is a positive development. “The reception of new housing in Laurieston is likely to increase the need for school spaces. It is also possible to include a climate science / STEM education lab within the school.
“This could be an opportunity for Glasgow to lead the way in climate science education. I look forward to the outcome of the consultation.
Public meetings, as part of the consultation process, will be held at Blackfriars Elementary School at 7 p.m. on November 9 and at Bellahouston Academy on November 17 at 7 p.m.
The consultation period runs until January 5.
The new school would be added to the Bellahouston Academy catchment area.