CCG makes primary school donation as part of affordable homes work

Lucky pupils at East Milton Primary School in South Lanarkshire are set to benefit from a donation made by construction and manufacturing company CCG (Scotland) Ltd.

The building firm is working with South Lanarkshire Council to deliver 30 affordable homes on a site adjacent to the primary school.

CCG makes primary school donation as part of affordable homes work

A cheque is presented by CCG to East Milton Primary School. Image credit - East Kilbride News

As a direct result of these works, which are set for completion this spring, CCG has donated £1,500 to the school which will go towards the purchase of resuscitation manikins for the teaching of CPR to pupils, staff, parents and grandparents.

The donation forms part of CCG’s wider community benefit initiative for the area which has seen two full-time jobs, two trade apprenticeships and three work placements created whilst curriculum support was provided to pupils of the primary school and local colleges.

East Milton Primary School head teacher, Lesley Callaghan, said: “CCG have worked closely with East Milton Primary School to minimise disruption, ensure the safety of pupils and to assist the school in the education of pupils. CCG’s subcontractor Malcolm’s even made mini telephones from plumbing pipes for infants to use when learning phonics as part of their Active Literacy and our nursery children, who developed their own mini building site, were provided with high-vis vests and hard hats.”

Contracts manager for the project, Tom Tracy, was on hand to present the cheque to Mrs Callaghan and school pupils.

Tom said: “As a responsible contractor, CCG is always looking for meaningful ways to contribute to the local communities that we operate in. With the primary school being next door to the development site, it was a natural fit and we are glad the donation will help provide long-term educational support for pupils, staff and their families.”

Daniel Lowe, executive director of housing and technical resources at South Lanarkshire Council, said: “The council has worked with CCG on a number of projects over many years and we are delighted to be associated with them once again on this development of much-needed housing for this area.

“Not only is the development adjacent to East Milton Primary School, but it is actually on the site of the old school, so it is even more fitting that the school itself should benefit.

“In our experience, CCG have always been keen to link with whichever community they are working within, and I am delighted to see this continue.”

CCG is also working on a further project with South Lanarkshire Council to deliver 18 affordable homes in Carluke as the council progresses with its Homes+ programme that aims to provide 1000 additional council homes across South Lanarkshire by 2021.

Both organisations, alongside hub South West, are also set to embark on a major 330-unit mixed-tenure residential development in Cambuslang later this year.

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