EDUCATION bosses have released a new image showing what Moorfoot Primary School in Gourock will look like after a proposed £5 million facelift.

Planning bosses at Inverclyde Council are going over the plans for a multi million refurbishment of the school which is due to start in April 2017, with the work expected to last for a year.

Documents included with the planning application state that the aim is to match the standard of previous Inverclyde school refurbishments at Whinhill in 2011 and Kilmacolm, which has just re-opened.
The design statement explains: “The result of the refurbishment work is transformative. 

“The schools are bright and airy with good quality finishes throughout, and a sense of spaciousness entirely missing from the schools prior to refurbishment.  It is clear that the Moorfoot project must match the Kilmacolm project in terms of workmanship, performance and value.”

Work at the school would focus on improving classroom spaces, with re-located storage, while large and flexible activity areas would be created for modern learning. 

Accessibility throughout the building would be enhanced via a lift to the first floor.

Some of the outside features would include an entrance plaza, a senior playground/dining terrace, a secure nursery playground and a 32-space car park.

Staff and pupils will use the former Sacred Heart Primary School in Larkfield while the work is carried out. 

The nursery class will be housed in temporary accommodation in the Moorfoot grounds while construction takes place.