A NEW £10million school and community centre is being hailed as an example of the school of the future.
Graham Construction handed over the keys for its Calderbridge Primary and Coltness Community Centre project to North Lanarkshire Council on schedule.
The 4140 sq m complex, on the site of the old Coltness Primary School, includes a new primary school, a nursery and a community centre.
Coltness and Lammermoor primaries merged to form Calderbridge School and the pupils were taught in the old Lammermoor building until the new school opened.
The building features open-plan teaching areas with movable interactive teaching walls to allow the interior of the school to be reconfigured as and when needed.
Outdoors, a new seven-a-side synthetic pitch will be used both by school children and the community.
Pauleen Clarke, head teacher of Calderbridge Primary, said: "We are all very proud of our new school.
"I'd like to thank all our staff for working so hard to help make sure the classrooms were ready for the children moving in.
"Our pupils love their new school; they've settled in really well and are already enjoying the superb facilities."
The two-storey steel framed building includes a host of novel green technologies, such as rain water harvesting and an air-source heat pump.
Gary Holmes, contracts director at Graham Construction, said: "It has been tremendously rewarding to deliver such an important and much-needed resource."
The project is part of North Lanarkshire Council's £250m Schools and Centres 21 programme.