Going, going, gone as the old Bilston annexe is demolished


Brand new school now open

However, with their brand new Bilston Primary school now complete and open for business, the local community were not too sad to see the annexe gone.

Head teacher, Sheryl Wallace said: “The annexe has served Roslin Primary well. However, Bilston now has its very own school and this annexe site, once cleared, will be home to a new sports pitch to be used by local people all year round.

We'll take the memories with us

“I'm aware a lot of nostalgia and perhaps some sadness. However, we will ensure the memories are carried forward with us in the spirit of the new school.”

The £6.6 million Bilston Primary opened on Monday. The school was designed by award-winning AHR Architects while McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Ltd did the building work after extensive public consultation.

The new school can accommodate in excess of 200

The new school can accommodate in excess of 200 pupils initially in eight classrooms. There is also room to expand and the space has been designed to give the local community access to large areas of the school.

Mrs Wallace is pictured with pupils Keira Douglas, 9, and  four-year-old Boris Fyfe.

26 Aug 2016