Education bosses have shed further light on a project which has attracted criticism over delays to its construction.
The project in question is Cumbernauld Academy which will also incorporate the new Cumbernauld Theatre.
A report that a start date has been announced is wide of the mark but bosses at North Lanarkshire Council have confirmed that the process for work to start is well underway.
A spokesperson said: “We are in the middle of the financial close process with funders which should result in a contract and construction start.
“That has not yet been concluded but the target for starting will be summer this year.”