‘Eyesore’ site ripe for re-development

The former Kildrum Primary School building
The former Kildrum Primary School building

THe remnants of the former Kildrum Primary School have now been de-listed by Historic Scotland.

The former school’s status as a category “B” listed building was officially revoked in December, meaning owners North Lanarkshire Council will now be able to sell the site for re-development.

The former school was mostly demolished in 2005 following a fire, with only the nursery remaining intact. North Lanarkshire Council recently attempted to sell the site for £50,000 but met no interest.

With the planning restrictions relating to the presence of a listed building removed, the site is more desireable and should fetch a significantly larger sum.

The school was originally deemed a major example of work by Gillespie, Kidd and Coia, who also designed several other buildings in Cumbernauld and elsewhere, such as Cumbernauld College and housing in Braehead Road, Kildrum.

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