Plans for a new primary school in the southside of Glasgow are to go to public consultation.

The new school is proposed in Laurieston on the site of the old Adelphi Terrace Secondary School.

The new school will take children living in the city centre, Laurieston and Gorbals to ease the pressure on existing school rolls.

The Glasgow Times revealed plans for a new school in the area two years ago, and different options were considered.

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The council’s preferred option is on the site in Commercial Road which is currently owned and rented out by City Property and used as offices.

The tenants would be relocated and the building remodelled and refurbished.

It would create 14 teaching spaces and 2 general purpose spaces with adjacent pupil toilets and cloak storage.

There would be flexible teaching and breakout spaces, a dining hall, a drama room with stage and a music and dance rehearsal space.

A media library,  sensory / calm room,  kitchen and ancillary spaces for school management would be part of the complex.

There is no space for a games hall, instead the council will look at allowing the school to use the Council-owned Gorbals Leisure Centre, nearby which has a swimming pool, health & fitness suite, multi-purpose games halls, indoor tennis courts and dance studios.

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Chris Cunningham, education convenor said: “ As part of Glasgow’s ambitions to regenerate the Gorbals/Tradeston/Laurieston and Govanhill areas of the city, a significant amount of new housing has been constructed in these neighbourhoods.

“As a result of this, a number of schools have experienced increasing rolls, and steps have had to be taken to ensure that there was sufficient capacity for catchment area children.”

“It is proposed to open a new primary school to provide a local school for children living in Laurieston, Gorbals and the city centre.

“Finding a suitable site for a new establishment, however, is challenging owing to the limited availability of land. Officers from Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability undertook an extensive search of options available. A number were considered but discounted as being unsuitable.”

The alternative option is to buy and refurbish an old school building in Florence Street.

If approved by councillors next week there will be a consultation starting on November 1 with public  meetings in the area before the public consultation ends in early January.