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Neilston Learning Campus


East Renfrewshire Council is seeking the views of the local community in relation to the new Neilston Learning Campus as part of the Proposal of Application Notice process prior to submitting a full planning application.

East Renfrewshire Council is conducting the consultation online to respect the COVID-19 guidance for keeping the public safe.

The exhibition boards will remain online until 26th May 2021 following the live event on Wednesday 19th May 2021, to provide an opportunity for all interested parties to review and to send any comments up until Wednesday 26th May 2021.

We would encourage you to view the video, exhibition boards and complete the questionnaire online accessed from this web page. In addition, you are welcome to submit feedback in writing to BDP, 15 Exchange Place, Glasgow, G1 3AN or by emailing no later than the 26th of May 2021.

East Renfrewshire Council and the design team will review and respond to feedback in the Pre-Application Consultation report that will accompany the full planning application.


Live Event 19 May 2021.
The Live event will begin at 17:00 and will include a live introduction from the project team and a presentation of the proposals. Attendees will have the option to live comment throughout the event and the project team will consider these comments in developing the scheme going forward. To access the event click here: Live Event.

Feedback survey link:

Links to exhibition boards:

Neilston Learning Campus

East Renfrewshire Council appointed Currie & Brown as Project Manager alongside the design team consisting of BDP, Architects and Landscape Architects, Blyth and Blyth, Civil and Structural Engineers and Wallace Whittle, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers to develop the proposal for the Neilston Learning Campus.

The new Neilston Learning Campus, brings together two established Primary Schools, Neilston Primary School (non-denominational), St Thomas’ Primary School (Roman Catholic) together with Madras Family Centre onto a shared site with associated landscaping, external sports facilities and car parking. The campus approach will also see the inclusion of Neilston Community Library into the existing church hall.

The project offers a great opportunity for shared accommodation and an integrated and inclusive approach to learning for children from the local community and a wide variety of facilities for the community as a whole.

Relocating all local education establishments to a joint site through a campus approach has received education statutory approval.  Stakeholder consultation to date with the pupils, staff, parents and community groups associated with the existing facilities has developed the design for the new Learning Campus to this current stage on the agreed site.


The site for the new Learning Campus is the existing Neilston Primary School site, existing Madras Family Centre, former Janitor house and the existing Church Hall, as indicated off of High Street by the red boundary line shown in the location plan below: