The firm will start Phase 2, Tranche 2 of the framework after completing 13 schools in the first tranche of activity.
Work will start straight away on the new £4.8m Carstairs Village Primary School campus and £4.6m Carstairs Junction Primary School on Coronation Street.
Both schools are due to complete in summer 2013 and have been designed to give children a top specification learning environment using sustainable green technology such as biomass boilers.
The other schools to be constructed by Morgan Sindall in the second tranche of Phase 2 of the building programme are Woodside Primary School, Newton Primary School, Machanhill Primary School and Forth Primary School.
The construction firm is working with Kier and Lend Lease in constructing 30 primary schools over a four year period; with an anticipated total spend of up to £150 million.
It is part of South Lanarkshire Council’s wider £812m Schools Modernisation Programme which will rebuild all 129 of the area’s primary schools by 2016.
The framework provides a simple transparent process to manage and deliver primary school construction projects across South Lanarkshire.
Eddie Carr, area director for Morgan Sindall in Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be starting work on another portion of activity as part of the South Lanarkshire Primary School Modernisation Programme. Our appointment to the framework is a real reflection of our experience and expertise in the sector, which follows our work on 19 secondary schools for the same Council as part of their £320 million Schools Modernisation Programme which completed in 2009.
“Scotland is already well ahead of other areas in terms of replacing schools and South Lanarkshire is one of the first councils to improve its educational stock across the board with more than 74 primary schools and 19 secondary schools being completed to date. It’s a real privilege to be working alongside such a forward thinking and proactive council.”
Morgan Sindall has already completed work on 13 primary schools in South Lanarkshire, with a collective contract value of £68.1million, as part of Phase 1 of the programme. Completed schools include the new £7 million St. Mary’s school in Hamilton as well as Woodpark Primary in Lesmahagow and Craigbank School in Larkhall, both of which have received a £6 million investment.