Morrison Construction to build three new schools in Winchburgh, UK

WCN Editorial Team 30 Jul 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based Morrison Construction has announced that it will commence work on a primary and two new secondary schools in Winchburgh, West Lothian next month.

The firm, serving as the main contractor, has achieved financial closure on the £60.5m project, which will be delivered for West Lothian Council and by its development partner Hub South East.

Morrison Construction, part of Galliford Try, said that the same team delivered the £32m West Calder High School in 2018.

Morrison Construction Building Central managing director Eddie Robertson said: “This is an ambitious project that will really transform the education provision for children in the area.

“We are delighted that West Lothian Council has trusted us with such an important scheme and look forward to working with them to provide high-quality facilities for the staff and pupils of the three schools.”

The planned development will include a replacement Holy Family Primary School, which will have an initial capacity to accommodate 231 pupils, including a 64-place nursery.

It will also include a non-denominational secondary school, Winchburgh Academy and a denominational secondary school, Sinclair Academy. Each of the secondary school has an initial capacity for 660 pupils.

The proposals also include a shared physical education and community block with floodlit synthetic and grass sports pitches as well as a 25m swimming pool.

All the facilities are scheduled to be opened in 2023.

Hub South East projects director Scott Brown said: "A great deal of work has gone into the development and design of this project in the background, so reaching Contract Close is a significant milestone in making the new schools for Winchburgh a reality.

"Having already successfully delivered the award-winning inspiring learning space at West Calder, we are proud to be entrusted to take forward West Lothian Council’s latest investment in education and we look forward to working with our partners and the local community as the project progresses."

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Holy Family Primary School will have an initial capacity to accommodate 231 pupils. (Credit: Galliford Try plc)

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