Morrison Construction wins £41m contract to build new secondary school in Scotland

WCN Editorial Team 16 Jul 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Morrison Construction has secured a contract worth £41m from Hub South East Scotland to construct a new secondary school in Wallyford, Edinburgh, Scotland on behalf of East Lothian Council.

Due to planned housing development, the new secondary school facilities are required to accommodate the growing school roll in the area.

The project is part of the first phase of the Scottish government’s £2bn Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP).

The new facilities will include teaching and social spaces, a dedicated Science, a Tots and Teens area as well as a dedicated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) centre.

They will also include new sports facilities, a day centre for older people as well as Community spaces.

The planning permission for the new secondary school was unanimously approved last month.

The preparatory works have already commenced on site for the new building and the main works are set to begin in August this year with construction planned to be completed in June 2023.

Morrison Construction Building Central managing director Eddie Robertson said: “We are delighted to have reached financial close on the new Wallyford Learning Campus, a fantastic project for our partners Hub South East and East Lothian Council and the first to reach site through the Scottish Government’s Learning Estates Investment Programme.

“The project also represents a huge commitment to the young people of Wallyford, through the provision of digitally-enhanced areas for learning such as the new STEAM plaza, establishing partnerships with employability and further education providers to provide pathways into work, and the promotion of virtual learning and inclusivity for all.

“We look forward to providing the community with access to state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities for a wide-range of activities and learning spaces.”

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Rendering of the new secondary school in Wallyford, Scotland. Credit: Galliford Try Holdings plc.

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