Construction Enquirer News Construction to start next month on West Lothian site

Morrison Construction will start work next month on a primary and two new secondary schools in Winchburgh.

Morrison reached contract close this week on the £60.5m project being delivered for West Lothian Council by its development partner Hub South East.

Winchburgh is one of West Lothian’s three Core Development areas which will see a significant number of new homes being built over the next ten years.

The proposed schools project includes:

  • A replacement Holy Family Primary School with initial capacity for two hundred and thirty-one pupils – this includes a 64 place nursery
  • A non-denominational secondary school – Winchburgh Academy – with initial capacity for six hundred and sixty pupils
  • A denominational secondary school – Sinclair Academy – with initial capacity for six hundred and sixty pupils
  • A Shared physical education and community block with floodlit synthetic and grass sports pitches, and a 25m swimming pool

All facilities will be open and in use in 2023.

Scott Brown, Hub South East’s Projects Director, 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.”

Eddie Robertson, Managing Director for Morrison Construction Central 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.”

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