Haddington Infant School and St Mary’s Primary


Lead Partner : East Lothian Council

Value:      £10.2 million

Tier 1 Contractor: Morrison Construction

This project consisted of the planning, design and construction of a new joint primary school campus on the site of the existing St Mary’s primary school in Haddington. It provides accommodation for both denominational and nondenominational primaries, as well as a new purpose built nursery on a single site. Each school retains its own distinct identity and general teaching accommodation, while core facilities, including games hall, dining/kitchen and heating plant are shared. The new campus provides a high quality learning and teaching environment with a range of indoor and outdoor spaces to support the delivery of curriculum for Excellence.

Key Deliverables:

  • On budget
  • On schedule
  • East Lothian Council’s in house architects were commissioned by Morrison Construction to complete the design to a working drawing stage. This meant they were involved in the management of the project throughout, and allowed the background design, knowledge and understanding from initial concept stage to be retained.

Economic and Community Benefits:

  • Work placements targets for 16-19 year olds exceeded (40 v 20)
  • Professional recruitment and apprentice targets exceeded (7 v 2)
  • New job targets exceeded (18 v 2)
  • Visits by schools exceeded (344 v 40)
  • Visits from or to colleges and Universities exceeded (127 v 40)
  • Value of work awarded to Scottish SMEs – 82%
  • Value of work awarded to local SMEs (within SE Territory) - £4.2m

Case Study

Press Release: Official Opening - 12 September 2013

Press Release: Ministerial SIte Visit - 9 November 2011