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In developing and delivering projects, Hub South East has consistently encouraged the introduction of new ways of working. It was a fundamental ambition of the Hub programme to ensure that the model would evolve and develop new ideas over time to benefit its clients and we have embraced this in Hub South East. Just some examples include:

  • We have led on models of repeatable designs (Rising Rolls)
  • We’re facilitating new service delivery models in health and social care
  • We’re working with City of Edinburgh Council on a Junior Hub project, involving children in designing and developing a new learning space.
  • We’ve supported quality improvements and low carbon initiatives (Queensferry High)
  • We’re delivering Scotland’s first public nursery to Passivhaus standards.
  • We’ve promoted the innovative use of shipping containers as artist studios at Leith Meanwhile and are working with local authorities on their potential use in outdoor learning.

Alongside economies of scale (project bundling), funding aggregators and the use of digital technology in design and planning, we combine innovation with high-quality design.


I am delighted to see Queensferry High School enter construction which is embracing lower carbon technologies to help towards other Scottish Government policy objectives and is an innovative example of delivering against one of the key programme principles of building schools which are greener, more sustainable and environmentally efficient.

Gemma Boggs, Education Delivery Director, Scottish Futures Trust