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Plans approved for delivery of new Hawkhill Primary School

A new £16 million school is to be built in Winchburgh.

Plans have been approved today by West Lothian Council to progress with the construction of Hawkhill Primary School. The first designs have also been unveiled by West Lothian Council.

The funding package has been agreed with the project being fully funded by developer contributions from Winchburgh Developments Ltd.  with construction set to start in June.

Hub South East will lead on the delivery of the new build single stream primary school, along with an 80-place nursery. The facility will be built by Morrison Construction, with a flexible design from jmarchitects that will allow for future expansion if required to help cope with increased demand from the growing core development area of Winchburgh

It is anticipated the school and nursery will be open and fully operational for the start of the academic term in August 2025.

Executive councillor for education, Andrew McGuire said: “Investment in West Lothian Council’s learning estate continues with this project within the Winchburgh core development area and illustrates that that the council is committed to investing in the learning estate to improve performance and to enhance teaching environments. The developer will fully fund the cost of the delivery of this project.

“The delivery of this project will enable the continued provision of high-quality facilities for the pupils, staff, stakeholders and the wider West Lothian community.”

John Hamilton, CEO of Winchburgh Developments Ltd., said: “This project adds state-of-the-art education facilities to the eastern section of the Winchburgh masterplan, ensuring that modern, well-equipped school facilities are now available to families living in Winchburgh and those moving here as the town grows. Winchburgh Developments Ltd. is proud to fully support — in the transfer of serviced land and funding commitment — these transformational facilities for primary age-children, and we look forward to the opening next year.”

Ian Bowd, Hub South East’s Projects Director, said: “We’re excited at the progress being made on this exciting new primary school for Winchburgh. This project further strengthens our successful partnership with West Lothian Council, having delivered a number of award-winning projects together and we’re proud to be entrusted with this latest investment in its education estate.

We look forward to working with our contractor, Morrison Construction, as the project starts on site and we will be ensuring not only an inspiring new learning space for pupils and staff, but the realisation of social value through a programme of community benefits during construction.”