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St Mary’s Nursery

At St Mary’s in Bathgate we constructed a modern, purpose-built centre for early learning and childcare. The building will provide up to 64 spaces for early learning and childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, and also includes an enhanced outside play area. The investment is part of a £12 million investment programme in pre-school education in West Lothian between 2019 and 2021, to ensure enough pre-school capacity to meet the Scottish Government’s pledge of 1,140 hours of free early learning and childcare per year for every eligible child.

Case Study
Completion Date:

November 2020


West Lothian Council

Tier 1 Contractor:

Morrison Construction


New build early learning and childcare centre


Scott Brownrigg



It’s a real privilege to see work start on another project to enhance West Lothian’s excellent school estate, which is already one of the best in the country. This new build will provide the additional pre-school places needed to cope with the additional hours pledged in Bathgate and will be the perfect place for children to begin their education journey in West Lothian.

Cllr David Dodds, Executive councillor for education, West Lothian Council