The £32 million project to deliver a state-of-the-art learning facility in West Calder opened to pupils last year, and is West Lothian Council's largest single investment in education. The Project of the Year title recognises its innovative design and the collaborative working which made the project such a success. This win came at the end of the first day of the Education Buildings Scotland Conference in Edinburgh, which provided an opportunity for everyone involved in education to come together with those directly involved in creating great buildings to discuss how the built environment can support the best possible educational outcomes for our children, young people and wider communities.
West Calder High was delivered for West Lothian Council by its development partner Hub South East and main contractor Morrison Construction. It was designed by Norr Architects to be the ideal platform for learning, in line with the very latest in educational thinking. Executive councillor for education David Dodds said: "The council is delighted that the fantastic new West Calder High School has been recognised with another award. "It's important we ensure that our young people have the best possible platform for learning, to support them to achieve their full potential."
Richard Park, operations manager with Hub South East, said: "We're proud to have been entrusted with delivering our client's single biggest investment in education at West Calder High School. Winning Project of the Year is recognition of the true partnership working, inspiring design and quality construction demonstrated on the project. "We look forward with excitement to working on future education projects with West Lothian Council."
Last night's win adds to the project's trophy cabinet as previously West Calder High has won the Inspiring Learning Space title at the same Awards in 2017 and took home a Silver in the Best Social Infrastructure category at the 2018 Partnerships Awards.