The new state-of-the-art Cedarbank School in Livingston is set to be handed over to West Lothian Council.
(West Lothian Council press release:) Livingston, 7 March 2022 – Staff and pupils are expected to begin the transition to the new school after the Easter holidays, after delivery partner Hub South East and main contractor BAM Construction have confirmed that construction will be completed in March 2022.
Cedarbank provides quality education to secondary school pupils with additional learning needs in West Lothian and is currently spread over three sites.
The stunning new purpose-built modern self-contained facility will bring Cedarbank students from S1 to S6 together under one roof on the same campus as James Young High School.
West Lothian Council leader Lawrence Fitzpatrick said: “I am delighted that the outstanding new Cedarbank School will be ready for pupils from next month. The excellent facilities at the new Cedarbank will bring the whole school together in one place, ensuring that we can provide the best possible education to the young people who attend. Many thanks to Hub South East and BAM Construction for their hard work in delivering the new school on time and on budget during the challenges of the pandemic.
The excellent new school is part of a £26.5million investment in schools dedicated to supporting pupils with extra support needs, which will see the construction of a new Beatlie School in Livingston along with improvements at the Ogilvie Campus in Livingston and Pinewood ASN School in Blackburn.
Roddy Clark, Hub South East Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are proud to continue our positive working relationship with our partners at West Lothian Council as we deliver another inspiring learning area development. I commend everyone involved in advancing the construction of this new specialized facility under the difficult circumstances of the past few years. Feedback from students and staff who have visited the site during Cedarbank’s construction has been positive and it is encouraging to see the excitement grow as they get closer and closer to the opportunity to enjoy their new modern learning space.
Kris Moir, Project Manager, BAM Construction, added: “We are delighted to have supported Hub South East Scotland and West Lothian Council in yet another first class educational establishment. This program draws on BAM’s expertise and extensive experience as Scotland’s leading provider of education and we are proud to have played our part in creating this new, modern learning environment that will inspire students. for many years to come.
The school’s superb facilities include a multi-purpose hall, specialist classrooms for CDT, music, science, home economics, art, IT and life skills in addition to classrooms standard. There is also a kitchen/dining room inside the school and outside a mix of hard and soft natural landscaping, including outdoor learning spaces and a housing estate.
A dedicated school access road was constructed from Dedridge North Road, separate from the Quentin Rise entrance for James Young High School.
Executive Adviser for Education David Dodds added: “The new £7million Cedarbank School will make a positive difference in the lives of many young locals, providing an ideal platform to help them learn and realize their potential. West Lothian already has one of the best school estates in Scotland, and investment in new schools in Cedarbank, Beatlie, Winchburgh and Calderwood can only make it better.
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