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July 16, 2021

Morrison to build new education campus in Scotland

The new learning campus will feature extensive glass and complement the neighbouring primary school.

Property management company Hub South East Scotland has selected Galliford Try’s Morrison Construction for a new learning campus in East Lothian.

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The $56.7m (£41m) contract for the new Wallyford Learning Campus construction has been awarded on behalf of the East Lothian Council.

To complement the neighbouring primary school, the building has been designed to feature extensive glass, access to natural light and brick-clad facades.

Featuring modern teaching and social spaces, the facility will include specialist provision for young people with complex needs.

It will also include a dedicated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) centre and a tots and teens area.

Moreover, the building will comprise community spaces and a day centre for older people, as well as new sports facilities.

Morrison Construction Building Central managing director Eddie Robertson said: “We are delighted to have reached Financial Close on the new Wallyford learning campus, a fantastic project for our partners Hub South East and East Lothian Council and the first to reach the site through the Scottish Government’s Learning Estates Investment Programme.

“The project also represents a huge commitment to the young people of Wallyford through the provision of digitally-enhanced areas for learning such as the new STEAM plaza, establishing partnerships with employability and further education providers to provide pathways into work and the promotion of virtual learning and inclusivity for all.”

The project forms part of Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP).

The LEIP Phase I involves the development of additional secondary school facilities to accommodate the increasing number of students.

Galliford Try’s Morrison Construction has already commenced preparatory work on-site, with main works planned to commence next month.

Construction on the campus is slated for completion in June 2023.

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