First glimpse of £30m replacement Midlothian school revealed

Newbattle Community High School

Midlothian Council has revealed plans for a £30 million replacement for Newbattle Community High School.

Drawings, plans and elevations by Cooper Cromar architects have now been published giving residents the chance to see what the finished building will look like.

Located opposite the current building at Mayfield Complex, Easthouses, the scheme comprises of three distinct elements; an entrance block, teaching wing and community facility which will include a gym and swimming pool.

Dubbed a ‘community hub’ the centre follows the example set by the Lasswade Centre and provides a six lane swimming pool and health suite, fitness rooms, enhanced library, community rooms, multi-purpose hall (incorporating a theatre and cinema), internet cafe and art facilities.

The Scottish Government is contributing £17m toward the cost of the build with the remainder being sourced from Midlothian Council.

Work on the new school will begin early in 2015 for completion by August 2016.

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