Green light for £17m Midlothian school hub

Councillors have approved £17 million plans to build a new primary school and community hub in Midlothian.

The proposals will see Danderhall Primary School replaced with a community facility including primary school, nursery, library and leisure facilities.

Green light for £17m Midlothian school hub

The 3.3-hectare development site includes the location of the current school and land at neighbouring Danderhall Recreation Ground.

LDA Design’s plans include creating a C-shaped building south of the road and turning part of the site currently known locally as a “kick about” area into a car park with 124 spaces and two bus parking spaces.

Where the current school sits south of the road there are plans to create outdoor play areas and spaces including a multi-use games area, external play areas, an amphitheatre and a public plaza with public art.

Midlothian councillors last year agreed to set aside £17.1m for the project and approved detailed planning permission for the site this week.

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