Ogilvie awarded £7.5m West Lothian school project

Armdale schoolWork has started on a £7.5 million project to build a new primary school in Armadale after West Lothian Council appointed a contractor to the project.

Ogilvie Construction is to deliver the new facility which will include eight new classrooms and two general-purpose rooms as well as a gym and dining room and nursery provision for 60 pupils.

The project will also include the construction of a tarmac multi user games area, car parking and a grass pitch.

The new building will incorporate energy saving technology such as photovoltaic panels on the roof, along with an increased insulation envelope and airtight design.

Donald MacDonald, managing director, Ogilvie Construction, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to create a high quality educational facility that will benefit pupils, staff and the community.

“A focus on delivering the highest standards of quality and service is at the core of our business and the new Armadale Primary School will provide first class learning environment when it opens next year.”

In September 2014, West Lothian Council’s executive committee approved forward-funding to accelerate the development of the project.

A land transfer contract was signed by developers in early May which allowed the council to take full ownership of the site.

Executive councillor for education, Lawrence Fitzpatrick, said: “This is another important step in the process and we are delighted that building work can now progress.

“Local people will be able to see the new school building take shape over the summer months and we look forward to working with Ogilvie Construction Limited to see the school building develop from the design stage through to completion.”

The school has been designed to save energy and with the inclusion of photovoltaic panels on the roof along with a greatly increased insulation envelope and air tight design.

It will be completed next summer in time for the start of the 2016/17 academic year.

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