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Good progress is being made on the delayed construction programme for the £14.3M primary school in Calderwood, East Calder.

West Lothian Council said the new state-of-the-art school will provide non-denominational primary education for up to 462 primary and 128 nursery pupils when complete in 2022.

The steel frame is already in place after the start of construction was delayed until June 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Executive Councillor for Education David Dodds said: “The design of the new state-of-the-art school incorporates elements of the nearby award-winning West Calder High School, with sustainability and suitability as core objectives.

“Calderwood Primary will provide an anchor landmark for the Calderwood Core Development Area when it opens, helping bring the new community at Calderwood together.”

The project is being delivered on behalf of the council by its development partner hub South East, with Morrison Construction as the main contractor and Hescott Engineering as steelwork contractor. The same team also constructed the steel-framed West Calder High School.

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