New £7M Livingston replacement school underway
Construction has started on the £7M state-of-the-art replacement for Cedarbank School in Livingston.
Cedarbank currently provides education for secondary pupils from around West Lothian, spread over three locations.
The new stand-alone, modern purpose-built facility will bring up to 130 Cedarbank pupils together under one roof when it opens in 2022.
Hub South East Scotland is delivering the new facility on behalf of the council, with BAM Construction appointed as the main contractor.
Executive Councillor for Education David Dodds said: “It’s great to see work start on a fantastic new Cedarbank School.
“The new location will allow the Cedarbank community to build strong links with their neighbours at The James Young High School, which can only benefit both schools.”
Martin Cooper, Construction Director, BAM Construction said, “We’re delighted to be part of the team delivering this innovative, purpose-built building which will provide quality care and education for the pupils of West Lothian for many years to come.”
The facilities within the school include a multi-purpose hall, specialist classrooms for music, science, home economics, art, IT and life skills as well as base classrooms. There will also be a kitchen/dining area within the school and landscaped external areas, which will include varied accessible and natural hard and soft landscaping, space to hold lessons outside and an outdoor allotment.