Pupils in Armadale, West Lothian are enjoying their first weeks in one of Scotland’s most energy efficient primary schools, which was recently completed on time and budget by Ogilvie Construction.
Southdale Primary School has been designed as an eco friendly, energy efficient building incorporating photovoltaic solar panels on the roof, along with a significantly increased insulation envelope and air-tight design. This innovative approach to the design and construction of the building will deliver considerable energy savings.
The new school was built in two phases, creating 16 new classrooms, school nursery, gym and community hall. A grass pitch and tarmac multi-user games area is complemented by a full size community grass pitch designated for community use.
Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said;
“We worked closely with West Lothian Council’s design team to ensure that this complex project was delivered on time and budget, creating a high quality facility at the heart of the community.
“The incorporation of modern sustainable materials and innovative energy efficient technology and design makes Southdale one of the most eco friendly schools in the country.”
Executive Councillor for education at West Lothian Council, Lawrence Fitzpatrick, said:
“The project from start to finish was a complex one but ultimately it is about delivering a fantastic educational facility for our pupils and generations to come.”