Wallyford Primary School

Client: HUB South East Scotland / East Lothian Council

Architect: JM Architects

Contractor: Morrison Construction

Project value: £18.9 million

Project team: Dr Elena Prokofieva

The Award Winning Wallyford Primary School is one of the largest Primary Schools in Scotland, providing 28 classrooms and four nursery classes, offering up to 120 pre-school places, as well as resources for wider use by the community, including a new library.

The School has been designed with the future in mind, built with expansion plans for projected increases in school rolls. The outside space includes all weather pitches, basketball hoops, landscaping and grassed areas. The school also includes resources for wider use by the community including a new library.

Funded in part by the Scottish Government’s Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme, which is managed by the Scottish Futures Trust, its construction resulted in £5.8m social value for the local area and the building has received positive feedback from stakeholders. As the population of Wallyford grows, the school will be a community Hub positioned at the heart of the town.

Gemma Boggs, Education Delivery Director at the Scottish Futures Trust, said: “Well-designed buildings, fit for the whole community to use, have the power to transform lives. Through our Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme, new schools such as this one in Wallyford, are doing just that – creating environments which provide pupils and community alike with much-improved spaces for them to learn, visit and connect.”

RMP were commissioned as the project acoustic consultant to ensure excellent teaching environments by working closely with the project team from design to compliance testing (Hub Stages 1 and 2).  RMP was also appointed to measure reverberation time in the Multi-Purpose Hall before the acoustic panels are placed in the Hall so as to determine the requirements.

RMP’s detailed design advice and testing helped ensure Wallyford Primary School successfully met the requirements of BB93.

Awards

Scottish Property Awards 2020 – Winner – Development of the Year (Public Buildings)

Images courtesy of HUB South East Scotland.

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