West Calder High School

Location

West Lothian

Contract Value

£32m

Architect

Norr

Client

hub South East / West Lothian Council

Completion

2018

Category

Education

Winner of Project of the Year at the Education Buildings Scotland Awards 2019.

The West Calder High School consists of community use facilities and high school on behalf of West Lothian Council and Hub South East and will host up to 1,100 pupils, encompassing a high school, gym, library, swimming pool and all-weather sports pitch.

The new facility includes large open plan ‘learning plazas’ and a central amphitheatre to allow the school to use the spaces flexibly. Extensive reliance on WiFi to deliver teaching via tablets and hand held devices, rather than traditional hard wired solution.

The school incorporates Combined Heating Power Units (CHP) to help minimise certain emissions and running costs.

DSSR were responsible for full design duties for all M&E services.