Calderwood & Winchburgh Schools

DSSR was responsible for the full M&E Design of two school campuses as part of a project for West Lothian Council and Hub South East.


East Calder, Scotland

Contract Value



jmarchitects (Primary Schools) / Ryder (High Schools)


Hub South East





DSSR was appointed to complete the full M&E Design of two school campuses, comprising 5 school facilities in total, as part of a project for West Lothian Council. We also provided building performance and sustainability studies for all 5 buildings across the project’s two sites, Calderwood and Winchburgh.

On the Calderwood site, there is a new £14.3m open-plan primary school, which was handed over to West Lothian Council in September 2021, and on the Winchburgh site, there are two high schools and one primary school (Holy Family). The Winchburgh site is scheduled to be handed over next year.

The Secondary Schools will share a sports building that features a swimming pool; this facility will also be available for use by the local community.

The schools feature a mix of photovoltaic panels and combined heat & power plant facilities, helping to reduce carbon emissions and energy usage. The Winchburgh campus has a central Energy Centre, serving all buildings on the site.

All schools buildings within the campus have been designed to achieve an EPC A rating.

Project Architect: jmarchitects (Primary Schools) / Ryder (High Schools)