Date 17 Aug 2023
Morrison Construction has handed over the Wallyford Learning Campus over to East Lothian Council following completion of the new state-of-the-art school.
The new campus combines the brand new Rosehill High School with a number of education partnerships, library and health and social care services. The project was designed to offer inspiring, multi-use spaces that will benefit students and the wider community. The project was carried out as part of phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP).
Works started on the campus in 2021, which includes modern teaching an social spaces, as well a specialist provision for young people with severe and complex needs, a dedicated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) centre, and a Tots and Teens area.
New sports facilities were also built, as well as community spaces and a day centre for elderly people, in addition to dedicated spaces for Edinburgh College, where students can gain qualifications in construction.
Councillor Norman Hampshire, East Lothian Council Leader, said: “Wallyford Learning Campus fulfils our ambition to make sure that the benefits of development are widely felt across East Lothian from high quality, modern schools to spaces for communities. The building and its grounds have been designed to maximise opportunities for people of all ages and interests and act as a hub for community activities and initiatives. It’s a key part of our ambition for a dynamic, thriving East Lothian that enables our people and communities to flourish.
“I’d like to congratulate the teams involved in this impressive building. Given the significant challenges of the past few years it’s an incredible achievement and shows the strength of the partnerships we have had throughout. I look forward to the coming months when we can welcome learners and communities in to enjoy this fantastic new campus.”
David Ewing, Managing Director for Morrison Construction Building Central, commented: “The whole team are proud to have been a part of this fantastic project, which has created the first-class educational facility that the staff and students at Rosehill deserve. We have enjoyed a productive relationship with Hub South East and East Lothian Council throughout the project and look forward to seeing the benefits that the Wallyford Learning Campus will bring to the local community for years to come.”