New “energy efficient” West Lothian school up and running

Image credit: West Lothian Council

OGILVIE Construction has completed work on what the firm has described as one of the “most energy efficient” primary schools in Scotland.

The £7.5 million Southdale Primary School in Armadale, West Lothian is now open after the project was completed on time and budget. Ogilvie said the 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”

The firm added that this approach to the design and construction of the building will deliver “considerable” energy savings.

The new school was built in two phases and features 16 new classrooms, a nursery, gym and community hall.

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.”

Lawrence Fitzpatrick, executive councillor for education at West Lothian Council added, “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.”