School extension earns top marks from Blackridge pupils


PUPILS at a West Lothian primary school are benefiting from a “superb” new £1.3 million extension.

Construction work has completed at Blackridge Primary, where pupils have been enjoying the school’s new games hall.

The project was carried out by Livingston-based Maxi Construction and managed by West Lothian Council’s construction and design team.

John Aitchison, Maxi Construction’s managing director said, “We are proud to have delivered the extended and enhanced facilities at Blackridge Primary School, which include a new games hall with modern changing facilities, school entrance and reception area.

“This project also provided learning opportunities both for pupils, by way of a blog, and for members of our supply chain, via formal training.”

Vice chair of the education executive, councillor David Dodds, was invited to an event at the school to mark the completion of the works. He said, “The new games hall will give a real boost to the school, increasing the amount and range of physical activity offered for Blackridge pupils.

“West Lothian has one of the best school estates in Scotland, thanks to ongoing investment like this all over the area, as we aim to ensure we continue to provide a suitable learning environment for all West Lothian children.”

Other works at the school have included improving access through a new main entrance way and reception area, with internal alterations to allow disabled access between the various levels within the existing school.