Top award for West Lothian school redevelopment

The redevelopment of a West Lothian primary school site has won a top housing award.

The former Broxburn Primary School redevelopment was named Affordable Housing Development of the Year at the 2017 Homes for Scotland Awards.

The residential flats were built on behalf of West Lothian Council and are specifically designed for older people and to give them as much independence as possible.

The project utilised many features of the original sandstone building, which dates back to 1890 and two new buildings were constructed to create 18 one and two bedroom flats, arranged around a shared courtyard and garden space.

The award was presented to partnership housing provider Lovell at a ceremony held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre recently.

Sarah Freel from Lovell commented on the win, “Everyone at Lovell is thrilled that our new development on Broxburn’s West Main Street has been named Affordable Housing Development of the Year at this year’s coveted Homes for Scotland awards.

“Lovell have been building affordable partnership homes for over 45 years, even selling the UK’s first ever affordable partnership development back in 1972. We are committed to working with a range of local partners to deliver housing that is carefully tailored to the needs of the local community. It’s really gratifying for such a collaborative project to be recognised through these awards and we are very grateful to everyone involved in bringing the project to life.”