Double education award win for hub South East Scotland

Centre – Richard Park (operations director) and Paul McGirk (chief executive) receiving the Consultancy of the Year award from hosts and sponsors

HUB South East Scotland picked up two prizes at the inaugural Education Buildings Scotland Awards.

As a team it won Consultancy of the Year, and in partnership with West Lothian Council, the West Calder High School project triumphed in the Inspiring Learning Spaces category.

The winners were announced at the end of the first day of the Education Buildings Scotland Conference in Edinburgh.

Paul McGirk, hub South East chief executive said, “We are delighted with this double win at the Education Buildings Scotland Awards. It is clear from the sheer breadth of topics and speakers at this conference, as well as the number of high quality entries shortlisted for awards, that there is an enormous amount of high quality, innovative projects being delivered across the education sector in Scotland.

“Hub South East is proud to be playing its part in this and to be recognised as Consultancy of the Year is testament to the hard work of a dedicated team and the successful partnerships we have built with our clients.

“I am particularly pleased that West Calder High School won in the Inspiring Learning Spaces category – it’s a privilege to be entrusted to deliver West Lothian Council’s biggest single investment in education. The new school, designed with pupil experience at its core, will truly transform the learning journey, as well as providing a more accessible learning estate – which is at the heart of what we are collectively trying to achieve.”

West Lothian Council executive councillor for education David Dodds added, “I’m delighted that the new £32 million West Calder High School project has been recognised at the Education Buildings Scotland awards.

“West Lothian currently has one of the best school estates in the country, and this major investment will ensure we continue to provide our young people with the best possible environment for learning. The new West Calder High School has been specifically designed to encourage innovative learning, providing the right platform for our young people to achieve their full potential.”