Midlothian primary schools tipped to help children flourish

SCOTTISH Education Secretary John Swinney MSP has opened two schools in Midlothian developed by Hardies Property & Construction Consultants.

Paradykes and Roslin primary schools – with project values of £14.5 million and £4.5 million respectively – both recently opened their doors to staff and pupils.

Part of a community hub comprising the school, library, medical centre and leisure centre, Paradykes was named Community Development Project of the Year at the Scottish Property Awards 2018.

Hardies provided project management, quantity surveying, principal designer and clerk of works services on both projects. Danny McArthur, partner at Hardies said, “We are delighted to have been involved in delivering these two schools for Midlothian Council. Both buildings are state-of-the-art and the learning environment provided will provide every opportunity for the children to flourish. For the community hub at Loanhead to win such a prestigious award is credit to all the organisations involved.”