CONSTRUCTION work has commenced at two secondary schools in East Lothian as part of extension and reconfiguration projects.
Graham Construction Ltd is leading work at Ross High School in Tranent, with a classroom being extended and new social area with dedicated spaces for various subjects being delivered. hub South East has been appointed to oversee the project.
Innovate and FES Support Services will also undertake internal alterations to the building and improve the function of spaces, which will see new drama and science rooms created as well as enhanced spaces for creative learning support. Finally, two further extensions will bring more space to the sports hall, changing facilities and PE staff hub. East Lothian Council anticipates work to be completed by summer 2022.
A three classroom extension will come as part of the work carried out by FES Support at North Berwick High School. The extension will house new home economics, modern languages and social studies classrooms. A courtyard area within the school will also be covered and developed as a social space. Once complete, the council said a reconfiguration of the school’s existing spaces will be undertaken to provide a new science faculty and other classrooms. It too is scheduled to be completed by summer 2022.
Cabinet member for education and children’s services, councillor Fiona Dugdale, said, “I am pleased to see work begin on both of these projects. The new extensions and the re-imagined spaces within each school will provide enhanced spaces for learning and improved spaces for young people to socialise.
“Covid-19 meant we had to reconsider all of our construction programmes and we are grateful to both school communities for their support as we produced a revised timetable. We are all looking forward to these developments getting underway for both North Berwick and Ross High Schools.”