We are delighted to announce that the planning application for a new primary school at Craighall, submitted on behalf of East Lothian Council, has been approved at Planning Committee!
The proposals will deliver a contemporary primary school and early years building to support the emerging and growing community of Craighall; a new residential masterplan development in East Lothian which is now well underway. The application responds to and reflects the masterplan’s wider design aspirations including site strategies which encourages greener travel routes for pupils.
“We are honoured to be part of the team selected to deliver the new Craighall Primary School for East Lothian Council. We are delighted to have reached such a significant milestone and look forward to bringing this project to life alongside Hub South East Scotland and Balfour Beatty. This new primary school is going to play an integral role in the expanding community at Craighall and we have endeavoured to develop a building which will provide them with a sustainable, healthy and inspiring learning environment.”
The school will be largely two-storey clad in brick with extensive use of glass to create a light-filled space. A distinctive roof shape designed to resemble the teeth of a saw has been chosen to link with the industrial heritage of the Craighall area. The building will house 14 classrooms, a multi-purpose hall and dining area and a library as well as offices, changing facilities and meeting rooms. Outdoor areas will provide hard and soft landscaped areas, grass sports pitches and a running track alongside tree planting and a woodland trail.
Credit: Claire Davie, jmarchitects Edinburgh
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