Work has started on a £1.1m project to revamp Blackridge Primary School. The investment will deliver a brand new games hall for the school, complete with modern changing facilities. Access to the school will be greatly improved with a new main entrance way and reception area, with internal alterations to allow disabled access between the various levels within the existing school.
Vice chair of the Education policy development and scrutiny panel David Dodds visited the school recently to mark the start of the work, which is due to the completed by Autumn 2016. Councillor Dodds said: “I am delighted to see work starting on the £1.1 million extension to Blackridge Primary School. West Lothian has one of the best school estates in Scotland, and investment like this will ensure we continue to provide a suitable learning environment for all our pupils.”
Blackridge Head Teacher Julie Ross added: “The whole school community at Blackridge is excited about the new extension, which will greatly benefit our pupils. The new games hall will help encourage physical activity among the school community, while the other works will greatly improve access to the school.”
The project is managed by West Lothian Council’s Housing, Construction and Building Services team, with Livingston-based Maxi Construction appointed to carry out the works.
Maxi Construction’s Managing Director, John Aitchison, welcomed the award of this contract, commenting: “Maxi Construction is pleased to continue its association with West Lothian Council in the provision of new education facilities which will ultimately benefit local communities.”