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BDPs Bathgate civic complex opens its doors

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November 1 2011

BDPs Bathgate civic complex opens its doors
West Lothian Council have officially unveiled the Bathgate Partnership Centre; incorporating a library, community centre, registration office, customer information services (CIS) centre, advice shop, an IT learning suite, community meeting rooms and a café.

Built by Ogilvie Construction to designs by BDP the latest addition to the authority’s estates, following completion of the Livingston Civic Centre, incorporates a landscaped community garden and is intended to bring previously dislocated council services together under one roof.

Facades are clad in random cut Caithness flagstone and seamed brass to reinforce a sense of civic solidity whilst a sedum roof accommodates natural ventilation and a heat recovery system.

Councillor Jim Walker said at the unveiling: “It is a marvelous resource for Bathgate with so many services available in one location. It is really vibrant and you can feel a buzz in the building.”

An internal street acts as a social hub - encouraging interaction
An internal street acts as a social hub - encouraging interaction
The new building is intended to become an integral part of Bathgate
The new building is intended to become an integral part of Bathgate

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