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February start confirmed for new Haddington Primary

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January 25 2019

February start confirmed for new Haddington Primary

East Lothian Council have confirmed the appointment of Morrison Construction to deliver an £8.6m school in Haddington as part of a wider development of 800 homes.

Letham Mains Primary delivers a total of 14 classrooms will be provided when the school opens its doors in summer 2020, with facilities including a dining hall, social space and twin court sports hall with retractable seating.

Councillor Shamin Akhtar commented: “Work is well underway at Letham Mains to provide 800 new homes, including affordable houses, for our community. I’m pleased that the contract has been awarded for Letham Primary School and this important part of the development can move forward. I look forward to following its progress.”

The school has been designed by an in-house team at East Lothian Council and is being funded by the house builders directly.

External facades will feature coloured accent panels and timber brise soleil components as part of the window system will provide additional solar control and texture to the building facades.

8 Comments

Everyone's a critic
#1 Posted by Everyone's a critic on 25 Jan 2019 at 13:27 PM
This belongs in a 90's industrial estate.
Designed in house by ELC? Hmmm...
Poor kids.
Willy Wrott
#2 Posted by Willy Wrott on 25 Jan 2019 at 14:00 PM
#2 Seconded. Looks like a 90's Dundee leisure/ sports scheme
Walt Disney
#3 Posted by Walt Disney on 25 Jan 2019 at 14:15 PM
A big improvement on what was first designed - looked like something Tom Hanks had built on Castaway.
Sammy
#4 Posted by Sammy on 25 Jan 2019 at 14:23 PM
Still think it very unfair that gateside and dovecot kids dont get to go here they still have to walk right past it to get to the existing primary school
Sue Pearman
#5 Posted by Sue Pearman on 25 Jan 2019 at 14:32 PM
WHY are councils still procuring poor architecture like this when we have fantastic examples in Scotland like Stallan Brand's Broomalands School - budget benchmarked against similar HUB procured examples.
MV
#6 Posted by MV on 25 Jan 2019 at 14:57 PM
The kids will absolutely love it. Who wouldn't want to go to a school designed to look like a minecraft creation?
Henry VIII
#7 Posted by Henry VIII on 25 Jan 2019 at 16:43 PM
Clearly a l"homage a brexit in the new greater engerland style of tudoresque woteva, from when the Mary Rose ruled the waves before it sunk.
monkey9000
#8 Posted by monkey9000 on 25 Jan 2019 at 18:03 PM
#6 that is an insult to Minecraft creators!

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