For the construction of the Winchburgh Schools project (two secondary schools, a primary school and a sports centre) West Lothian Council were determined to build on lessons learned on previously built high-quality school projects – with the award-winning West Calder High School setting the benchmark for the level of quality the Council expected. The £62m project is West Lothian’s largest ever single investment in education, and was delivered by development partner Hub South East and main contractor Morrison Construction.
The project was handed over in phases with 3 of the 4 buildings on the campus being delivered earlier than the programmed dates and the 4th being delivered on programme. The whole project was delivered within the Council’s budget and, importantly for the Council, the facilities were delivered to the level of quality that was expected and required.
The project adopted a proactive approach to the delivery of quality with the end result that the final building was handed over with no snags to be recorded on the snagging list that normally accompanies the Completion Certificate. A case study on the approaches implemented on the project is available here – Winchburgh Case Study
CQIC visited the new schools and spoke to members of the project team to hear first hand the story of the project, what the vision was and what led to the success that was achieved. See a video of what they said here.