New Loanhead Centre to open on Thursday
The community facilities at the new Loanhead Centre will open on Thursday, the same day Paradykes pupils will start their first term in the new building.
Cafe, soft play, Tonezone and library will all open
The council is looking forward to welcoming the first customers to the cafe, soft play, Tonezone and library. However, the pool will be delayed for a further 14 days or so to make sure it is pristine after significant building work.
We're looking forward to welcoming customers
The cabinet member for property and facilities at Midlothian Council, Councillor Derek Milligan said: “It’s a stunning new building and we’re really looking forward to residents coming to enjoy it.
There's a bit of work to get the pool pristine
“We thank them for their continued patience as unfortunately, there’s just a small bit of work to do before the pool can open.
“Saying that, there is a lot to see and do in the building so hopefully residents will agree that it has been worth the wait.”
This is a partnership project
The first project to be developed in partnership with Scottish Futures Trust, Midlothian and NHS Lothian through the Integrated Joint Board, the new £15.4 million facility, incorporates a primary school, after school/wrap around care, library, leisure centre, medical centre, early years’ provision and external work.
The site includes the existing leisure centre
The site includes the existing leisure centre and part of King George’s Field.
The Paradykes replacement school has capacity for 489 pupils.