Contractor appointed for new joint campus

A contractor has been appointed to build a new joint campus for St Mary’s RC Primary School and Burnbrae Primary on the site of the former Hopefield Primary.

Work starting in January

At the full council meeting on Tuesday, councillors agreed McLaughlin and Harvey would begin work in January 2019.

Milestone moment

Midlothian Council’s cabinet member for education, Councillor Jim Muirhead said: “Appointing the contractor is a real milestone in this project. It will allow us to relocate St Mary’s  to a new school but also provide Burnbrae with extra capacity to accommodate growing pupil numbers coming from the Hopefield Farm housing development and other developments.“

Grass pitch and new building

The work will include a new grass pitch and new school building. The new building could be open by early 2020.

We'll keep local people updated

Parents, teachers, pupils and the local community will be kept up to date with progress as the site develops.

18 Dec 2018