Councillor pleased with Gorebridge school build progress

Work got underway at the school last October
Work got underway at the school last October

Midlothian South councillor Jim Muirhead (Lab) is delighted with the progress of the building of the new primary school in Gorebridge.

Work began in September at the as yet unnamed school in North Gorebridge.

Speaking at the latest Gorebridge Community Council meeting, Councillor Muirhead said: “They are throwing it up, which is great to see.

“I’m delighted to see the progress made. The quicker it’s built the quicker local children will get the benefits of learning in a new school.”

The councillor also spoke about a potential name for the new school: “There will be a naming process taking place in the next wee while.

“A few folk have said it should be called Arniston Primary School.

“That’s something that needs to be taken forward.”

The Gorebridge school, designed by AHR Architects and being built by Morrison Construction, will cater for up to 558 pupils with two classes in each primary year.

The school, east of Whitehouse Way, is set to be completed by autumn 2016.

It will cost around £8.9 million, the majority of which will come from developers’ contributions.