Deans Community High School
West Lothian


A new building on an existing school site, providing for 1100 pupils, we had to cater for the unusual circumstance of an educational facility that was available for external use during the school day.


A central social space and internal courtyard would focus on separating noisier environments such as music, drama and sports from quieter teaching spaces. The Council’s desire for greater community involvement located the new school closer to the main public highway.


"The new Deans Community High School and its excellent facilities will enhance the learning experience for pupils and provide an invaluable resource for the whole community".

Andrew Miller, Executive Councillor for Education

Client West Lothian Council / HDM School Solutions Ltd
Contact  Craig Henderson, West Lothian Council
Dates  Complete 2009
Contract  PPP (Design & Build)
Value  £30m
Floor Area  15,400 sqM
Services  Architecture, Landscape