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LPS 2024


Inclusive Growth

19 Nov 2024
Stage 1

Castlebrae Superlab - Bringing science to life
Cathy Southworth, Senior BioQuarter Education and Community Manager, Edinburgh University

Castlebrae Superlab is a unique partnership between Castlebrae Community Campus and Edinburgh BioQuarter. Together we are passionate about creating transformational learning experiences for young people that brings science to life and further develops an interest and skills in science. We have a long and flourishing partnership with Castlebrae High School, including mentoring, internships, and unique engagement projects.

In April 2022 the brand-new Castlebrae Community Campus opened, giving rise to the Castlebrae Superlab, a state-of-the-art 60-person capacity lab.

During school hours, the space is used as a classroom. Outwith school hours, we are transforming the Superlab into a hub for STEM engagement for the whole community.

Wallyford Learning Campus
Wallyford Learning Campus (WLC) includes the first new secondary school to be constructed in East Lothian since the 1960s and was the first campus project to be delivered as part of the Scottish Futures Trust’s Learning Estate Investment Programme. From inception, East Lothian Council (ELC) were determined to ensure that the investment provided an integrated learning and community environment for all generations and contributed towards regeneration.

ELC’s vision centered upon the delivery of a campus with the power to transform lives within the community and across the region through the creation of employment pathways, a vibrant digitally enabled learning environment for young people and adults, providing opportunities for inter-agency service delivery.

The presentation will look at the journey, learnings gathered, challenges and opportunities which arose through the process, and the process of translating the brief into a building which in turn physically delivers the services and opportunities proposed.


Alan Calderwood, Strategic Development Director - Morrison Construction
Cathy Southworth, Senior BioQuarter Education and Community Manager - Edinburgh University
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