Wallyford Learning Campus, East Lothian


Maximising daylight and minimising energy costs

Wallyford Learning Campus sits at the heart of a £47.2m building and is the newest secondary school in East Lothian, opened in August 2023. Consisting of multi-use spaces for both learners and the local community, it’s more than your typical school.

The project brief was written to complement Wallyford Learning Campus, which features modern teaching and social spaces and has been designed to encourage natural light to flow throughout the building – with the contractor seeking a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution from a single source lighting and controls provider.

We were approached by M&E Contractors Dalkia to deliver a total project solution, including Whitecroft’s market-leading Foil – a flexible integrated services solution with built-in acoustic rafts to mitigate noise reverberation.

Sports Hall
Social space
Circulation space

The solution

Collaborating with consultant Rybka, over 2,500 luminaires were supplied to Wallyford Learning Campus. Each pre-fitted with flexes for quick installation, cutting down wiring and setup time.

Combining innovative products with strategic design, the client chose a controls solution with occupancy detection, enabling automatic activation or deactivation of luminaires based on sensor-detected movement Steven Griffin, CEng, MCIBSE, Rybka Associate, comments, “A key driver of Wallyford Leaning Campus was maximising the natural daylight contribution within occupied spaces. The interior lighting and controls were designed to complement daylight and to reduce the associated energy, whilst also being sympathetic and complementary to the building's architectural form, function, and construction. Whitecroft Lighting’s products were cost-effective, sustainable, and energy-efficient, in terms of the initial capital costs and continuing operational use”.


luminaires supplied


future pupil capacity


project solution

Key facts

Project Name

Wallyford Learning Campus


East Lothian


East Lothian Council


JM Architects


Morrison Construction, Dalkia


August 2023

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