The LDC building known by the locals was the first building to be constructed within the town. Work began in August 1963 when the then Secretary of state, Mr. Michael Noble, started a machine which drove the first foundation pile into the ground. He described the event as an important one for scotland, Mr Noble Claimed that although it was too early to say in detail what form Livingston would take, the town would be completely different from anything that had gone before.