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Bankton Primary School

Bankton Primary School
2009
Bankton Primary School was built in 1980. The existing single storey accommodation was too small for a 2 stream school and required an extension to provide two new classrooms, a new Sports Hall, a parents’ room and a new Nursery / Wraparound facility for 40 children.

The project follows sustainable principles in line with West Lothian’s Policy for Sustainable Construction. The building is fully accessible.  The Nursery / Wraparound rooms have been designed from the children’s point of view with a direct connection to the playground, to allow them to move freely between inside and outside. The two interlinked rooms are triangular in plan, under a single mono-pitch roof. The long edge of the Nursery room is designed with a permeable screen oriented to the east, creating a close child-scale relationship with the playground outside, using cills, platforms and low level windows.
PROJECT: Bankton Primary School
LOCATION: Livingston
CLIENT: West Lothian Council
ARCHITECT: Arcade Architects
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Wren & Bell
SERVICES ENGINEER: McLean Engineering Partnership & MDN (Eng) Ltd
QUANTITY SURVEYOR: David Adamson
Bankton Primary School
Bankton Primary School

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