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Keppie’s Dumbarton Academy completes

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October 23 2013

Keppie’s Dumbarton Academy completes
A new  £10.6m Dumbarton Academy, part of the Scottish Government’s £1.25bn Schools for the Future programme, has been officially opened by one of its former pupils, Dr John Brown now Astronomer Royal for Scotland.

Designed by Keppie and built by BAM Construction the new school will house up to 750 pupils and incorporates its own theatre and library. Other features include playground gym equipment, outdoor performance area and garden with plans to build two floodlit all-weather pitches; a grass pitch and100m running track on the site of the demolished existing school.

Campbell said:  “It’s a great privilege to officially open the new Dumbarton Academy. The facilities here are absolutely first rate, from the stunning library to the excellent theatre, and I’m certain pupils will enjoy learning in such a wonderful environment.

“The completion of this school is another great example of the Scottish Government, a local authority and those involved in the construction process working successfully in partnership to deliver a building that will not only benefit pupils, but the wider community.

“I’m confident this school will flourish in the years to come, helping to support pupils’ learning experience and fulfil their true potential.”

Photography by Paul Zanre.
Dumbarton Academy is the first school in Scotland to adopt a pre-cast frame solution
Dumbarton Academy is the first school in Scotland to adopt a pre-cast frame solution
The school is clad in blue and grey brick, render and metal cladding
The school is clad in blue and grey brick, render and metal cladding

The school provides space for 750 pupils
The school provides space for 750 pupils

4 Comments

Irony?
#1 Posted by Irony? on 23 Oct 2013 at 16:09 PM
'part of the Scottish Government’s £1.25bn Schools for the Future programme'

This looks more like an overclad of a high school from the 60/70's rather than the future or even the present! Maybe we need to see some internal images.
Bill
#2 Posted by Bill on 23 Oct 2013 at 21:01 PM
The 3rd images looks like a PFI Refubishment Project
D-Dot
#3 Posted by D-Dot on 24 Oct 2013 at 13:43 PM
That is an abomination ... When will architects learn - theres no point being slick with a contractor who wants to use Kingspan (Other crap material providers are available)
Paul Sweeney
#4 Posted by Paul Sweeney on 29 Oct 2013 at 10:39 AM
What is the plan for the old building?

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