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Lairdsland Primary pioneers new ‘reference’ school design

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March 13 2014

Lairdsland Primary pioneers new ‘reference’ school design
A sod-cutting ceremony has taken place at the site of Lairdsland Primary School in Kirkintilloch as East Dunbartonshire Council and Hub West Scotland commence delivery of the £7.7m build, replacing an existing Victorian school.

Part funded by the Scottish Government to the tune of £2.5m the school has been designed by Walters and Cohen Architects and features a design that can be modified for delivery elsewhere dependant on local requirements and school rolls.

Gemma Boggs, schools programme director at Scottish Futures Trust said, “When this school opens, it will provide a modern, inspirational place for young people to learn. Importantly, all local authorities across Scotland have access to the two reference primary school designs which can be easily adapted for their own particular needs, saving money and time.”


Morgan Sindall is main contractor on the 11 classroom school which will be ready for occupancy by summer 2015.
Each classroom has a quiet formal learning area and informal project space
Each classroom has a quiet formal learning area and informal project space
The school will have a north facing learning deck looking out onto the Forth & Clyde canal
The school will have a north facing learning deck looking out onto the Forth & Clyde canal

5 Comments

HWAC
#1 Posted by HWAC on 14 Mar 2014 at 01:24 AM
Looks nothing like the original scheme which won out against Reiach & Hall Architects.
davie bob
#2 Posted by davie bob on 14 Mar 2014 at 10:35 AM
HWAC - its called design development, you heard of it?
A local pleb
#3 Posted by A local pleb on 14 Mar 2014 at 13:53 PM
I like it however I have to query the shading impact within the first floor classrooms of the large 5m roof overhangs above the external teaching spaces. I also question the long term weathering effects on the expanse of white render.
Kirky Boy
#4 Posted by Kirky Boy on 16 Mar 2014 at 09:08 AM
You only have to walk 100 meters up the road to see how bad the white render will look. The Kirkintilloch Learning Centre looks a sorry state. Canal side locations and white render are poor bedfellows
HVAC
#5 Posted by HVAC on 18 Mar 2014 at 21:24 PM
davie bob, I thought it was called value engineering

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