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Work gets underway at Aberdeen’s Brimmond School

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April 4 2014

Work gets underway at Aberdeen’s Brimmond School
The first turf has been cut at the site of a new £11.9m school in Aberdeen as part of the city’s bid to accommodate a growing school-age population.

Brimmond School will replace the existing Newhills School in Buckburn and will offer 420 primary school places together with a further 80 nursery spaces together with its own cycle track, outdoor sport courts, an adventure playground, sensory garden and woodland wildlife area.

Designed by JM Architects the new school will be majority clad in a white/cream clay facing brick with a pre-clad, acid etched concrete panel system used to clad the dining and games halls. Exaggerated roof features will also be expressed internally to draw daylight into deeper parts of the floor plan.

In their design statement the practice said: “The school has been designed as a series of destinations or focal points connected by a central connecting agora space with a series of internal and external courtyard areas to either side, like a small town or village centre. These destinations will contain each of the different facilities of the school and each will have their own unique feel.”

Delivered by Ogilvie Construction on behalf of hub North Scotland the new school will open its doors to pupils in August 2015.
A central 'agora' ties together the buildings varying functions
A central 'agora' ties together the buildings varying functions
A series of courtyards extend the landscaped grounds deep into the floorplan
A series of courtyards extend the landscaped grounds deep into the floorplan

Shared external areas of landscaping can be utilised by surrounding classes
Shared external areas of landscaping can be utilised by surrounding classes

1 Comment

Queen
#1 Posted by Queen on 4 Apr 2014 at 21:06 PM
mmmmmmm white / cream facing brick
That will look good in 6 months
Like a milky way forgotton about at the bottom of your hand bag

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