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Pupils settle into Shetland primary school extension

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October 23 2014

Pupils settle into Shetland primary school extension
Redman Sutherland architects have completed a new primary school extension for Shetland Islands Council, providing new offices, a library and increased teaching space.

The new Happyhansel Primary wing is built around a covered entrance lobby with a glazed roof permitting light into an existing canteen, cloakroom and waiting area.

Painted timber weatherboarding was used to introduce colour with drystane dykes used to contain re-landscaped play spaces and gardens.

Gordon Mitchell, regional director of joinery specialists NorDan said: “We have completed many projects for clients in Shetland, where the weather can be as severe as that in Norway where our windows are designed and manufactured.

“Our high performance aluminium clad timber windows are designed to fully seal the building and provide resistance to high storm force winds (tested up to hurricane forces) and driving rain.”
painted timber weatherboarding was specified to brighten up the drab environment
painted timber weatherboarding was specified to brighten up the drab environment

1 Comment

Ian Nairn Jr
#1 Posted by Ian Nairn Jr on 24 Oct 2014 at 19:03 PM
"Painted timber weatherboarding was used to introduce colour". It's cadaverous grey. Apart from that door and window, where they've randomly delved into the no-go area of the RAL chart. Weird.

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