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GCC extend schools modernisation programme with Gowanbank Campus

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February 23 2015

GCC extend schools modernisation programme with Gowanbank Campus
Glasgow City Council has revealed the latest stage of its schools modernisation programme in the form or a planning application for Gowanbank Campus, Pollok.

Incorporating Gowanbank and Howford primaries, together with Craigbank Nursery and St Vincent’s language and communication unit, the combined campus will occupy the site of the former Levern Primary in an area identified as suitable for new housing, to be developed in conjunction with the campus.

Designed to make a civic impact through scale the school will incorporate elements of colour to add visual interest amidst the use of dark brick. 

In a design statement GCC observed: “It is proposed that the block will be clad in silver and charcoal brick and will have a rhythmic set of openings which, on the first and second floor use double height openings to pick up the levels of Nitshill Road and at ground floor reduce in scale.

“The uniformity of the window openings will give the elevation a civic feel suitable for a public building.”

Campus facilities including a hall, gymnasium, drama space, meeting rooms and offices will be shared between all users.
A darker base course picks up a boundary wall and breaks down apparent mass
A darker base course picks up a boundary wall and breaks down apparent mass
A typical classroom within the new school
A typical classroom within the new school

Different schools within the campus will share a central atrium space
Different schools within the campus will share a central atrium space
Splashes of colour will be introduced to soften an austere profile
Splashes of colour will be introduced to soften an austere profile

1 Comment

John M Pollock
#1 Posted by John M Pollock on 20 Feb 2016 at 22:22 PM
The Project should be called Levern Campus - with respect to the former historic Levern Primary School which occupied this site

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