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Western Isles Council press ahead with North Uist primary

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March 25 2015

Western Isles Council press ahead with North Uist primary
Western isles Council is to proceed with the construction of an £8.4m primary school on North Uist after awarding the contract to Willmott Dixon and Roberstson.

The move clears the way for work to begin on the 160 pupil capacity school and early learning centre next month on the site of the existing Paible School, amalgamating the nearby Carinish and Lochmaddy primaries.

The low-slung design is intended to reflect the local vernacular of roughcast/rendered walls and slate roofs.

In a design statement Andrew Marshall of 3DReid Architects noted: “We propose a natural gold yellow tone for the feature box and recess finish. This hue is found locally, within the sandy bay adjacent to the site and around the island and also within many of the machair flowers.

“The gold yellow and white are also intended to echo the existing school paint colour and nearby housing.”

A phased programme will see the new school complete by summer 2016 whereupon existing school buildings will be demolished.
A bold yellow tone has been chosen to give the school an identity
A bold yellow tone has been chosen to give the school an identity
Synthetic sports pitches will be built in the school grounds
Synthetic sports pitches will be built in the school grounds

5 Comments

Andrew Marshall
#1 Posted by Andrew Marshall on 25 Mar 2015 at 11:56 AM
UR, the design statement was actually composed and submitted by myself, on behalf of 3DReid. We have a couple of updated renders, should you wish to update, also.
John Glenday
#2 Posted by John Glenday on 25 Mar 2015 at 12:17 PM
Thanks Andrew, I've updated the piece with your new images.
Sir Ano
#3 Posted by Sir Ano on 25 Mar 2015 at 15:29 PM
Stair Ramp!!!
dalrylama
#4 Posted by dalrylama on 26 Mar 2015 at 12:09 PM
I like it. It's clean and simple, and on a budget too. The chap seems to have a good local knowledge of the context as well. Thumbs up.
SAndals
#5 Posted by SAndals on 27 Mar 2015 at 15:47 PM
A few handrails missing on that ramp.

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