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August 12 2015

Stallan-Brand lodge Broomlands Primary plans
Stallan-Brand have lodged a detailed planning application with Scottish Borders Council for Broomlands Primary, a new community school and early years facility in Kelso.

Seeking to take advantage of its landscape setting the architects have drawn up a design which literally reaches out to embrace the surrounding green space and woodland.

Inspired by the new Curriculum for Excellence, which emphasises external learning and classroom provision, the school will offer flexible teaching spaces that can be configured for intimate one to one tuition or larger clustered environments.  

Classrooms are orientated to face east or west to avoid glare and overheating and help encourage cross ventilation with community sports areas opening up towards the south.

In conjunction with Broomlands Stallan-Brand are also working on designs for another Borders town, Langlee Primary in Galashiels which together form part of a programme of new school provision championed by Scottish Borders Council.
A cantilevered roof will physically reach out to surrounding wood and parkland
A cantilevered roof will physically reach out to surrounding wood and parkland
A sports hall and nursery round off the facilities at Broomlands
A sports hall and nursery round off the facilities at Broomlands

Classroom spaces are located on an east/west axis
Classroom spaces are located on an east/west axis
Emphasis has been given to the external environment
Emphasis has been given to the external environment

8 Comments

Nicky Chow
#1 Posted by Nicky Chow on 12 Aug 2015 at 16:06 PM
Wow! Very excited by this. Well done to all at Stallan Brand, looks a wonderful scheme and beautiful presentation!
Colin McAllister
#2 Posted by Colin McAllister on 12 Aug 2015 at 16:53 PM
Mental – the kids will love this!
A refreshing change to the usual boring box architecture that seems to be applied to new primary school designs… Finally something unique, bold and refreshing, albeit slightly wacky.

There should be more institutional buildings like this!

C.
Lagos Larry
#3 Posted by Lagos Larry on 13 Aug 2015 at 10:46 AM
Shades of SB's African Educational facility in Lagos here....

A good idea is a good idea...

http://stallanbrand.com/Home/Education
M is for Mungo
#4 Posted by M is for Mungo on 13 Aug 2015 at 12:33 PM
I like the concept but I am concerned that the canopies end up either as thick slabs with columns to carry the cantelevered steel or they get cut back to 600mm from the facade to allow them to be built from a standard 3 board scaffold (suffering from lack of sunshine and currently feeling pessimistic...)
gmac
#5 Posted by gmac on 13 Aug 2015 at 14:38 PM
A breath of fresh air.
Rolf
#6 Posted by Rolf on 13 Aug 2015 at 20:44 PM
Value Engineering Excercise Number 1 - The Roof
Nice design, but it's never getting built like that
D to the R
#7 Posted by D to the R on 17 Aug 2015 at 21:39 PM
Wooft .... Two in a week ?!? It's almost as if SB have designed their schools project to respond to their own respective sites ... no repititious layout rolled out over any and every site .... architects doing architecture - eh - who knew?
Momus
#8 Posted by Momus on 25 Aug 2015 at 23:19 PM
It's almost as if that was the brief they were given.....

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