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Classes begin at new Fort William Primary school

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December 16 2015

Classes begin at new Fort William Primary school
Classes have got underway at the £10m Lundavra Primary School, Fort William, following handover by Graham Construction.

Situated above Loch Linnhe the 11 classroom school has absorbed rolls from the former Fort William and Upper Achintore Primaries and includes a multi-purpose hall.

Designed by Highland Council’s housing & property services department the school sits in an established residential area to the south of the town centre.

In their design statement the council said: “The school sits on the fringes of a wild environment, as a sympathetic and appropriate addition to the locale, set within a varied and stimulating landscape. The building occupies a very particular site and accommodation has been arranged to take advantage of its splendid outlook.

“The building is best understood as a composite of three main built elements –nursery flank, school wing and civic block. Fronting these elements is a new public space, while a stimulating and diverse play environment ranges around the lower lochside elevations.”

Additional services including early year’s education, out of school care, additional needs provision and community facilities are also offered.


Images supplied by McAteer Photography
A classroom wing adopts the Highland vernacular of pitched ridges and gable ends
A classroom wing adopts the Highland vernacular of pitched ridges and gable ends
Separate provision of social housing is planned for the remainder of the site
Separate provision of social housing is planned for the remainder of the site

The school sits on the edge of the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe National Scenic Area
The school sits on the edge of the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe National Scenic Area

4 Comments

Andy
#1 Posted by Andy on 16 Dec 2015 at 14:51 PM
Nice job!
Adam Oakley
#2 Posted by Adam Oakley on 16 Dec 2015 at 16:57 PM
What is not noted in the above text is the building was delivered by 3DReid Architects in Edinburgh. The complex roof geometrys, multiple roof terraces and semi submerged nature of the build made this a particularly tricky building to detail. We are delighted at the outcome and how close to the original design drawings the finished product was.
CalumCookable
#3 Posted by CalumCookable on 16 Dec 2015 at 19:07 PM
This looks like a warehouse.

I absolutely loathe those stones-in-cages walls. WHAT is all that about?
Clive
#4 Posted by Clive on 17 Dec 2015 at 08:21 AM
Gabions are nothing new. Leo Da'Vinci designed some. They have been used for centuries.
I like them.

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