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Renfrewshire Council takes leap of faith with £13.8m schools campus

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July 28 2017

Renfrewshire Council takes leap of faith with £13.8m schools campus
Renfrewshire Council has taken possession of a unique joint faith school’s campus in Newton Mearns, said to be the first joint faith campus to be built anywhere in the world to specifically house children of Catholic and Jewish upbringing in one building.

The £13.8m school offers both a direct replacement for the former Calderwood Lodge Jewish school while also bringing an additional Catholic school to the area together with a nursery.

Designed by BDP each school utilizing its own separate entrance, teaching block and head teacher while sharing meeting spaces around a central amphitheatre. Together these are housed in a steel structure overlaid with cement board, Zinc and Alucobond cladding.

Natural light is amplified through use of large format perimeter timber/aluminium composite windows with clerestory glazing above the main atrium.

Built by Heron Bros the campus also includes a number of outdoor terraces to provide additional teaching spaces.
Both schools will unite around a central meeting space
Both schools will unite around a central meeting space
Each school will make use of its own dedicated entrance
Each school will make use of its own dedicated entrance

2 Comments

Tony Allison
#1 Posted by Tony Allison on 31 Jul 2017 at 09:03 AM
Pretty sure this must be East Renfrewshire!!
D Flower
#2 Posted by D Flower on 31 Jul 2017 at 09:24 AM
East Renfrewshire

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