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Park Mains High School

Park Mains High School
The innovative new building, accommodating 1400 pupils and 136 staff, was designed through extensive consultation with the Education department and the School to provide a platform for the Curriculum for Excellence to flourish, whilst creating a fantastic hub for the Erskine community.

The strong order of the warm orange brickwork grid unifies the building, with raking parapets creating dramatic perspective at key corners. A zinc clad two storey management and administration building slots into the three storey teaching accommodation and encourages pedestrian movement into the central social space.

The school entrance and community entrance are unified through a single concourse which creates a civic approach to the building.

One of the most dramatic aspects of the design is a central atrium defined by a strong grid of timber to complement the rhythm of the external brickwork. Flooded with natural light from rooflights and glazing that overlook the external courtyard area, this central space is the thriving heart of the school.

Photography by Andrew Lee.
PROJECT: Park Mains High School
CLIENT: Renfrewshire Council
ARCHITECT: Holmes Miller
Park Mains High School
Park Mains High School
Park Mains High School

Park Mains High School
Main Contractor:  BAM Construction

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