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Pupils move into Calderbridge Primary School

April 30 2012

Pupils move into Calderbridge Primary School
GRAHAM Construction has handed over the keys to £10m school and community centre in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire.

Designed by CRGP Calderbridge Primary School Centre provides 4,140m2 of open plan accommodation on the site of the old school, following a merger of Coltness and Lammermoor Primaries.

It incorporates moveable interactive teaching walls to allow the school interior to be reconfigured as required and introduces new facilities including a community centre and outdoor seven a side synthetic pitch.

Gary Holmes, contracts director at GRAHAM Construction, said: “The new Calderbridge school building and community centre will provide the very best facilities for the Coltness community and it has been tremendously rewarding to deliver such an important and much-needed resource.”

Calderbridge forms part of North Lanarkshire’s Schools and Centres 21 programme, a £250m initiative to deliver six secondary schools, seven primaries, a nursery, two community centres and one cultural centre across the region.
Calderbridge makes use of rainwater harvesting and an air source heat pump
Calderbridge makes use of rainwater harvesting and an air source heat pump
GRAHAM completed the build in 74 weeks
GRAHAM completed the build in 74 weeks


#1 Posted by Bob on 30 Apr 2012 at 10:58 AM
Pretty Sharp, thumbs up from me
#2 Posted by bill on 30 Apr 2012 at 16:51 PM
thumbs down from me - have you seen the second photo - particularly like the layering of flashings and the random blue column
#3 Posted by Scale on 1 May 2012 at 06:05 AM
What a nice intimate scale and welcoming first impression for these wee souls - imagine turning up there aged 4 1/2 !
Clunky and soulless.
#4 Posted by Iain on 1 May 2012 at 07:09 AM
I know, fancy putting a blue column there in front of a nursey. what an Architectural Faux pas.
Alastair Scott
#5 Posted by Alastair Scott on 1 May 2012 at 11:48 AM
I wish the school well but I believe its to many "eggs" in the one basket.
Nursery ,Community Centre, a kitchen that has to supply a nomber of school with meals and then the primary school itself
There is nowhere for the school to extend to take in extra pupils if the need arises.
#6 Posted by Rachel on 1 May 2012 at 11:55 AM
At 3-00 clock every school day there will be nearly 500 pupils, Calderbridge and St Aidans Primaries coming out onto a bad bend on the Coltness Road .Whose bright idea was that?
Trombe Wall
#7 Posted by Trombe Wall on 1 May 2012 at 13:44 PM
The building has clean lines, but in the end there is nothing that elevates the design beyond the many other, recently completed schools. I think coloured columns can be fun, preferable to another Goose Wing Grey.
#8 Posted by SAndals on 1 May 2012 at 15:13 PM
Trombe Wall - shush now - I've seen your coloured fencing...! Been winging it on the Goose Grey voddy more like...
#9 Posted by Teacher on 1 May 2012 at 18:46 PM
Stunning inside and out...a credit to the Graham Team.
#10 Posted by Bob on 1 May 2012 at 20:45 PM
Agreed. On time and on budget that is the most important thing. 74 WEEKS!!!
#11 Posted by fred on 2 May 2012 at 09:17 AM
its a stinker, really!
#12 Posted by Duncan on 2 May 2012 at 12:02 PM
I am a bit perturbed by Bobs comment that the most important thing is coming in on budget. To me it will be the safety of the children on the dark winter mornings They can slow down the traffic in Waverley Drive,
why not put something similar outside the school?

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