Glasgow Academy begin work on new wing
July 8 2013science & technology wing for Glasgow Academy.
The sandstone structure on Colebrooke Street is making way for a £10m Page\Park design which will replace existing facilities and frame views of the main Barclay Brothers designed campus centrepiece.
It will provide 37,000 sq/ft of accommodation spread across four floors and incorporate a 175 seat auditorium, food technology department and 15 large science labs.
Commenting on the project Academy rector Peter Brodie said: “The building incorporates ideas generated by our children and it will transform their education. It will also allow us to make improvements elsewhere on our campus and provide inspiring facilities for generations of pupils. We believe that this development, which plays a major role in achieving our 2020 Vision, will help ensure that Glasgow Academy continues to achieve a growing reputation for excellence."
Photograph by Alistair Leith.
#2 Posted by Neil on 10 Jul 2013 at 19:38 PM
Careful now, that's a Page and Park design.
"Conservation r Us."
"Conservation r Us."
#3 Posted by Innocent Bystander on 11 Jul 2013 at 09:21 AM
More of a concern may be entering the building on this corner. There is already a safety problem with parent drop off and pick at this point in the morning and afternoon.
#4 Posted by boaby wan on 11 Jul 2013 at 09:22 AM
having lived in that tenement block, I would question the definition of "very decent" - however agree with the alienation point (although given the attitudes of some of the parents dropping kids off, it wouldn't surprise me if it's an aim of the proposals!!)
#5 Posted by Danny on 11 Jul 2013 at 13:14 PM
This tenement has had a pretty scary lean on for quite some time. Would be interesting to know what the cost of safe refurbishment would have been and whether it was considered by planners
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It would be interesting to see the proposals in detail however you feel that the school may be further alienating itself from the surrounding neighborhood, hopefully this is not the case.