Biggar Primary School opens for business
December 4 2014
Built as a replacement to the 150 year old existing school, which had become unfit for purpose, the £1.3m build nevertheless made use of like-for-like Welsh slates to tie in with the character of the village.
Built by McLaughlin & Taylor the steel and timber frame structure provides two classrooms and a gym/dining hall together with supporting services and staff accommodation.
Architect Jonathan Wilson, of South Lanarkshire Council's housing and technical resources department, commented: "The fact that the school is in a Conservation Area required that we use scale, features and materials similar to the surroundings.”
The council’s design statement added: “The proposal aims to use a number of traditional materials like slate, stone and smooth render in a contemporary manner which draws its language from the traditional and local; vernacular but avoids being a slave to it."
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