Western Isles Council press ahead with North Uist primary
March 25 2015
The move clears the way for work to begin on the 160 pupil capacity school and early learning centre next month on the site of the existing Paible School, amalgamating the nearby Carinish and Lochmaddy primaries.
The low-slung design is intended to reflect the local vernacular of roughcast/rendered walls and slate roofs.
In a design statement Andrew Marshall of 3DReid Architects noted: “We propose a natural gold yellow tone for the feature box and recess finish. This hue is found locally, within the sandy bay adjacent to the site and around the island and also within many of the machair flowers.
“The gold yellow and white are also intended to echo the existing school paint colour and nearby housing.”
A phased programme will see the new school complete by summer 2016 whereupon existing school buildings will be demolished.
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