BDP submit Waid Academy for planning
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April 13 2015submitted plans for an 800 place secondary school within the Fife Town of Anstruther, which will see the majority of the existing Waid Academy demolished and replaced (with the exception of the original Victorian building) with new build facilities.
Delivered in partnership with the Scottish Futures Trust, Fife Council and BAM Construction the scheme will form part of a new education campus incorporating the existing Anstruther Primary and a shared community sports facility.
In their design statement BDP noted: “The building responds to its ‘hinterland’ location with references to the vernacular agricultural architecture of the surrounding countryside. The massing of the building involves a plinth at ground floor level which runs the perimeter of the building and grounds it within its environment.
“Above at first and second floor level, two-storey cladding continuously wraps itself around the building. This separation of the ground floor to the levels above, not only reflects the spaces within the building with the ground floor consisting of predominantly community spaces and the above floors being school spaces, but also helps to break up the massing of the building and bring it down to a more human scale at the base.”
Clad in a mixture of facing brick and zinc the project includes a projecting stone ‘harbour wall’ intended to screen external spaces.
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