Classes begin at new Fort William Primary school
December 16 2015
Situated above Loch Linnhe the 11 classroom school has absorbed rolls from the former Fort William and Upper Achintore Primaries and includes a multi-purpose hall.
Designed by Highland Council’s housing & property services department the school sits in an established residential area to the south of the town centre.
In their design statement the council said: “The school sits on the fringes of a wild environment, as a sympathetic and appropriate addition to the locale, set within a varied and stimulating landscape. The building occupies a very particular site and accommodation has been arranged to take advantage of its splendid outlook.
“The building is best understood as a composite of three main built elements –nursery flank, school wing and civic block. Fronting these elements is a new public space, while a stimulating and diverse play environment ranges around the lower lochside elevations.”
Additional services including early year’s education, out of school care, additional needs provision and community facilities are also offered.
Images supplied by McAteer Photography
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