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Aberdeen school campus clears planning

November 30 2016

Aberdeen school campus clears planning
A two-stream primary school campus and nursery has been given the all clear by Aberdeen City Council, clearing the way for a start on-site to be made at the former Bankhead Academy in January next year.

Stoneywood School has been designed by Scott Brownrigg to accommodate 16 classrooms with direct access to the surrounding grounds in addition to a range of flexible teaching spaces and sports facilities such as a 3G synthetic pitch.

In a statement the practice wrote: “The school design has been developed around a school heart concept, with a series of restrained and elegant ‘lantern’ teaching pavilions surrounding the core community and assembly spaces. Each pavilion is centred with a large top lit activity space encircled by classroom teaching spaces. Every teaching space in turn opens out directly to the external teaching environment. 

“The school is clad with natural aggregated cladding, larch timber cladding and zinc roofing, nestling within a mature tree lined site. The school building is contained within a sensitively designed landscape environment, learning and play space, amphitheatre seating areas and woodland walks.” 

Morgan Sindall Construction have been appointed to deliver the new school, assisted by Fairhurst Structures, TUV-SUD, Wardell Armstrong Landscape and Faithful and Gould quantity surveyors.
A mobe on site is anticipated early in the new year
A mobe on site is anticipated early in the new year
Each classroom willl have dedicated access to the grounds
Each classroom willl have dedicated access to the grounds


Don Diamante
#1 Posted by Don Diamante on 2 Dec 2016 at 16:24 PM
Ye gods! Where is the grey composite cladding?

Oh, it's not HFM this time. Carry on.

On the serious and positive side, it's a nice layout and low density compared to the previous academy.
On the negative side, yet again the council turn to the central belt for architecture provision.
Trombe Wall
#2 Posted by Trombe Wall on 4 Dec 2016 at 09:41 AM
Don, the council turned to the EU for architectural provision when they released the OJEU notice.
#3 Posted by Kaiser on 6 Dec 2016 at 20:03 PM
yeah Scott Brownrigg, that well known central belt architects!

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