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Newton Mearns primary school and homes break ground

November 2 2018

Newton Mearns primary school and homes break ground

CALA Homes and Taylor Wimpey have broken ground on a new housing estate at Maidenhill, Newton Mearns that is intended to foster a new community centred around a £12.5m primary school.

Designed by BDP the new school is based on a simple ‘circle, square and triangle’ which help to divide the school into separate teaching and ‘nurturing’ hubs.

At the centre of the school is a triangular ‘heart space’ and roof lantern, an open plan space capable of use as a studio, assembly and dining hall.

Production director of Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, Brian Henderson commented: “We have been hard at work creating the road network to facilitate access to the school and sports and recreation facilities, so seeing the first homes on the site is a welcome step forward in the creation of Maidenhill.”

When complete the school will be surrounded by 834 new homes.

Contractors have already broken ground at the greenfield site
Contractors have already broken ground at the greenfield site
Over 800 homes are planned
Over 800 homes are planned


Fat Bloke on Tour
#1 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 2 Nov 2018 at 12:15 PM
I think they would have been better spending the money on the M77.

All that council tax money flowing to an affluent middle class area as pupil numbers in other schools decline.

Sales of Audi / BMW / Merc up ...
Sales of Ford / Vauxhall / Fiat down.

The age of the Poundshop Aristocrat has arrived.
#2 Posted by pleasantfield on 5 Nov 2018 at 13:19 PM
Hmm mNot too sure about the primary school design. That shape will be difficult to extend if needed and having an attenuation pond right next to a primary school isn't the smartest move in my opinion.

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