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Carntyne Primary School handed over

November 20 2018

Carntyne Primary School handed over

BAM Construction have handed over a completed Carntyne Primary School, built on the playground of the existing school at Liberton Street, which remained in operation throughout.

The 231-capacity school includes its own multi-use games hall and has been designed by Holmes Miller Architects on behalf of Glasgow City Council.

Bruce Dickson, regional director at BAM Construction, said: “Working on a site where the existing school remains operational and in the middle of a residential area always requires careful consideration and planning.”

Iain Marley, chief executive, hub West Scotland added: “Carntyne Primary School is an inspiring and high quality learning environment with a fresh contemporary look and feel and high quality finishes throughout the school.”

A sister primary school at Blairdardie is scheduled for completion in spring 2019.


Haud the bus
#1 Posted by Haud the bus on 20 Nov 2018 at 11:28 AM
Having seen the the whole elevation by clicking on the link, do contemporary architects EVER simply consider the semiology of their one-language-fits-all work?
FFS This is a primary School! You could just remove the sign and put up 'Carntyne Sheriff Court' instead.
At least it'd be a better fit.

This unthinking cliched sort of 'approach' completely pisses me off.

Shiny Beast
#2 Posted by Shiny Beast on 20 Nov 2018 at 12:24 PM
Haud - They may simply consider it then quickly dismiss it as they have to make some sort of a profit on the ridiculously low fee so one language does indeed fit all because the details are the same as a string of previous projects.
#3 Posted by Asimov on 20 Nov 2018 at 12:43 PM
#1: Sure point. My initial thought was the new Carntyne Crematorium seeing this design. Poor kids.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#4 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 20 Nov 2018 at 12:53 PM
Neither fish nor fowl.

Seems to be set up to handle a small scale single stream student cohort -- 1 class x 33 pupils across the 7 primary grades.

Consequently not a very efficient way of providing primary education in an urban environment -- Chiefs vs Indians?

Multi purpose hall looks a bit small plus more low cost covered space would have been useful given our climate and a need to get the children moving about every day.

As noted above the design will be able to be dated to the tea break in a thousand years time.

Finally good to see that flat roofs are now the order of the day -- 50 years if a full cycle in architectural terms?
#5 Posted by MV on 21 Nov 2018 at 11:02 AM
I had to do a double take there. I thought GCC designed their own (award winning!!?) schools? Its a stereotypical council approach though - "We've been winning awards for our in-house design of our schools - it would actually be better to have cheaper, outsourced, really ugly looking schools. That's what the people want after all."

HM: you basically have a monopoly on hub schools. SO: Charge more fees. Spend more time on design. Create better schools. Do us all a favour.
#6 Posted by Philip on 22 Nov 2018 at 07:32 AM
Sinister a Benito Mussolini kinda way. Dark finishes and a judicial, 3 storey portico entrance for 6 year olds.

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