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North Kelvinside Primary plans tabled

March 18 2019

North Kelvinside Primary plans tabled

Glasgow City Council have gone public with plans to build a new school on playing fields off Queen Margaret Drive to meet projected future demand for places.

North Kelvinside Primary will sit on 2.4 hectares of land bounded by Maryhill Road and Kelvinside Avenue, delivering 14 classrooms with space for 378 pupils, including a main atrium and multi-purpose hall.

Conceived as a community building with its own civic identity the build will be finished predominantly in brick, enlivened through use of a brick colonnade and horizontal bands of protruding brick courses.

In a statement the council wrote: “The 4-court hall and drama stage will be expressed as a ‘lightweight’ box projecting through the multi-purpose block. It will be clad with a polyester powder coated aluminium rainscreen system that continues down part of the façade onto the playground, to highlight the entrance to the team changing rooms from the pitch.”

A number of vertical curtain wall panels will break up the north elevation with artwork incorporated to acid etched glass.

All classrooms will overlook an external play space
All classrooms will overlook an external play space
Two wings of accommodation will be arranged around twin atria
Two wings of accommodation will be arranged around twin atria


#1 Posted by allmyemailsarepassiveagressive on 18 Mar 2019 at 13:19 PM
Those flared trousers should be censored too.
Anne Lumb
#2 Posted by Anne Lumb on 18 Mar 2019 at 13:42 PM
Why build a primary school directly on a busy road junction where air quality is low given all known health issues regarding young children and air pollution ? As a minimum it should be set back from those roads and green space trees green buffer offering some protection filtering plus traffic slowing and reduction of cars in vicinity of school -why would Glasgow spend so much on a new needed schoo land not design a healthy place for its most vulnerable residents regarding poor air quality ? The effects of air pollution from cars are well known so why continue to locate schools in such a way with minimum design to reduce inmpacts ? Garscube road and queen Margaret drive are busy main routes and a junction is an area of high pollution -no doubt Glasgow will measure and publish the air quality so that parents know how healthy the encvironment within and immediately outside the school will be
boaby wan
#3 Posted by boaby wan on 18 Mar 2019 at 14:12 PM
That upside down traffic light is really distracting, maybe that's the point?
Nice to see a simple model in the mix too
Sam Gardiner
#4 Posted by Sam Gardiner on 18 Mar 2019 at 14:50 PM
I totally agree with Anne Lumb
#5 Posted by monkey9000 on 19 Mar 2019 at 10:26 AM
I totally disagree with Anne Lumb
tom manley
#6 Posted by tom manley on 19 Mar 2019 at 11:24 AM
Maryhill Road is one of the busiest main routes into the city - limiting car use needs to be encouraged as sometimes you can smell and taste pollution in the air - not a good environment to be walking to school in ( but is any in the city!? ). Perhaps the city could invest in a decent school bus service to limit car use for those who need to travel by car , increase cycle routes all around the area, and prioritise better buses to limit car use. Maryhill continues to see a lot of growth and renewal, and limiting car use would help the area be seen as an attractive place to live with its ease of access to the west end and the River Kelvin Walkway and canal system.
Robin Bs Discount Store
#7 Posted by Robin Bs Discount Store on 19 Mar 2019 at 13:31 PM
We are all Ann Lumb
#8 Posted by leopard8000 on 19 Mar 2019 at 13:31 PM
I somewhat agree with Anne Lumb
#9 Posted by Chris on 20 Mar 2019 at 13:30 PM
Not to worry nr.2, all the children will be given black boxes to wear over their heads to filter the effects of air borne pollutants.
Viv Miller
#10 Posted by Viv Miller on 21 Mar 2019 at 13:25 PM
I totally agree with Ann Lumb. As a resident whose flat overlooks the location, I cannot understand how the Council thinks it will be safe, considering the already heavy traffic around the area. In addition, the narrow catchment area is limiting and the local high schools at bursting limit.
#11 Posted by LeapFrog on 21 Mar 2019 at 14:30 PM
It is a shame that the quality of an area (air pollution, traffic congestion etc) is so heavily influenced by people who do not live there but travel through in their vehicles. Inadvertently, we then debate proposals like this around car users who themselves, have no actual connection with the school.
#12 Posted by Kay on 30 Dec 2020 at 23:00 PM
Okay this area of space has not been used for anything and surely common sense would prevail. Seeing it being used for a school is really good news. People we ought to see development in this area and it’s about time. North kelvin apartments, botanic apartments and kibble heights are all a great addition to the area.

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