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Vital Turriff Academy upgrades initiated by Aberdeenshire Council

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June 5 2020

Vital Turriff Academy upgrades initiated by Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire Council is to undertake an extensive programme of repairs and refurbishment to Turriff Academy to improve both the building fabric and the quality of education provided.

The £1.6m revamp centres on the dilapidated North Wing on School Lane and a gymnasium to improve window and façade performance while introducing a range of new and upgraded facilities. Works will see single glazing replaced with energy-efficient double-glazing alongside replacement cladding, render and repointing of a granite base course.

Outlining their approach the authority wrote: “The concept for cladding and colouring is to give a connection to the red warmth and random rubble patterns of Turriff sandstone that is widely used in the town centre. Shades of red and grey strip Equitone fibre cement cladding are intended to replace the chequerboard concrete and column enclosures.

“Materials are sourced from a simple palette and intend to blend with the existing street and townscape. These panels are 12mm thick, lightweight, strong and have the highest fire safety standard.”

The current building was built in the modernist style in the late 1960s and carries elements of Art Deco.

Chequerboard cladding will be removed and replaced with new rainscreen
Chequerboard cladding will be removed and replaced with new rainscreen

6 Comments

Everyone's a Critic
#1 Posted by Everyone's a Critic on 5 Jun 2020 at 14:09 PM
Looks worse
Cadmonkey
#2 Posted by Cadmonkey on 5 Jun 2020 at 16:29 PM
Looks worse
Lm
#3 Posted by Lm on 7 Jun 2020 at 21:41 PM
Tough to watch.
Rowie
#4 Posted by Rowie on 8 Jun 2020 at 08:36 AM
Looks worse
Lb
#5 Posted by Lb on 8 Jun 2020 at 11:32 AM
Enough of the moaning, if the new facilities are going to improve learning at the school then it isn't all that bad.
Hair For Men
#6 Posted by Hair For Men on 8 Jun 2020 at 19:32 PM
A lot worse

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