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Plans filed for Chryston health & education campus

April 16 2021

Plans filed for Chryston health & education campus

Ryder Architecture has submitted plans for a combined primary school and health clinic at Chryston, North Lanarkshire, on behalf of Hub North West.

Chryston Primary and Community Health Clinic is a joint initiative by North Lanarkshire Council and NHS Lanarkshire to provide a modern learning and health environment complete with sports facilities, gardens and a playground. The partnership aims to reduce inequalities and raise attainment by tackling issues related to poverty, health and education simultaneously.

This approach involves the formation of a 'campus landscape' of defined spaces marked by clear entrance points and privacy buffers delineating public, private and semi-public areas.

Outlining the chosen final form for the campus Ryder wrote: "The larger volumes within the shared spaces pull this up to be a double-height space. The teaching wings bend inwards to better frame the playground and open up the different garden areas adjacent to the shared spaces. The health accommodation opens up to lead visitors into the entrance as well as creating a private wellbeing garden.

"The school roll is projected to decrease over the lifespan of the building and therefore designing for repurposing and adapting part of the building to serve an alternative function has been one of the objectives from the project outset."

Inspired by the long-gone kilns of the former Heathfield Fireclay Works sculptural roof lights stud the Kalzip standing seam ceilings, with brick being the natural choice for the primary facades. 

A double-height dining hall sits at the heart of the campus
A double-height dining hall sits at the heart of the campus
Splayed classrooms open onto landscaped grounds
Splayed classrooms open onto landscaped grounds

1 Comment

#1 Posted by Jimbob on 16 Apr 2021 at 13:11 PM
I hear the locals are just delighted that the primary school children will be in the same clinical drug services ...... who came up with that bright idea

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