Scotland's first Passivhaus primary earns planning approval
May 11 2021
Perth & Kinross Council has awarded planning consent for a Passivhaus primary school at North Muirton, Perth, capable of slashing energy use by as much as 80%.
Billed as the first such primary school to be delivered in Scotand the 500-pupil campus has been designed by sustainability specialists Architype as a replacement for North Muirton and Balhousie Primary Schools.
Delivered by Robertson Construction on behalf of Hub East central the school will be built within the grounds of the existing North Muirton Primary and will include a nursery and additional support needs accommodation when it opens early in 2023.
Ann-Marie Fallon, associate director and Passivhaus designer at Architype, said: “We have been delighted to be involved in designing Scotland's first Passivhaus primary school in a year when Scotland is on the international map hosting COP26.
"Full credit should go to Perth & Kinross Council and Robertson for committing with us to building forward better. This is real evidence of clients and contractors going beyond minimum building requirements to provide quality assured comfort and performance over the building's life...”
A network of paths connecting the school with the neighbourhood will be upgraded with an activity trail and outdoor classroom to encourage active travel and play.
Preparatory works will commence this summer with construction beginning in earnest by September.
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