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Education

 

We have a long and varied track record of work to educational buildings in providing architectural services at multiple centres of education across the country for all ages and in both the public and private sector (examples of which are listed below).  Work at each of these centres created the need to explore the demands of the education world at various levels and this has established within the practice a wide range of skills in the planning and detailing of schools and colleges of all types.

TERTIARY

Projects have been undertaken at various further education campuses and for numerous faculties at each of these sites;

 

  • City of Glasgow College (CGC)

  • College of Commerce (latterly part of CGC)

  • College of Building & Printing (latterly part of CGC) (pictured)

  • Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)
  • University of Glasgow (UoG)

  • University of Strathclyde (UoS)

Some recent examples of typical projects are listed below;

  • UoS, 2019, Specialist Lab alterations, TIC Building, Feasibility Study. Alterations to existing unallocated area to provide specialist lab facility.

  • UoS, 2019, Exam hall alterations, former Sports Centre, Feasibility Study. Provision of fire escape proposals to allow former sports centre to be used as exam space.

  • UoS, 2019, Office alterations, James Weir Building, £400k. Internal alterations to provide additional academic space and offices for post-grad students and professors.

  • UoS, 2019, Factory unit alterations, £1.2m. Offices and Class 8 clean room facilities for LMC.

  • UoS, 2018, Reception alterations, James Weir Building, £50k. New reception desk to upgrade original desk installed by the practice at time of original construction in the 1960’s.

SECONDARY

A sample list of projects at various secondary school establishments is detailed below;​

Hutchesons’ Grammar School

  • Cardio & Fitness Suites, Senior School, 2018, £585k. Extension to existing sports facility to provide new cardio and fitness suites including toilets, shower and locker areas.


The High School of Glasgow

  • Rectors Suite, Senior School, 2018, £130k. Reconfiguration of offices, waiting area and toilets.

  • Health & Wellbeing Suite, Senior School, 2017, £500k. Extension to provide additional space for pupil and staff welfare including nurse room, quiet spaces and toilets.

  • Campus Review, Senior School, 2016. Detailed study and review of school layout to propose alternate layout of classrooms and identify potential extension projects.

 

East Ayrshire Council

  • Toilet Upgrades to 2 secondary schools, 2016, £300k. Internal upgrades to numerous toilet facilities across several schools with works completed within the summer break.

  • Willowbank Special Educational Needs School (pictured), 2014, £10m. Drawing and site management services for new build school.

PRIMARY

Our experience in this sector has also been developed over many years at the locations given below;

  • Broomhill Primary School

  • Hurlford Primary School

  • Catrine Primary School

  • Mount Carmel Primary School

  • Newmils Primary School

  • St. Patricks Primary School

  • Junior School, The High School of Glasgow

We would also provide a selection of projects by way of demonstrating skills for this area;

East Ayrshire Council

  • Hurlford Primary School (pictured), 2018, £3.4m. Extension to provide extended dining, nursery and toilet facilities for early years and primary age pupils.

  • Toilet Upgrades to 2 primary schools, 2016, £160k. Internal upgrades to numerous toilet facilities across several schools with works completed within the summer break.

  • Willowbank Special Educational Needs School (pictured above), 2014, £10m. Drawing and site management services for new build school.

PRE-SCHOOL

Examples of work in this area often overlap with projects noted above as they can be co-located at the same facility.

  • Cairns Nursery School

  • Catrine Nursery School

  • Hurlford Primary School

  • Kindergarten, The High School of Glasgow (pictured)

Specific examples from recent projects include;

  • Early Years extension, Cairns Nursery, 2019, £1m. Extension to existing nursery facility to expand available space for pre-school children.

  • Hurlford Primary School, 2018, £3.4m. Extension to provide extended dining, nursery and toilet facilities for early years and primary age pupils.