Broomlands Primary School

Client

Scottish Borders Council

Location

Kelso

A new build primary school within the grounds of the existing Broomlands Primary School. This, in a similar vein to our sister project for Scottish Borders Council, Langlee Primary School in Galashiels, this was a build in two phases, the first phase, to construct the new school to allow the decant and demolition of the existing school and final landscaping in the second phase. Comprising 12 classrooms, an early years centre, games/ dining hall and has state of the art sports and recreational facilities within the existing site.

Visually even more striking than Langlee and another remarkable design by Glasgow Architects, Stallan Brand, the site required clearing to accommodate construction of the two-storey structure. A remarkable building, with a central steel skeleton and comprising an angular ‘spiky’ roof with giant overhangs at either end. The buildings external flanks are constructed in natural stone gabions with the roof clad in zinc with dressed geometric timber boarding on the underside externally. The wider site includes for the necessary associated infrastructure, parking, MUGA and playgrounds.  The building was completed on time and within budget.

Construction included piled foundations, gas venting system, steel frame, SFS inner leaf and outer leaf of stone gabions and curtain walling, rainscreen and the striking triple pitched roof structure and overhangs. Internally the building is a mix of internal plasterboard partitions, glazed screens and blockwork to stair and lift shafts, internal doors, finishes and plumbing, mechanical and electrical installations.

More detailed case studies are available on request.

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