ARCHITECTURE: Education Building or Project

Ayr Grammar

Nomination

The campus approach of gathering council services, while a pragmatic response to economic constraints, challenges educationalists’ and local communities’ perceptions of what a ‘school’ should be. This scheme’s potential goes beyond the provision of school space, as it promises to improve street connections– through its architecture and its activities –engage citizens with their heritage.  The original educational body that occupied the site, Ayr Academy, moved in 2017 citing the poor sport and landscape amenity as a significant factor. With the […]

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Forth Valley College, Falkirk Campus

Nomination

The opening of Forth Valley College’s new Falkirk Campus marked the culmination of 11years of collaboration with Reiach and Hall Architects and the completion of a “family” of 3campuses in Alloa,Stirling and Falkirk. The new campus – which will serve as FVC’s headquarters – completes the college’s ambitious £128million estates programme which saw Alloa Campus open in 2011 and Stirling Campus open a year later. The Scottish Government’s investment in the construction of the new campus, makes the campus one […]

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James McCune Smith Learning Hub

Nomination

The University of Glasgow is undertaking an ambitious expansion programme that will further enhance its global standing and provide a positive impact on the community it serves.  The design of the new learning and teaching hub has been inspired and driven by user consultation at every level, emphasising the student experience to provide an environment that is open and accessible for all.  The new hub creates a signature gateway building that sits at the heart of a conservation area and […]

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Barony Campus

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Situated on a 19.8-hectare site, the new Barony Campus consolidates five schools into one shared campus, creating a centre for education for the towns of Cumnock, Auchinleck and the surrounding area. The project for East Ayrshire Council, and based on standards set by the Scottish Futures Trust, includes a secondary school (for 1,633 pupils), a primary school (517 pupils), a nursery (240 children), an 80-place supported learning centre, 30 additional places for students with special educational requirements, playing fields and […]

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Dunoon Primary School

Nomination

Dunoon Primary School (DPS) is a fusion of old and new; a pathfinder project which involved refurbishment, partial demolition and extension of an existing Victorian B listed school.  The school, which now serves 300 pupils and includes 30 early learning and childcare places, also contains a family centre, gym hall and library. Built in 1899 in the neo gothic style, the original three storey DPS building was constructed in blonde sandstone and harling.  It was designed by William Fraser, with […]

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Trinity 6th Form Academy

Nomination

The new Trinity 6th Form Academy is an excellent example of how existing buildings can be revitalised to help regenerate town centres. Located in the town centre of Halifax, West Yorkshire, the Trinity 6th Form Academy is the first phase of a regeneration project to redevelop the 1980s Northgate House complex previously home to the Council’s offices and the public library. Vacant since 2017 when the council relocated their offices and the library service moved into a bespoke new facility […]

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