Design Awards 2015
St. Brides Primary School
Within the South Lanarkshire Council Framework, Stallan-Brand were appointed to design a 12 classroom new build on the site of the existing St. Brides Primary School, located within the semi-urban context of Cambuslang town centre. The site presents numerous spatial and organisational challenges, which have subsequently generated a bold and unique educational experience.
The plan is organised around a tapered central atrium, featuring a stepped amphitheatre, open plan teaching spaces, ICT and library spaces. Classrooms relate directly to external teaching zones and landscape beyond. The playground is carved into the site, which is enhanced with furniture and heavy planting to create a ‘secret garden’ for the children.
The elevational treatment has been designed with two distinct characteristics. The formal brick elevation to the public street contrasts to the life and vibrancy of the chequered playground elevation.