Our firm was appointed in 2011 as part of the ongoing South Lanarkshire Schools Framework Agreement to design and deliver a new building for Halfmerke Primary School, 40/40 Nursery and West Mains School in East Kilbride. Halfmerke Primary School is a mainstream primary school and is to merge and fully integrate with West Mains School, serving Additional Support Needs pupils. The school has a number of specialised activity spaces due to specific pupil requirements such as sensory learning, soft play room, chill out space and a number of therapy spaces. The new school is a tandem build on the playground and playing fields of the existing school. The existing school was in a state of disrepair and the accommodation was unsuitable for the curriculum and specific needs of the pupils where integration was simply not possible.
Glasgow Institute of Architects _ Education Building 2017