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.
Winner of the Glasgow Institute of Architect 2017 Education Building Award