St. Bride's Primary School

Cambuslang, Glasgow

St. Bride's Primary School

Cambuslang, Glasgow

St. Bride's school was designed to respond to a challenging urban site with a busy road to the north and dramatic changes in level to the south into woodland. The new school therefore presents two very different elevations in response to its site; a more formal public elevation to the north and a playful south facing elevation overlooking a small wooded area.

The buildings plan also responds to the sites form by adopting a plan that has two classroom blocks splayed so as to create a small internal courtyard. The internal space is an important feature in the school uniting the entire school community and teaching team. A progressive stair at the heart of the plan is expanded to create an assembly and performance area.

The school lights up on a sunny day with unexpected and playful contrasts created.

Scottish Design Awards _ Education Building or Project Commendation 2016 Glasgow Institute of Architects Awards _ Education Commendation 2015

Summary

Part of the South Lanarkshire Framework, delivery of over 20 primary schools

Location

Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, Scotland 

Size

2,991m²

Client

South Lanarkshire Council 

Status

Completed 2015

 

St. Bride's school was designed to respond to a challenging urban site with a busy road to the north and dramatic changes in level to the south into woodland. The new school therefore presents two very different elevations in response to its site; a more formal public elevation to the north and a playful south facing elevation overlooking a small wooded area.

The buildings plan also responds to the sites form by adopting a plan that has two classroom blocks splayed so as to create a small internal courtyard. The internal space is an important feature in the school uniting the entire school community and teaching team. A progressive stair at the heart of the plan is expanded to create an assembly and performance area.

The school lights up on a sunny day with unexpected and playful contrasts created.

Scottish Design Awards _ Education Building or Project Commendation 2016

Glasgow Institute of Architects Awards _ Education Commendation 2015