Faithful+Gould was appointed by Aberdeen City Council as Quantity Surveyors to deliver this new state-of-the-art £13 million school.
Completed in time for the start of the 2018 academic year, the school consists of a two-stream primary school for the school’s 434 existing pupils and a 60-place nursery. The state-of-the-art school building delivers a modern, congenial and healthy learning and working environment.
All 16 classrooms have direct access to the external landscape and flexible teaching areas, whilst sports provision includes a 3G synthetic pitch. The school design was developed around a school heart concept, with a series of restrained and elegant ‘lantern’ teaching pavilions surrounding the core community and assembly spaces. Each pavilion is centered with a large top lit activity space encircled by classroom teaching spaces.
Faithful+Gould led a value engineering exercise to save £150,000 on the framing system by utilising a combined CLT (cross laminated timber) and timber kit framing system making it one of Scotland’s largest cross-laminated timber education buildings.
The success of this project further enhances Faithful+Gould's experience in the education sector extending through nursery, primary and secondary schools and universities across Scotland.