Crieff Primary School

Sector: Education
Participant: Perth & Kinross Council
Location:  Crieff, Perthshire
Capital Value:  £9.59m
Local Employees:  24%
Completion Date:  June 2015
Contract Dates: 13 months
Total Users / Residents: 434 pupils, including nursery and ASN provision + school staff
Replacement Details: The existing school, built within Crieff town centre, dates from the mid to late 19th century and was deemed to be no longer suited to the requirements of modern primary education.

Project Information

The new school is a two-stream primary with nursery and ASN provision (434 pupils), designed in such a way as to be expandable into a three-stream primary (651 pupils) with minimal disruption. The school also benefits in having hard and soft landscape playground areas.

The new building is located in the centre of the site, orientated on a north/south axis to provide an easily recognisable and welcoming entrance from the main access routes off Broich Road and Duchlage Court. The massing of the school takes advantage of the minimal site constrains and becomes a defined two-storey, simple and compact mass with subtle angulations leading into main entrances.

The nursery and primary one playground enjoys a southerly aspect and the MUGA pitch is located on a south-east area accessible both for school and community use.

Community Involvement

Site took part in UK Contractor’s Group (UKCG) open door event. A time capsule burial was completed with the community.

Key Appointments

Contractor: Robertson Capital Projects/ hub East Central Scotland, BAM Construction
Architect: Holmes Miller
Civil & Structural Engineer: Blyth & Blyth
Building Services: DSSR
CDM Coordinator: Ralph Ogg & Partners

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