Redwell Primary School

Sector: Education
Participant: Clackmannanshire Council
Location:  Alloa
Capital Value:  £8.35m
Completion Date: August 2014
Contract Dates: 13 months
Total Users / Residents:

444 pupils and 80 nursery children

Replacement Details:

To combine St John’s and Claremont primary schools.

Local Employees:

441 of 984 were locally employed

Project Information

A new primary school was created by the merger of the existing St John’s Primary School and Claremont Primary School and included the integration of an 80-place nursery. The classrooms and general-purpose teaching rooms are arranged in three identical wings in a cluster around a single shared internal teaching space. The school creates clearly distinct zones for sports, learning and play, whilst maximum use has been made of the orientation to provide a stimulating bright and airy building that contains flexible accommoda-tion whilst retaining a child-friendly scale.

Community Involvement

Exceeding community benefits KPIs. Introduced school and nursery children to construction processes, materials, careers, landscaping and renewable energy.

This process has also succeeded in giving the children a sense of ownership and familiarity with the school they are now occupying. Four new and 14 existing apprentices were employed on the project. Eight work placements were provided in partnership with the Action for Children charity, the local authority work experience programme and Forth Valley College. One-week work placements were also provided for a group of 14 to 16-year-old pupils.

Key Appointments

Contractors: Robertson Capital Projects, hub East Central Scotland, Robertson Central
Architect: Keppie
Civil & Structural Engineer:  Blyth & Blyth
M&E Engineer: Wallace Whittle
CDM Coordinator: Kirk & Marsh
BREEAM: Ramboll


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