St Ninian’s Primary School

Sector: Education
Participant: Stirling Council
Location:  Stirling
Capital Value:  £835m
Completion Date: July 2017
Contract Dates: 20 months
Total Users / Residents:

459 primary pupil capacity + 40 nursery children + school staff

Replacement Details:

Redeveloping the existing school was not a viable option, so it was decided to create a new school on the same site.

Local Employees:

(Q2 2017) 34.11%

Project Information

  • The project replaces the existing St Ninian’s Primary School
  • new facilities provide accommodation for a maximum of 459 primary school pupils and 40 nursery children aged 3 to 5 years. The design allows for future expansion via provision of an additional four classrooms to the teaching wing to accommodate an additional 132 pupils.
  • Provide a learning and teaching environment fit for the 21st century that is flexible and adaptable to keep pace with changes in education.
  • Comply with Scottish Schools for the Future grant funding requirements and in particular to work within the primary school programme metrics.
  • Take account of Scottish Government/CoSLA vision in ‘Building Better Schools:  Investing in Scotland’s Future’ and all current/relevant standards in relation to school design/construction.
  • Meet Care Inspectorate’s standards in relation to the nursery environment.
  • Deliver appropriate external facilities to ensure that the ‘daily mile’ initiative can continue and all pupils can benefit from well-designed external spaces despite the restricted urban site/setting.
  • Allow for welcoming and flexible use of the accommodation by the wider community after school hours.

Community Involvement

  • Meet the buyer/community completed
  • School safety talks
  • Site visits with Forth Valley College
  • Sod Cutting
  • Dunblane High School student placements
  • Poster competition for primary school pupils
  • Nursery engagement
  • Viewing portals
  • Hi vis vests
  • Construction talk with primary 7 & Careers talk at Stirling High School
  • Meeting with Bannockburn High School to assist in curriculum activities.
  • Robertson reporters
  • Giant tetrahedron
  • Time capsule

Key Appointments

Principle Contractor: Robertson Capital Projects, hub East Central Scotland, Robertson Central
Architect: AHR
Civil & Structural Engineer:  Morgan Sindall Professional Services
Building Services: Atelier Ten
CDM Coordinator: Brownriggs


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