Holmes Miller lodges plans for two Glasgow primary schools



Carntyne Primary School
Carntyne Primary School

Architecture firm Holmes Miller has submitted plans for two primary schools in Glasgow and successfully handed over an education campus in the Highlands.

Plans for new schools to replace the existing buildings in Carntyne and Blairdardie have been lodged with Glasgow City Council.

The designs for both schools have been developed for the council with BAM Construction via hub West Scotland.

Holmes Miller said the Carntyne school is “conceived as a single mass brick building with a series of ‘cut-outs’ to provide a covered main entrance and an flexible external teaching area”.

It added: “The brick colonnade provides a civic presence to the building while the generous glazing to the sports hall and dining hall signals the activity taking place internally to the local community.

“A central glazed light well provides light deep into the building and provides a visual connection between all floors and the adjacent games hall. A series of flexible learning hubs and activity spaces located off this main circulation route compliment cellular teaching accommodation and provide strong connections to the external environment.”

Blairdardie Primary School
Blairdardie Primary School

On Blairdardie Primary School, the practice said: “The design combines the main school building and a publically accessible sports and performance facilities into a single coherent block with a series of feature clad ‘cut-outs’ to identify primary entrances and main points of interest.

“A generous central corridor and feature staircase connects both the school and sports facilities, with generous glazed roof lights above to provide light deep into the building. A series of flexible learning hubs and activity spaces located off this main circulation route compliment cellular teaching accommodation and provide strong connections to the external environment.”

Holmes Miller has also recently handed over Caol Joint Campus to The Highland Council in conjunction with Kier Construction.

The new joint campus brings together three schools and two early years centres into one building alongside a new community centre on the same picturesque adjacent to Ben Nevis overlooking Loch Linnhe.