Key facts

Client: Midlothian Council
Project Value: £2m
Dates: December 2002 - January 2004

Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Principal Designer

St Andrew’s Primary School is a seven-classroom primary school with associated nursery and special needs facilities. It was built to replace an existing school, but due to ground conditions at the previous site, it was necessary to choose a new location and, after extensive studies, the new school was constructed adjacent to another educational facility in Gorebridge, Midlothian.

The school is a single-storey building with classrooms located off a spacious link corridor. Each classroom has large windows and an open outlook, making maximum use of natural light, including “Velux” windows within the pitched roof. Although part of the school, the nursery has its own entrance and play area. Attractive landscaped grounds provide a welcoming environment for outdoor play.

In 2004 it was granted Midlothian Council’s Award for Excellence in Design and is widely regarded as a model for good practice in primary school design and implementation. 

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