The works at Dreghorn Primary School comprised the construction of a new build primary school and nursery in the heart of Dreghorn, Ayrshire. The new development was built on an existing playing field within the village which was replaced by a new full size sports field with a structured play area.
Both the school and nursery benefit from a new changing pavilion with a woodland area remaining around two sides of the completed building. The new school, nursery and associated playing fields replace the existing Victorian Primary on the edge of the village.
The U-shaped school is predominately single storey with a two storey area for plant and equipment and an inner landscaped courtyard. Ground remediation and improvement works were carried out before casting RC pads and foundations.
The structure comprises two construction methods; a traditional steel frame of column and roof beams were applied to block B and specialist Gluelam beams and columns make up the remaining classroom and teaching blocks. The Gluelam roof beams and columns are a feature of the finished product and remain exposed.
The aluminum insulated standing seam roof covers approximately 2,000 msq.
The external walls comprise a combination of timber frame and traditional brickwork panels incorporating curtain walling and windows. The building is heated and cooled by a combination of under floor heating, air cooling and extraction.
Externally, the school has landscaped areas which incorporate SUDS (sustainable urban drainage system) together with parking facilities for 50 vehicles.
The school comprises a gymnasium, nursery department, office and administration rooms, 14 class rooms, library and IT suite.