This is the final project in Glasgow City Council’s primary school programme, providing a new home for Notre Dame RC Primary School and St Peter’s RC Primary School and Anderson Street Nursery. Hoskins Architects, as part of Glasgow City Council’s Architectural Framework, were commissioned through mini competition to develop detail design through to tender with the Council’s Project Management & Design division.
The new joint primary school comprises radical refurbishment of the existing Category B listed 1895 building to current standards, forming a classroom block, along with an extension which retains the best elements of the original building to provide a nursery, assembly and gym halls, and a library. These community resource spaces can also be operated outside of school hours. The project aims for a BREEAM Very Good rating including high levels of hygroscopic insulation and a ground sourced heat pump. The extension’s terracotta panel cladding is a carefully conceived random pattern of colours echoing the surrounding sandstone hues of Glasgow’s Dowanhill.