Scottish schools get new £1bn building boost
The Scottish Government has committed to investing £1bn in rebuilding and refurbishing schools after the current school building programme ends in 2021. Andrew Pring examines the new deal and the philosophy of Peter Reekie, the man charged with delivering it.

29th Jan 2020

A stage of life
Wellington’s new G.W. Annenberg Performing Arts Centre aims to educate students through self-discovery, inspiring them to ask what makes them who they are, so they may begin to take responsibility for their own development. The ethos is reflected in the design of it’s new Cultural quarter.
Consortium boosts offsite school construction
Employing modern methods of construction in the education sector has potentially taken a major step forward with the launch of a standardised structural frame and open source design app for building primary schools offsite.
Reaching for the stars with new Discovery Centre
Demco Interiors has completed the design and interior furnishings for the new build Space, Science and Study Centre at The Winston Churchill School, Woking, Surrey. With its vision to “open doors to other worlds”, the two floors of the Centre not only include a library but also a Planetarium to provide a focus for the study of astronomy.
Master planning leads to sports hall success
Sensitive design was a must for this Green Belt prep school, as architect Charles Danby of MEB Design explains.
Modern safety solution for historic Scottish building
Founded in 1935, Marr College in Troon, Scotland, a Category B listed secondary school is of special historic interest, both due to its architectural style and because it was created with the financial backing of local coal merchant, Charles Kerr Marr. Serving the local community for more than 80 years, an overhaul and expansion was recently required to allow for increased accommodation.
Concord College upgrades science block
Concord College, Shrewsbury has a new state of the art science block, and Zumtobel’s Panos Infinity and Slotlight Infinity luminaires were chosen to enhance the overall appearance of the main entrance.
Onwards and upwards for Gathouse school
When this East London primary was unable to expand into nearby land, it decided the only way was up.

15th Jan 2020

Upgrading heating safety and efficiency with new radiators
A primary school in Kent has opted for brand new low surface temperature (LST) radiators from Merriott as part of a complete overhaul of its antiquated, underperforming heating system – ensuring compliance with modern Health and Safety regulations,, boosting efficiency, cutting bills, and maximising comfort for pupils and staff in the process.

14th Jan 2020