PATNA & ST XAVIER’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

Patna & St Xavier's Primary Schools

Patna and St Xavier primary schools, which were developed in conjunction with East Ayrshire Council, amalgamates two local primary schools onto a shared campus with nursery and shared community. The design also links the new facilities to an existing library and community centre, which have been refurbished to create an integrated campus.

The design provides a main admin entrance for the school and separate entrances for library and for the community centre but there are also separate canopy covered pupil entrances. The shared facilities of science, arts, gym and dining areas are designed to be used by the community outwith school hours.

Patna and St Xavier are two stream schools that have been developed to allow both schools to continue to operate independently whilst maximising opportunities for integration through shared facilities and carefully designed external spaces.

The Education department, teachers and most importantly the children of both schools have been involved with all aspects of the design development as well as monitoring progress on site where they attended the topping out ceremony at the beginning of March.  Feedback from everyone involved in the project been extremely positive, and exemplifies how such a project can galvanise and reinvigorate the community.

The children were all delighted with their new school, especially how everywhere had lots of natural light

Head Teacher – St Xavier’s Primary School

LOCATION: AYRSHIRE

CLIENT: EAST AYRSHIRE COUNCIL

VALUE: £8M

COMPLETION: 2012
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: EDUCATION
CONTRACTOR: HERON BROS

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: URS SCOTT WILSON
SERVICES: DAVID MCCULLOCH
COST CONSULTANT: ARMOUR CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS