Bankton Primary School, Livingston Education Building, Image, Architect, Property

Bankton Primary School Livingston

New West Lothian School by Arcade Architects, Edinburgh

Bankton Primary School


Design: Arcade Architects

For West Lothian Council

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Bankton Primary School was built in 1980. The existing single storey accommodation was too small for a 2 stream school and required an extension to provide two new classrooms, a new Sports Hall, a parents’ room and a new Nursery / Wraparound facility for 40 children.

The project follows sustainable principles in line with West Lothian’s Policy for Sustainable Construction. The building is fully accessible.

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The Nursery / Wraparound rooms have been designed with a direct connection to the playground, to allow children to move freely between inside and outside. The two interlinked rooms are triangular in plan, under a single mono-pitch roof. The long edge of the Nursery room is designed with a permeable screen oriented to the east, creating a close child-scale relationship with the playground outside, using cills, platforms and low level windows.

Bankton Primary School images / information from Arcade Architects 270109

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