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£13 million Stoneywood School completed in Aberdeen

Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure built the new facility, erected on the site of the fire-damaged Bankhead Academy

Posted by Julian Owen | December 06, 2018 | Bricks & mortar

Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure has successfully handed over a new state-of-the-art £13 million school to Aberdeen City Council in time for the start of the 2018 academic year.  

Stoneywood School, located in the Bucksburn area in the north of Aberdeen, was built on the site of the former Bankhead Academy, demolished following a fire in 2012. 

The new building, designed by architects Scott Brownrigg and funded through the council's five-year capital programme, consists of a two-stream primary school and 60 place nursery, offering a new home for the school’s 434 existing pupils.  

The energy-efficient site contains 16 classrooms within the single-storey building, and features solar UV panels and low energy central heating. 

Each classroom has direct access to the external landscape, which includes a sensory garden, orchard, variety of sports facilities and 4G synthetic pitch. The building also features a library, flexible teaching areas and a sensory room. 

The school is clad with natural aggregated and larch timber cladding, and zinc roofing. The design has been developed around a school heart concept, with a series of ‘lantern’ teaching pavilions surrounding the core community and assembly spaces. 

Stuart Parker, Managing Director of Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure in Scotland, said: “Stoneywood is the culmination of many months of collaborative work between the school, the council and all of the consultants involved. Everyone involved can take pride in transforming a once derelict site into a modern school fit for the 21st century; one which will prove a valuable addition to the education offering in the area for generations to come.”

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