SFT build

Well-designed buildings, built for community use, have the power to transform lives. Through our build programme, new schools and community buildings are doing just that – creating employment, helping the environment, as well as providing locals with much-improved places for them to learn, visit or work.

Reference Primary School Design

The objective of the Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme is to deliver good quality, well designed and sustainable schools.

Lairdsland Primary
Lairdsland Primary
Lairdsland Primary
Lairdsland Primary
Lairdsland Primary - glass walls and no doors
Lairdsland Primary - glass walls and no doors
Lairdsland Primary - stairwell doubles as theatre seating
Lairdsland Primary - stairwell doubles as theatre seating

In furthering that objective, we invited two architects to come up with a reference primary school to create high-quality, efficient, flexible, sustainable and affordable designs that could be delivered in line with the Scotland’s Schools for the Future objectives.

The project was also aimed at challenging conventional thinking and develop a design that could be easily adapted to suit different sizes of primary schools.

The new school (Lairdsland Primary School) has been built and since opening has gone on to win numerous design and architecture awards with numerous other councils adopting the design principles.