New build primary school.
Funded by Hub East Central the £12.6m school comprises 21 primary education classrooms to accommodate some 650 pupils, and 2 nursery classrooms for around 40 pupils. The building is split into three wings with the core accommodation located in the centre of the school which is fully accessible for staff, pupils and visitors to the school. The design is bright and airy with “high-tech” classrooms, and flexible teaching areas to support Curriculum for Excellence in a modern environment. The external areas for the school, both primary and nursery, has been landscaped to allow pupils the opportunity for safe, creative play. Playing pitches have also been provided to support the community use of this area.
Hulley & Kirkwood were chosen as M&E Designers and applied all the relevant features required in a modern primary school operation which included looking at the provision for ground source heat pumps, all taken from their extensive experience in design of M&E services in schools since 1997.
The school has been designed as a low carbon building, and has delivered a BREEAM “Excellent” rating and EPC of B+.
Burntisland Primary School has been recognised with two prestigious awards - Spaces Highly Commended 'Civic Building of the Year 2015' and Dundee Institute of Architects Design Awards 2015 winner of 'DIA Ambassador Award 2015'. The school was one of only five in the UK to be highly commended in the Society of Public Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Surveying Civic Buildings of the Year Awards.
Burntisland Primary School opened its doors to new pupils and staff in 2014 and is part of the Building Fife’s Future initiative.