Abington Primary School and Nursery is the second project to be commissioned by South Lanarkshire Council as part of their £800m school modernisation programme. The new school was constructed on land adjacent to the former school building and offers new, enhanced facilities for pupils in their first years of primary education.
A total of two classrooms are provided alongside a separate space for nursery pupils. New office facilities are provided for faculty staff as well as a duel-function gymnasium. This gymnasium space has been designed to be utilised as both an indoor sports areas as well as operating as a dining room during the lunch hour. Out with school hours, the space will operate as a community hub with high specification lighting and sound equipment installed to the stage area at the rear of the hall.
Outside, pupils have ample playground space adjacent to a fully enclosed, all-weather sports pitch.
Delivered to the same specification as the Libberton Primary School project in Biggar, Abington utilised a CCG OSM closed panel timber solution for the construction inclusive of windows, doors, insulation and service zones. Locally-sourced stone was used for the exterior alongside a specially designed entrance that utilises different colours of glazing to create a unique atmosphere for pupils in the main hallway.
The building also has solar PV panels and a ground source heat pump that further enhances the energy efficiency of the building.
Abington was completed within a 44 week duration and delivered in May of this year.
South Lanarkshire Council