Brechin Community Campus - Deputy First Minister opens 'World Class Education and Community Facility'
Friday 16th December 2016
Brechin Community Campus was officially opened today at a ceremony led by Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP. In a speech praising the new facility Mr Swinney told the assembled staff, pupils, project team members and guests "This new campus will provide a fantastic environment with truly modern facilities which the whole community will enjoy for generations to come."
In a tweet the Deputy First Minister later described the Campus as "A World Class Education and Community Facility".
Graham Barr, Stuart Meadows and Louise Fields; members of the jmarchitects project team, attended today's ceremony and afterwards were given a tour of the school by senior pupils to see how the wide variety of spaces are being used as part of a new and flexible approach to educational provision.
Associate Graham Barr comments:
"We are very proud of what has been achieved here at Brechin and in particular the way in which this large and complex building has been successfully organised around its two principle spaces. The 'Street Space' and the Public Entrance Hall at Brechin are bright, open spaces with a real civic quality. They are animated by areas such as the climbing wall and the 'Spanish Steps', by views out; to the town and the landscape and by views in; to the swimming pool and dance studio and the informal study spaces and open group teaching spaces. The balconies, bridges, open circulation and internal glazing create a palpable sense of linkage and connectivity between curriculum groupings and between the school, college, community and leisure functions of the Campus Building."
You can read more about Brechin Community Campus here