Lossiemouth High School

The new Lossiemouth Learning Centre replaces the previously existing Lossiemouth High School and Community Centre on the existing school site, reflecting the standards commensurate with a modern school facility, whilst providing a high-quality environment that will inspire both staff and young people to achieve their full potential.

Date

2021

Client

The Moray Council/ Hub North Scotland

Value

£42m

The proposal includes the provision of high-quality sports, performance, shared learning and library facilities for use by the school and the local community. The new secondary school is designed to accommodate a projected role of 800 pupils to allow for and encourage growth within the surrounding area.
Accommodation within the Learning Centre includes Languages & Humanities, Science, Maths, Technical, Business & ICT classes as well as Creative Art, Home Economics, Pupil Support facilities and dedicated Performance spaces. The overall gross floor area of the building is 11,544m2 which is distributed over 3 floors and arranged around central, double and triple -height social and performance spaces. The building form has been designed to be as compact as possible whilst still presenting a robust, civic appearance, this efficient design meets both the SFT cost and area metrics.

The building is essentially formed of two blocks; a teaching block, and a sports block, which meet at the eastern side to create a shared frontage and external public plaza. The proposed design puts the pupil and their learning opportunities at the centre of the school through the creation of a clear, efficient and flexible solution to the Participant’s Brief. These principles are manifest through the creation of the shared, social spaces at the core of the building which offer a highly functional and exciting environment for the pupils, staff and community.

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The Challenge

The project proposed to bring together the existing High School and Lossiemouth Community Centre in a single building located to the south of the existing facilities. The brief aspired to a building which was to act as a school and community hub which is flexible with shared facilities operating all year round.

The Solution

The new building consists of two blocks which meet to provide a modern environment for formal and informal learning for pupils and members of the community alike. Teaching plazas and study spaces surround the central atrium flooding them with natural light, whilst classrooms are located around the perimeter of the plan benefiting from natural ventilation and views out through large format windows.

 

The Outcome

The new building consists of two blocks which meet to provide a modern environment for formal and informal learning for pupils and members of the community alike. Teaching plazas and study spaces surround the central atrium flooding them with natural light, whilst classrooms are located around the perimeter of the plan benefiting from natural ventilation and views out through large format windows.

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