Auchinraith Primary School

Project Description

Auchinraith is a new three-storey primary school located at the junction of Calder Street and Victoria Street in Blantyre. There are 13 classrooms, a nursery, staff offices and an IT area with dining room, kitchen and plant room located on the second fl oor. Externally to the front and rear of the building there is a play ground and associated MUGA pitch with a staff parking area.

Location: Calder Street, Blantyre
Client: Kier Scotland Ltd
Value: £ 2.7 Million
Project Dates: 2012

Construction Overview

A composite steel framed construction was used to form this three storey building which is founded upon clay ground using mass concrete pad and strip foundations. Externally, the brick cladding at first floor is supported from a steel structural framing system (SFS) whilst a secondary hot-rolled steel frame supports the metal cladding at the first and second floors. Internally, the non-loadbearing partitions are formed in SFS and are supported from the ground bearing ground floor slab and the first and second floor composite slabs.