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Broomlands Primary School, Kelso

  • Construction
  • ClientScottish Borders Council
  • Value£8,500,000
  • Duration81 weeks
  • D&B Partner Stallan Brand
Broomlands Primary School, Kelso

Design & build two-storey primary school with integrated nursery and early year’s accommodation.

Inspired by the new curriculum for excellence, which emphasises external learning and classroom provision, the school will offer flexible teaching spaces that can be configured for intimate one to one tuition or lager clustered environments.

The new facility includes fourteen classrooms, a nursery, communal areas, and games and dining halls. External works include new parking provisions, access roads and landscaping.

The existing school remained in use while the new school was constructed. Upon completion of the new build, the existing primary school was demolished and cleared from site.

Feature of ProjectLive Site

As this was a live site, the protection of pupils and staff was of utmost importance and we fully segregated the new-build construction works. Teaching continuity was critical, and a number of disruption management measures were implemented, as well as on-going communication and consultation with the School Principal to ensure their specific requirements were incorporated into our programme, including exam times.

Live Site

Community EngagementConsiderate Constructor’s Scheme

The site undertook various activities, led by our CCS Ambassador, to impact positively on the area and the surrounding community. Activities included facilitating a sod cutting event with the school, donation of timber off-cuts to the woodworking department at the local college, delivery of work experience opportunities. As well as, the provision of local employment opportunities, including a cleaner, gate person, and a labourer, site tours for local scouts group and school pupils, and liaison Meetings with local residents association.

Considerate Constructor’s Scheme


The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 2019 Award for Broomlands Primary School

Education Award and Supreme Award Winner at Glasgow Institute of Architects 2018 Awards for Broomlands Primary School

Best New Build Commercial Project at the Borders Building Design Awards 2018 for Broomlands Primary School