Glasgow Primary Schools
Castlemilk, Dalmarnock & Crookston
The contract was for the construction of three primary schools for St Bartholomew’s R.C. Primary School in Castlemilk, Dalmarnock Primary and Crookston Primary.
Crookston had a school roll of 550 including teaching accommodation for pupils with learning difficulties and a nursery. At St Bartholomew the school roll was 280 pupils and Dalmarnock was 370 pupils. Both St Bartholomew’s and Dalmarnock included nursery facilities.
The provision of civil and structural engineering services. For all schools the structural form of the building comprised a structural steel frame with the suspended floors being constructed using insitu concrete on metal decking. The substructure generally comprised reinforced concrete pad foundations bearing on the natural soil strata.
The steep topography and site constraints of the Crookston site tested the engineering aptitude to provide a satisfactory solution. At St Bartholomew’s lime stabilisation was used to maximise reuse of excavated material. This minimised the volume of material taken off site.
BENEFITS TO CLIENT:
High quality facilities completed on time and within budget.