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8 June 2021

Ayr Grammar primary school news

Design: BDP Glasgow

BDP school design makes Scottish Design Awards shortlist

Ayr Education Hub Building

Ayr Grammar primary school, designed by BDP’s Glasgow studio, has been shortlisted in the annual Scottish Design Awards.

The sensitively restored historic building, located on the edge of the 17th Century Citadel of Ayr, is one of six buildings making the education building & project category shortlist.

Lindsey Mitchell, Architect Director, BDP Glasgow Studio said, “It is great to see a restoration project making the shortlist in this year’s Scottish Design Awards. Ayr Grammar Primary School is a great example of our approach to the restoration of historic buildings and how their reuse can be relevant to contemporary education, providing spaces that deliver both academic and social benefits to the wider community.”

The new education hub offers a nursery, a primary school, a Community Arts Centre, and a new home for the Ayrshire Archives and Registry which also houses the Ayrshire fine art collection.

Ayr Education Hub Building

The full refurbishment was carried out following the move of Ayr Academy to the new BDP designed school at the Craigie Campus in Ayr in 2017.

Judging will take place with the Scottish Design Awards winners announced at the digital awards ceremony broadcast live online on 15 July.

19 May 2021

Ayr Education Hub Facility

Design: BDP Glasgow Studio

BDP designed education hub to welcome the community

Ayr Education Hub architect BDP Glasgow studio

Ayr Grammar Primary School pupils are enjoying their new school following the full refurbishment of a Grade B Listed building that was originally home to Ayr Academy.

Designed by BDP’s Glasgow studio, the sensitive restoration of the historic building located on the edge of the 17th Century Citadel of Ayr offers a contemporary learning environment in an historic setting.

Following full consultation with parents, pupils, staff, South Ayrshire Council, and the wider community, the new education hub has been created to offer a nursery, a primary school, a Community Arts Centre, and a new home for the Ayrshire Archives and Registry which houses the repositories for historical records and the Ayrshire fine art collection.

Ayr Education Hub Building

Lindsey Mitchell, Architect Director at BDP, said: “This project is an exemplar of how the re-use of historic buildings is relevant to contemporary education. We are hopeful that this fantastic refurbishment will be the catalyst for further regeneration of this important historic area in the town of Ayr.”

Ayr Education Hub Building

“This new education hub is a great example of how to bring the community together in one facility. The creation of a new public amenity that overlooks the river Ayr, and offers active frontage to South Harbour Street, provides the town with a real multi-generational offer that breathes new life into a fantastic historic building.”

Ayr Education Hub Building

The full refurbishment was carried out following the move of Ayr Academy to the new BDP designed school at the Craigie Campus in Ayr in 2017.

Ayr Education Hub Building images / information received 220421 from BDP Glasgow Studio

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