Bankton Primary School was built in 1980. The existing single storey accommodation was too small for a 2 stream school and required an extension to provide two new classrooms, a new Sports Hall, a parents’ room and a new Nursery / Wraparound facility for 40 children.
The project follows sustainable principles in line with West Lothian’s Policy for Sustainable Construction. The building is fully accessible. The Nursery / Wraparound rooms have been designed from the children’s point of view with a direct connection to the playground, to allow them to move freely between inside and outside. The two interlinked rooms are triangular in plan, under a single mono-pitch roof. The long edge of the Nursery room is designed with a permeable screen oriented to the east, creating a close child-scale relationship with the playground outside, using cills, platforms and low level windows.