Primary Schools Renewal Programme, South Lanarkshire

These primary schools were designed whilst at RMJM as part of Kier Construction’s design-led bid to secure a place on South Lanarkshire Council’s primary school renewal framework.

The bid was successful, and these two schools were the first in a series of new schools to be delivered by Kier and their partners. The design intent was to create bespoke, site specific schools which would support the learning curriculum, and encourage communication, pride, and school community, through the use of generous open plan spaces, natural light and ventilation, strong forms, and use of colour and graphics.

These schools have been very positively received by pupils and teaching staff.

“a magnificent building, beautifully designed, and built..”
– Head Teacher, St Anne’s Primary School

“Children are motivated and engaged in their learning…children are enthusiastic about their learning… They enjoy being at school”. “Within the school, there is a calm, purposeful atmosphere which helps children with their learning. The layout at the new building contributes to a very positive learning environment”
– 2012 Report by HM Inspector of Schools


Client: Kier Construction /
South Lanarkshire Council
Architect: (RMJM)
Structural Engineer: Goodsons
M&E Eng: Davie & McCulloch
Contractor: Kier Construction
Photography: Andrew Lee Photography


Contract Value: £6M
Location: Hamilton / Blantyre, South Lanarkshire
Status: Completed 2008