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ECOBuilder-Specifiers Journal spring2018

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and cement board overclad with a mixture of Zinc Vieo and Alucobond cladding to the walls, and a structural metal deck overlain with insulation and a single ply membrane to the roof. The nursery has a structural steel frame with SFS/ Cement board walls overclad with Cedar and a zinc standing seam roof. The ground floor is a suspended reinforced concrete structure which incorporates a reinforced concrete ground beam at the perimeter, while the upper floors are composite metal/ concrete decking. Internal walls are metal studwork with drylined plasterboard and ceilings are a mixture of suspended demountable grid & tile and metal frame with plasterboard. A high level of natural light is maintained throughout the building through use of large timber/ aluminium composite windows around the perimeter, particularly in 58 ECOBUILDER - THE SPECIFIER SPRING 2018

the classrooms, and clerestory glazing above the atrium. Rooflights provide additional natural light to a large are of internal space. Floor finishes are a mixture of vinyl and carpet tiles, which have acoustic properties in critical areas, throughout the majority of the school, with a timber floor in the Sports Hall and Atrium feature terrace. Additional features include a multi purpose assembly/sports hall with retractable seating, an open atrium which is designed to serve multiple functions including drama, dining and break out learning spaces, outdoor terraces which provide alternative teaching accommodation. Externally, the finishes consist of a combination of high specification modular paving to pedestrian areas, porous paving to car parking and asphalt access roads. Play areas include a 3G pitch, a grass pitch, an all weather multipurpose pitch and a soft play area at the nursery. Extensive planting and landscaping has been provided throughout the site. The project once again places Heron Bros at the forefront of providing innovative, high quality education services in Scotland. Project Credits: Architect: BDP Client: East Renfrewshire Council Main Contractors: Heron Brothers Services Engineer: TUV-SUD Structural Engineer: Blyth & Blyth Value: £13.8 million Completion: July 2017 ECOBUILDER - THE SPECIFIER SPRING 2018 59

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