Education provision is delivered across 16 classrooms within the single-storey building, each with direct access to the external landscape, which includes a sensory garden, a woodland walk, sports facilities and a new 7 aside 4G synthetic pitch. In addition to the class, gym, dining, assembly and support areas the accommodation also provides for space integrated flexible teaching areas, future-flex cloakroom areas, a library and a sensory room.
Director of Scott Brownrigg’s Edinburgh studio, Alex Donaldson said of the completion: “Stoneywood School is a potent example of the power of open and inclusive collaboration. Aberdeen City Council had a clear vision for Stoneywood and the Scott Brownrigg team and Morgan Sindall worked closely with the Council and key stakeholders to ensure this vision became a reality.
We are very proud of Stoneywood School. This wonderful project adds to the range of high quality, on-vision portfolio of work being delivered out of the Edinburgh studio.”
The school is finished in natural aggregated panels, larch timber, slate brick and anthra-zinc, nestling sensitively in to the site’s mature tree lined environs. Sports provision, learning and play space, amphitheatre seating area and a woodland walk were conceived for this project to integrate outwardly to the mature boundary and inwardly to the court playgrounds to provide a tree or sky lined backdrop no matter where you are in the school.
Stuart Parker, managing director of Morgan Sindall in Scotland, said: “We’re incredibly pleased to have completed this project for Aberdeen City Council and it’s great to have handed it over in time for the new 2018 school year. Stoneywood is the culmination of many months of collaborative work between the school, the council and all of the consultants involved. Everyone involved can take pride in transforming a once derelict site into a modern school fit for the 21st century – and one which will prove a valuable addition to the education offering in the area for generations to come.”
The school opened in August ready for the new school year.