Client: South Lanarkshire Council

Value: £350,000.00

Completion: 2015


South Lanarkshire Council

Project Name

Gilmourton Primary School

Project Address

ML10 6QF


Mechanical & Electrical Services

Main/Principle Contractor

Morrison Construction

M&E Consultants

DSSR and South Lanarkshire Council


June to August 2015 (7 Weeks)



Description Of Works

Gilmourton is situated half a kilometre off the A71 between Strathaven and Darvel in South Lanarkshire. The old school facility lay at the heart of the village, flanked by both the River Avon and the Ryeland Burn.

The existing building was decanted and demolished, safely storing the existing gable dated 1889 to be incorporated in the new design. The new school provides a stimulating learning environment for the pupils of Gilmourton Primary School as well as providing services for the local community.

The new school gross internal floor area: 620 m² accommodates:-

• 2 Classrooms
• Music Room
• Dining/Gym Hall
• Community Kitchenette
• Staff Areas / Offices
• Various Stores
• Kitchen

The Primary School is a Steel frame structure with in-situ concrete ground floor slab. The external envelope comprises of a combination of Concrete Facing Block, White Render and Timber Cladding. The existing Stone gable of the school is reinstated as the Pupil Entrance, complete with dated key stone. An aluminium profiled sheet roof with matching downpipes will interrelate with the aluminium curtain walling. Under floor heating is used throughout the school, sourced primarily from Air Source Heat Pumps. Photovoltaic Panels on the roof provide an environmentally friendly electricity source. Externally, there are 7 Car Parking spaces (1 Disabled Parking Space), and a large playground provision. Features in the playground include a trim trail and an external teaching area. The existing pupil drop off point has been retained and pupils access the new school from here.
The Mechanical & Electrical Services comprised the following:-

• Sanitary Appliances
• Above Ground Drainage
• Heating Installations
• Water Services Installations
• Ventilation / Air Conditioning Systems
• Fire Hydrants & External Services
• Building Management System
• Local electric heating units
• Electrical Containment
• Photovoltaic System Installation
• Main and sub-main cabling
• LV switchgear and distribution boards
• General lighting
• General LV Power
• Emergency lighting
• External Lighting
• Stage Lighting & Sound System Installation
• Earthing and bonding
• Lightning Protection Installation
• Structured Cabling Installations
• TV Installation
• CCTV Installation
• Access Control Installation
• Intruder Detection and Alarm Installation
• Distress Alarm Installation
• Fire Alarm System
• Period Bell System
• Aspirating Smoke Detection System Installation
• Testing and commissioning
• As fitted drawings
• O&M Manuals
• Client demonstrations & handover

The project was completed on time, within budget and to a very high standard all in compliance with the clients requirements.

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