Broomlands Primary School, Kelso

Distinctive roofs are canopies for outdoor learning

Broomlands Primary School, Kelso.
Broomlands Primary School, Kelso. Credit: Andrew Lee

Scotland RIBA Regional Award 2019

Broomlands Primary School, Kelso
Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design for Scottish Borders Council
Contract value: £8m
GIA: 2,659m² Cost per m²: £2,729

Arriving visitors are greeted by the pointed cantilevered roofs and cobalt stone gabion walls which extend from the  landscape to form the external wall of the school. The distinctive roofs act as canopies for outdoor learning. The internal layout provides a series of semi-enclosed and fully open-plan teaching spaces at ground and first floor levels, all with direct access to outside play areas and the mature landscaped grounds. At first-floor level, this seamless connection is achieved by integrated external walkways.

  • Broomlands Primary School, Kelso.
    Broomlands Primary School, Kelso. Credit: Andrew Lee
  • Broomlands Primary School, Kelso.
    Broomlands Primary School, Kelso. Credit: Andrew Lee
  • Broomlands Primary School, Kelso.
    Broomlands Primary School, Kelso. Credit: Andrew Lee
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