Bonhill Primary School

Ryder Architecture, Edinburgh, 2010


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Village school with capacity for 220 students on a brownfield site opposite the existing smaller school

The architect's design of Bonhill Primary School has been developed following a series of interactive engagement sessions with all stakeholders including staff, parents, governors and pupils.

The basis of the design concept was generated by a workshop with one of the groups of children. Two sweeping arcs of teaching wings join with a larger block to the east, designed for administrative and hall purposes.

This ring formation is designed to protect the external courtyard space, which can be used for sports, outdoor dining and learning, from being subject to misuse out of hours.


  • Begun: May 2009
  • Completed: Jul 2010
  • Floor area: 2,400m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £5M
  • Procurement: Traditional
  • Address: 1 Bonaly Grove, Edinburgh, EH13 0QD, United Kingdom

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