Port Glasgow Community Campus

Archial NORR, Port Glasgow, 2013


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South frontage 

Keith Hunter     Download Original

  • South frontage    
  • Solar protection    
  • St Stephens    
  • Main frontage at Dusk    
  • West entrance     
  • Main social space    
  • Main social space    
  • Games hall    
  • St Stephens Pod     
  • St Stephens Pod     
  • Main section     
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Sketch    
  • Archial NORR    
  • Archial NORR    

Three schools incorporated into one building - denominational and non-denominational secondary schools and a large special needs school

The three schools are grouped together on an exposed hilltop site along with an enterpise centre and supporting community sports facilities.

A complex building programme and the peripheral nature of the site led to a diverse building form, which seeks to provide generous natural light and natural ventilation.

The Project also seeks to become a genuine catalyst for the further regeneration of its immediate area.

All routes emanate from this centrally located area, bringing enhanced legibility to what is a very large building.

This building is a product of a particular time and set of circumstances. The highly testing economic context of public sector procurement is now quite different and the challenge is to provide this richness of space and diversity of form in a simpler, more efficient, yet interesting way.


  • Begun: Aug 2011
  • Completed: Dec 2013
  • Floor area: 21,719m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £37M
  • Procurement: SBCC 2005 Design & Build contract
  • CO2 Emissions: 17.59kg/m2/year
  • Address: Port Glasgow, United Kingdom

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