Integrated Community Facility, Carluke

Holmes Miller’s award winning project for South Lanarkshire Council has delivered a purpose built 5,000m2 integrated community facility and primary school with a strong civic presence in recognition of its importance at the heart of the local Carluke community.

The completed complex has brought about the co-location of services originally housed in three separate buildings on the site under one roof in an integrated solution to provide a far more efficient and collaborative delivery of Council services.

Design concept considers the juxtaposition of three simple building elements with the internal arrangement carefully considering the differing individual needs, operational and security requirements of multiple user clients whilst maintaining flexibility to share facilities. The final solution was informed through extensive consultation to meets the needs and aspirations of all.

The community aspect of the venue is a hub for local people, community groups, businesses and public agencies as well as providing essential day care services for social work users. At the same time the building delivers educational curriculum to 264 primary aged pupils and 40/40 nursery children in a modern and contemporary replacement to St. Athanasius Primary School.

Client

South Lanarkshire Council

Location

Carluke

Completed

July 2009

Cost

£11m

Awards

Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) Design Commendation for Education, 2010.

Procurement

D&B - Framework

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