Heathfield Primary School, Ayr

Holmes Miller has delivered an outstanding modern, contemporary and contextual addition to Heathfield Primary School. Respecting the scale and line of the original Victorian school frontage whilst removing the clutter to the rear, facilitating a new-build extension to interlock with the existing building, creating a new heart at the centre of a compact rectilinear school building plan.

Externally the building composition was composed of simple elements and materials to deliver clean, crisp, elegant lines – providing a modern and contemporary architectural appearance which compliments the original Victorian school building. A new extension onto Heathfield Road has created a formal approach and main entrance to the school with a positive civic presence which is welcoming and secure.

The internal layout and interior design has delivered welcoming, fresh, attractive and playful spaces that support the schools curriculum delivery.

The new school has received excellent feedback from staff, parents & pupils since its completion in November 2011.


South Ayrshire Council




November 2011




RIAS Design Award 2012
Scottish Design Award Commendation 2012
RIAS Andrew Doolan Award Shortlisted 2012