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Glasgow City Council re-builds young education with Forterra bricks

Glasgow City Council re-builds young education with Forterra bricks

A bespoke blend of Forterra’s Dark Tame Valley and County Multi Dragfaced Blend bricks have been used to clad Clyde Campus as part of a redevelopment by Glasgow City Council.

This is part of the fifth stage of a larger programme initiated by Glasgow City Council to re-build and modernise its pre-12 and special education estate.

The architectural response to the site has a central assembly hall and four radiating wings. This radial plan divides the site and avoids large elevations to the street edge, which is surrounded by low-density, two-storey housing. The design aims to create a new, accessible, attractive, welcoming and sustainable campus with shared community amenities with clear public frontage to the building.

The facades have been composed to reflect the differing functions in each wing through choice of material and scale. The blend of Forterra’s Dark Tame Valley and County Multi Dragfaced Blend bricks evokes a sense of solidity and robustness.

Lightweight metal cladding breaks up the brick expanse, helping to identify the campus’s different functions.

The new campus has successfully brought together nursery and primary age schooling under one roof with a range of enhanced facilities for pupils and for the wider community. The choice of building materials is an integral part of defining the different areas on site, from gym halls, to Early Years and classroom blocks.

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Forterra is a leading manufacturer of a diverse range of concrete and clay building products. The company employs approximately 1,800 people in the UK, across 18 manufacturing facilities.
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