This project involves the renovation and extension of Cromarty Primary School on the Black Isle in Ross-shire for the Highland Council. As the existing school building is grade B listed and the project is located in the conservation village of Cromarty, very detailed liaison between the planning department and Historic Scotland was necessary.
A new classroom configuration with enhanced insulation works was required within the existing building. These works have been conducted sensitively without disruption to the existing, decorative interior.
The new extension respects the mass and key lines of the existing building, however has been designed to contrast and to be read as a separate, modern building. Inside the extension it is bright and airy with colour used in the learning and teaching spaces. Detailed consideration of how the children and teachers would use the spaces has led to a number of attractive and innovative features.