Airdrie primary school scoops best new build award

HILLTOP Primary School in Airdrie has been named the best new built project at the annual  (RCI) Magazine awards.

The building boasts an imposing rounded front utilising 10mm copper-effect Parklex cladding, which was specified by Glasgow-based Reid Roof and supplied by Vivalda. Morgan Sindall was the main contractor for the build, with Norr Consultants behind the architecture.

The judges said, “This project has a unique, drum shaped frontage that creates a strong and architecturally diverse structure. It follows the modern school design and has been very well executed.”

Yvonne Campbell, sales manager at Vivalda Scotland, commented, “This was a technically challenging project given the fact that the sustainable wood cladding was curved on-site to create such a stunning effect. Credit should go to Glasgow’s Reid Roof who developed the solution using aluminum T profiles with an aluminum flat plate to construct a ‘mould’ which was used to shape the cladding.”