Dunbar Primary Public Meeting 020409

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Presentation from public meeting showing design of planned addition to Dunbar Primary School, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

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  • Hello. My name is Darron Dunbar and this slide presentation caught my eye. I noticed it was from 2009 and then I also noticed you hoped to open the new school August of 2011. Thats now! I thought 'How's that for timing?' and am curious if it all worked out and if the school is, indeed opening this month. If so here's wishing you best of luck in the new facility (it looks beautiful in the drawings) and I just know you will have many happy years educating the children of the wonderful town (and wonderfully named!) Dunbar, Scotland. Cheers!
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Dunbar Primary Public Meeting 020409

  1. 1. Dunbar Primary School – context
  2. 2. Dunbar Primary School – site location
  3. 3. Dunbar Primary School - Brief <ul><li>Main elements </li></ul><ul><li>18 (25) classrooms – 60 m 2 each - initial capacity 522 pupils </li></ul><ul><li>break-out spaces beside classrooms for small group work </li></ul><ul><li>1 (2) general purpose space - 60 m 2 each </li></ul><ul><li>dance and movement studio - 2 x 60 m 2 with divider to form larger 120 m 2 space </li></ul><ul><li>school library - 70 (90) m 2 </li></ul><ul><li>2 (3) tutorial / quiet rooms - 25 m 2 each </li></ul><ul><li>2 (3) school resources rooms – 40 m 2 each </li></ul>
  4. 4. Dunbar Primary School - Brief <ul><li>Main elements – cont’d </li></ul><ul><li>1 (2) meeting rooms – 20 m 2 each </li></ul><ul><li>support for learning area – 3 rooms - 30 m 2 and 2 x 25 m 2 </li></ul><ul><li>staff room – 60 (80) m 2 and toilets </li></ul><ul><li>Head Teacher and Depute H Ts’ offices </li></ul><ul><li>2 (3) teachers’ work bases – 25 m 2 multi-purpose hall – 2 (4) badminton court size – 324 m 2 (550) with 2 school changing rooms </li></ul><ul><li>school dining room – 280 (330) m 2 with kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>dedicated storage and servery for A fter S chool C lub </li></ul>
  5. 5. Dunbar Primary School - Brief <ul><li>Main elements – cont’d </li></ul><ul><li>school office 30m 2 (45) </li></ul><ul><li>janitor’s room </li></ul><ul><li>medical room </li></ul><ul><li>school auxiliary’s room with toilet and shower </li></ul><ul><li>general storage throughout </li></ul><ul><li>pupils toilets and cloakrooms </li></ul><ul><li>covered bicycle parking for 300 bicycles </li></ul><ul><li>external hard and soft play areas </li></ul><ul><li>landscaping to support environmental curriculum and eco-schools philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>2 (3) external play areas 60m x 40m for P.E. in the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>No change to area of site </li></ul>
  6. 6. Dunbar Primary School Context – roads and paths
  7. 7. Floor Plans ground first
  8. 8. Dunbar Primary School Best case Programme under Compulsory Purchase Order Notices served and adverts published 27 March 2009 21 day period for objections 17 April 2009 Scottish Ministers advise ELC of any objections - estimate 24 April 2009 If no objections, if they are happy with it, SM may confirm CPO at this stage – timescale not set out, assume best case 2 weeks 8 May 2009 CPO comes into force after further advert for 2 weeks 22 May 2009 6 week period for appeals to be lodged with Court of Session 3 July 2009 If no appeal or if Council wins appeal, acquisition can proceed. Entry is usually within 4 months of date CPO came into force . 22 Sept 2009 Road contractor on site 22 Sept 2009 Road completed end Jan 2010 Tender issue - school Sept 2009 Tender approval - school Dec 2009 Contractor appointment and mobilisation / site start beg Feb 2010 Completion of construction contract end May 2011 Fit-out for school following handover from contractor June 2011 School opens August 2011
  9. 9. Dunbar Primary School Programme if missives concluded by end April Road contractor on site May 2009 Road / infrastructure completed September 2009 Tender issue - school beg July 2009 Tender return mid August 2009 Contract award end September Contractor site start mid October Completion of construction contract April 2011 Fit-out for school following handover from contractor School opens August 2011 Note: Land purchase to be secured before roads contract can be awarded
  10. 10. Dunbar Primary School Programme reported to Council January 2009 Brief for school finalised Consultation with School – meetings and workshops Spring 2008 Tender issue - school July 2009 Tender return - school mid August Tender approval Contractor appointment and mobilisation / site start August 2009 Completion of construction contract March 2011 Fit-out for school following handover from contractor School opens August 2011 Note: Land purchase to be secured before roads contract can be awarded
  11. 11. Dunbar Primary School School design principles <ul><li>Range of flexible and adaptable spaces to support curriculum and school aspirations </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficient; high insulation, low embodied energy </li></ul><ul><li>Natural ventilation / low CO 2 levels; good natural day lighting; simple controls </li></ul><ul><li>Natural materials, renewable, recyclable </li></ul><ul><li>Durable and low maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>A high quality, healthy, educational environment, both internally and externally. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Dunbar Primary School School design principles <ul><li>Energy use – conservation and on-site generation </li></ul><ul><li>Generation includes </li></ul><ul><li>Solar thermal water heating </li></ul><ul><li>Wind energy </li></ul><ul><li>Energy conservation – reducing heating and cooling demand through design, layout and orientation and building fabric </li></ul><ul><li>Embodied energy of construction materials and finishes – the more natural, the least energy is used in production and the healthier the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Thermal modelling </li></ul>
  13. 13. Dunbar Primary School School design principles <ul><li>Water use </li></ul><ul><li>low water usage – target 3.5m 3 / pupil / annum - efficient appliances </li></ul><ul><li>rainwater harvesting if possible for flushing toilets / garden use </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity – </li></ul><ul><li>design of external areas for a variety of habitats and exploration with woodland and wildflower areas. </li></ul><ul><li>wetland area planted with reeds, rushes and bog plants taking overflow from rainwater storage tank </li></ul><ul><li>shelter belt along west boundary </li></ul><ul><li>Forest Schools </li></ul><ul><li>use of adjoining woodland to learn about natural environment, develop skills, outdoor play etc </li></ul>
  14. 14. Dunbar Primary School School design principles <ul><li>Outdoors - </li></ul><ul><li>themed gardens – areas for pupils to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>outdoor classrooms for environmental studies </li></ul><ul><li>quiet and active play areas </li></ul><ul><li>hard playground and grass areas for P.E. in the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Building as a learning tool – knowledge of materials, their origins, their content and its effect on the environment; can they be recycled? </li></ul><ul><li>Technology as a learning tool – e.g. Wind turbines, solar water heating and rainwater harvesting system linked to real time display and IT network to support “Eco Schools” initiative and curriculum. Children can be actively involved in monitoring the energy use of the school – raising their awareness of the issues </li></ul>
  15. 15. Dunbar Primary School image
  16. 16. Dunbar Primary School Consultation <ul><li>Main findings </li></ul><ul><li>Bright, spacious,welcoming, entrance area </li></ul><ul><li>Bright, clean toilets </li></ul><ul><li>Larger gym changing areas </li></ul><ul><li>Dining hall with easy access to eat outside and good acoustics </li></ul><ul><li>Classrooms that are bright and airy with windows that open and lots of display boards and storage </li></ul><ul><li>Corridors and stairs to be bright and wide enough </li></ul><ul><li>Cloakrooms – more pegs and good ones </li></ul><ul><li>Larger Medical room with window ad ventilation, drinking water and fridge </li></ul>
  17. 17. Dunbar Primary School Consultation <ul><li>Spacious areas around school gates, big information boards, parents’ shelters </li></ul><ul><li>Play area for all year round play </li></ul><ul><li>Zones to keep football from dominating, basketball, games areas, benches, bins, shelters, </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor classrooms, eating areas </li></ul><ul><li>Bike racks – secure and covered, scooter racks </li></ul><ul><li>Parking for drop-off to be easy and safe </li></ul><ul><li>Safe routes to school, bike lanes and crossings </li></ul>
  18. 18. Dunbar Primary School - Existing

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