Carrongrange High School

Date Complete 2017
Location UK Scotland
Client Falkirk Council
Architect Ogilvie Construction

Project summary

Officially opened in 2017, Carrongrange High School is a purpose-built secondary school for up to 190 pupils with moderate, severe and complex additional support needs.

The new build provides 6,050 m² of accommodation over two storeys, including an assembly hall, music classrooms, a swimming pool, and a hydrotherapy pool. The school also contains a number of specialist classrooms for teaching life skills including ICT, metal work, woodwork, bike maintenance workshop, and a teaching flat.

The three Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) classrooms were designed to meet the enhanced standards required in BB93 for use by pupils with hearing impairments and other complex needs.

The £17 million project was delivered by Hub East Central Scotland for Falkirk Council alongside Ogilvie Construction as the main contractor.

The building relies extensively on natural ventilation by placing the most noise sensitive classrooms on the facades facing away from the local roads. Sound insulating ceilings are provided in the technical classrooms to help control noise transmission to other teaching spaces above.

Sound absorbing ceilings are provided extensively throughout the building. The assembly hall contains additional sound absorbing ceiling baffles and sound absorbing timber and fabric wall panels. Acoustic commissioning tests were carried out on completion of construction.