A Faith Schools’ joint campus in Glasgow officially opened on 8 November in what is thought to be a world first bringing together a Jewish primary school, a Catholic school and a non-denominational nursery.
The £17m campus respects and nurtures young people’s individual religious faiths whilst delivering inspiring spaces for learning, teaching, and social integration. An innovative shared hub is strategically located between the denominational zones, for interactive activity including performance, drama, music, science, technology, library, art and storytelling.
Director of education at East Renfrewshire Council Mhairi Shaw said “Throughout this innovative project we worked closely with local faith leaders to ensure all religious needs were met when designing and developing the facility. Most importantly children, staff and parents were heavily involved in shaping the design. We are delighted with the end result, which has not only provided two communities with state-of-the-art learning facilities but will also bring these two faiths together and enrich the learning of our pupils through their shared experiences.”
BDP led the design of this campus providing architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic design and wayfinding.