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School building wins Architectural Excellence Award

Maidenhill Primary School and Nursery in East Renfrewshire has won the Architectural Excellence Award for Public Use at the Scottish Property Awards, which is the country’s largest celebration of commercial and public property.

The project offers a two stream primary school and early years and is part of the brand new Maidenhill neighbourhood. It creates an inspiring, flexible and interactive environment for its users, offering open plan play rooms, a birdhouse hideaway, an internal climbing wall and an auditorium.

Completed last year, the project has been recognised throughout the education and design industries, having previously won Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) award for Education and a Wood for Good award.

Glasgow studio architect director Lindsey Mitchell said "We are delighted to win this award, for Maidenhill Primary School, in recognition of our approach to designing education spaces and creating schools that deliver academic, social, economic benefits to the wider community.

East Renfrewshire Council aspires to provide the best learning environments for children, and on this project we were able to create a building that supports the school to achieve its educational and societal aspirations through architecture.”

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