Toronto Primary School
Toronto Primary School, Livingston
West Lothian Council
Extension to Existing Primary School
Civil Engineering Services
Structural Engineering Services
The Project involved the extension and refurbishment in part of the schools facilities. The main new build element comprises a new monolithic textured precast concrete Games Hall that opens to the school playing fields. The textured concrete band is punctured only at high level by Reglit glazing. The concrete wraps the entire base of the proposed extension, except for the new Main Entrance to the school, which is over-clad in Vitreous Enamel.
The Games Hall is linked to the school via the creation of an internal street, which extends the existing corridor and comprises of the new Main Office, Head Teacher Office and Assistant Head Teacher Office, as well as Janitors Office, Changing Facilities and an accessible access to the existing Nursery. The single storey extension housing the above is broken from the Games Hall by a large glass canopy that separates the concrete cladding to that of the single storey extensions which has a sedum green roof.
Extensive external landscaping and a re-routed vehicular and pedestrian entrance, provide a fully accessible new school entrance, which acts as the revitalised heart of the new development. The project also features an external lighting scheme to further enhance the pedestrian spaces and sense of place.