Location West Lothian, UK
Services Building services, civil, structural and geotechnical engineering and transportation
Client West Lothian Council
Architect West Lothian Council
Imagery © Keith Hunter/Paul Watt
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Pumpherston & Uphall Station Community Primary School is a primary school with community facilities that is located within a wider development area. It replaced two existing schools within the catchment area and is the first of its kind to be funded by the Scottish Futures Trust. Due to its renewable features and sustainable design the new Pumpherston and Uphall Station Community School has achieved an impressive EPC rating of B+.
Cundall’s first involvement in the project began with assisting West Lothian Council with detailed site analysis of two potential sites for the school, and each had its own unique and challenging features. These included derelict mine workings, poor ground conditions, existing below ground and overhead services, a historic landfill site, Japanese knotweed and the presence of protected great crested newts. Cundall’s structural approach was to adopt a steel framed solution for the building to maximise clear spans and provide future flexibility.
Cundall approached the project with sustainability in mind. Some of the initiatives were:
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Cundall's engineering consultancy services cover the entire life cycle of any building project. Clients find our ‘total solutions’ approach saves them time, money and effort.
We will add value to your project by opening our minds, exchanging ideas and thinking creatively.
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It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.
At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth.
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Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.
Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.