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Williamwood Secondary School, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow

The new Williamwood Secondary School for 1700 students for East Renfrewshire council is one of a series of exemplar Schools which the practice was commissioned to design and develop appropriate layouts as a vision for the councils educational philosophy and to create benchmarks which would inform the Bidding Contractors designs as far as practical.

The design responds to the unique requirements of the brief and provides a strong individual identity through an appreciation of context, civic presence rational planning and circulation. Interest has been created by volumetric complexity imaginative grouping of social and dining spaces and the positive use of natural light. These qualities will contribute substantially to the building being an enjoyable place to teach and learn.