Stromness Primary School


The new site provides modern learning facilities for two hundred pupils and incorporates a thirty pupil nursery and community facilities. Break-out spaces and activity areas have been designed to maximise spatial movement and allow for varying sizes of activities. The teaching clusters, nursery and administrative areas are carefully planned so they can be closed off from the multi-purpose hall, dining and associated facilities to provide an independent community use facility in the evenings.


The elevational treatment is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Stromness vernacular and the use of locally sourced materials enhances the ‘Orkney Feel’.


"The Keppie design team have succeeded in creating a building that has surpassed our aspirations both internally in terms of the cleverly laid out teaching spaces optimising use of natural light and scenic outlook, as well as externally where they have designed a quality modern building of civic dignity, befitting its setting in a prominent location in the historic town of Stromness."

Alan Moar, Project Director

Client Morrison Construction
Dates  Complete 2013
Contract  Hybrid PPP
Value  £7.5m
Floor Area  2,460 sqM
Services  Architecture, Interior, Landscape, Planning
BREEAM  Excellent
EPC Rating  A
Awards SCALA Civic Building of the Year 2014