Kirkwall Grammar School


Designed to accommodate 900 pupils, the site will provide teaching and learning spaces in support of the 21st Century ‘Curriculum for Excellence’, providing modern sports and performing arts facilities.


The design demonstrates a considered approach regarding materials ensuring they are appropriate and rugged enough to withstand the Orkney climate whilst complimenting the local vernacular. The landscape design enhances the site’s biodiversity and ensures that the building ‘belongs’ to its immediate and wider urban context.

Client Morrison Construction
Dates  Complete 2014
Contract  Hybrid PPP
Value  £35m
Floor Area   15,285 sqM
Services  Architecture, Interior, Landscape, Planning
BREEAM  Excellent