Milton of Leys Primary School
Uginox Top envelopes the Milton of Leys Primary School, Inverness.
The primary school at Milton of Leys has been procured through a Design & Build contract with Morrison Construction. The design incorporates 11 classrooms with provision for future expansion. The design is light and airy with each classroom having floor to ceiling glass wall looking out onto a common playground area. Access by way of folding doors onto a decked area allows thje children to work outdoors when the weather is appropriate. The school is equiped with a fantastic sports and community facilities along with a community room and outdoor MUGA, Mulit-use Games Area and equipment shelters. EBBA Consultants (who provided guidance of sustainability and BREEAM). During the material evaluation Aperam provided evidence of the manufacturing process to support the BREEAM assessment.
The project achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating at 74% and forms part of a ten school project and has been awarded the best new building at the Highlands and Islands Architecture and Design Awards.
Uginox Top was specified for its highly durable matt appearance that provides low reflectivity and is lightweight at less than 4 kg/m². Suited to diverse architectural styles it offers excellent corrosion resistance, high mechanical strength, low coefficient of expansion and is fully recyclable.
Moreover, the clean lines of the stainless steel and larch achieve a virtual maintenance free envelope and a unique education facility has been created in a striking location with outstanding views overlooking Inverness and the Moray Firth.
Appromimately 6,000m2 of Uginox Top stainless steel on façades and roofs.
Stainless steel advantages for this building:
Corrosion resistance, durability and reduced maintenance costs are some of the reasons why stainless steel is used for architectural cladding. With the increasing emphasis being placed on sustainable building design, stainless steel is fully recyclable and contributes towards the longevity and reduced energy consumption of a building.