The Barony Campus: David Shaw, Sheppard Robson Architects LLP
The Barony Campus sets a new standard for education that reflects the integration of high academic ambition with enhanced sporting and learning facilities for the local community. Delivered on a stunning site by the River Lugar on the outskirts of Cumnock, it offered the opportunity to integrate an extensive campus in a sensitive and contextual way.
It is the biggest capital investment ever undertaken by East Ayrshire Council (EAC) and the Barony Campus is nothing short of extraordinary. It delivers an up-to-the-minute connected learning and teaching environment to enable every child and young person to reach their full potential, regardless of their background, as well as bringing together two local communities through access to a host of superb sports, leisure, educational and social facilities.
Sheppard Robson would like to present the scheme, taking the audience on an interesting and insightful journey through the process of consultation, design and delivery of this fantastic facility. We will offer insight to the future of education design, look at innovation and demonstrate how community inclusion can be delivered through robust briefing and prioritising design excellence.
SPACE Strategies: Kirstine Robinson & Maggie Barlow
During the pandemic, we have witnessed an accelerated change. Communities, public and third sector agencies have joined forces, finding creative ways to support young people, their families and the wider community. The idea of a 20-minute neighbourhood and the creation of multi-service campuses where a school can operate collaboratively alongside other services is becoming easier for many to visualise.
The appetite to ensure infrastructure investment offers benefit to a broad community of users had already been growing traction well before COVID 19. There are examples in place which show “proof of concept”. SPACE strategies presentation will focus on the multi-service campus concept and explore the benefits and challenges; space typologies and taxonomies, which can facilitate a multi-user approach. We will seek to outline the ingredients for success, considering what has gone before, and explore how the design of space can support inherent change and new ways of working.