The new Galashiels Community Hub merges Galashiels Academy and Galashiels Swimming Pool into one central Community Hub.
The building is set within the secluded setting of Scott Park, providing an expanse of green space all around the site, including bands of mature trees. The development will create a new 1000+ pupil school, with extensive community facilities.
The project will be delivered to achieve the LEIP Funding targets, which shall include strict energy performance parameters. Atelier Ten are currently developing the response to these targets in collaboration with JM Architects. As part of this work, demand reduction through detailed fabric analysis and FF&E energy budget setting is being undertaken. This key work is being undertaken during the RIBA Stage 2 period to allow a linear development approach to the detail design during RIBA Stage 3.