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Barrhead High School

Barrhead High School is a £23m educational facility, located in East Renfrewshire. The state-of-the-art school, which was part of the Scottish Futures Trust programme, was delivered by East Renfrewshire Council in partnership with hub West Scotland, the council’s development partner. The main contractor being BAM and architect BDP.


The new improved facility was built to replace the demolished old building which had been in use for 46 years. The site was also previously underused due to its water-logged condition. The new build replaced poor quality park land, whilst maintaining a more valued green space – reassuring local campaigners.

The 11,500m2 Secondary School was based on the similar design of Eastwood Secondary School, providing the local community with modern educational and sports facilities. The new Barrhead school provides an inspirational and flexible learning environment for 800 pupils and 100 vocational students.

The project also included car parking, hard and soft landscaping, 3G pitch, games courts, relocation of a skatepark, the provision of new public changing facilities for the sports pitches, incoming services and flood alleviation works.

"We are committed to delivering the very best education for all our children and young people and the state-of-the-art facilities now available at Barrhead High will certainly provide fabulous learning opportunities for all its pupils. "It is without doubt a school that the pupils will be proud to be a part of and will provide a springboard for continuing to raise attainment levels across the board.”
Paul O'Kane
Councillor- East Renfrewshire Council


Project Manager: David Stephenson

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Maple veneered doors with matching Maple factory finished frames.

Bespoke split level barrier loaded screens.

Electronic hold open corridor doorsets.

Unique emergency exit doorset accessible via one side only when the bleachers are opened.

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Sliding reception screen system.

Specialist RW63dB high acoustic screen systems to music recital areas.

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