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An exciting glimpse into what's coming as South and West Fife High School goes in for planning

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by AHR


The 1,735-place school, targeted to achieve Passivhaus Classic certification, will provide a fresh, new learning environment, replacing the outdated Inverkeithing High School, which will better cater to the needs of students.

Another addition to our extensive portfolio of work which prioritises environmentally responsible design concepts, the school will specifically target the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) embodied carbon standards as well as the Scottish Futures Trust’s (SFT) net zero standard, in line with their national goal of achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2045.

Our vision is to create a sustainable and inclusive secondary education environment that not only meets the ever-changing needs of the modern student but also integrates seamlessly with the local community.”

Stuart Bryson

Project Architect

Our brief was simple, to ensure that ‘sustainability in its widest sense leads the overall design approach’. The exemplar school will become a beacon of sustainable design in Fife, built for now and into the future.

Supporting this is the inclusion of shared sports facilities, including sports halls and fields, which will be accessible to both students and community members alike.

Our design proposals carefully consider inclusivity, with an emphasis on ensuring accessibility for everyone who moves around the space. Support learning facilities will be integrated throughout the school which will prioritise privacy during use.

The selected site offers plenty of opportunity for excellence, including ample space for landscaping and effective outdoor learning and sporting facilities. Additionally, the site benefits from fantastic views of surrounding farmland to the north and vistas towards the lively Rosyth docks to the south.

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We are proud to continue to deliver safe, smart and sustainable projects in Scotland as leading Passivhaus designers and look forward to progressing on this exciting project.

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Posted on:

Aug 13th 2023