Maidenhill Primary School

Multi award winning school gets protection for smoke ventilation and the benefit of natural ventilation supplied by Kilpatrick Blane Services.

About The Project

At the heart of the new Maidenhill development and built by BAM Construction, sits this multi award winning school, home to over 400 pupils plus a nursery for 120 children.

Designed by BDP to offer a calming learning environment for a range of students, it features two floors of accommodation around a central courtyard to exploit natural light and a connection with the outdoors. As part of this design strategy a number of areas take advantage of window controls to provide fresh air and natural ventilation to the stairwells, nursery, atrium and dining hall areas, as well as smoke ventilation functionality for the safety of occupants in the event of a fire. In double height spaces windows at high and low level were employed to enable ventilation using the stack effect to achieve better levels of comfort and air quality.

Provision of the smoke ventilation and comfort control system by Kilpatrick Blane Services helped to ensure a quality installation that would fulfil the award winning aspirations of the project and serve the school and pupils with safe passage, fresh air and great learning environments for years to come.

Project Award Nominations and Wins

  • Learning Places Scotland Award 2021-Inspiring Learning Spaces
  • RIAS 2021
  • Scottish Design Awards 2020 – Highly Commended Education
  • Scottish Property Awards 2019 – Architectural Excellence
  • GIA Education Award 2019 and Special Award ‘wood for good’

Project gallery


East Renfrewshire

Year Completed


Project Type


Our Products/Services Provided

Smoke Ventilation
Natural Ventilation

Main Contractor

BAM Construction


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