The Donaldson Trust

Working with NBM and Sarah Jane Storrie Architects, Colorado Construction have been undertaking a number of different works to The Donaldson Trust, a Scottish Government Grant Aided Special School with a focus on skills based education for neurodiverse children and young people aged 5-18.  These works include the removal of an existing internal meeting pod and all associated services within the main entrance lobby to the school in Linlithgow. The reception desk was then reinstated and services reconnected while the school remained fully operational throughout the works.   Hoarding was used to separate all works from the vulnerable students and the successful completion to the project has lead to further work in Paisley with the same Architect. 

Further works include The Treehouse Project, where existing accommodation at the school was reworked into bespoke units where pupils can feel safe and secure in order to re-engage with learning.  These units have been specifically designed for pupils with a range of different neurological conditions.  External landscaping has also been carried out to provide safe and welcoming outdoor spaces.  

We have also been working on the Gate project, a skills development training service for teenagers and young adults to develop their life skills.  In this project, an existing home economics classroom has been brought up to date and styled like a professional kitchen.  This will allow pupils aged 16+ to hone their domestic skills and to prepare them for the future.