Anderson High School

ClientHub North Scotland


Project TypeSchool

CompletionOctober 2017



Ryder was commissioned to design and deliver a 1,180 pupil secondary school and associated halls of residence for Shetland Islands Council.

A site for the school campus was identified at Clickimin which offered key advantages for a new school development including the scope to use the adjacent Clickimin Centre and playing fields to provide sports facilities and the opportunity to reduce running costs through the design and provision of buildings constructed to the current building regulations.

The site presented some key challenges for the design of the new campus which required Ryder to develop a robust design strategy.

The design is based on the SFT superblock model which offers a great deal of benefits in terms of efficient construction methods, structural design and MEP strategy.