Anderson Bell & Christie and Hoskins among finalists

Camphill School Aberdeen

Camphill School Aberdeen, which will appoint a design team to lead a £10m upgrade of two of its campuses.

Hoskins Architects and Anderson Bell & Christie have made the shortlist in a competition for a £10m campus upgrade for a famous Scottish special school.

JM Architects, Scott Brownrigg, Collective Architecture and James F Stephen have also made it to round two of the RIAS-run contest.

There were 50 submissions for the job which seeks to improve two of Camphill School’s three campuses in Aberdeen.

Camphill executive director Alex Busch said: “We were extremely impressed with the interest generated in the project and with the calibre of the stage one submissions. We would like to thank all practices for their time and efforts at this stage and we are looking forward to the next stage of the selection process with the shortlisted practices.”

Camphill School Aberdeen was founded in 1940 by a group of Austrian refugees inspired by the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. It offers education care and therapy for children and young people with additional support needs, either as day or boarding pupils.

The school, a charity, says the existing buildings on its Murtle Estate and Camphill Estate no longer meet its requirements and need to be upgraded over the next decade through a financial commitment that is already in place.