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December 22 2009

Edinburgh schools trio unwrapped
A trio of luxury school buildings are about to be unwrapped in Edinburgh this January 11 as replacement buildings for the city’s Tynecastle, St Augustine’s and Forrester High Schools.

Forrester and St Augustine’s are segregated non denominational and Catholic schools that sit side by side but will share a purpose built theatre, indoor swimming pool and rooftop terraces.

Tynecastle High boasts a Greek style amphitheatre in the playground for open air study, two large games halls, a 250 seat auditorium and a rooftop greenhouse for biology lessons.

A waste heat recovery system has also been installed to take advantage of surplus heat from the nearby North British Distillery, providing heating and hot water for the school.

Tynecastle is the centre of some controversy with Hearts Football Club wishing to demolish the historic B listed 1912 school building to expand their stadium.
Forrester High has been built under the PPP2 schools building programme
Forrester High has been built under the PPP2 schools building programme
Rooftop terraces will provide views out across Edinburgh
Rooftop terraces will provide views out across Edinburgh

2 Comments

Noah Murney
#1 Posted by Noah Murney on 22 Dec 2009 at 11:09 AM
It's almost 2010 and still we're segregating schoolchildren based on the religion of their parents. In view of this, the very poor architectural design displayed here pales into insignificance.
John Glenday
#2 Posted by John Glenday on 22 Dec 2009 at 11:30 AM
It's something I thought Edinburgh was above but Craigmillar opened my eyes to the nationwide nature of the issue. The primary school there has two staffed reception desks facing each other for each school within a school.

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