Portobello High School given go ahead
February 24 2011
Set in parkland adjacent to Portobello Golf Course the school will boast a 25m pool and all weather sports pitches which will be made available for use by the community at evenings and weekends.
Designed using a ‘village’ model the school is intended to have minimal impact on its surroundings with improvements made to access to existing park areas.
The school is fully council funded to the tune of £41.5m and is set to commence on site in the autumn following the appointment of a contractor. The school is scheduled to be completed by January 2014.
City Education Leader Marilyne MacLaren said: "A school should sit that the heart of a community so we’ve involved pupils, school staff and the people of Portobello in the design process.”
The design team for the new building includes JM Architects and Parsons Brinckerhoff as structural engineers.