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February 23 2012

Fettes College expansion approved
Proposals by Page\Park architects to erect a new teaching wing, courtyard and auditorium at Fettes College, Edinburgh, have been approved by Edinburgh City Council.

The £12m scheme has been sparked by a need to accommodate the schools expansion and will entail the controversial demolition of an existing listed gymnasium.

This would entail a phased program of works commencing with refurbishment of the existing 1950s built north building and concluding with construction of a 270 seat auditorium on the site of the old gymnasium.

In their design statement Page/Park explain: “The completion of the teaching wing and new auditorium creates an ‘L’ shaped block defining an entrance courtyard and creating a gesture of embrace towards the Main College.

“This courtyard creates a formal; setting for the entrance into the new teaching wing and an external extension of the glazed foyer spaces to the drama department.”

Work will commence on site next year in an anticipated 18 month build.
The Cockburn Association had voiced strong opposition to the plans
The Cockburn Association had voiced strong opposition to the plans
The school roll has expanded significantly since the College was built
The school roll has expanded significantly since the College was built

12 Comments

tony stark
#1 Posted by tony stark on 27 Feb 2012 at 14:19 PM
looks like one of my old factories, the ones that still run on fossil fuels, not ark reactors. I keep one in my chest.
Hawkeye
#2 Posted by Hawkeye on 27 Feb 2012 at 14:20 PM
You'd think a company like page/park could afford a few extra pixels in their renders! I've seen higher resolution renders in the dead sea scrolls!
Hulk
#3 Posted by Hulk on 27 Feb 2012 at 14:25 PM
hulk no like limited palette of materials
Tony Heart
#4 Posted by Tony Heart on 27 Feb 2012 at 14:39 PM
To be fair the images look like bad scans or photos taken from prints, probably not Page/parks fault.
You'd think Urban Realm could source the originals.
urbanrealm
#5 Posted by urbanrealm on 27 Feb 2012 at 15:09 PM
Higher resolution pics posted...
Hawkeye
#6 Posted by Hawkeye on 27 Feb 2012 at 15:14 PM
Eugh! Quick, put the low res ones back!
MrA
#7 Posted by MrA on 27 Feb 2012 at 15:18 PM
Hawkeye's got a point, not quite eloquently put but at least the low res ones had a bit of an Aalto thing going on! If your going bold on form why compromise on material palette...
grammar police
#8 Posted by grammar police on 27 Feb 2012 at 15:23 PM
'your' is a possessive adjective, indicating ownership of something
- That is your sock.
- Where is your potato?

you're is a contraction (combination) of you and are
- Do you know what you're doing?
- You're stupid
tony stark
#9 Posted by tony stark on 27 Feb 2012 at 15:26 PM
shoulda thrown a little hotrod red in there
Grandma Police
#10 Posted by Grandma Police on 27 Feb 2012 at 16:43 PM
You missed a full stop at the end on "You're stupid", grammar police.
MrA
#11 Posted by MrA on 27 Feb 2012 at 17:05 PM
Cheers for the backup GMa... Although I think he has bigger issues if his conversations consist of Where is your potato? That is the chat-up line of a man doomed to singledom!
Harry
#12 Posted by Harry on 27 Feb 2012 at 20:56 PM
Page and park are skilled conservation architects. But they are not designers, as this project once again proves, sad to say. It's like the bastard child of Atkins and Richard murphy

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