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Page\Park unveil revamp of Edinburgh University's George Square campus

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July 28 2014

Page\Park unveil revamp of Edinburgh University's George Square campus
Page/Park architects have unveiled their completed renovation work at 50 George Square for the University of Edinburgh, part of a listed campus which is regarded as a key example of Scottish Modernism.

Completed in 1970 the property was designed by Robert Matthew, Johnston-Marshall and Partners and forms part of a complex of buildings that includes the David Hume Tower, the basement of which was remodelled and refurbished to provide a teaching cluster and study space.

This was achieved by improving internal circulation through introduction of a main stair and atrium space with rooflights drawing light sown into the centre of the building. Timber lining has also been introduced to reflect this ambient light to foster a library-like environment and link directly to offices located around the building’s edge.

Elsewhere an additional floor of accommodation has been created, allowing the formation of a new project room above an existing lecture theatre.

Photography by Andrew Lee
 The building is being targeted for a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating
The building is being targeted for a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating
The revamped building provides a new home for the a new home for the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
The revamped building provides a new home for the a new home for the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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