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January 26 2018

Queensferry High School receives planning consent
City of Edinburgh Council has granted planning consent for the construction of a £40m Queensferry High School - to be delivered by Hub South East, Morrison Construction and Ryder Architecture.

A green light for the 1,200-place school emphasizes physical education with a sports hall, six-lane swimming pool and a 3G sports pitch in addition to a running track, long jump, shot put provision, rounders pitch and three hard play spaces.

Built on the current school’s playing fields, which will be demolished post-completion to provide additional landscaping and pitches.

Roddy Clark, Hub South East's project director remarked: "We're excited to have reached this key milestone of planning approval on the new Queensferry High School. Throughout the consultation we listened to feedback and as a result, we were able to make changes to the design to reflect local needs, such as a larger swimming pool.”

Work should commence3 on-site by the spring for completion by spring 2020.

8 Comments

Stevie Steve
#1 Posted by Stevie Steve on 26 Jan 2018 at 13:53 PM
looks like a prison... grim
MV
#2 Posted by MV on 26 Jan 2018 at 14:27 PM
Is this a relocation of the old school I used to go to in the 70's? I could swear its identical. Brown, brown and more browny brown.
Graeme McCormick
#3 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 26 Jan 2018 at 19:29 PM
we are now recycling buildings from the 1970s
Cadmonkey
#4 Posted by Cadmonkey on 27 Jan 2018 at 09:17 AM
Looks like it was inspired by the design for the New Meadowbank.
Mr Depression
#5 Posted by Mr Depression on 29 Jan 2018 at 10:23 AM
What is it they are trying to achieve with this building? This might be one of the worst things I have seen on Urban Realm for a while and there has been some horrible buildings on there.
MR
#6 Posted by MR on 29 Jan 2018 at 13:46 PM
The application drawings were transported in the delorean and hand delivered to the planners in 1970s. All went well it seems.
MV
#7 Posted by MV on 29 Jan 2018 at 14:31 PM
@MR, surely the drawings were transported in the delorean TO 2018 FROM the 1970's and hand delivered to the planners? In any event, I'm not sure the planners from the 70's would have approved this, too browny brown brown brown... even for them...
D to the R
#8 Posted by D to the R on 30 Jan 2018 at 13:26 PM
That a hub school if ever i saw one - no chance of that breaking any new ground. Those windows ?!?! Looks like the sub-contractor got to 'em before the planning application went in ... and is that timber (soon to be replace with Kingspan) cladding?

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