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Boroughmuir High School welcomes pupils and staff

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February 21 2018

Boroughmuir High School welcomes pupils and staff
Boroughmuir High School has welcomed staff and students to its new build home with the formal transfer of all resources and equipment from its historic B listed home, which will now be transformed into 115 homes by CALA.

Built by contractors O’Hare and McGovern to designs by Allan Murray Architects the school had been scheduled to open in August 2016 before being hit by repeated delays.

With a capacity of 1,165 pupils the Fountainbridge school overlooks the Union Canal by way of a new public park and includes a rooftop games area as well as a full height atrium offering easy access to all classrooms, breakout spaces and facilities.

Located just 500m from the original school the design also incorporates a soundproof dance hall, recording studio and outdoor dining area.

Exterior shot by Dimitris Panagiotidis, interior photograph by Keith Hunter
Pupils are encouraged to socialise, study and gather within the impressive atrium
Pupils are encouraged to socialise, study and gather within the impressive atrium

5 Comments

Scott
#1 Posted by Scott on 21 Feb 2018 at 13:36 PM
Good grief, that's a lot of grey!
Stephen
#2 Posted by Stephen on 21 Feb 2018 at 16:30 PM
It's a pity no attempt was made to respond to the location, for example by doing something interesting with the corner of the building at Viewforth/Dundee Street. Instead, it's a shoebox plonked down without much consideration for place.
MV
#3 Posted by MV on 22 Feb 2018 at 11:07 AM
I think it looks pretty good actually.
lm
#4 Posted by lm on 22 Feb 2018 at 14:09 PM
I like it a lot, nice fa├žade and I think the atrium space is amazing
blahblah
#5 Posted by blahblah on 23 Feb 2018 at 14:12 PM
looks like an office, not a school... imagine the noise generated in the atrium, not a kid-friendly space.

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