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Portobello High School given go ahead

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February 24 2011

Portobello High School given go ahead
Edinburgh City councillors have given approval to a new High School on the Portobello district of the city, as a full replacement for the current building, the city’s largest school, which will be demolished.

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.
Once the largest school in Europe old Portobello is now scheduled for demolition
Once the largest school in Europe old Portobello is now scheduled for demolition

3 Comments

Tracie Turtleneck
#1 Posted by Tracie Turtleneck on 19 Mar 2011 at 18:12 PM
I know I’m not an architect yet, but ... ...I’d love to have designed that portal, ooh.......it’s huge.
FW
#2 Posted by FW on 20 Mar 2011 at 13:17 PM
I know I'm not a doctor Tracie, but...........have you tried therapy?
jt
#3 Posted by jt on 22 Mar 2011 at 16:46 PM
and put your tongue back in Tracie, you're drooling all over my keyboard.

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