Ceremony marks James Gillespie’s High School completion
October 27 2016£42.8m James Gillespie’s High School, Edinburgh, has been marked at a ribbon cutting ceremony in which pupils and dignitaries helped unwrap the new school.
Developed by City of Edinburgh Council, Hub South East Scotland and JM Architects the event marks culmination of a four-year project to overhaul the campus, which draws together a nursery, primary and high schools under one roof.
Centred on the A-listed Bruntsfield House, which has been refurbished, the campus includes several new build elements led by the Malala Building (completed in April 2015) which provides 57 classroom spaces with full height glazing as well as collaboration spaces along a central access hall, connected by courtyards, dining spaces and social areas.
Paul McGirk, chief executive, Hub South East Scotland said: “This has been a complex phased redevelopment involving new build facilities as well as grade A-listed refurbishment – all on an operational school site. It is testament to the true partnership ethos of the Hub initiative that we have worked together with the council and our supply chain to manage such complexities and deliver a high quality, modern educational campus.”
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