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Ceremony marks James Gillespie’s High School completion

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October 27 2016

Ceremony marks James Gillespie’s High School completion
Completion of the £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.”
A series of courtyards connect the spaces
A series of courtyards connect the spaces
Social spaces are arranged along a central spine
Social spaces are arranged along a central spine

3 Comments

Bella
#1 Posted by Bella on 27 Oct 2016 at 13:35 PM
The nursery, primary and secondary schools are on a single campus, but are not under one roof. the development is very pleasing. What a pity the new Boroughmuir High School isn't of similar quality and on such a leafy site.
Anna
#2 Posted by Anna on 9 Jul 2018 at 00:26 AM
JGHS was a test run for the new boroughmuir. Its clear from the bad design and insufficient classrooms and shoddy workmanship. walls falling apart, sewage pipes broke 2 months in, corner of a building fell off. stupid hanging things on the ceilings. painted white and now its dirty. dont know where else to complain about all this
You cant fit quicker than a kwik fit fitter
#3 Posted by You cant fit quicker than a kwik fit fitter on 9 Jul 2018 at 09:30 AM
#2 - Sounds like a Kier job. Have Morrison being using the Kier Quality Systems?

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