Queensferry High School rebuild hits planning
September 27 2017new build Queensferry High School, Edinburgh, replacing the existing school which is in poor condition and increasing capacity from 1,000 to 1,200 pupils in the process.
This will see the new school built on existing open space and sports grounds within the existing school estate, allowing the current school to be demolished for the reinstatement of these facilities upon completion.
Detailing their approach Ryder observed: “The proposal’s careful use of materials seeks to further break down the perceived mass of the building – focusing on a bottom, middle and top approach. A solid facing brickwork base with a two-storey timber clad treatment above and glazed external treatment to the uppermost storey. This approach allows the mass to be perceived as a three storey element with a lightweight element above, which is stepped back on its north elevations to further assist in improving its perceived mass from the north at ground level.”
RankinFraser will undertake landscape design work for the build with the aim of placing equivalent emphasis on external spaces as internal, emphasizing views to the Forth bridges.
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