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Elgin High School opens its doors

November 15 2017

Elgin High School opens its doors
A £30m High School in Elgin has thrown open its doors to pupils and staff offering occupants and the wider community access to a fitness suite, auditorium and library.

The 600-pupil capacity school comes equipped with classroom smart boards and equipment for senior students to undertake distance learning.

Faced in black render and reconstituted stone concrete blocks the high school features twin wings of teaching accommodation arranged around a central atrium which doubles as a social space.

Elgin High School was delivered by Hub North Scotland, JM Architects and Balfour Beatty on behalf of Moray Council in tandem with a new primary school for the town.

Work will now proceed on the demolition of the old school building.

The new school comes equipped with a range of community facilities
The new school comes equipped with a range of community facilities


#1 Posted by Hubby on 15 Nov 2017 at 13:43 PM
Oooft ....... even by hub standards ....... that's quite something


#2 Posted by MV on 15 Nov 2017 at 14:20 PM
OOFT indeed. It kind of looks like a boom-box - but a large factory scaled one.

The Flâneur
#3 Posted by The Flâneur on 15 Nov 2017 at 14:44 PM
Perhaps what it needs is a nice mural or two? Maybe Glasgow could export some of its surfeit of murals to help out? But then again S.C.U.M. (the Society for Covering Up Murals) might not approve of the city turning murals into an export industry…
Nairn's Bairn
#4 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 15 Nov 2017 at 15:25 PM
#2 spot on- those speakers are beauties, the Elgin kids certainly won't miss the school bell.
Nice graphic equalizer façade too. Retro.
#5 Posted by willothewisp on 15 Nov 2017 at 15:41 PM
Occasionally a piece of architecture is so woeful, words fail me.
#6 Posted by Jonathan on 15 Nov 2017 at 16:23 PM
.............*slams head on desk*
#7 Posted by Roberto on 15 Nov 2017 at 21:14 PM
Man Alive ...... You gotta be kidding yea ?

juan de los angeles
#8 Posted by juan de los angeles on 16 Nov 2017 at 09:10 AM
ooh...a machine for learning in...nice.
#9 Posted by RevitMonk on 16 Nov 2017 at 14:20 PM
Jaizus, it's like a channelling a bit of communist architecture there... all it's missing is the state banners hanging just at those white panels :'D
Neil C
#10 Posted by Neil C on 16 Nov 2017 at 15:58 PM
I've often thought 1980s hi-fi systems could be a rich source of architectural inspiration, so I'm delighted to see this design. Perhaps Hub could experiment in future with buildings designed to resemble the Sinclair C5, or Alexis Colby's shoulder pads?
juan de los angeles
#11 Posted by juan de los angeles on 17 Nov 2017 at 09:01 AM
#12 Posted by Stevie on 17 Nov 2017 at 13:33 PM
Hahahaha. Brutal. Makes me think of Torness Power Station.
#13 Posted by Cadmonkey on 17 Nov 2017 at 16:14 PM
Loving the column that you just don’t want to be there.
I can’t stop looking at it.
I’ve been staring at it for a good 15 minutes now.
#14 Posted by landschafter on 20 Nov 2017 at 09:35 AM
Such a great elevation spoiled by a service cover in grass with the dreaded 'grano' surround, and a ductile iron chamber cover in the paving... and what's that channel drain all about?
#15 Posted by Terra on 25 Nov 2017 at 12:17 PM

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