Edinburgh Council seek planning for New Meadowbank
January 26 2018overhaul of Meadowbank Sports Centre with Holmes Miller Architects with a ‘bold, contemporary, ordered and rational design’ fronting London Road.
New Meadowbank forms part of a wider masterplan for the area the scheme builds on the parallelogram plan form of the existing 1968 building as part of a like-for-like replacement in terms of mass and position.
Split between two volumes; a main entrance and track entrance, the facility will meet London Road by way of a grand plaza, physically connecting with a running track behind.
Outlining their vision for the main façade Holmes Miller observed: “At street level glass curtain walling affords passersby views through the building, with glimpses of sporting activity from the fitness suite, athletics hall, the athletics track and football pitch that lie beyond to the North of the building.
“The building takes influence from Nordic Architecture, and the characteristics of the building reflect this style through the simplicity of the design. Functionality is key, with considered approach to composition, proportion and appropriate materials.”
Mew Meadowbank will open its doors in Easter 2020.
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