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August 16 2018

Hub high-five latest wave of Edinburgh primary school extensions

Hub South East have marked completion of a further five primary school extensions in Edinburgh, bringing the total number of projects to be delivered under the city’s rising rolls programme to 25.

Currie, Davidson's Mains, Granton, Stockbridge and Trinity Primaries constitute the latest batch of schools to benefit from additional classrooms to accommodate growing pupil numbers.

Delivered by Morrison Construction to designs by Scott Brownrigg the classrooms employ a standard palette of materials to allow a common approach that can be rolled out quickly across multiple locations.

Cllr Ian Perry, education convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, commented: "The new buildings are a great example of how we have responded to accommodation issues by working with school communities to come up with suitable solutions. This Council has led the way in Scotland in taking such an innovative and collaborative approach to tackling the issue of rising rolls and invested significantly in the new accommodation delivered."

Championed by The City of Edinburgh Council the £22m programme is being heralded as a way of speeding up delivery, as opposed to traditional procurement methods beyond the Hub process, but has been criticised for deprioritising design.

Trinity is one of the latest batch of primaries to benefit from additional teachingspace
Trinity is one of the latest batch of primaries to benefit from additional teachingspace
With eight new classrooms Davidson's Mains is the largest single extension
With eight new classrooms Davidson's Mains is the largest single extension

7 Comments

Dirk Benedict
#1 Posted by Dirk Benedict on 16 Aug 2018 at 11:04 AM
That last image...just as well kids *love* exposed M&E kit...
NSPCC
#2 Posted by NSPCC on 16 Aug 2018 at 12:04 PM
Surely it's time for a shake up after 6 years of "inspiring" the poor, unsuspecting children of Edinburgh with the same copy/paste dross!

Low budgets are not always and excuse for cheap architecture.
monkey9000
#3 Posted by monkey9000 on 16 Aug 2018 at 14:23 PM
Loving that exposed cable run artfully hidden by the tree.
Jon
#4 Posted by Jon on 16 Aug 2018 at 14:26 PM
"standard palette"..."common approach"..."rolled out quickly" - in other words, bland, cheap and nasty requiring minimal effort to design and construct. What a wonderful, inspiring legacy we are leaving for our children....
boaby wan
#5 Posted by boaby wan on 16 Aug 2018 at 14:41 PM
I presumed the second image was the temporary portakabin that the building has replaced?
Mockintosh
#6 Posted by Mockintosh on 17 Aug 2018 at 09:15 AM
Brutal.
Andyman
#7 Posted by Andyman on 17 Aug 2018 at 09:54 AM
I'm no gardener but the planting in the first photo is terrible. Generally, quality of the build presents poorly (in my opinion).

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