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University of Edinburgh kickstarts King’s Buildings campus masterplan

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October 22 2018

University of Edinburgh kickstarts King’s Buildings campus masterplan

The University of Edinburgh has partnered with BDP to create a new School of Engineering within the King’s Building campus.

Offering 6,500sq/m of floor space the five-storey build is the first element of a five-phase masterplan for the site which will ultimately see the entire school relocate to the site by 2025.

Conceived as a standalone building phase one will provide a mix of specialist teaching spaces and laboratories as well as research labs, social zones and catering.

Current proposals call for facing brick and glazed curtain walling to be deployed alongside metal rainscreen cladding panels.
Outlining the school’s vision BDP wrote: “In undertaking a phased relocation from the east to the west side of the King’s Building Campus, the School of Engineering has proposed a bold vision to ‘provide state of the art teaching, research, study and social facilities to meet the current and future demand of the School’. The School anticipates significant growth in the future and therefore the masterplan reflects this increased provision whilst acknowledging that a key driver of the project is to demonstrate and implement space efficiency.”

Phase one construction works are expected to begin by the third quarter of 2019, adhering to an original masterplan first conceived by Page/Park Architects and subsequently revised by Bennetts Associates.

New facilities are needed to help foster a more collaborative working environment as the school expands
New facilities are needed to help foster a more collaborative working environment as the school expands
The School of Engineering will undertake a phased relocation to the new facilities
The School of Engineering will undertake a phased relocation to the new facilities

5 Comments

Fat Bloke on Tour
#1 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 22 Oct 2018 at 15:02 PM
I feel it is Play School time -- lets have a look through the Square Window.

I wonder how the typical Auld Reekie student will cope with having to study in a building that looks like 2018 Glesga social housing gone large?
Elmo
#2 Posted by Elmo on 23 Oct 2018 at 09:43 AM
#1 Maybe they will be grateful to study in a state of the art, custom built campus, and not some chocolate box building that fits in with the time-warp that is Edinburgh
Fat Bloke on Tour
#3 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 24 Oct 2018 at 12:01 PM
Not a patch on the COGC monster on Cathedral Street -- surely that can't be allowed in today's "Auld Reekie" centred nation?
Thin Bloke at Home
#4 Posted by Thin Bloke at Home on 24 Oct 2018 at 13:36 PM
Good to see that FBOT's comment didn't get enough reaction 2 days ago, so back again today for another pointless swipe at the cherry.
waywardbaw
#5 Posted by waywardbaw on 25 Oct 2018 at 11:07 AM
#4 yeah sad innit. his eastism is most peculiar.

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