Edinburgh school delivers peak performance via the Pentland Hills
August 20 2021
South east Edinburgh pupils have begun the new term in style after Will Rudd Davidson engineers and Holmes Miller architects moved mountains to deliver Frogston Primary School.
Marrying outdoor learning and nature with modern teaching accommodation the new school delivers column-free circulation spaces and an unusually complex roof design designed to emulate the undulating nature of the Pentland Hills.
Project engineer William Taylor of Will Rudd Davidson explained: “The prominent roof arrangement makes a great feature with multiple peaks and troughs to replicate the Pentland Hills. To deliver the structure a series of inventive steel connections were adopted and we worked closely with the architect and construction team to ensure they did not compromise the architectural vision.”
The greenfield build is situated on the junction of Burdiehouse and Frogston Roads and is one of three schools currently being delivered by Will Rudd Davidson in the fast-growing south-eastern quarter of the city.
An on-site nursery is provided around a central shared space with each element given separate entrances.
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