Holmes Miller has submitted plans for a new 2,500m² sports complex and swimming pool pavilion at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh
The scheme for the all-boys independent boarding school includes a four court sports hall, 25m swimming pool, fitness suite, teaching facilities and changing rooms.
Designed with landscape architects Horner + Maclennan, the new buildings will be embedded in a steeply sloping site north of the school’s existing buildings.
According to the Edinburgh and Glasgow-based practice the new buildings ‘are purposefully designed with a limited palette of materials, to create an aesthetic that is both contemporary yet restrained, ensuring they sit quietly against the backdrop of the listed buildings’.
Architects: Holmes Miller
Location: City of Edinburgh
Type Of Project: Education
Structural Engineers: Curtins
Project Architect: Mark Ellson
Design Team: Horner Maclellan Landscape Architects
Client: Merchiston Castle School
Tender date: n/a
Start on site date: early 2016
Contract duration: n/a
Gross internal floor area: 2,500m²
Form of contract and/or procurement: n/a
Total cost: Confidential
M&e consultant: RSP
Quantity surveyor: Doig + Smith
Planning supervisor: Doig + Smith