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Holmes Miller plans new sports complex for Merchiston Castle School

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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’.

Holmes Miller's proposed Merchiston Castle school (April 2015) - site plan

Holmes Miller’s proposed Merchiston Castle school (April 2015) - site plan

Project data

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
Funding: Confidential
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

Holmes Miller's proposed Merchiston Castle school (April 2015) - east elevation

Holmes Miller’s proposed Merchiston Castle school (April 2015) - east elevation

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