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Spens Building, Fettes College

Spens Building, Fettes College

Key Facts

Client

The Fettes Foundation, Fettes College

Location

Fettes College, Carrington Road, Edinburgh, EH4 1QX

Value

£6,500,000

Internal Floor Area

3950m2

Completion

December 2015

First phase of an expansion of teaching spaces at the heart of the school.

Project Info

A combination of new-build, refurbishment and adaption, the Spens building delivers the next generation of teaching spaces at Fettes College. Serving different departmental needs from Mathematics to Mandarin and providing a range of scale of spaces from one-to-one conversation rooms or individual music practice pods to voluminous art studios, the complex of facilities has been procured cost-effectively while delivering a construction quality and palette of materials befitting its sensitive setting.

Testimonial

“We have a long and fruitful relationship with P/P and it is a partnership that flourishes with each project. This was the biggest build since Craigleith and so much better in terms of management, communication, specification and attention to detail.

Page/Park display extreme professionalism and diligence when dealing with clients, contractors and colleagues in the design team and I would not hesitate to recommend them as Architects for any building project.”

Phil Houghton Fettes College

Selected Awards

Scottish Design Awards - Education Category - 2017

Consultants

Structural Engineer: Will Rudd Associates
M&E Engineer: Harley Haddow LLP
Landscape Architect: Derek Carter Associates
Cost Consultant: Thomas + Adamson
Contractor: McLaughlin and Harvey
Photographer: Andrew Lee