Spens Building

Fettes College have recently completed their new teaching building which forms part of the masterplan developed in 2004. This new addition at the heart of the campus sits adjacent to the Category A listed Bryce building.

The project combines a new building and refurbishment of an existing listed building. This first phase includes new classrooms for mathematics and languages with new art studios above. The classroom wing extends westwards from the existing north teaching building. Classrooms are orientated northwards looking out towards the sports pitches through a screen of mature trees. The art school occupies the upper levels of the building exploiting the volume of the section to provide dedicated sixth form studio space. The building is naturally ventilated through a combination of opening windows and passive chimney stacks at the centre of the plan. These chimneys articulate the skyline echoing the verticality of the main college.

The refurbishment of the existing North building has created a new music school and geography department. The existing courtyard has been glazed in to create an adaptable new teaching and performance space.

  • Spens Building in the historic context

  • Ventilation chimneys on facade

  • Music Studio

  • Doube height teaching space

  • New entrance to the Music Studio

  • Art Classroom