feasibility study for the re-development of the former boroughmuir high school


D2 Designs were asked to produce a feasibility study for the redevelopment of Boroughmuir High School into luxury private flats.

The proposal took into account the buildings need for a new use. Owned by Edinburgh City Council and in need of reparation and modernisation, the longevity of the building as an institution was considered untenable. The windows and flanking towers would be refurbished, a new clock fitted, stonework cleaned with upper walls re-harled and painted and later 1970's outhouses demolished.

Internally we sought to strip out the later additions of glazed canopies and open up the courtyards to the skies. A selection of 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom flats were offered with 2 penthouses on the top floor.

Part of the site was set aside for affordable housing, to bookend a terrace of flats and tie the corner of the site into the surrounding buildings. On site car parking, cycle storage and communal green spaces were also proposed.

The proposal was shortlisted by Edinburgh City Council for the sale, alongside a proposal by Cala homes.





budget: £NA

year: 2014