Planning bid is in for Dundee school

ARCHITECT Holmes Miller has submitted a detailed planning application to redevelop Harris Academy in Dundee.

A new build is proposed for the “challenging” site in the West Conservation Area to replace the B-listed school that was constructed in 1926 to a design by architects Thoms and Wilkie.
The project will be developed in line with best practice principles endorsed by the Scottish Futures Trust by providing a series of flexible and adaptable teaching spaces.
A spokesman for the architect explained: “Externally, a restrained and limited palette of materials aims to create a building that is both considerate to its context and contemporary in form. A simple window design set within deep brickwork reveals provides depth to the facade, giving the building a sense of solidity and mass.”
The project is due to go on site late this year.
Contractor is Robertson Construction and consultants are Goodson Associates (civil and structural engineer), Wallace Whittle (M&E engineer), Jeremy Gardner Associates (fire Engineering) and Charlton Smith Partnership (acoustic consultant).