New Edinburgh primary school opens to pupils

PUPILS have started the new term in Frogston Primary School following the completion of works by consulting engineers Will Rudd Davidson.

Designed by Holmes Miller, the new two-storey learning facility features outdoor teaching spaces to promote learning outside and a love of nature.

Further to this, Will Rudd Davidson said it delivered ‘complex’ engineering solutions to meet the architectural vision for the design – with no steel columns being present in the circulation spaces.

William Taylor, project engineer at Will Rudd Davidson (Edinburgh), said, “The prominent roof arrangement makes a great feature with multiple peaks and troughs to replicate the Pentland Hills. To deliver the structure a series of inventive steel connections were adopted and we worked closely with the architect and construction team to ensure they did not compromise the architectural vision. We are really pleased with the finished result and the project is a great example of the complex engineering solutions we can deliver.”

Situated on a greenfield site, Frogston Primary School is one of three schools that Will Rudd Davidson is currently working on for the City of Edinburgh Council, and will cater for a growing population in the south east of the city – accommodating pupils from new housing sites in the surrounding area.