NT2973 : Portobello High School

taken 5 years ago, near to Duddingston, Edinburgh, Great Britain

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Portobello High School
Portobello High School
In the process of demolition. A new school has been built on a local park, and this area will become a park in its place - to be called Treverlen Park; Treverlen is the original name of Duddingston, meaning 'settlement by the lake of reeds'. For earlier views, from 2005-2014 when still in use, see LinkExternal link , and 7 weeks later, NT2973 : Demise of a Tower Block.
Portobello High School :: NT3072

The original Portobello High School was built in the 1970s, a stark 9-storey glass and concrete tower block of the time, with lower buildings around it, on Duddingston Road. In about 2006 it was proposed to replace it with a new school and work began on its construction in October 2014, on a park site on Milton Road, just under a kilometre to the southeast. Built by Balfour Beatty Ltd, the new school opened in October 2016 LinkExternal link LinkExternal link . The use of open space park land was not popular with the local community, but a new park, and primary school, are to be built on the site of the old school, which is in the process of demolition [Jan. 2017]

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 January, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 18 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Educational sites  Construction, Development 
Place (from Tags)
Edinburgh  Portobello 
Primary Subject of Photo
Demolition Site 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2990 7341 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.9154N 3:7.4435W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2986 7347
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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