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Niddrie Mill and St Francis Primary Schools Joint Campus,  Craigmillar, Edinburgh

Niddrie Mill and St Francis Primary Schools Joint Campus provides accommodation for 700 pupils and 80 nursery pupils.
The new school building is the focal point of the Wauchope Square masterplan, terminating the vista of the new square, defining two new residential streets and opening out to views of the landscape and Arthur’s Seat over the new playground and sports facilities.
Conceived as one building, the two schools are unified around a central rotunda courtyard and arranged as two wings, which address streets of differing character reflecting the individual identity of the two schools. The larger community facilities address the new public square where they lend a scale and status suitable to the building’s Civic role within the masterplan.

GIA Design Award – Educational Building