Green light for Dunbar boarding school development
Belhaven Hill School, a boarding school in Dunbar, has received planning permission for an innovative new building which aims to inspire students and foster creativity in a school environment.
Designed by Michael Laird Architects, The Makerspace is the first in a phased programme of works to develop the school.
According to the practice: “The Makerspace showcases a sleek combination of dark metal and treated timber cladding, complemented by aluc-clad timber windows. With its simple rectangular form and striking pitched, tapered roof, the design maximises visual interest and minimises maintenance issues.
“Sustainability is at the forefront and the building is being reviewed against Passivhaus standards, as well as exploring options such as off-site construction to minimise both embodied and operational carbon.”