Plans submitted for replacement school and community campus at Liberton
The City of Edinburgh Council has lodged plans for its Liberton Community Campus to replace the existing high school and deliver new sports facilities, workspaces for council and Police Scotland staff as well as a GP surgery, public library and café.
In order to respond to the needs of the local community and maximise the use of the land available, the council proposes to build an education and community facility which is “both flexible and utilised all year round”.
Both the building and its site will act as a ‘Community Campus’ that will cater to all for years to come, supporting pupils and the local community, it added.
Designed by jmarchitects, the masterplan will include a zone for a second three-storey secondary school in the event the council decides to build a GME secondary school in the future at the site of the existing Liberton High School.
The project will also recognise the net zero carbon standard and adopt the principles and approach throughout the project life.
The proposed new campus is being designed to accommodate 1,200 Liberton High School pupils. This capacity will accommodate current school roles and allow for future growth.
The campus will also include a large-scale NHS Primary Care facility, community library, community cafe and fitness facilities, flexible multi-purpose spaces, spaces for use by external community & authority agencies and Police Scotland accommodation.