Royal Highland Show pavilion to be demolished and redeveloped

RHASS pavilion Proposed View from North WestThe Royal Highland & Agricultural Society has submitted plans to demolish its existing MacRobert Pavilion at Ingliston in order to develop a new multi-purpose facility.

Designed by 3DReid Architects, the proposed building will be used for a range of functions and events including the main Royal Highland Show in June and throughout the year.

The building is split over two levels with public function suites situated on both floors. All public spaces face the main arena and open out onto the public lawn or onto the first floor terrace.

RHASS pavilion Proposed View from North EastA moveable acoustic full height partition enables the main function space to be split into two separate suites with their own toilets, cloaks and storage facilities. These spaces can also connect directly to the ground floor services and function suites which is ideal for weddings and conferences.

Six dedicated disabled parking bays will also be provided near the main entrance.

RHASS pavilion Proposed view from East site entranceThe architects said: “The building massing respects that of the existing building and also respects its setting against Ingliston House. The proposed roof form has been developed to respond to various requirements such as providing shelter to the external balcony and entrances, identifying key access points and providing a suitable substrate for Photovoltaic panels.

“The building sits on the same line as the existing in terms of its relationship with the main ring to maximise views over the arena. However the new pavilion will have a longer / narrower proportion than the existing building which creates a more generous service yard area to the rear which allows it to be safely managed and separates service vehicles and operations from pedestrian routes.”

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