Merchiston Castle School New Sports Facility

  • Client: Merchiston Castle School
  • Role: Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Principle Designer
  • Value: £10 million
  • Programme: November 2015 to December 2017
  • Procurement: Design & Build
  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Project Description

The proposed new sports facility at Merchiston Castle School (MCS) will replace the existing swimming pool hall.

The project comprises a new sports hall building with changing facilities and teaching spaces along with a new swimming pool building with changing facilities all equating to an area of circa 13,250m². Including considerate landscaping proposals, car parking and infrastructure.

The proposed buildings have been designed to reflect the ambition of the wider campus masterplan, positioned as two distinct ‘pavilion’ buildings that frame the central view from the curved bay window of Category A listed Clinton House.

The project presents challenges in relation to the construction and demolition works to allow the existing swimming pool hall and sports hall to remain operational and accommodate as many of the existing user groups as possible. In addition the challenging topography offered by the site, with change in level of approx. 6 meters, is effectively overcome by split levels and external terraced seating.

Our Role / Scope

Our role in the project is to provide Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Principle Designer services from Project inception through tender and construction to completion. The project has an estimated completion date of early 4th Quarter 2017.

We have provided an all-encompassing role incorporating all the pertinent issues, such as assisting MCS in developing their brief, management of the design team, value engineering, risk management, tender negotiation and stakeholder liaison.

Technical Capacity

The team comprise of the following:

  • Lead Project Manager;
  • Lead Quantity Surveyor; and
  • Principle Designer

Benefits To Client

  • Previous successful working relationship and experience with this client.
  • Thorough understanding of the clients’ business requirements and project objectives.
  • Multi-discipline commission utilising streamlined and consistent processes.