NT3072 : Portobello High School, Milton Road

taken 2 years ago, near to Portobello, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Portobello High School, Milton Road
Portobello High School, Milton Road
The entrance to the recently opened [2016] replacement for the old Portobello High School, which is now being demolished NT2973 : Portobello High School.
1. Portobello High School
The original Portobello High School was built in the 1970s, a stark 9-storey glass and concrete tower block of the time, with lower buildings around it, on Duddingston Road. In about 2006 it was proposed to replace it with a new school and work began on its construction in October 2014, on a park site on Milton Road, just under a kilometre to the southeast. Built by Balfour Beatty Ltd, the new school opened in October 2016 LinkExternal link LinkExternal link . The use of open space park land was not popular with the local community, but a new park, and primary school, are to be built on the site of the old school, which is in the process of demolition [Jan. 2017]
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 January, 2017   (more nearby)
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Friday, 20 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Educational sites 
Place (from Tags)
Edinburgh  Portobello 
Primary Subject of Photo
School 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3059 7292 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6574N 3:6.7731W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3061 7289
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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