Basic Site Details

Name: Secondary School, Portobello
Town, district or village: Portobello
City or county: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Portobello High SchoolYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1School  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Duddingston Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 430 October 1959 Proposedest. cost 519,000 per Builder p558
Item 2 of 423 September 1960 Proposedseven storey central classroom block with 1,550 pupil capacity per Builder p592
Item 3 of 415 September 1961 Build/constructioninterim warrant for site preparation granted by Dean of Guild Court per Builder p512
Item 4 of 415 September 1961 Proposedestimated 700,000 9-storey school with workshops, gymnasium and swimming pool and room for 1,500 pupils per Builder p512


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3David Malcolm HallArchitectA19591964 
Item 2 of 3Douglas Haig BamberArchitectA19591964 
Item 3 of 3Fairbrother, Hall & HedgesArchitectural practiceA19591964 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder30 October 1959  p558
Item 2 of 3Builder23 September 1960  p592
Item 3 of 3Builder15 September 1961  p512