Old College Quadrangle

Simpson and Brown Architects

Simpson & Brown was approached to complete the landscaping within the University Quadrangle. Historical research established that there were no original drawings, so the paving was designed closely following the precedents of Playfair's other Edinburgh buildings. These include the New College, the National Galleries buildings on the Mound, and Donaldson’s Hospital. A central grassed area was also incorporated to soften the space, and make it more suitable for events and performances. Hazeldean stone was used as a substitute for the original Craigleith stone and was detailed carefully with hand tooling.

The courtyard was completed in 2011 and opened by the Chancellor of the University, HRH the Princess Royal.

Location

Old College Quadrangle
EDINBURGH
United Kingdom

Contact

David Borthwick
Architect
admin@simpsonandbrown.co.uk

Client

University of Edinburgh

Completed

Size

Contract Value

£1M

Categories

  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Historic
  • Landscaping
  • Public