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 Donaldsons 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.
Old College Quadrangle
University of Edinburgh
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