New Dunbar School, East Lothian Education Building, Music Department Photos, Architect, News

Belhaven School, East Lothian

Music Department in Southeast Scotland – design by Paterson Architects

3 Nov 2010

Belhaven School Dunbar

New photos of the completed building by Keith Hunter:

Belhaven School Dunbar Building

Belhaven School Dunbar School Building Dunbar Belhaven Music School

Music Department in Southeast Scotland East Lothian Education Buildingg Belhaven Music School Dunbar
photographs © Keith Hunter Photography


Music Department, Belhaven Hill School

Photographs: Keith Hunter Photography

Paterson Architects have completed a new music department at Belhaven Hill School in East Lothian. The two storey building completes the final corner of an existing single storey courtyard teaching block.

School in Dunbar

The accommodation includes: Two classrooms, one of which also functions as a flexible performance space; nine practice rooms and ancillary accommodation. The principal entrance cuts back on the corner to form a new central focus in the courtyard and an informal gathering space for pupils.

Belhaven Music Department design by Paterson Architects
photograph © Keith Hunter Photography

The façades have vertically-proportioned and round aluminium windows set within white acrylic render walls, which have recessed horizontal coursing used both to weather the largest surfaces and control the hierarchy of the elevations. The coursing and windows hint at the musical activity within by echoing the staff, rests & notes of musical scores.

New School Building in Dunbar by Paterson Architects
photograph © Keith Hunter Photography

Planning Consent was granted in June 2006 and the 300m2 building started on site in July 2006. The inaugural concert will take place on 7 June 2007, 18 months after Paterson Architects were appointed.

Belhaven School Dunbar – Building Information

Main Contractor: John A Smith & Son Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: Robertson and Dawson
Structural Engineer: David Narro Associates
Acoustic Consultant: Sandy Brown Associates

Belhaven Hill School music department – information from Paterson Architects 290507

Belhaven Music School Dunbar
photograph © Keith Hunter Photography

Location: Belhaven, Dunbar, East Lothian, Southeast Scotland

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