Architecture (116)Community (51)Conservation (42)Landscape (35)Heritage (35)Social (32)design (32)Teaching (29)culture (29)arts (26)
Spens Building, Fettes College

Spens Building, Fettes College

Key Facts


The Fettes Foundation, Fettes College


Fettes College, Carrington Road, Edinburgh, EH4 1QX



Internal Floor Area



December 2015

First phase of an expansion of teaching spaces at the heart of the school.

Project Info

A combination of new-build, refurbishment and adaption, the Spens building delivers the next generation of teaching spaces at Fettes College. Serving different departmental needs from Mathematics to Mandarin and providing a range of scale of spaces from one-to-one conversation rooms or individual music practice pods to voluminous art studios, the complex of facilities has been procured cost-effectively while delivering a construction quality and palette of materials befitting its sensitive setting.


“We have a long and fruitful relationship with P/P and it is a partnership that flourishes with each project. This was the biggest build since Craigleith and so much better in terms of management, communication, specification and attention to detail.

Page/Park display extreme professionalism and diligence when dealing with clients, contractors and colleagues in the design team and I would not hesitate to recommend them as Architects for any building project.”

Phil Houghton Fettes College

Selected Awards

Scottish Design Awards - Education Category - 2017


Structural Engineer: Will Rudd Associates
M&E Engineer: Harley Haddow LLP
Landscape Architect: Derek Carter Associates
Cost Consultant: Thomas + Adamson
Contractor: McLaughlin and Harvey
Photographer: Andrew Lee