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Latitude: 55.9349 / 55°56'5"N
Longitude: -3.1376 / 3°8'15"W
OS Eastings: 329028
OS Northings: 671897
OS Grid: NT290718
Mapcode National: GBR 2B.Z31N
Mapcode Global: WH6ST.S332
Plus Code: 9C7RWVM6+XX
Entry Name: Castlebrae Business Centre (former Niddrie Marischal School), 40 Peffer Place, Edinburgh
Listing Name: Castlebrae Business Centre with Lodge (former Niddrie Marischal School), 40 Peffer Place, Edinburgh
Listing Date: 8 September 2003
Last Amended: 4 November 2020
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396987
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49459
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Portobello/Craigmillar
Traditional County: Midlothian
Lodge: (former Dining Hall) two storeys with circular tower to northwest.
Reid and Forbes won the contract to design the new school in an open competition. The design shows the influence of the German open-air school movement, emphasising the importance of daylight and fresh air. The blocks are single-classroom in depth, with good light and cross-ventilation. The angled wings of the north block were part of the 1937 additions.
Niddrie Marischal was a Junior Secondary School, providing a practical education (metal and woodwork, motor mechanics and electrical science for boys, laundry, cookery and sewing for girls) for statutory school leavers. Specialist classrooms for these subjects were provided. The design of the school is somewhat reminiscent of contemporary factory design.
Statutory address revised in 2020. Previously listed as 'Castlebrae Business Centre (Former Niddrie Marischal School), Harewood Road, With Lodge'.
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