Stewart’s Melville College Edinburgh, Public School Queensferry Road, Architect, History, Photo

Stewart’s Melville College : Performing Arts Centre

West Edinburgh Performing Arts Centre building by Simpson & Brown Architects in southeast Scotland, United Kingdom, page welcome.

post updated 7 November 2023

Address: Daniel Stewart’s and Melville College, Queensferry Road, EH4 3EZ, Scotland, UK.

Stewart’s Melville College Edinburgh

The Old College
Date built: 1855
Architect: David Rhind

Brief History:
Daniel Stewart’s Hospital for poor and destitute boys
Date built: 1855-
Daniel Stewart’s College
Date built: 1870-
Stewart’s Melville College
Date built: 1974-

Stewart’s Melville College Performing Arts Centre, Edinburgh
Date built: 2007
Design: Simpson & Brown Architects

Stewart's Melville College Edinburgh
photograph from Simpson & Brown Architects

Independent Day and Boarding School, for boys aged 12 – 18, in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Established over 150 years ago, this is one of Scotland’s leading independent schools, for boys, aged 12 to 18 years, according to the school’s website. It is a vibrant school, where extraordinary opportunities and inspirational teachers help students to discover their own unique potential.

The Edinburgh school offers a sector-leading, rounded education, with a broad curriculum, outstanding academic results, strong pastoral care and nearly 100 extra-curricular activities. This all-round approach gives every student the opportunity to excel.

The school is proud to have won many awards, including being finalists for the Independent Boys’ School of the Year Award and a Silver Mental Health Award from the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools.

Stewart’s Melville College Performing Arts Centrer – Building Information

Address: Queensferry Road, Edinburgh
Client: Erskine Stewart’s Melville Governing Council
Main Contractor: Interserve Project Services Ltd.
Date Practical Completion: 18 April 2007
Contract Sum: £2.3m
Contract Type: SBCC Contractor’s designed portion sectional completion edition with quantities – May 1999 edition (January 2004 revision)

Stewart's Melville College Performing Arts Centre
School Performing Arts Centre building image from Simpson & Brown Architects

The school’s Performing Arts Centre architects were Simpson & Brown.

Practice Information

Simpson & Brown Architects are based at St. Ninian’s Manse, Quayside Street, Leith, east Edinburgh.

Performing Arts Centre Design Team

Quantity Surveyor CBA Chartered Quantity Surveyors
Structural Engineer David Narro Associates
Services Engineer Irons Foulner Consulting Engineers
Other Consultants Stephen Newsom (planning supervisor)
Sandy Brown Associates (Acoustic Consultant)
The dBC Consultancy (Theatre Consultant)
Sentinel Clerk of Works Ltd. (Clerk of Works)

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