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Bertha Park High School, Perth

The most innovative secondary school yet built in Scotland?

Bertha Park High School.
Bertha Park High School. Credit: Keith Hunter

NORR Consultants for Perth & Kinross Council
Contract value: £29m
GIA:12,225m2
Cost per m2: £2,372

Winner of the Scottish Transforming Learning Award for 2019, Bertha Park High School is regarded by some as the most innovative secondary school yet built in Scotland. Despite a very strict budget, it embraces new ways of learning in truly collaborative spaces that provide both intimacy and grandeur. This very large building had to carefully manipulate its scale to sit successfully within its residential context. Arranged on a north-south axis, the school presents a taller, more formal, highly glazed frontage to the north which attractively puts learning on show to its wider community, while the lower scaled southern end provides access to the semi-private social areas from its south-facing playground.

  • Bertha Park High School.
    Bertha Park High School. Credit: Keith Hunter
  • Bertha Park High School.
    Bertha Park High School. Credit: Keith Hunter
  • Bertha Park High School.
    Bertha Park High School. Credit: Keith Hunter
  • Bertha Park High School.
    Bertha Park High School. Credit: Keith Hunter
  • Bertha Park High School.
    Bertha Park High School. Credit: Keith Hunter
  • Bertha Park High School.
    Bertha Park High School. Credit: Keith Hunter
  • Bertha Park High School.
    Bertha Park High School. Credit: Keith Hunter
  • Bertha Park High School.
    Bertha Park High School. Credit: Keith Hunter
  • Bertha Park High School.
    Bertha Park High School. Credit: Keith Hunter
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