Breaking ground at Harmeny Education Trust

Ground has broken on our new learning centre at Scottish charity Harmeny Education Trust’s 35-acre estate.


The new 500 square metre Harmeny Learning Hub, which is being constructed by Thomas Johnstone Ltd, sits at the heart of a woodland site opposite the existing Category B-listed 1800s Harmeny House, Balerno and replaces an existing outdoor learning facility that is no longer fit for purpose.


The £3.1m project is funded by donations to Harmeny’s ongoing Learning for Life Appeal, which has raised over £2.5m to date.
The Harmeny Learning Hub is expected to complete in Summer 2023.


Iain Monteith, Founding director, said: “The Harmeny Learning Hub is our first education project, and we feel very privileged to contribute to an impactful and vital organisation such as Harmeny Education Trust along with our design partners. This is a chance for us as a team to provide an uplifting and functional piece of architecture which will shape lives for the better and provide a positive influence throughout the children’s formative years.”


Neil Squires, chief executive of the Harmeny Education Trust, said: “We are delighted with the Learning Hub design, which will be a beautiful and inspiring addition to our estate. Not only will the new building provide opportunities for Harmeny to grow as an organisation but, more importantly, it will enable us to help more disadvantaged young people reach their potential.”


The rest of our design team and collaborators comprises of;

Project management: Faithful+Gould

Interiors: StudioSJM

Landscape architect: Wardell Armstrong LLP

Structural engineer: Harley Haddow

M&E consultant: Harley Haddow

CDM co-ordinator: Principal CDM & Safety Ltd