As part of the Council’s Wave 4 Programme, work is currently underway to redevelop Trinity Academy.
Phase 1 of the project involved the construction of a new sports building at the Bangholm Recreational Grounds which opened in 2022.
The centre provides excellent new PE facilities for the school as well as improvements to the existing playing fields. The building features a four-court sports hall, gym hall, dance studio, fitness suite, classroom and changing facilities. Outside retains the grass pitch and a refurbished 2G sand dressed pitch. The facilities are designed to meet the curricular and extra-curricular requirements of Trinity Academy as well as supporting local hockey and rugby clubs and providing sports and outdoor learning opportunities for local primary schools.
Spaces for the Community
A community classroom and community café are a great feature of this building, a desire for these spaces emerged through consultations with a wider stakeholder group and would allow community users to hire multiple standard sized rooms or open them up to create a large room with an adjacent self-catering kitchen. These rooms have the benefit of the floor to ceiling windows looking out over the landscape creating a bright and open space.
We are working to promote and develop community use of the facility going forward and hope to encourage a variety of groups to use the great spaces at Bangholm to create a thriving resource for the local area.
Community sports lets will be managed through Edinburgh Leisure in the evenings and weekends, with potential to expand some access during the day.
Outdoor Learning Centre
The Sports and Outdoor Learning Centre at Bangholm is also home to the Council’s Outdoor Learning Team who have a workshop and office where they run their outdoor learning programme and training for our schools.
Find out more about the Trinity Bangholm Project in this Architect’s Journal article.