Saughton Park is a collection of gardens and mixed use green spaces in the south west of Edinburgh. In 2012 the council embarked on the restoration of the park. The initial project focused on the conservation and revitalisation of the rose gardens and surrounding spaces and the provision of new facilities to include community teaching areas, a café and toilets. The new facilities are predominately formed in timber kit and clad in open section rainscreen cladding. The open plan café and cantilevered roof projection is built with a discrete steel frame concealed within the ceiling space of the structure.
The works also included repairs to the walled garden, reinstatement of the cast and wrought iron bandstand and the renovation of the winter gardens glasshouse.
Further upgrades such as renewable energy opportunities, cycle networks & play and outdoor gym provision have been proposed.