Basic Site Details

Name: Caledonian Insurance Company
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1George Hotel  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Office  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 115-19, George StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618391840 Designed by Bryce
Item 2 of 618791880 Reconstruction and enlargement of David Bryce building
Item 3 of 61903  Replacement of ground floor
Item 4 of 61933  Alterations
Item 5 of 619631967Alteration/conversionDevelopment of hotel including 7-storey extension at east to contain 100 bedrooms, banqueting room and kitchen services.
Item 6 of 61972 Won award or awardsCivic Trust Award for scheme of development by Wylie

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 15David BryceArchitect 18391840 
Item 2 of 15Adam BeattieArchitect, BuilderAAfter 18761880Reconstruction - as builder for MacGibbon & Ross, under firm of William Beattie & Sons
Item 3 of 15William Beattie & SonsArchitectural practiceAAfter 18761880Reconstruction - as builders for MacGibbon & Ross
Item 4 of 15David MacGibbonArchitectA18791880Reconstruction and enlargement of David Bryce building
Item 5 of 15MacGibbon & RossArchitectural practiceA18791880Reconstruction and enlargement of David Bryce building
Item 6 of 15Thomas RossArchitectA18791880Reconstruction and enlargement of David Bryce building
Item 7 of 15John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, BuildersC1903 Replacement of ground floor
Item 8 of 15Robert Henderson WatherstonArchitect, BuilderC1903 Replacement of ground floor
Item 9 of 15David John ChisholmArchitectB1933 Alterations
Item 10 of 15J M Dick Peddie & Walker ToddArchitectural practiceB1933 Alterations
Item 11 of 15William James Walker ToddArchitectB1933 Alterations
Item 12 of 15Alistair Maclachlan SmithArchitectG19631967Development of hotel including 7-storey extension at east to contain 100 bedrooms, banqueting room and kitchen services.
Item 13 of 15Francis ('Frank') Sibbald WhiteArchitectG19631967Development of hotel including 7-storey extension at east to contain 100 bedrooms, banqueting room and kitchen services.
Item 14 of 15Henry Wylie & PartnersArchitectG19631967Development of hotel including 7-storey extension at east to contain 100 bedrooms, banqueting room and kitchen services.
Item 15 of 15Henry Wylie (or Harry Wylie)ArchitectG19631967Development of hotel including 7-storey extension at east to contain 100 bedrooms, banqueting room and kitchen services - Wylie in full charge

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Caledonian Insurance Company 
Item 2 of 2Grand Metropolitan HotelsClient for 1960s work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Caledonian History of 100 Years: The Caledonian 1805-1905 Privately printed 
Item 2 of 6Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp299
Item 3 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 6 of 6Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p11, p14

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder11 July 1879XXXVII  
Item 2 of 3Builder19 July 1879XXXVII  
Item 3 of 3Builder20 March 1880XXXVIII  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild one drawing, 30 July 1840. Plans dated June 1879, December 1879 (revision) for McGibbon & Ross work. Also for Watherston work.
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28830 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1930/118
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection EDD/645/10-18 (Beattie and Watherston drawings)
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F no6138 (Combined Box 139)