Basic Site Details

Name: Health Centre, Sighthill
Town, district or village: Sighthill
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 6million refurbishment, completed 1996

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Sighthill Court  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 419511953Build/construction 
Item 2 of 415 May 1953 OpenedOriginally opened by Secretary of State for Scotland James Stewart
Item 3 of 419951996RehabilitationInterior redesigned and a new single storey extension in the central courtyard was added - housing the main reception, secretarial services and medical records office
Item 4 of 4October 1996 OpenedReopened by actress Marti Webb


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 5George Haslehurst Lawrence (sometimes misspelt George Hazelhurst Lawrence)Architect 1950 As senior architect in the Department of Health for Scotland
Item 2 of 5Eric Walker HallArchitect 1951 *1953Assistant Architect
Item 3 of 5John OgilvieArchitect 1951 *1953Senior Architect in Charge
Item 4 of 5Department of Health for Scotland (Scottish Board of Health; later Scottish Development Department)Architectural practiceA19511953 
Item 5 of 5Robert Joseph Gardner-MedwinArchitectA19511953As Chief Architect in the Department of Health for Scotland

* earliest date known from documented sources.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Healthcare NNS TrustRefurbishment


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p564
Item 2 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp11

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architectural DesignJune 1952  p171 - with illustrations
Item 2 of 3Builder12 June 1953  p905-909 - illustrated article, including plans and photographs
Item 3 of 3Scotsman24 October 1996  p10
'Refurbishment provides welcome tonic'

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Haslehurst Lawrence: F no5710 (combined box 96)