Basic Site Details

Name: Edinburgh Municipal Buildings
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Unexecuted
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition assessed by Alfred Waterhouse. 55 entrants in total.

Leeming & Leeming appointed, but project was subsequently abandoned.

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41886 Competition heldLeeming and Leeming awarded first place, but not built
Item 2 of 41888 Design exhibitedJohn Mckean Brydon design exhibited
Item 3 of 41889 Design exhibitedJames A Morris design
Item 4 of 41893 Design exhibitedHenry Heathcote Statham design

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 15John LeemingArchitectA1886 Competition design - winning entry, but project subsequently abandoned
Item 2 of 15Joseph LeemingArchitectA1886 Competition design - winning entry, but project subsequently abandoned
Item 3 of 15Leeming & LeemingArchitectural practiceA1886 Competition design - winning entry, but project subsequently abandoned
Item 4 of 15Richard Fielding FarrarArchitectA1886 Competition design - winning entry, but project subsequently abandoned - as assistant ot Leeming & Leeming
Item 5 of 15Malcolm StarkArchitectB1886 Second premiated competition design
Item 6 of 15(Sir) John William SimpsonArchitectC1886 Third premiated competition design - in collaboration with Edmund John Milner Allen, prior to partnership
Item 7 of 15Edmund John Milner AllenArchitectC1886 Third premiated competition design - in collaboration with John William Simpson, prior to partnership
Item 8 of 15James Archibald MorrisArchitectD1886 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 9 of 15James Kennedy HunterArchitectD1886 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 10 of 15Morris & HunterArchitectural practiceD1886 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 11 of 15George HendersonArchitectE1886 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 12 of 15Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceE1886 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 13 of 15William HayArchitectE1886 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 14 of 15John McKean BrydonArchitectF1886 Competition design - unsuccessful.
Item 15 of 15Henry Heathcote StathamArchitectG1893 Unsuccessful competition design

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Cunningham, Colin1981Victorian and Edwardian Town Halls London: Routledge & Kegan PaulAppendix II: Competition Statistics
Item 2 of 5Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1888, no 1863
Item 3 of 5Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1889, no 1908 (James A Morris); 18893, no 1537 (Statham design)
Item 4 of 5Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 5 of 5Willingham, Allan1983Two Scots in Victoria: the architecture of Davidson and Henderson   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 12Architect and Building News18 February 1887  p225 Review of designs submitted at Waverley Market
Item 2 of 12Architect and Building News18 February 1887  p236 (competition result)
Item 3 of 12Architect and Building News25 February 1887  Selected design by Leeming & Leeming - View from NW
Item 4 of 12Architect and Building News6 May 1887  2nd premated design illustrated (by Malcolm Stark) - Cockburn Street elevation & plan
Item 5 of 12Architect and Building News20 May 1887  3rd premiated design (Simpson & Allen) illustrated. French Renaissance, elevation to High Street and plan.
Item 6 of 12Builder1886LI pp262, 298, 332, 370 & 646
Item 7 of 12Builder24 April 1886L p601
Item 8 of 12BuilderEarly 1887LII pp209, 299, 311, 330, 341, 380, 384, 386, 390, 402, 432, 437, 444, 394, 406, 433, 440, 445, 480, 398, 407, 472, 476, 483, 493, 499, 500, 510, 511, 514, 515, 566, 568, 572, 638, 604, 906, 910, 917
Item 9 of 12BuilderLate 1887LIII pp234, 52, 568, 569
Item 10 of 12BuilderEarly 1888LIV p448
Item 11 of 12BuilderLate 1888LV p158
Item 12 of 12Building News6 May 1887  Plans and Cockburn Street elevation by Malcolm Stark - 2nd premiated design