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Basic Site Details

Name: Edinburgh Life Assurance Company Building
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Sculptor - Percy Portsmouth.

See separate entry for the adjacent David Bryce building for the main office of the Edinburgh Life Assurance Company at 22-24 George Street, which was remodelled to become the Royal Society Building on the construction of the new building on this site.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Commercial Union Assurance  

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 226, George StreetYes 
Item 2 of 253-55, Hanover StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31881  Alterations
Item 2 of 31895  Alterations and additions
Item 3 of 319071909 Completely new building

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 11Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectB1881 Alterations
Item 2 of 11John More Dick PeddieArchitectB1881 Alterations
Item 3 of 11Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceB1881 Alterations
Item 4 of 11Dunn & WatsonArchitectural practiceC1895 Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 11Robert WatsonArchitectC1895 Alterations and additions
Item 6 of 11William DunnArchitectC1895 Alterations and additions
Item 7 of 11James Forbes SmithArchitectD19071909Completely new building - as assistant to John More Dick Peddie
Item 8 of 11John More Dick PeddieArchitectD19071909Completely new building
Item 9 of 11John WilsonArchitectD1907 Completely new building - as senior assistant to John More Dick Peddie
Item 10 of 11J M Dick Peddie & Walker ToddArchitectural practiceEBefore 1931 Alterations
Item 11 of 11William James Walker ToddArchitectEBefore 1931 Alterations

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Life Assurance Company1881 alterations

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Quarterly1922no 4Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28865 
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1880/33/21
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection EDD/718/1-7
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Forbes Smith: L v11 no656 (microfilm reel 33); William James Walker Todd: F no2948 (box 14); John Wilson: L v21 no1683

Images

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© All rights reserved. The Builders' Journal & Architectural Engineer, [London], Vol. XXX, 31 Dec. 1909, text p. 639