Basic Site Details

Name: Exhibition Halls, Waverley Market
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Unexecuted
Grid ref:
Notes: Assessor: Thomas S Tait

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Princes StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Waverley BridgeYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3December 1938  Competition drawings by Leslie Graham- Thomson & Connell
Item 2 of 31939 Competition designNot executed
Item 3 of 331 August 1939  Closing date for competition entries


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 17Frank James ConnellArchitectB1938 Competition entry
Item 2 of 17Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)ArchitectB1938 Competition entry
Item 3 of 17David John ChisholmArchitectC1938 Competition design
Item 4 of 17Dick Peddie, Todd & JamiesonArchitectural practiceC1938 Competition design
Item 5 of 17George Lindsay Auldjo JamiesonArchitectC1938 Competition design
Item 6 of 17William James Walker ToddArchitectC1938 Competition design
Item 7 of 17Alan ReiachArchitect 1939 Competition design
Item 8 of 17Stewart ThomsonArchitect 1939 Third premiated competition design (200 gs)
Item 9 of 17Leslie Grahame Thomson & ConnellArchitectural practiceB1939 Competition entry
Item 10 of 17Carr & HowardArchitectural practiceD1939 Second premiated competition design
Item 11 of 17David CarrArchitectD1939 Second premiated competition design
Item 12 of 17William Frederick HowardArchitectD1939 Second premiated competition design (300gs)
Item 13 of 17Donald Dex HarrisonArchitectE1939 Won compeititon - in association with T M Cartledge, engineer (500gs). Also with Ernest Seel but not in formal partnership. Seel's name appears alone in the compeition results.
Item 14 of 17Ernest SeelArchitectE1939 Won compeititon - in association with T M Cartledge, engineer (500gs). Also with Donald Dex Harrison, although his name does not appear in competition results.
Item 15 of 17Harrison & SeelArchitectural practiceE19391949Won competition. Job not executed because of war. Made modifications to plans in 1948 and 1949 - still not executed
Item 16 of 17John Fraser MatthewArchitectAc. 1939 Competition design
Item 17 of 17Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceAc. 1939 Competition design


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4BuilderLate 1939CLVII pp668. 683, 728
Item 2 of 4Builder7 July 1944CLXVII pp5-7
Item 3 of 4RIBA JournalBetween 1938 and 1939XLVILondon: Royal Institute of British Architectsp426
Item 4 of 4Scotsman3 November 1939   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSAlan Reiach Collection AR 3/1-3, AR 68/1-7
Item 2 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCarr and Matthew Collection, RIAS CM 1930/18/1
Item 3 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1930/21/1
Item 4 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Harrison & Seel plans Acc No 2000/221
Item 5 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLeslie Grahame Thomson MacDougall Collection LGM 1930/12/1-3
Item 6 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/182
Item 7 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Material relating to winning entry by Harrison and Seel (album of photos, plans and photos of model) and sketches of modifications 1948 and 1949. Acc No 2000/221
Item 8 of 9Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information via website from Seel's son John and grandson, David.
Item 9 of 9RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Carr: F no 4481 (combined box 17); William Frederick Howard: F no3937 (box 30)