Basic Site Details

Name: Haymarket Station
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Notes: NB Miller & Black worked in conjunction with Michael Laird & Partners. Unclear which partner was involved in Miller & Black. Check

The 1979 Michael Laird scheme won the praise of the Cockburn Association.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 4Railway station  
Item 2 of 4Office Multi-storey office block proposed as part of the 1960's 4m redevelopment scheme
Item 3 of 4Hotel Proposed as part of the 1960's 4m redevelopment scheme
Item 4 of 4Public house Proposed as part of the 1960's 4m redevelopment scheme


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71894  Arrangement of platforms as through platforms
Item 2 of 75 September 1952 * Scheme acceptedBritish Railways (Scottish Region) authorise improvements
Item 3 of 720 March 1964 * Alterations and additions2m redevelopment programme is planned for Haymarket Station area - scheme will embrace a 22-storey office/hotel block for which Scottish Brewers have been granted licences. Work to begin in 1964, to be completed within two years.
Item 4 of 724 July 1964 * Scheme acceptedApproval given for 23-storey [previously 22?] block on site of Haymarket station - entirely new Haymarket station is accommodated within redevelopment plan
Item 5 of 727 November 1964 * Scheme acceptedDean of Guild Court approval given for 2m development scheme
Item 6 of 725 March 1966 Scheme acceptedRedevelopment to go ahead following grant of exemption from building licensing regulations by the Ministry of Public Building and Works
Item 7 of 71979 ProposedRedevelopment of station - not executed

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 12David BellArchitectAc. 1840 With John Miller as engineer
Item 2 of 12John MillerArchitect, EngineerAc. 1840 With David Bell as designer
Item 3 of 12James CarswellEngineer 1894 Arrangement of platforms as through platforms
Item 4 of 12Miller & BlackArchitectural practice 20 March 1964 * 2m redevelopment
Item 5 of 12Craigton Combined Securities Ltd  25 March 1966 Carrying out redevelopment
Item 6 of 12Miller & BlackArchitectural practiceB1979 Redevelopment with Michael Laird
Item 7 of 12Alan Sinclair BlackArchitectE1979 Redevelopment of station
Item 8 of 12Iain Thorburn Malcolm E1979 Redevelopment of station - seems to have been responsible for this design which included a glass canopy.
Item 9 of 12Ian Grant RogersArchitectE1979 Redevelopment of station
Item 10 of 12James Richard LatimerArchitectE1979 Redevelopment of station - may not be involved
Item 11 of 12Michael Donald LairdArchitectE1979 Redevelopment of station
Item 12 of 12Michael Laird & Partners E1979 Redevelopment of station

* earliest date known from documented sources.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1West End Propertiessponsors


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp369
Item 2 of 2RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Builder5 September 1952  p349
Item 2 of 8Builder20 March 1964  p635
Item 3 of 8Builder24 July 1964  p201
Item 4 of 8Builder27 November 1964  p1166
Item 5 of 8Builder11 December 1964  p1284
Item 6 of 8Building25 March 1966  p.167
Item 7 of 8Building11 July 1969  p28/118
Item 8 of 8Scotsman Magazine22 November 1994  Obituary of Iain Malcolm

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection 1 drawing