Basic Site Details

Name: Caledonian Insurance Building
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Notes: Sculptured frieze by Alexander Carrick

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Guardian Royal Exchange BuildingYes 

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 2George StreetYes 
Item 2 of 212-13, St Andrew SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4July 1937  Plans dated
Item 2 of 419381940  
Item 3 of 41943 Design exhibited 
Item 4 of 41960s Alteration/conversion 


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 9Frank James ConnellArchitectA19371940 
Item 2 of 9Leslie Grahame Thomson & ConnellArchitectural practiceA19371940 
Item 3 of 9Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)ArchitectA19371940 
Item 4 of 9Archibald CrawfordArchitectA1960s Alterations? additions?
Item 5 of 9Ian Alexander SinclairArchitectA1960s Alterations? additions?
Item 6 of 9John Crowe McBrideArchitectB1960s Alterations? additions?
Item 7 of 9John Watson (junior)ArchitectB1960s Alterations? additions?
Item 8 of 9Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceB1960s Alterations? additions?
Item 9 of 9William MacDonaldArchitectB1960s Alterations? additions?


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Caledonian Insurance Co 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp300
Item 2 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 4RSA1938   668
Item 4 of 4RSA1940   589

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1937Jan-Jun p324
Item 2 of 3Architect and Building News1939Jun-Dex p233 Illustration
Item 3 of 3Scottish Architect and Builders JournalSeptember 1939   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29697 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLeslie Grahame Thomson MacDougall Collection LGM 1930/31/1-13