Basic Site Details

Name: McDonald Road Electricity Generating Station and former printing works
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1McDonald RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11899   


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 5Alexander McRaeArchitectA1899 As assistant in Burgh Engineer's Office
Item 2 of 5Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)Architectural practiceA1899 Extensions - Robert Morham as City Architect
Item 3 of 5John Bryan NisbetArchitectA1899 Extensions - as assistant to Robert Morham, City Architect
Item 4 of 5John H CooperArchitectA1899 Working in Burgh Engineer's Office
Item 5 of 5Robert MorhamArchitectA1899 Extensions - as City Architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp647

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild Plans 15 December 1898 (now missing)
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander McRae: L v19 no1442; John Bryan Nisbet: L v19 no1484