Basic Site Details

Name: University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Department of Zoology
Town, district or village: Mayfield
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of laboratory 320,000

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Faculty building  
Item 2 of 2University  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Mayfield RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2West Mains RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319271929Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31928 Design exhibited 
Item 3 of 3April 1968 AdditionFive-storey research laboratory by Architecture Research Unit


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 6(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectA1927 Matthew mainly responsible
Item 2 of 6John Fraser MatthewArchitectA19271929Mainly responsible
Item 3 of 6Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceA19271929Matthew mainly responsible
Item 4 of 6George HayArchitectA19281929As apprentice to Lorimer & Matthew
Item 5 of 6(Professor) Charles Calthorpe RobertsonArchitectBApril 1968 Laboratory for Department of Zoology - as Director of ARU
Item 6 of 6Edinburgh University Housing Research Unit (HRU) / Architecture Research Unit (ARU)Architectural Department (New Towns etc)BApril 1968 Laboratory for Department of Zoology - as Director of ARU


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Hussey, Christopher1931The Work of Sir Robert Lorimer KBE, ARA, RSA London: Country Lifep89
Item 2 of 4Royal Academy exhibitors    19288, no 1324
Item 3 of 4RSA1929   638
Item 4 of 4Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p178

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder31 May 1929CXXXVI p990 - notes. pp997-999 (illustration, plan)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register44230 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection MSS 73/31 (Specification of electrical work). LOR E/105
Item 3 of 3Professor Charles Robertson's CVInformation sent from Professor Charles Robertson to Yvonne Hillyard, October 2010