Basic Site Details

Name: City Infectious Diseases Hospital
Town, district or village: Colinton
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: FEVER HOSPITAL EDINBURGH. The Public Health Committee of Edinburgh Town Council have instructed Mr Morham, City Superintendent of Works, to complete the plans and specifications of the new City Hospital, and to obtain estimates for the work. A sub-committee was also appointed to consult with Mr Morham with powers to obtain such special advice as they may require in regard to heating, electric lighting and such matters.[Builder 13 March 1897 p256]

Only the Lodge (attributed to Morham) and cottages in grounds survive and are C Listed.

Peter Caird's Nomination papers give cost of upgrade as £30,000-40,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3City HospitalYes 
Item 2 of 3Colinton Fever Hospital  
Item 3 of 3Colinton Mains Hospital  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 247 and 48, Greenbank DriveYesCottages in grounds
Item 2 of 225, Greenbank TerraceYesLodge


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318971903  
Item 2 of 31913  Timber-built ward for consumptives
Item 3 of 31961 Alterations and additions3 twin-ward upgrade.


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 10Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)Architectural practiceA18971903Robert Morham as City Architect
Item 2 of 10John Alexander BlackArchitectA1897 As Assistant to Robert Morham
Item 3 of 10Robert MorhamArchitectA18971903As City Architect
Item 4 of 10Charles Henry GreigArchitectAc. 1897c. 1901As draughtsman to Robert Morham
Item 5 of 10Dargue, Griffiths & CoArchitectural practiceB1898 Competition design, placed first - apparently superseded by Robert Morham design
Item 6 of 10William Beattie-BrownArchitectA18991900As Under-Clerk of Works for Robert Morham
Item 7 of 10James Anderson WilliamsonArchitect 1913 Timber-built ward for consumptives
Item 8 of 10Alan Reiach Eric Hall & PartnersArchitectural practiceG1961 3 twin-ward upgrade.
Item 9 of 10David Peter Ross G1961 3 twin-ward upgrade - as assistant with the practice
Item 10 of 10Peter Burnett CairdArchitectG1961 3 twin-ward upgrade.

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 7City Hospital, boiler houseCost £120,000
Item 2 of 7City Hospital, Ear Nose and Throat DepartmentCost £150,000
Item 3 of 7City Hospital, flats for resident staff 
Item 4 of 7City Hospital, medical residency for 36 doctorsCost approx £75,000
Item 5 of 7City Hospital, Pavilion 7 
Item 6 of 7City Hospital, plastic surgery and oral surgery centreEstimated cost £1,000,000
Item 7 of 7City Hospital, Rehabilitation and Recreation Centre (Ward 12) 


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 Ltdp535
Item 2 of 4Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 3 of 4Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as City Hospital
Item 4 of 4Turner, A Logan1979The Story of a Great HospitalSecond edition? p237

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder13 March 1897  p256
Item 2 of 4Builder22 May 1897LXXII  
Item 3 of 4BuilderEarly 1898LXXIV p109
Item 4 of 4Builder16 May 1903LXXXIV  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Courtesy of David RossInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent January 2013
Item 2 of 5Courtesy of Peter B CairdInformation sent to DSA Sent March 2011
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48209Lodge is C Listed
Item 4 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48389Cottage in grounds
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Beattie-Brown: L v16 no1117; John Alexander Black: L v10 no 561 (microfilm reel 32); Charles Henry Greig: L v22 no1710; Peter Burnett Caird: Fno6853 (Combined Box 163)