Basic Site Details

Name: Infirmary Street Swimming Baths
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Architectural drawings (1885-1891) in RCAHMS. Edinburgh Old Town Study. J Gifford, C McWilliam, D Walker The Buildings of Scotland: Edinburgh (1988) p 182. Dictionary of Scottish Architects http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/architect_full.php?id=202842 (accessed 2013). Dovecot Studios website: http://dovecotstudios.com/about/building (2013).

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518851887  
Item 2 of 52009 Alteration/conversionConversion to Dovecot Studios and exhibition space
Item 3 of 52009 Won award or awardsAwards for conversion:
Roses Design Award: Re-Use of a listed building (Silver)
RIAS Andrew Doolan Award Finalist
Item 4 of 52010 Won award or awardsAwards for conversion:
Scottish Civic Trust My Place Award High Commendation
RIBA Award
Item 5 of 52011 Won award or awardsRICA Scotland Awards

People

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 3Robert MorhamArchitect 18851887 
Item 2 of 3Malcolm FraserArchitecta2009 Conversion to Dovecot Studios and exhibition space
Item 3 of 3Malcolm Fraser Architects  A2009 Conversion to Dovecot Studios and exhibition space

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp182
Item 2 of 2http://dovecotstudios.com http://dovecotstudios.com/about/building  Accessed 2013

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1British Architect22 July 1887XXVII p69

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29143 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings CollectionDC7445-7482 
Item 3 of 3Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore118756 

Images

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© All rights reserved. Rear elevation

© All rights reserved. The British Architect, Vol. XXVIII,  22 July 1887, page 69 

© All rights reserved. The British Architect, Vol. XXVIII, 22 July 1887, page 69